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Full Day Fly Fishing Trip on the Big Thompson River
April 24 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
About the Event: Join members of the Gravity Haus community and enjoy some Spring sunshine in the Big Thompson Canyon for a full day of fly fishing! Our guides will take you to the best fishing spots and show you how to make your summer fly fishing objectives a reality!
About the Big Thompson Canyon: Starting as a mere trickle on the east side of the Continental Divide, inside Rocky Mountain National Park, the Big Thompson flows from Forest Canyon Pass near the top of Trail Ridge Road through Forest Canyon. As small drainages offer additional snowmelt, the Big Thompson picks up volume, turning into one of Colorado’s finest streams.
The Big Thompson becomes fishable at Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, about six miles downstream of its headwaters. It’s there at Moraine Park, where the river splits into numerous braids and channels, that fisherman encounter the river’s first public access. Trails leading up and down the river from that point will lead you to great fly fishing experiences.
Moraine is a wide-open area, but the Big Thompson’s banks are lined with willows. It’s typical small stream conditions, and the river is filled with, you guessed it, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout in the 6- to 12-inch range. They’ll readily take a variety of general attractor flies.
Bring a friend! We love when members introduce their friends to the community. If you’d like to register your friend, select 2 tickets and complete their information alongside your own.
- What will Gravity Haus provide? Guided experience, Orvis and Simms waders, boots, guide rods & reels, flies, leaders, lunch and drinks.
- What should I wear/bring? Water/Water Bottle, Sunglasses, Warmer Jacket/Rain Jacket, Warm Pants, Socks. Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Hat, Guide Gratuity
- Anything else? You’ll need to purchase a fishing license. You will NOT be allowed on the water without one. We’ll share details upon booking.
- Is transportation provided? No – we will share the meeting location with you upon booking. We’ll meet in Boulder and head to the Big Thompson together.