Throwback Thursday

15 January 2015
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15 January 2015, Comments: 0

Throwback Thursday is generally a social media term.  Used on Thursdays when one wants to post a photo of times past.

This photo brought me back to a special day that I felt should be shared on our blog.  It also reminded me of what awaits me in only a few short months, unexplored water.

This is for all the throwback Thursdays that will remind us what we are looking forward to:  high country beetle munchers caught at local secret spots not far from Durango.

Beetle Muncher

He didn’t smash it, he sipped it. I almost set too soon.

Truth be told, there is more water within an hour drive from Durango than could be fished in a lifetime.  Much of our winters are spent pouring over maps in attempts to find new water and hidden gems.  Out in the wilder lands, trout grow beautiful and free.  A 12 inch cutthroat is often a colorful trophy; quick to smash a well presented dry fly.

However, there are fabled backcountry waters of legend where 20 inches is a good fish; and 25 is a great fish.

30 inch fish?  We believe they are out there in the deepest and furthest reaches of the wild, biding their time under the ice; waiting for open water and the first appetizing critter to get too close…

Want to know where these monsters live?  Well you have to find them.  Check out our guide to fishing the high country while you wait out the winter and start planning your summer backcountry trip.  Give us a call if you need any help with those plans too!

-Andy McKinley

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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