Lower Mud

March has finally arrived and the fish have happiliy waited. I had a great time on the lower Colorado with my good friend Scott Thompson and his Buffalo buddy Joe last Sunday. This stretch of river below Glenwood Springs is a true gem when it's clear (she is nicknamed the Big Mud for good reason) and March/April is one of our favorite times to play. We floated Dino-Newcastle choosing a short 2 miler with frequent stops and left the streamer rod in the 4 Runner which always feels weird. With the Roaring Fork being freakishly low, the Lower stretch of Mother River has been seeing a bunch of traffic and Sunday was no different. We fished around the ramp with the switch rod and managed to trick a few while we waited for the rubber hatch to move downstream. The eddy at Dino continues to be one of my favs and for good reason. Scott and Joe hammered that seam with precision and dragged a couple of nice ones to the net as we slipped up and down that glorious buffet line. In short report......she is ready for winter to be over also, book your trip.

winter skinny but still Colorado strong

Also winter skinny and strong

Clean and fresh with a tint of chrome

Exotic species of the day was a fine fighter. Sorry Joe.

 Every time Mr Thompson  is in my boat I laugh hard and the fish jump on his junk; he is a "fishy" dude. Look for his patterns with Montana Fly Company at your local fly shop, the Forky Baetis is a strong player anywhere you find BWO nymphs (everywhere) 

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