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River: Taylor River
Fish: Brown Trout

Taylor River Browns

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 6/10/2022 11:59:26 AM     Points: 291    
PART TWO of the fishing trip to CRESTED BUTTE!🎣
We planned on sticking close to Crested Butte for the entire trip but the owner of the house we stayed at STRONGLY recommended we travel about 40 minutes away and hit the TAYLOR RIVER! It DID NOT disappoint.

The water was very clear, area was very beautiful, and the fishing was phenomenal!! We slammed brown trout all morning of various sizes, including a couple really healthy big ones! The cool thing was, every brown we caught was GORGEOUS! The HD Trout from Dynamic Lures was of course the ticket, always is a winner when fishing rivers in Colorado! The most exciting part for this day for me was I got my FIRST EVER Fish on the fly in a river🥳🥳 I was ecstatic and love fly fishing more and more each time I use my fly rod!

Lots of fishing action, underwater shots of the fish, and fun drone shots including some shots in the intro directly over the water. You get to see some of what we saw...Trout stacked all over the place!!
Enjoy the pictures and video if you have time

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 10, 12:00:18 PM     Points: 291
First two pics is my first ever fish on the river with a fly rod, the third picture is a nice brown Cheyenne caught with her hand tied size 16 mosquito
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 10, 12:00:50 PM     Points: 291
Some drone shots showing the area including the above reservoir, and also some above water shots of the fish in the water
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: Jun. 10, 7:27:55 PM     Points: 445
Beautiful browies and scernery. Nice job
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Jun. 11, 10:19:33 AM     Points: 2638
Beautiful browns. Hard to beat that area for scenery.
Got me checking the regs to see if I can troll with a drone.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jun. 11, 10:51:48 AM     Points: 413
Nice browns! Love that area! Keep ‘em coming!🤙🎣
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 11, 5:03:08 PM     Points: 291
-Wmdunker

Thanks man! I'm really happy we decided to venture out and get on the Taylor instead of stay close to Crested Butte, was certainly worth it!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 11, 5:04:17 PM     Points: 291
-Barnacles

LOL we've talked about that before...How terrible would it be though if you hooked a big one and it just dragged your drone into the water or something😂😂
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 11, 5:04:48 PM     Points: 291
-bharper

Thanks Harper🎣🎣Now I need to make time and fish that reservoir, probably will wait until ice though
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jun. 12, 12:06:22 PM     Points: 163
My old stomping grounds. I'm probably not telling you anything you don't know but the Taylor River can be extremely deceptive and dangerous. The water clarity combined with the bottom structure has lead me into situations that caused puckering--ness--ment...........

I thought I was paying attention but the return to shore had me stepping into holes I couldn't see or water that was way deeper among other things. The current is deceptively strong. A lot of times I waited till almost sundown to get out and it was dark by the time I made it out---soaking wet, cold and very nervous.. I used to fish up there with a legend who warned me that he has taken more hair raising swims on the Taylor than anywhere else.. If you slip and get carried into deeper water, any snaggy tree branch or root could do you in............ Very cold water.

Great pics and vids as always------Mr Low Energy!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jun. 13, 10:16:55 AM     Points: 291
-SirGreg88

Oh that's cool, you're old stomping grounds are awesome!! Jeez that's scary. When I go back i'll have to be careful to try and not let that happen. Appreciate the info man!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jun. 13, 2:18:34 PM     Points: 163
Yup. 7 years of college down the drain............

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