That's right, folks! Spinney officially opens this Friday!
Do you feel a scratchy throat coming on? A cough and sneeze and the need for a "sick day"? If you've never been to opening day at Spinney, then this is you year! These fish haven't seen a fly or lure since November and are hunger and eager! It can be a busy time with many fellow fishermen, but the payoff is rewarding and the camaraderie can be fun.
Kenny Romero, Angler's stillwater expert and guide, recommends a handful of fly patterns:
1. Egg patterns
2. Red or Black chironomids
3. Olive or orange scuds
4. Midge emerger patterns like the JuJubee midge in red, olive or black
5. Woolly buggers stripped in at various speed retrieves
Check out this video to see what to expect on Opening Day: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/SpinneyMountain
Details you need to know:
Come into Angler's Covey and Colorado Tackle Pro for flies, recommended areas, and what you can expect.
Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing
Orvis 201 Streamside