Dan’s Tips

Jacob VanderZee caught this exceptional Cutthroat on July 5. Congrats!

Jacob VanderZee caught this exceptional Cutthroat on July 5. Congrats!

Low snow winter, low water, August conditions in July and low and behold:  great fishing!!!!  We long for rain but in the mean time the fishing has been exceptional. What a contrast to last year when all streams were running bank high, and even seasoned fishermen were hesitant to brave the currents. Many fine Browns have been caught and released on the Lake Fork, Many feisty Brooks have been encountered on the Big  Blue. And up high this magnificent Cutthroat was admired long enough to photograph before he was carefully returned to the water.  Jacob VanderZee would tell you this moment and this catch were meant to be remembered. A great memory for one of our much appreciated public servants from the San Antonio Fire Department.

The weather is beautiful and a lot cooler than most other places on the continental US. Dan has an outstanding stock of Custom made rods and perfect reels to go with them. Come take a look. Happy traveling!

Current Fishing and Weather Conditions

Temperatures are vacillating from day to day and especially from day to night. Nights are pretty chilly, especially very early morning. Days are quite warm. The Lake  Fork is running around 120 csf  and is warming considerably in the afternoon.  The BLM is asking that fishing on the Lake Fork be limited to the morning hours not to extend beyond noon as the warm water combined with low currents jeopardizes the trout of all varieties   The cotton from Cottonwood tree is diminishing and has about run its course – good news for all who have been sneezing their way through the downward drifting fluff flakes.

n the enduring spirit of Dan's Fly Shop, Don Peterson is starting his young granddaughters on the pathway to great fisher women.

In the enduring spirit of Dan’s Fly Shop, Don Peterson is starting his young granddaughters on the pathway to great fisher women.

(970) 944-2281

Dan's Fly Shop Hours
June 9:00-5:00
Summer 8:00-6:00
October-May: Dan's Fly Shop is always open for mail orders

Address
P.O. Box 220
723 Gunnison Ave.
Lake City, CO 81235

Phone
(970) 944-2281

E-mail:
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