Yesterday was one of those Winter days that we along the Front Range of the Rockies can always look forward to. Despite the cold and windy temperatures last week, the weekend brought us 50+ degrees and great fishing weather.
Before I go any further about the fishing, I need to talk about the earlier part of my day. A trip to Charlie's Fly Box in Arvada. Those of you who are not familiar with Charlie's (especially if you tie your own flies) you must be living, uh...somewhere else. You won't find a more complete stock of tying materials anywhere. But this isn't a commercial for Charlie's Fly Box. I visit a lot of fly shops, but when I got to Charlie's yesterday afternoon I was amazed. It was packed. Many of the folks were there to watch Herman DeGala's Tying Demo. (Check out the link to see Herman's flies and many others as well.) The rest were there to shop...it was a madhouse. But this isn't a commercial for Charliesflybox.
I actually made the 20 minute trip to visit Charlie's newest gangsta, Jay Zimmerman and to pick up a couple of copies of Jay's new book, The Top Ten Guide To Fly Fishing: A common-sense approach to the tools and rules of the sport, published by Lyons Press. Good job Jay, it looks like a great book! Click this link to order a copy. (it's cheaper)
Well, I guess this does sound a little like a commercial doesn't it?
Anyway, enough of that. On to the fishing report! I didn't go, but I understand that a well known Boulder County stream was looking pretty hot yesterday and should continue to heat up as the warm weather stays with us for awhile. But what do I know...I don't fish in the Winter.