A Fly Fishing Getaway in Colorado

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Plan a vacation fly fishing in Colorado!  Stay at the Colorado Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen, Colorado.  Fly fishing is one of the best things to do in Evergreen, CO. Our Colorado fishing cabins make a great base for your Evergreen, Colorado, fishing vacation.  Here are some nearby fly fishing areas.

Upper Bear Creek Located in the South Platte River Basin for Evergreen Colorado Fishing

The Canyon Section of Bear Creek runs right past your cabin.  You don’t even have to load the car for this one, just put on your hip waders!  Bear Creek is a small freestone river. Fly fishing here is good in spring, summer, and fall with late spring and early summer being the most popular.  A 7½-foot, 3-weight rod with a faster action and dry flies and nymphs are recommended. This river has a lot of small-sized rainbow and brown trout and is easy to fish.  For variety, you can head downstream and fish the middle section of Bear Creek which is from O’Fallon Park to Lair o’ the Bear. Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulates these waters.  Possession and limit is four fish of any species, only one of which can be over 20 inches.

Bear Creek does get muddy from spring and fall rains. If this is the case, here are a couple more places to try that are not far from your lodging in Evergreen, Colorado.

South Platte River Located in the South Platte River Basin for Fly Fishing in Pine, CO

This section of the South Platte near Deckers, known as the “Dream Stream”, is designated Gold Medal Waters and is good fly fishing all year round although winter access can be tricky.  The South Platte is a medium tailwater river. Small nymphs and dry flies are recommended here as well as a 9-foot, 5-weight fly rod with a floating line. A 9-foot tapered leader with 3X to 6X tippet (match your fly size) is also recommended.  Other flies that do well are chocolate thunders, two-bit hookers, and San Juan worms. And you can’t go wrong with a black midge. This river has some medium-sized rainbow, cutbow, and brown trout and is challenging to fish. CPW regulations apply plus there is a two-trout limit with a minimum size of 16 inches on this section of the South Platte. Another option is Cheesman Canyon tailwater.  This area has a reputation for being one of the hardest places to fish. From Cheesman Reservoir to Wigwam Club, it is catch and release only.

Blue River Located in the Colorado River Basin for Fly Fishing in Silverthorne, CO

The Blue River is also designated Gold Medal Waters and is good for year-round fly fishing but the best time is the middle of June through November.  Visibility is best in June and July. The Blue River is a medium tailwater. Nymphs are recommended as well as Mysis shrimp. There are many large-sized rainbow, cutbow, and  brown trout. This is also a challenging river to fish. CPW regulates the Blue River. In addition to the state-wide fishing regulations, the Blue is only catch and release from the dam in Silverthorne to the northern city limit. From there to the Colorado 9 bridge, there is a two-fish limit with a minimum size of 16 inches.

Clear Creek Located in the South Platte River Basin for Fly Fishing in Georgetown, CO

The South Fork of Clear Creek is good to fish spring, summer, and fall but June through the end of October is ideal as you miss the spring runoff.  Clear Creek is a small freestone and is easy to fish. It is not very popular so you will have lots of peace and privacy. There are many small-sized brook trout.  The river is easily accessible. Nymphs and dry flies are recommended with a 9-foot rod with a 4-weight. You will need your waders. CPW regulates these waters and there is a four-fish limit per day.

Come Back and Relax in Your Lodging After a Day of Evergreen Colorado Fishing

Our cozy cabins are the perfect place to relax after a day of Evergreen, Colorado, fishing!  The kitchenettes are a great way to cook up your catch. Or, if you chose to catch and release, there are wonderful places to eat nearby.  You can start a fire in the fireplace and relax.  Then spend the night in comfort before heading home or, better yet, out for another day of fly fishing!

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