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I love fly fishing small streams and creeks and was just wondering how many other people enjoy the same. My favorite stream is the South Fork of the White River. " A man can fish his lifetime and never come to understand that it was not the fish he was after" H.D.T. :)
 

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I like small steams on occasion...the ones i usually frequent are either back in Rocky Mountain National Park or the small meandering streams you find in the pasture lands and foothills of areas like north or south park. sometimes they surprise you with the fish they produce, not to mention the great scenery...


heres a buddy of mine catching a nice fish in one such stream....

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the stretch of water that i always fish is now clear of ice its the upper blue i am really excited dow and the summit county open space finished a project that took the river pretty much back to its original way before they started to dredge it back in the day they put big boulders in made spawning pockets ive been fishing it for 5 years so its like a brand new river to fish again its primarly browns but its old so there are some cuts and big brookies and its small
 

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Never had much luck above Antero, but the section on Highway 9 between Farirplay and Hartsel has some nice fish. Haven't fished it in the Fall for a long time but back in the late 80 and 90s I would find huge browns, killing themselves trying to get up river. One day found three dead Browns all between 12 and 15 lbs. Though my best from that river was maybe 4 lbs. but could usually spot monsters hooking was a different story.
 

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bigbrown46 said:
fished the upper blue on my lunch hour 12:30-2:00landed 7 browns 14-16 and one bow 8in
Hehe your lunch hour and a half, what were you using?
 

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have been fishing the upper blue "using the fly rod" the water is just starting to turn and the fish are just tearing the sai juan worms up all colars to great time
 

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Small streams are great! Typically less preasure. Also usually much less stresfull to fish (not that fishing is stressfull) as far as wading goes. Also fun to cast to all the pockets and typical holding spots while covering alot of water. Scenery is always changing, its very fullfilling.
 

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Yeah, i still get the small stream kick alot...usually in early summer, right after runoff and the water is still a bit high. heres yet another pic of another buddy of mine fishing one of our "secret" streams...its a kind of strange place, we only fish streamers here under the banks and in the deep holes, and catch some really nice browns here--but they dont hit anything else. as you can see its not a huge body of water, but weve pulled our share of 4 lb fish out of it....


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Heres a typical brown from the same stretch of water....awesome colors, for once my digital took a decent photo...

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Rottal said:
Heres a typical brown from the same stretch of water....awesome colors, for once my digital took a decent photo...
I wish I would have had a camera with me this weekend the brown I caught on the ark was a beautiful fish too, they are so much prettier then the stocker trout I've been catching.
 

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bigbrown46 said:
love southpark can you say TOMAHAWK
I LOVE TOMAHAWK! if the wind is down taking a 9ft 3wt with parachute adams or hoppers.  Fun fun day.  The fish there aren't the easiest but that keeps the crowds away.  :)
 

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ye si have fished tomahawk when you dont see anybody around fished the upper blue last night caught 6 browns 13-18 inches on the good ol faithful RAPALA
 

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I too love small streams. Im not overly obsessed about fish size. My absolute favorite is to hike into a spot that takes about 1-2 hours to get away from the crowds. Im very new to Colorado so I just bought some hiking books and the national geographic USGS Topographic CD Rom set for Colorado. It is very detailed as it comes with 10 CD Roms. I had the same set for the state I just moved from and I found spots that I would pretty much see no other fly fishermen, only a handfull of backpackers cruising by.
 
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