New member from Colorado
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.
"Prescribing swung flies to the Colorado fishes"