I hope this doesn't come off offensive or condescending, but man, you're not really ready for that swimbait game.
Seriously. If you're as green as you say you are, I'd just focus on learning and using general fishing gear for most types of Colorado fishing.
Swimbait fishing is another level altogether. Lots of financial (if you want to do it right) investment. Lots of time investment. Lots and lots of not catching fish investment.
PM me if you're still trying to do it though. But, if it were me, I'd be happy just catching trout, walleyes and bass on a nice med spinning rod, if I was just starting out.