Today's Blog PostWe offer lessons and guiding on the upper North Fork of the Poudre River.
Q: I hear the walk in/out of the NFP (North Fork of the Poudre) is tough?
A: If you are in moderate shape, with little or no health issues, it's an easy downhill hike. The hike backout (uphill), after a day of fishing, could be challenging (i.e., moderate/heavy uphill breathing - but plenty of clients have done it and it's worth it).
Q: How do you rank/compare the NFP?
A: It's our favorite northern Colorado river.
Q: Why is it your favorite?
A: No road/traffic noise. Little or no people. Beautiful scenery, wildlife, and the river is filled with wild trout.
|16 year old beginner, catching wild trout on the North Fork of the Poudre River|
Q: About how many fish can I expect to catch, and what is the size range?
A: Depending on skill level, and length of time fishing, we've had clients catch up to 30 fish, and the average size range is 10"-14", with a few up to 20".
Q: What techniques will we use?
A: Nearly all techniques work. Using fly rods 2wt-5wt, we regularly use tight-line and drop-shot nymphing, dry flies, dry-dropper, and downstream wet-fly swings.
Q: We might stay in Fort Collins or Loveland area - can we do a fly casting lesson one day, and then hire you to guide us the next day?
A: Yes. We highly recommend the combination of fly casting lessons and guiding. In fact, we can customize a fly fishing program for you, e.g. 1-2 hours casting instruction, followed by 2-6 hours of guiding (catching fish), on the same day or multiple days.
Q: How long is a day of guiding and what are your prices?
A: We offer four, six, and eight hours per day. Please see pricing information in the link below.
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