Come on down. I'm real good at finding native fish. Kinda my thing.Welcome to the forum! I am a recent transplant to the Denver area as well. Also not used to fishing with 7000 of your closest friends so am getting used to it and fishing main places at off times. And by off times I mean 9:00pm in the dark, when the fish are competing with the bats for my fly!
The joy of tying your own is that you can create exactly what works and tweak things a bit. I like to think that you save a little cash too, but after dropping $100 on hooks and more materials this past week, I'm not sure!
Hit me up if you ever need a fishing partner.
Hayden, I want to make down your way one of these days to find some Rio Grande cutts. I've turned my focus to native wild fish. Partly because you have to work to find them, and that's not what most people are looking for so crowds dwindle!