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Old 03-13-2009, 01:32 PM
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Hey guys i think the family is reconsidering the trip. How would colorado in may be for fly fishing? anyone familiar with the estes park and leadville area.
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dubs: Estes Park is at the base of Rocky Mtn National Park. The road leading into town follows the Big Thompson River (canyon). You should find some nice fishing in the Big Thompson (it can get crowded on the weekends) as there is lots of public access and there are numerous possibilities in the park. Leadville is at just over 11,000 ft elevation. I'm not sure what you will find there in May, although the Arkansas River follows the road going south. I'd contact Ark Anglers for more information on fishing in May.
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The Arkansas river is where the legendary caddis hatch happens around mothers day. If you want some great dry fly action check it out! Tight Lines.

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Guys i will be in colorado from june-6 through june-12 in the colrado springs area 3 days then on to rocky mountain national park. Will there be any chance of getting in any good fishing in these areas at this date?
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Runoff could still be going by then so keep your ears open, otherwise you may want to consider looking at Tailwaters to fish.
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Guys i will be in colorado from June-6 through June-12 in the Colorado springs area 3 days then on to rocky mountain national park. Will there be any chance of getting in any good fishing in these areas at this date?
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In the Springs area you have The Dream Stream, Cheeseman Canyon and Decker's all within an hour or so drive. June will be peak run-off even in the tailwaters as the res. for those on the Platte are at least 80% capacity already. You will still find some excellent fishing. IM me when you get ready to come out and I'll give you some flow reports.
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thanks yatahey. I definately will.
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