Tag Archives: Fly Fishing

Taking The “C” Out Of Fly Fishing.


We went on a walk around Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado yesterday.  It is a very beautiful walk around the lake with elk, high snow-capped mountains, birds, wildflowers, kayaking, biking, running and fly fishing.

We always seem to stop at the same places along the lake to look at our favorite views.  No matter how many times we walk around the lake, it seems like the first time and it is spectacular.  And to think it is only 1 mile down the road from us.  Many people walk around the lake and everyone has different types of interests.

Yesterday, we stopped a the bridge to watch the fly fishing.  I do not fly fish (even though I talk about trying it probably hundreds of times).  I have so many other interests that sometimes it is very difficult to fit in a new interest… especially one that has be learned and practiced.

But this time it was different.  We heard some noise above the rushing waters of the Big Thompson River.  Usually all you hear and see is the fisherman, the casting of the rods and the birds flying by.  As I looked down, there was a fisherman casting with a cell phone up to his ear.  He wasn’t even paying attention to what he was doing.  His casting motion was just by memory and he was more interested in his phone call as his voice became louder and louder.

Is the cell phone that important?  Do we need to keep it on when we go out in nature?  If so, stay at home and yap on the phone all day.  There is no use for a cell phone when you go out and experience nature.  Take is with you for safety purposes, but don’t get the urge to answer it.

Let’s take the “Cell” out of fly fishing and let me enjoy watching you cast your rod against the raging river.

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They Were Still Fly-Fishing By The Dam On Lake Estes In The Gorgeous Weather Last Week


It’s the first week of October and I still have not put on a winter jacket. I’ve put on my spring jacket only a couple of mornings when it’s been a little chilly and then I take it off by 10:00am. The weather has been just spectacular! The town has been crowded with Elk Fest people and RMNP autumn leaf peepers and this weekend is the Surprise Sidewalk Sale. It’s just nice to be outside.

I was walking around Lake Estes and there were so many people fly-fishing by the dam,. I just had to take a picture. It looked like summer!

The weather forecast looks to be warm for a while longer, so come on up and enjoy this gorgeous mountain town and national park!

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Greenback Cutthroat Trout At Sprague Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park


Each year at about this time we see these Greenback Cutthroat Trout at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! We never see them in the lake itself but on the little stream that flows into the lake. There were quite a lot of them there yesterday.  They are very colorful with bright red on their fins. I think I got a pretty good picture of them in the little stream.

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The Fishing Has Begun On The Big Thompson River In Estes Park


The banks of the Big Thompson River by Lake Estes were pretty crowded with fishermen trying to get that elusive fish.

It was so nice to see with the river melted and the fishermen so excited about being out there! And…the views don’t get much better!

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The Views From The Handicapped Accessible Fishing Pier At Lake Estes Are Unbelievable!



The views of the Rocky Mountains don’t get much better than from the handicapped accessible fishing pier at Lake Estes. It is easily accessible with a parking lot a short distance away and a paved trail to the pier and also all around the lake. The views don’t get much better!

In the summer the pier is mobbed with people eager to catch that elusive fish. Have you ever been to Lake Estes in the summer and seen all of the fisher-people?


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