Photos: St. Patrick’s Day/Birthday Browns in Colorado

Originally posted @ Orvis

As some were getting ready for parades and green beer, I skipped out on work for some birthday browns. With my 6-weight Recon—and a few red Higa’s S.O.S . nymph and Purple Haze emerger—I headed to my creek on a cold and snow-flurried St. Patrick’s Day morning. I think the fish knew it was my birthday because every spot produced trout. Turning 42 never felt so good!

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Photos: Fine Fishing Weather on the Front Range

Originally posted @ Orvis

Last year, I set a goal to catch a fish every month, and after I completed that goal, I thought I would keep it going. It’s been in the low 60’s for most of the week here in Denver, perfect for getting my feet wet and keeping the streak alive at 14 months. My friend Tom was able to get a couple to the net as well, including his first trout of the year. I’m looking forward to many more months of getting out on the water!

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Photos: Big Brown, Small Creek

Originally posted @ Orvis

I had an insane day today on my local creek. Caught a handful of fish here in town, with one being one of the largest browns I’ve ever caught. He almost looks like he’s smiling for the camera! When it’s 65 and sunny in mid-November, wet wading the creek is a blast!

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Photos: November Dry Flies in Colorado

Originally posted @ Orvis

As the ski season here in Colorado kicks off, other parts of the country are ending their trout season. I’m lucky enough to live in a state where I can fish year round. As some people head to the mountains and hit the slopes, here in Denver it was 65 and sunny over the weekend. So what better way to kick off November than to head to the creek where the browns were hitting dries all day?

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