January 7th, 2020
Winter can be a great time to get out and fish in Colorado! Your technical skills will be tested but you won’t have to contend with heavy crowds and fishing pressure.
Safety is paramount when discussing winter fly fishing in Colorado. Be mindful of ice shelfs floating down the river as some of these can be quite large. Ice along river banks can also create hazards for walking and wading.Dressing warm is mandatory and gloves are recommended.Stop by the shop to get the proper winter fishing gear.
Generally speaking, nymph rigs will be your best bet (or at least a great starting point) on most of our fisheries during the winter months. That said, always be prepared to adapt as hatches come off or a greater variety of bugs are found while inspecting the river. You’ll also want to try different sizes of tippet and weight until you get on the fish!
River flows will vary but greater consistency is generally seen during the winter months.
For the latest reports call the shop! We’re always happy to give out the latest information on what’s fishing and where!
To book a guided trip, get the latest fishing reports, or find out what flies are hot please stop by the shop (311 South Main, Breckenridge) or give us a ring (970.453.4665)!