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Fly fishing reports — yay or nay?

Published: June 1, 2013, 4:31 pm, by Paul Klee

On May, I wrote about a day on the the South Platte River at Deckers — 11 years after the Hayman Fire.

In April, I wrote about a day on the Arkansas River — and how the statewide drought actually has improved the fishery.

My question for you: Are these fly-fishing topics of interest to you? It’s information I enjoy reporting about and, growing up a fly fisherkid in Colorado, it’s information I would search out through the state’s newspapers.

Does The Gazette readership have a thirst for fly-fishing info now? If so, we will continue to pursue these stories on the state of our rivers. The Broncos, Rockies, Avs and Nuggets will remain my primary beat in Denver; but this provides an informative change of pace every once in a while.

The men and women at Colorado Parks and Wildlife have been extremely forthcoming with info on these waters. And a helping hand from guides like those at Trout’s Fly Fishing never hurts, either. I can’t say enough about the Trout’s staff, including guide manager Reid Baker, if you are looking for a fishy eye for your next outing. Reid could catch fish in a bathtub.

These types of experts allow an inside look at some of our best fisheries.

Shoot me an email (paul.klee@gazette.com) with your thoughts and feedback — or any tips on fly-fishing topics across the state.

Twitter: @Klee_Gazette