Fly Fishing Colorado an angler will need a wide array of flies in their box. However every fisherman has their go to flies. In no particular order, here are my top favorite flies for Colorado Fly Fishing
Mysis Shrimp- Many great opportunities to catch a fat monster fishing tail waters. Rivers like the Taylor and the Frying Pan are nationally well known for large trout and this is due to these mysis shrimp. State record size trout have been caught using mysis shrimp.
Elk Hair Caddis- You can’t beat catching rising tout on a nice summer day. I prefer my caddis to wear a simple life jacket, or foam. This helps with presentation.
Wolly Bugger- Streaming a Wolly Bugger in front of bigger trout is like ringing the dinner bell. It will also help get reaction bites from non-eaters.
Copper John- A great go to fly with many colors to choose from; copper, red, green, and many more. I really like the candy apple green. Great upper fly and one of my confidence flies.
RS2- This fly was designed by Colorado local, Rim Chung. He designed it to be a simplified nymph and resemble a mayfly emerging If you are lucky enough, you may run into him on the river or a local fly shop. He will tell you this is the only fly you will need.
Parachute Adams- A great dry fly to help bring fish feeding below the surface to the top. This pattern can be used on many rivers throughout the year.
Personally Hand Tied- Nothing is better than catching a trout on a fly you hand-tied, yourself.
What are your favorite flies to use?