Trip Lead: Coy Wylie

Participants: 6 (4 veterans, 2 mentors)

Dates: Friday, August 2, 2019

Location: Estes Park, CO (8,160 ft above sea level)

Details: Join us on a hike through elk country. Rocky Mountain National Park is full of fishing opportunities and the Upper Big Thompson is certainly no exception. Mid to late summer brings excellent dry fly opportunities for the browns, rainbows, brookies and even native greenback cutthroats in these high mountain streams. There will be plenty of hiking so full mobility is a must for this trip. If the weather is nice, and it should be in August, wet wading is the perfect way to fully experience these waters. A light rain jacket is recommended as rain showers are always a possibility. We’ll be fishing lots of terrestrials (ants, beetles, hoppers) but tiny subsurface nymph patterns are always on the menu for these opportunistic trout. This trip will require a fair amount of experience fly fishing on rivers and streams in tight spaces. A number of tactical fishing techniques is require to fool these fish.