Sunday, August 21, 2022

Fort Collins Fly Fishing: Cameron Pass

Today's Blog Post

Q: Do you offer services in the Cameron Pass area?

A: Yes, we offer lessons and guiding.  

Q: Is the fishing difficult?

A: No.  It's one of the best locations to learn how to fly fish because there are plenty of hungry fish - you will catch many fish and learn critical skills - the experience is like training wheels for fly fishing.

Q: Why fly fish in the Cameron Pass area?

A: 1) No traffic and fewer people, 2) Escape summer heat - cool off at +/- 10,000 feet, 3) Stunning scenery, wildlife, and great alpine lake and creek fishing.

Q: Where is Cameron Pass located?

A: Up highway 14, approximately 1.5 - 2.0 hours from Fort Collins.  

Q: Are the creeks, rivers, lakes and reservoirs far to walk?

A: Reservoirs offer quick-easy access. Alpine lakes can take up to 60 minutes, and are moderate to difficult. Creeks/Rivers can be an easy 10 minutes walk-in, or, a moderate 2-6 mile hike-in.

Wild Cutthroat in the 8" - 20" range

Q: What species?

A: The creeks and rivers will be loaded with Cutthroat and Brook Trout.  Alpine lakes will hold Cutthroat.  Joe Wright Reservoirs holds Arctic Grayling. 

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 6"-12", with some Cutthroats up to 22".

Q: What techniques will we use?

A: Nearly all techniques work.  Using fly rods 2wt-5wt, we regularly use dry flies, dry-dropper, and nymphs.

Q: We might camp in the Cameron Pass area - can we do a fly casting lesson one day, and then hire you to guide us the next day?

A: Yes.  Nearly all of our Cameron pass trips combine the following: 1-2 overnight camping, with 1-3 days of fly fishing.  If you are a beginner, we highly recommend the combination of a fly casting lesson and guiding.

Q: How long is a day of guiding and what are your prices?

A: In the Cameron pass area, we offer four, six, and eight hours per day.  Please see pricing information in the link below. 

Thank you for reading, and for more information on lessons and guiding:

Fly Fishing Cameron Pass Photos & Videos
All taken in one day

Wild Brook Trout in the 8" - 16" range

At our campground - bachelor party of five bulls.  We counted 15 moose in two days