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Trouts Journal

Trouts Spotlight: WCR Ranch and ISE Special

Ivan Orsic / Jan 16, 2014

With 2014 well underway, it is a great time to start planning your fly fishing adventures for the rest of the year. As a way to help you make this happen, Trouts Fly Fishing and Guide Service would like to offer our customers a great way to visit and fish one of our most unique and compelling Exclusive Properties. Here’s the deal: visit the Trouts booth at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition this weekend January 16-19th and you can sign up for a summer day of fly fishing at the WCR Ranch and we will waive a $100 rod fee.

The WCR Ranch is the newest addition to our Exclusive Properties and is a Colorado fly fishing experience you will never forget.

Stop down to the ISE Show and book your trip starting today (actual dates on the water can be picked later in the season). We usually begin fishing the WCR Ranch in late May or Early June and it is a fantastic location for sight fishing for hungry brown and rainbow trout all summer long. Summertime hatches include blue winged olives, caddis, and golden stoneflies and drakes. Grasshoppers and other terrestrial patterns will also bring fish to the surface. In addition to being a fantastic dry fly fishery, dry dropper rigs can also be effective.

In addition to an excellent private fishing experience, we are also going to hold our two On-Stream Intermediate Fly Fishing Classes on this property July 19th and August 16th. This class will include a maximum of 6 anglers with two professional guides where you will focus on technical dry fly fishing. You will learn how to approach actively feeding fish, proper positioning, upstream and downstream presentations and a host of other useful techniques that will take your dry fly game to the next level.

The WCR Ranch is located on a small tributary of the upper Colorado River, approximately 35 miles in length. The creek rises in northwestern Grand County, in the Arapaho National Forest at the top of the continental divide and flows southeast toward the Colorado River. The WCR Ranch is home to Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pines, Douglas-Firs, and Aspen stands and is located roughly two hours from Downtown Denver. The creek itself meanders through a wide-open meadow closely cropped with willows, cut banks, and a variety of alpine wildflowers. Surrounding the creek are majestic peaks that reach elevations of 12,000ft and higher.

The WCR Ranch is truly a wild place.

For more information on the WCR Ranch ISE Special, taking a private fly fishing trip or participating in our On-Stream Intermediate Fly Fishing Class in July or August, stop down to the show this weekend or give us a call in the shop – 303.733.1434.

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