Rocky Mountain Road Trip

A story told through photo’s of a great trip in a beautiful place. I flew to Colorado and meet up with my friend Marsh Thomson. A retired veteran guide and now fishing tackle rep.We did over a thousand miles of driving in the five day trip to fish his favorite spots and  as many great places we could. I hope you enjoy seeing the images as much as I did taking them! Enjoy

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First off we stopped in Kirk’s fly shop for my waders and fishing license.

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Local flavor

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Hahahaha Had to take a pick,love the name. Don’t see that in Miami.

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Next we stopped in Boulder Boat Works to pick up or boat for the first part of the trip.

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Got a quick tour of how they build the best drift boats on the market!

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The owner Andy gave us a quick walk through.

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And we hit the road

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Seeing new things

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And new landscapes in Wyoming

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First stop in Wyoming five hrs later was to set up our shuttle service for our tomorrow mornings fishing.

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Check in our room and hit the water for a quick sunset trip to wet a line

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We were hooked up instantly! Field testing out the new Hardy Jet 4wt. Sick rod!

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Beautiful sunset rainbow

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Yes after a little food we were back out fly fishing at night for trout!?! A little dangerous in the currents for sure but we did it.

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Morning came quick and we were back at it ready to take on the North Platte river! Square anchors??? going to be interesting!

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Never seen a drain plug like that and in the center of a boat! They call me a flat lander out here! hahaha

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Beautiful

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Got them to eat the hopper fly! Epic bite!

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Love it!

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Sure didn’t expect to see white pelicans in Wyoming in a cold river!!!!!!

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We took turns rowing and fishing

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Caught a bunch and stopped in the local fly shop for some swag before we hit the road

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Dropped the boat back off and drove through the Rockies

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Ten hrs in the truck and we were on the Frying Pan river in Colorado night fishing again!

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I don’t know why but I love this shot. Net looks so cool! More browns

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The morning came quick again. A “PMD” Pale Morning Dun epic hatch was under way!

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Big lid up “bows” were hungry!

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rare green back cutthroat trout

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Brook trout, that makes a grand slam on fly!

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such colors!

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Beautiful colors everywhere!

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Smile baby!

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MONSTER BROWN TROUT!

colorado 3 123 rd rainbow head

 

 

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Epic Brown trout on the 4wt Hardy Jet we were testing!

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the fly the big brown ate! #28 red midge! yes that is  pinky finger it’s on!

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The fly hatch was over, the googan hatch was not. Time to go!

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Took a pit stop to walk as high as the clouds!

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Some mule deer said hi

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The last sunset of the trip was beautiful! Back on the road!

 

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