Mid August means I am heading back to Texas after another great season guiding in the Vail Valley of Colorado. I would like to say thanks to everyone who fished with me this summer. I couldn't have done it without you. I also want to thank all the guys at Vail Valley Anglers. Without a doubt you guys are the best fly shop and guide service I have ever been a part of.
Higher than average snow pack made a real difference on the rivers this summer. It was one of the best float seasons on the Eagle River in years. We had lots of double digit days and most of our fish were caught on dry flies. The Colorado River was in fine form as well. We were catching big Brown Trout on hopper patterns a month earlier than usual. Higher than normal flows delayed the fishing on the Roaring Fork, but by late July it was on fire as well. From what I have been hearing the fishing continues to be great. It looks like fall fishing should be awesome as well.
It may seem like a long way off, but I am already booking dates for next summer. I am usually there from the beginning of July until mid to late August. Get in touch with Vail Valley Anglers to book a date with me next summer or any of the other great guides working there year round. Check out some photos of this summers highlights.