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From basic casting techniques to advanced skills like reading water and understanding trout behavior. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, we provide tips to elevate your fly fishing game, including fly selection, nymphing, streamer tactics, and more. Explore our "Top Skills" section to become a skilled angler on every outing. 

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The River Report 

Join The River Report community. Stay informed, improve your skills, and make your time on the water truly unforgettable. Gain a deeper understanding of rivers, their ecosystems, and the incredible fly fishing opportunities they offer. Let The River Report be your trusted companion on your angling journey.

Match the Hatch Fly Boxes

Elevating Your Colorado Fly Fishing Experience with Our Bespoke Fly Box

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Trusted Colorado Patterns

Sourced from trusted guides that understand the nuances of Colorado bug hatches. You can trust our menu to match the hatch perfectly. 

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We use sustainable materials whenever possible to make our highly effective & eco-friendly flies while reducing waste. 

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Fly Fishing in Colorado


Dry Fly Fishing in Colorado

Dry fly fishing is an exhilarating technique that involves presenting an artificial fly on the water's surface to imitate floating insects, requiring observation, precision, and knowledge about insect behavior.

This section will delve into the techniques, strategies, and equipment necessary for successful dry fly fishing, covering everything from selecting the appropriate fly patterns to mastering accurate casting. This method allows anglers to engage in a visual and interactive experience as they watch fish rise to take their fly, adding an extra level of excitement to the fishing adventure. 


Euro Nymphing in Colorado

Euro nymphing is a highly effective and versatile fly fishing technique involving heavily weighted flies and a tight line presentation to target fish in fast-moving rivers and streams. Originating in European competitive fly fishing circles, Euro nymphing has gained popularity worldwide for its ability to quickly get flies down to the fish and keep them in the strike zone for extended periods. This technique relies on the angler's ability to detect subtle strikes by feeling the movement of the line or detecting changes in tension, eliminating the need for a strike indicator. It is renowned for its sensitivity and efficiency, allowing anglers to detect the slightest indications of fish activity and achieve a natural drift.

This section will explore the specialized gear used in Euro nymphing, including nymphing rods, leaders, and flies, and the essential techniques and strategies for success. 


Top Fly Patterns for Colorado

Dive into Colorado fly patterns, exploring the top choices that have proven effective in the state's diverse waters. Colorado is known for its stunning rivers and lakes teeming with trout, making it a haven for fly anglers seeking epic fishing experiences. We will highlight the tried-and-true patterns that consistently produce results, such as the Parachute Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, and Hare's Ear nymph.

Find lesser-known gems like the Chornobyl Ant and San Juan Worm, which have their own unique appeal. Whether you're targeting rainbow, brown, or cutthroat trout, join us as we uncover the fly patterns that will increase your chances of success on Colorado's pristine waters. 


Colorado Fish Species 

Explore diverse fish species found in the beautiful waters of Colorado. From the iconic rainbow trout to the elusive brown trout and the native cutthroat trout, Colorado offers ample opportunities for anglers seeking thrilling fishing experiences. We will explore these trout species' characteristics, habits, and preferred habitats and other sought-after targets like the brook trout and lake trout.

Uncover lesser-known species, like the mountain whitefish and the Colorado pikeminnow, providing insights into their unique behaviors and habitats. 


Top Fly Rods 

The world of fly rods highlights some of the top choices available to anglers. A quality fly rod is essential for a successful and enjoyable fishing trip, and we will explore a range of options to suit different budgets and fishing styles. From the versatile and reliable Orvis Clearwater to the high-performance Sage X, we will discuss each top fly rod's features, benefits, and ideal applications.

Popular models like the Redington Vice and the G. Loomis NRX+ provide insights into their unique characteristics and performance on the water. 


Top Fly Lines

Learn about some of the top fly lines available on the market today. A high-quality fly line is essential for smooth and accurate casting, ensuring that your fly lands exactly where you want it to be. We will discuss various options to suit different fishing scenarios and preferences. From the versatile weight forward (WF) floating lines to specialty lines like sink-tip and intermediate lines, we will cover the features, benefits, and ideal applications of each top fly line.

Highlight popular models like the Rio Gold and Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout, shedding light on their unique characteristics and performance on the water. 

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Rise Beyond Fly Fishing Co.

Wonder | Wander 


At Rise Beyond Fly Fishing, we are your premier online destination for fly fishing knowledge and resources in Colorado. Our articles is crafted to provide you with expert insights, tips, and techniques. 

Immerse yourself in our carefully curated content, designed to inspire and empower anglers of all skill levels. Our mission is to equip you with the tools and expertise to traverse the beautiful Colorado waters with confidence. Tread lightly, pack out your shit, and leave it better than it was without changing how it's supposed to be. 

 Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards. Enjoy the Rise. 

Colorado is a paradise for fly fishing enthusiasts, with countless locations to choose from. Some of the best fly fishing spots in Colorado include the South Platte River, the Fryingpan River, and the Roaring Fork River. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, you will find plenty of opportunities to catch trout, salmon, and other species in these beautiful rivers.

Fly patterns are an essential part of fly fishing. Some popular patterns for tab content include the Woolly Bugger, Pheasant Tail and Hare's Ear. It's important to match the size, color, and presentation of the fly to the hatch and water conditions.

Fly fishing gear includes rods, reels, lines, waders, and boots. Gear reviews can help you choose the right products for your needs. Consider the weight, material, and durability of each item before making a purchase.

Fly fishing is a fun hobby, but it's important to remember conservation efforts to protect fish populations and their habitats. Practicing catch and release, following local regulations, and volunteering with conservation organizations are ways to contribute to these efforts. By doing so, we can ensure the sustainability of fish populations for future generations.