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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By stormcrow
Re: One of THOSE days!

cgrphoto - yep, we all have those days every now and then. Glad you shared your story because it helps us all remember that we're human and not every outing is as glorious as we like to tell people...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Fish Cat 4 Opinions Advice Denver Area

Agree with everything everybody else already said.

I've used the FishCat and Super Fat Cat and bought the Super Fat Cat and it is definitely worth the extra $100. No question about it.

The...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-02-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Mountain Lake Trout Fishing - Colorado

Sprague lake and Lily Lake are both drive-up access in RMNP. But there will be crowds. Sprague is brookies and Lily has greenbacks. Sprague fishing well, but Lily has been slow - I think it winter...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By stormcrow
Re: backpacking pics of the Rawah Wilderness

I searched for some posts on "the Rawahs" as we like to refer to them. I live in Fort Collins as well and have been there a few times but not within the last 10 years. I am going up there in Aug...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By stormcrow
Re: New Vest or Wait till the old one literally disintegrates?

After my wife bought me a fishpond brand vest i never touched my old one ever again. The newer vests breath better, hold more gear and are so much better designed than the old style i used for so...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By stormcrow
Re: What's your favorite caddis emerger pattern?

E/c caddis is my goto caddis emerger.
Harrops cdc bubbleback caddis in the film.
Sparkle pupa
Barrs graphic caddis
Taks go2caddis

Those will all get it done.
And they are all fairly easy to...
Forum: Other Gear 07-01-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,619
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Korker Chromes are what I have and they have been fantastic in their 3rd season of heavy use.
The replaceable sole allows you to have a brand new sole whenever needed and has not been problematic at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By stormcrow
Re: My Sons First Brown....

Awesome story!
Happy to see a father passing along the tradition of fly fishing to his son. I tried and tried and my son never took an interest. We have a number of other mutual interest, however...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Headed to Estes Park Colorado in mid July-

You will be fine wet wading but i would definitely have studded wading shoes, the rocks are slick.

There are 2 excellent fly shops nearby, kirk bein's shop (kirks fly shop) in estes park and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Headed to Estes Park Colorado in mid July-

Russell,

Everything in rocky mnt national park will be fishing well by mid july. The big thompson is fish extremely well now and will continue through the summer. Definitely caddis are...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By stormcrow
Re: RMNP greenback fun

Thanks for the advice Countr21. I hope your trip to the winds is great. I love that place - have made 3 trips into the winds, all in the southeast region entered through the scab creek drainage. ...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By stormcrow
Re: RMNP greenback fun

Very nice Countr21! Thanks for the trip report. I'm headed to Odessa lake in RMNP on Sat. I see that you lugged your waders and boots. I always wish for them but never bring them because of the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-14-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Skunked on the Big Thompson

With the rain they were letting a lot of water out of Lake Estes and that increase in flow can put the fish down. Whether the flows are low or high, trout seem to like stability. That's one thing...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Laramie, WY - Fort Collins, CO area?

Go RAMS!

I'm a CSU Alum - class of '88 in Computer Science. Great choice of school for your daughter - she will love Fort Collins and CSU and you'll enjoy your trips here.

Here are my...
Forum: Entomology 07-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,194
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Good entemology book?

Check out Rick Hafele's book "Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams". It has a LOT of valuable entymology but it is in the context of fly fishing and not overly technical or detailed. Excellent pictures...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-30-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,763
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Trip to Colorado

Be advised that the Poudre River is closed due to the High Park fire.
The best 2 rivers for fly fishing along the front range are definitely Big Thompson (highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park)...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By stormcrow
Re: wind river range--looking for base camp recommendation

I like the suggestion of Middle Fork area because it gives you lots of options, but it will take 2 days hike to get back in there, so it may not work within your plan.

I've hiked the Lowline Trail...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-24-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Perfect day on private water

Mother Lake at Sylvan Dale is great. They've really built themselves an incredible fishery there. I fished the property on June 1 and had great success with damsel nymphs early in the day and then...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-24-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Rich Osthoff

I do spend quite a bit of time fishing the backcountry with extensive time spent in Rocky Mountain National Park, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Rawah Wilderness areas in CO and Wind River Range in WY. I'm...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-24-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Fishing RMNP - Trail Conditions

MtBrider (Jason) - I'll add my $0.02 to the good advice you've already received:

I've fished the lakes in the park often over the past few years and here's what I've found:

IMPORTANT NOTE: I...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Fishing RMNP - Trail Conditions

I promised to return with a trip report on Black Lake, so here goes...

Fished Black last weekend and despite being a Saturday, my bride and I had the place to ourselves. Rain was forecast and it...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-13-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,398
Posted By stormcrow
Re: Fishing RMNP - Trail Conditions

Thanks for post on trail and fishing conditions. I'm headed to Black Lake this weekend and will post a report when I get back.
I've had excellent fishing with small terrestrials, particularly ants,...
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