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    Just got back recently from our first visit to the Colorado Rockies. It was just the wife and I, and our goal was to explore the mountain colors with some hiking and touristing around the area. We flew into Vail, stayed at Frisco and Breckinridge, so these are photos from that area. Sorry if too much, but we were really impressed with the aspen colors and a little bit of revelation as to the bareness of it, too. Also, altitude sickness is real. I recovered after a couple of days, especially with the help of air-in-the-can, but my wife struggled through most of the week.

    Anyway, I decided to also pack my travel 5wt and little tenkara rod, since it fits in the same tube. Holy smokes, the place is trout fishing heaven. I mostly Googled it during breaks, and saw some of the water during the drive-by’s and hikes. The missus was good enough to let me break out the rods during a stop at a mountain lake, which I returned later in the week for a bit more “exploring”. These guys were supposedly stocked rainbows, but were much more aggressive than our NC ones. Lots of surface action, dry flies and acrobats. I got a taste and jonesing to make it official in the future. Any takers?



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    That is some pretty country. Thank you for sharing. If you arrange a trip out there let me know. I know next to nothing about fly fishing but own a rod!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crappie89 View Post
    That is some pretty country. Thank you for sharing. If you arrange a trip out there let me know. I know next to nothing about fly fishing but own a rod!
    You got it. BTW, I still consider myself quite noob to the fly fishing thing. Heck, to all fishing things. Fishing can be quite complicated, but also quite simple. I'm trying to stick to the simple side of it...Haha.
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    @ badankles: A noob? You forget my friend, I've seen you toss those flies! Before you go back that direction, try the waters around Bozeman, MT. I have a friend in Pennsylvania that makes a yearly trip. Hope to see you out on the water next month.
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    Beautiful, tks for sharing. Gotta love any fish that wants to be an acrobat
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    Quote Originally Posted by finstalker View Post
    @ badankles: A noob? You forget my friend, I've seen you toss those flies! Before you go back that direction, try the waters around Bozeman, MT. I have a friend in Pennsylvania that makes a yearly trip. Hope to see you out on the water next month.
    Ha. It's not so bad when I don't have to toss them very far. I've seen you sneak in some fly tossing action, too. Hey, we should do the Bozeman water together.
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