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Exploring Cheeseman Canyon

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by Dukejb, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Dukejb

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    Thursday was my dad's 64th birthday so we decided to go exploring, me with a fly rod and dad with a camera. Neither of us had ever been to the legendary Cheeseman Canyon so that was quickly selected as the destination. We hiked in through the snow.
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    We weren't the only ones hopping along (terrible pun I know).
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    The canyon is absolutely beautiful.
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    And the mandatory tools of the trade shot.
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    I'm still trying to figure out these Colorado trout, but it was a great day to be out with my dad and on the water. Thanks for looking!
     
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    That doesn't look like TN...
     
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  3. Dukejb

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    Haha! You're right. We moved to Colorado about 2 months ago.
     
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    Welcome to CO. Cheeseman is a tough one...18"-22" trout in pods 4 feet down and completely visible, bounce a streamer off their head and they completely ignore you...
    Been there, done that!

    Regards,

    ezra
     
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    I was in that area today
     
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    LOL
     
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    Think micro #22-24 slow and low flouro leader 6x and least those fish see lots of flies and are a bit less active this time of year. Never a bad time to be out there though. Any day fishing with family is awesome. PM me your address I'll send some patterns that have worked for me in the canyon and other tailwaters.
     
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    Thanks! That's what is was doing with a size 22 RS2 and olive PT under an indicator most of the time. I'm just not very good (or experienced) at that type of fishing. I did finally try a dry/dropper rig with a BWO parachute simply because that's more in my comfort zone. With no substantial hatch to have the fish looking up, that wasn't successful either. Since there weren't any fish involved maybe I should have posted this in the Trip Reports subforum rather than the Hunting and fishing one. :D
     
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    WHAT FLY DID YOU USE THO HOOK THAT KNIFE?
     
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    It was a PayPal fly significantly larger than a size 22 that snagged that Tusker from Scott.
     
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