Now that the warm summer days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know fall is upon us! This means that river levels are dropping fast, rafting is coming to an end and fly fishing is about to heat back up. Fall fly fishing is highly considered the best season for fly fishing here in the Rockies. The water has much less volume, condensing the fish together, and the cool waters will help keep the fish active even during the warmest of days.
Fall really is the best season to start your fly fishing “career” as it is not scolding hot like the mid-summer months. In addition to the weather you also have much less water volume which not only increases your odds of hooking, but also makes being on the river safer; you don’t have the huge flows like you do during the spring time. September is a great month to have your first guided trip. The summer crowds have died off and outfitters are often less busy, making it easier to fit into your vacation schedule. Another great part about the fall months is your fly or bait selection. There are several different terrestrials, fly hatches and other little creatures.
When considering fishing locations over the fall season you will want to check the rivers flows to make sure it is still viable fishing location as rivers do begin to disappearing fall. Rivers that should have plenty of water until the freeze include sections of the Colorado River, Arkansas River and Platte Rivers. For more info on beginner level fly fishing and guided trip in Colorado feel free to give us a call at (800) 370-0581.