Today I got the opportunity to fish Boulder Creek for 3h in the morning and show the Vagabox some fine Colorado fishing. Arriving in the canyon, I started feeling that today would be tough; it was pretty chilly and the water was very low. Indeed, in the first hole, I spooked all the fish before I was even able to cast. Realizing that I needed a more stealthy approach, moved just a bit upstream and hooked a cute little brown on my very first cast.
As turned out, the fish were very cooperative if you didn't spook them. I fished all day with various kebaris from the Vagabox and hooked somewhere around 30 fish. I LOVE FALL FISHING! What surprised me most was not that the fish were taking the kebaris willingly but the number of fish and diversity - I landed 4 different species of trout: brown, rainbow, brook and a cuttbow. Not sure if that qualifies as a Colorado Grandslam but I think it is as close as you can get without catching an actual pure bred cuttie.
I also did today some gear testing, I received a very cool pack from fishpond, the Piney Creek Tech Pack. This was the first time out and it's a pretty cool pack, I will do some more testing (at least one day hike into RMNP is a must) before I will post a comprehensive review.
|the Vagabox and diary|
|the Vagabox hanging out and enjoying Boulder Creek|
|look at those spots on this brown!|
|beautifully marked rainbow|
|surprise of the day: cuttbow|
|the gem of the creek, a brookie|
|... but they are still there and bunched up!|
|bow on a claret spot copper bar and Daiwa Sagiri, the tool of choice today|
Tight Lines, -K
Days on the water this yer: 27