Springtime in Colorado — more fickle than a feather in a windstorm
Credit: Dennis Smith, Reporter Herald
Patches of snow still linger on the banks and the temperature at 7 a.m. is a chilly 28 degrees, but the ice is finally off North Delaney Buttes Lake, midges are hatching and big fish are cruising the shallows.
So, you bundle up, pull on your waders and slip into the lake, shivering with both cold and excitement. You tie on a dark marabou leech fly — the one with some weight and a touch of purple crystal flash in the body.
A few casts later you're into a good fish. A really good fish — 5, maybe 6 pounds.
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