Tag Archives: colorado fly fishing

Fish Facts: Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus)


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Colorado River cutthroat, from southern Utah, displays dark, rich colors.
Photo by Mike Hadley

Considered one of the more beautiful trout in North America, the Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus) once inhabited the high-elevation streams and lakes of the Green . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: 8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing

Written by: The staff of Trouts Fly Fishing


Just a handful of staple patterns will get the job done during the winter months.
Photo by Phil Monahan

We are very fortunate in Colorado that we have the opportunity to fish 365 days a year. And though we are now in December and it’s probably time to put away that hopper box until . . .

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Remembering the Great Larry Kingrey

Written by, Taylor Edrington, Royal Gorge Anglers


Larry Kingrey was beloved by those he taught to fly-fish and those who benefited from his great patterns.
Photos courtesy Royal Gorge Anglers

Last Tuesday our dear friend, mentor, compadre, partner in crime, and one of the true icons of the fly-fishing industry went on ahead of us to find the eternal riffle. For the past year, Larry Kingrey . . .

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Photos: One Last Trip for High-Country Cutthroats

Written by: Jon Hill


Big Rio Grande cutthroats are a fine reward for the sometimes arduous trip up to 12,000 feet.
Photos by Jon Hill

I took one last trip to 12,000 feet this past weekend. Kurt, James, and Steve accompanied me into Colorado’s Sangre De Cristo Wilderness to chase Rio Grande cutthroat trout. The afternoons . . .

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Photos: An East-Coaster in Colorado’s High Country

Written by: Jon Hill


Nick Meloy shows off a colorful cutthroat on a lake far from his home waters.
Photo by Jon Hill

I “met” Nick Meloy a couple of years ago on the fly-fishing forum on reddit, and this past week he was out in Denver on vacation. He had a free day and wanted to meet up and hit some . . .

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Personal History: Birth of an Angler in Colorado

Written by: Gordon M. Wickstrom


Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, just a few years before this story takes place.

It was after morning recess in Mrs. Winter’s sixth-grade class at Mapleton School in Boulder, Colorado. I remember the moment precisely, when the boy behind me, right in the middle of . . .

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