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General RegionBuena Vista, CO
Time of Day8:45a - 11:30a
Fish Caughtseveral small browns (10" - 12"), 18 1/2" Greenback Cutthroat
Conditions & HatchesThe flow was right around 360cfs and the clarity was excelent.

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SundulaSeptember 3rd, 2006, 11:47 am
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I only fished a couple of hours but it was fishing great. I was using a 2 fly rig, a #16 Pheasant tail, dropped with a #20 Mercury RS2. I was dead drifting through the riffles, and retreiving in the pools and tail outs, and was successful with both presentations.
TroutnutSeptember 3rd, 2006, 7:58 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
That's a beautiful trout! Which fly did it take?

Thanks for posting. I've always wanted to fish Colorado. I was out there once when I was about 12 and I have a really vivid memory of watching trout swim around in the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had never caught a trout before at that time, but I really wanted to.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
SundulaSeptember 3rd, 2006, 10:16 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
It took a #20 Mercury RS2 with 7x tippet, it is one of Pat Dorsey's creations, it is a great all around fly. I use it as my main prospecting fly. My favorite size is a #22. I caught it on the retreive about 16" under the surface, after watching some browns take emergers. I felt bad because it swallowed the fly, and it took longer than i liked to net, but I took great care in reviving it. I held on to it's tail and kept moving water past the gills for about 60 seconds. Then in a flash it was gone, I was just as happy knowing that it would be fine as I was catching it. This was the first cutthroat I have ever caught and to date the largest trout I have ever netted.
As a side note you have a great web site and I have been veiwing it for about a year and a half, it sits in my favorites and is veiwed at least once a week.
Keep up the good work, and I wish you tight lines!
TaxonSeptember 3rd, 2006, 11:51 pm
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350

Beautiful photo of a really nice fish. Congratulations!
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
SundulaSeptember 12th, 2006, 9:16 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
Just a note, it is a cutbow not a greenback WHOOPS, big difference!

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