Trip Lead: Domingo Rodriguez
Participants: 8 (6 participants & 2 volunteers)
Dates: June 22 – 25, 2018
Location: Basalt, CO. Elevation: 6,611 feet.
Lodging: Taylor Creek Cabins including a house (3 beds), attached cabin (2 beds), and additional cabin (3 beds).
The Fishery: Includes brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. There is ~1 mile of private fishing access on the Pan a few hundred feet from lodging and a private pond included with the stay at Taylor Creek Cabins. The Pan is Gold Medal Waters with miles of public access all the way up to and including the tailwaters. The fly fishing is demanding on certain stretches of the public sections including the accessibility of water, angler population given location you’re fishing, and selection of fly’s. There will be both dry and wet-fly fishing opportunities during this time of year. Be prepared to use mysin shrimp and midges, size 18-22.The caddis will be coming off, most likely, in the evening.
Flies: Midges and BWO, size 18-22. Wet flies include Bling Midge, Yong Special-red, Rainbow Warrior, Rs2, WD-50/40, Caddis Larva and Dries include Parachute Adams and Caddis, size 16-20.
Special considerations: Wading will be less challenging on the ~1 mile of private water and no wading will be available at private pond. A wade staff is always a good idea. There are more challenging wading areas throughout the public stretches of the Pan and it’s recommended to fish with another participant if there’s any question concerning physical/mental capability. There are many access points along this river including the tailwater of Ruedi Reservoir down a couple miles. The water temperature will be ~40-50 degrees and it’s a good idea to bring layers just in case.
***This trip is sponsored by Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing***