Post By: MelJ Posted: 6/20/2012 7:14:04 PM Points: 0
I am new to fly fishing. I've been to a beginners class and on a few guided trips around Colorado. Lake Arbor is literally in my back yard. So I am interested in any insights.....the more dumbed down the better. ) Types of flies, casting techniques, etc. May be willing to trade dinner for fishing lessons. I can cook. Fly fishing is the one thing I continue to do that I suck at.
In my 20+ years of fly fishing I have noticed tossing a fly on a lake is a great way for beginning. No back cast worries. With that being said, take eel patience in mind. Feel your rod load on your back cast. There is a split second you can feel your line straighting out and your flies/ line weight is extended fully. The more line out the longer pause before you front cast. Now as far as flies and line. I go with a full sink 200grm teeny 200 is amazing line. Shoots like a bullet and sinks at a high rate. Long fluorocarbon leader9 foot is about right. Woolly buggers, stripped, double nymph set up under an indicator. Rising fish, emerger under a dry also works well for top water fish. Fish structures. Shade areas. Observe the water and target rising fish. But the big guys seem to stay deep. Good luck and keep at it.
I haven't fished there yet but have been very close to bringing along my fly rod on my evening runs around the lake. The biggest problem with fly fishing there is going to be watching your backcast since the trail is right next to the water in all but 2 places.
I'm no expert but I would be willing to share what knowledge and flies I have if you wanted to give it a try sometime. Like I said, I'm over there most evenings, just not fishing like I should be.