8/5 Chef Andy

Andy wanted to catch some fish and learn about insect life on Boulder creek.  We headed uphill from downtown Boulder to a nearby area on Boulder Creek.  We seined the river and had an on-water entomology lesson.  We say lots of mayflies including Blue Winged Olives, Drakes, dark and light colored common mayflies; there was also an abundance of golden stoneflies.  So, we tied on a couple flies that looked similar, a price nymph and a black hares ear, and started fishing.  Andy got right into the rhythm of casting and getting a drift with some nymphs and started catching fish.  He caught a couple on the nymph and we tried a dry fly for a short while, but the fish didn’t want to come up and eat….it was still early in the morning. We continued on with the nymphs and Andy continued to catch fish.

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Andy caught some nice native cutthroat trout and brook trout.


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