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Old 09-25-2017, 11:37 AM
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Spent yesterday on the upper stretches. Cold, wet day. My favorite weather as the fishing is good and nobody is on the river. Got into a ton of little brookies and a couple nice browns. Nymphed for first hour with zero luck, which I was very surprised by. Caught almost everything on a black elk hair caddis. Stealth was the name of the game as flows are low and water is gin clear.
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Why fly to catch that Punch? I've never managed to catch any of those on the Big T
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Fished low down on the T this afternoon. The flow below the damn has dropped nearly 100 cfs since the weekend, so has opened up some new spots. Fished streamers today and did well on the swing and with a double retrieve. Olive and natural.
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Very nice trout, congrats! The spots on that brown are gorgeous.
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Hi zjory, nice pics and report. I was on the Big Thompson on Saturday. I fished the beat below lake Estes. Lots of off color water. Q was 339 cfs. Fished for 3 hours from 10-1. Hooked 12 and landed 7. All on nymphs. Mostly browns with a couple of rainbows. None as pretty as yours. Big weather came ~ 1 and drove me off. I get up there a couple of times a year. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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Hi zjory, nice pics and report. I was on the Big Thompson on Saturday. I fished the beat below lake Estes. Lots of off color water. Q was 339 cfs. Fished for 3 hours from 10-1. Hooked 12 and landed 7. All on nymphs. Mostly browns with a couple of rainbows. None as pretty as yours. Big weather came ~ 1 and drove me off. I get up there a couple of times a year. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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Hey Bob,

Sounds right. I fish that beat in the winter when everything else is locked up and only fish I’ve ever caught have been on size 18 and under nymphs. Those fish are definitely educated. I spend a lot of time on the T and would be happy to show you some good stretches of water next time you’re up there.

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They’re taking anything meaty right now. Drift, swing or retrieve-it doesn’t matter. If you’re near Northern Colorado, you should be throwing streamers on the Big Thompson.
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Fished low down on the T this afternoon. The flow below the damn has dropped nearly 100 cfs since the weekend, so has opened up some new spots. Fished streamers today and did well on the swing and with a double retrieve. Olive and natural.
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Is that a Tiger trout? I catch mostly Rainbows here in Missouri and catching a Brown is a treat. That one has spots on its tail and they look different than the ones we catch.

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Is that a Tiger trout? I catch mostly Rainbows here in Missouri and catching a Brown is a treat. That one has spots on its tail and they look different than the ones we catch.

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No, just a brown. It does have a very unique pattern, different than what I typically see on this water.
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