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Just bought my first fly rod, and have decided to give it shot this weekend. I live in the Springs, and never been to the 11 mile canyon, so here's my shot. Please give me any pointers you have so I can have a good first experience. What flies are hot, specific areas at the canyon.....anything?????Help
 
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It's been a few weeks since I was up there but we did really well spinfishing. The fish were feeding on the surface everywhere...It was one of those times I wish I would have brought my fly rod and a handful of griffiths gnats in various sizes. Go to the last parking area by the dam that whole area is full of fish you shouldn't have a problem hooking into a few fish. Another area you might want to think about fishing below pueblo reservoir...from what I hear its nonstop action perfect for first time flyfisherman. Good Luck I'm sure you'll have a blast and be addicted for life......Another thing that really improves you catch rate is a volvo or any other expensive sedan...just kidding guys ;D
 

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Have you ever cast a flyrod? If not i would go to pueblo there are less trees and bushes to get caught up in. What ohter gear do you have. if you need some help PM me.
 

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For the canyon or anywhere this time of year, go to a fly shop and make sure you leave knowing exactly what a split and indicator presentation consists of.
 

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I agree with Baja. If your just learning you will need some open space. Try the Arkansas below pueblo or the south platte around deckers. Good luck !
 

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When we say "wide open" are we talking about how much water is open to fish or absense of casting obstructions? If its casting obstructions we're talking about, then I dont think thats much of an issue this time of year. I don't have any reason to make many back casts in the winter. 99 percent of casts are short little flips that I pick up off of the water. I wouldnt even go as far as to call them role casts. On the end of my swing, I let the current and drag on the indicator load my rod enough to pick it up and flip it to my next target.
 
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