Secret -- don't read this
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Within 60 miles you can fly fish the Animas, Florida, Los Pinos, Piedra, San Juan, and Rio Grande rivers, not to mention hundreds of stream tributaries. Then there's also Vallecito, Williams, and Navajo reservoirs, not to mention numerous mountain lakes.
You can actually sit in a hot springs on the river downtown and cast for trout---and catch a few. But don't wear your waders to do this in July.
This is a very secret place in the West, so don't mention it to anyone. In fact, don't even comment on my post. We don't want to draw any attention to this place.
Where the heck is Pagosa Springs? You can't get there from here (wherever here is).
Joseph T. Sinclair, Author, San Francisco Bay Area