Colorado fly fish

Traveling along Colorado 135 not far from Gunnison are plentiful locations for photo-taking for sure, but – how about fly fishing?  Yes, it is a popular area for this unique sport.  Have you tried it? I tried it a few times without success.   These areas really look enticing though.  

Anglers try their skills with fly fishing beside Colorado 135 at Almont.  

Fly fishing season in the Gunnison, Colorado area ends in October so we were there just in time to see some of the anglers near the main roadways.  We didn’t take time to go into the more isolated areas.  

Those not fly fishing equally enjoy the cool waters.  

I didn’t see any salmon heading upstream but I noticed a number of people, beside the anglers, wading in these cool waters.  

Fly fish anglers wade the moving waters to perfect their sport.  
Colorado fly fishing in Almont area.
Bait shop sits on the Gunnison River at the little town of Almont. 

The Three Rivers Resort provides supplies, food and lodging, along with other recreational items and fishing guides.  They have some good barbeque too and I’ll post about that separately.

Did you know?

“Fly fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly” is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or “lure” requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates, baitfish, other food organisms, or “lures” to provoke the fish to strike (bite at the fly).

Fly fishing can be done in fresh or salt water. North Americans usually distinguish freshwater fishing between cold-water species (trout, salmon, steelhead) and warm-water species, notably bass. In Britain, where natural water temperatures vary less, the distinction is between game fishing for trout and salmon versus coarse fishing for other species. Techniques for fly fishing differ with habitat (lakes and ponds, small streams, large rivers, bays and estuaries, and open ocean.)” Wikipedia

Blessings along the way!


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