Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing | Information.
Estes Park, Colorado serves as the Gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The RMNP is a little more than an hours drive from Denver or Fort Collins. Most visitors come for the breath taking scenery and never experience the fly-fishing opportunities with-in it’s boundaries. From high alpine lakes to babbling brooks the Park has it all. Most of of the action can be had with in minutes of entering the Park. The Rocky Mountain National Park is an excellent place for beginners and experienced anglers alike.
Types of Trout:
Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout.
Hatches for the Rocky Mountain National Park:
Midges: All the time except when iced up in Winter.
Blue Winged Olives: April-October
Pale Morning Dun: July-August
Red Quills: August
Flies to use in the Rocky Mountain National Park:
Drakes: (Dries) #12 Drake Cripple.
Gear for Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountain National Park:
3wt, 4wt or 5wt Fly Rod.
9ft or 7.5ft leader in 4x or 5x.
5x or 6x tippet.
Floating line to match rod weight.
Breathable waders with a wading belt and felt wading boots. Although wet wading is an option in the heat of summer. Wading staff is advised if you are a little uneasy with your wading skills.
Liarflies: Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Collection is a good way to get the go to flies. Our Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing Guides will hand tie a dozen (6 patterns 2 each) custom trout flies to match the current conditions in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Polarized Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Liarflies Hat, Rain Jacket, extra clothing in-case you go swimming.
Nearby Fly Fishing Opportunities:
Big Thompson River, St. Vrain, North Platte, Red Feather Lakes, North Fork of the Poudre and the Cache La Poudre River
Estes Park will have it all.