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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

After spending much of the winter vacillating between "yes, I should get a trout spey rod" and "no, I already have more than enough fishing gear" I gave in to reason...and bought a trout spey outfit. I'm based out of Northern Colorado and have to admit that the first time I took the trout spey rod out and started swinging streamers on my local river (the Cache la Poudre), I figured there was no way this was going to work - the Poudre R. browns like their streamers stripped and fleeing.

I tied up few poor imitations of a Montana trout intruders and took them to the river. Well, I was wrong, sort of. Yes, the Poudre River browns like their streamers stripped and fleeing but they also like them swung. I caught a couple of fish on my first trip (my first brown is shown below), and have success on most of my subsequent trips as well. I've actually caught my two best Poudre R. fish (both around 18" - the chunky 'bow in the picture was one of them) this year on swung streamers and I can say that I'm hooked. I'm glad I gave in to reason.

I've been reading the threads on the Spey forums voraciously and hope to be able to contribute every now and then once I learn a bit more about the Spey game. Lots of awesome information on here so I get to play sponge for a while.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 05:26 PM
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Welcome to the Speypages !!
You will fit in very well here
Beautiful fish and flies, thanks for sharing !!


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Welcome, from Southern Colorado here, about 250 miles south down I-25 in Walsenburg. Nice flies there.

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I use slightly heavier rods than trout Spey's but do all my trout fishing albeit tiny streams with 2 hand rods. You'll have a lot of fun swinging for the big ones.

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Welcome, from Southern Colorado here, about 250 miles south down I-25 in Walsenburg. Nice flies there.
Thanks! I’ve drive through Walsenburg a lot on my way to the SLV and the Rio Grande. I need to plan a Spey trip to the Rio. I hope the Spring Creek fire up by La Veta isn’t impacting you too much - I see that over 100 homes have been lost.

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I use slightly heavier rods than trout Spey's but do all my trout fishing albeit tiny streams with 2 hand rods. You'll have a lot of fun swinging for the big ones.

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Thanks! I’m still working to get a sense of the size and weight of streamers that my Echo 4- weight will effectively handle. Some of the bigger streamers that I throw on my 7-weight single-handed rod are a bit much, so I’ve been experimenting with lightweight versions.

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Thanks! Iíve drive through Walsenburg a lot on my way to the SLV and the Rio Grande. I need to plan a Spey trip to the Rio. I hope the Spring Creek fire up by La Veta isnít impacting you too much - I see that over 100 homes have been lost.
Yeah, there is a lot of ash flying around. I haven't been able to get to La Veta to fish as they are only allowing area residents in or out of town. I fish with a TFO Deer Creek 13ft Spey rod with streamers from size 4 down to 10 and have pretty fair luck. I am still learning Spey casting but enjoy it very much as the lakes I fish do not have much room for a back cast with a single hand rod. Right now no thru traffic is being allowed West on 160 and most of the smaller villages/towns have been evacuated. Just waiting on my boss to call to help move horses as he is in Gardner and on pre evacuation status. By the way I am located in Walsenburg, at the junction of I-25 and 160.

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