Casey and I found this spot earlier this year during the Salmon Fly hatch and I thought it would make a great place for the whole family. We have been back 3 times now! An added bonus, the towns of Dillon and Silverthorne are are right on the way. We usually pick up sandwiches at the Smiling Moose Deli (of course!) and we have been eating dinner on the way home at a brewery in Dillon. Cutthroat Anglers in Silverthorne is also a great fly shop that is generous with the stream reports and fishing intel.
It didn't take Elizabeth long to pull a nice brown out of the river. She keeps getting better at handling a fishing rod every time we go out! It won't be long before she is out there with a fly rod!
Of Course Elizabeth couldn't believe all of the amazing bugs you can find on this river. This is by far the largest river we visit in Colorado and it has some interesting bugs that we don't typically find on the other trout streams we frequent. This Salmon Fly makes for one delicious meal for a hungry trout. I had a great time throwing big dry flies to these trout while Elizabeth was catching her bugs! Unfortunately the big fish that took my Salmon Fly imitation shook out the hook before we could be properly introduced.