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Old 04-11-2010, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: Tips for Rocky Mountain N.P.

Fished both many times. Beautiful scenery, awesome wildlife. Watch out for moose. My friend walked right up on one accidentally last year - they are pretty intimidating.

The Big T is pretty small with cutbanks and riffles. Fish are surprisingly intelligent. Stay back from the edge and get on all fours if possible. Small to medium fish.

The upper Coloroado has a good population of brookies and a few cuts. These fish are not picky after runoff. Walk along the banks and look for risers. Caddis, Parachute Adams, anything smallish and buggy looking. Three casts tops and you will get a strike. I have had very little success nymphing there, however. Fish in the 6-12 inch range.

Any pullout will do. You can cover a lot of ground in a day at the upper colorado. YOu can fish both rivers in one day.

Enjoy.

Gary
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