Fly fishing takes a lot of skill, but your fishing location is just as important. If you go somewhere with no fish, it doesn’t matter how good you are. That’s why learning more about your local area and where the best spots are is important for fishing. Here’s a short list of the best fly-fishing spots in Colorado.
The Upper Arkansas River
The Arkansas River drops in elevation, creating the perfect place to catch all the brown and rainbow trout you could want. The area is in a dry and warm climate, making fishing possible at most times of the year! Find the Bighorn Sheep Canyon for the best place to fish along this river.
The Gunnison River
With consistently huge trout throughout the river, the Gunnison River is a great place to go fishing in Colorado. Even newer fishers can find great success at this river if they learn the common fishing mistakes pros make and how to avoid them.
The Frying Pan River
The waters below the Ruedi Reservoir are another best fly-fishing spot in Colorado you should try. There are many resources in the area, and the fish seem to want to be on your line year-round. You can find great fishing opportunities all along this river, making it great even on popular days.
The Colorado River
No matter what kind of fisher or angler you are, there’s a place for you on the Colorado River. You can catch whatever you want with vastly different scenery and a plethora of fish species. The Colorado River has plenty of places for wading and boat fishing and is great for catching fish for many months of the year.
These are the places in Colorado where you can expect to have some of your best fishing experiences. Whether you’re an expert or a new face, you can succeed at these rivers and waters as long as you’re patient.
Wes White represents the collective — yet individual — voice of the Western Whitetail editorial staff.