Dry fly Monday Morning!


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July 25, 2016

Top of the morning to you my friends!! Currently, it’s 54 degrees in the valley and we’re looking at mostly sunny skies with a high of 86!  Checking the flows just a few moments ago, we’ve got 190 (cfs) at Cheesman dam, about 230/240 (cfs) through Decker’s, and we’re sitting at 252 (cfs) at Trumbull.  The fishing has picked up since last week with Tricos big in the mornings and late in the evening, along with substantial caddis and the return of a few BWO’s. I’m also noticing the increasing amount of  terrestrials, such as grasshoppers, that are really starting to come on as well.  Over the weekend, I covered plenty of water and spoke to many Angler’s from all over the front range and beyond! The big consensus this past weekend was the overwhelming number of Brown Trout taken in relation to the other species we have here, cut-bow’s (stocking fish), rainbow’s, and even the occasional brookie! Particularly on Saturday evening, I spent most of my time photographing some friends fishing “hole in the wall” where every 4 out of 5 fish were brown trout.  Most of the fish I saw taken this weekend were with smaller midges, such as the grey RS-2, olive hairs-ear, chocolate thunder, split-case olive midge, and a bead-head black beauty.  We didn’t see or pull many large browns, but we caught several healthy fish in the 12 to 15 inch range. This is a good sig n that our fishery is healthy and improving all the time. I’m about to head out for a hike and scour the river for bugs and rising fish! I’ll be back a little later to share my observations and some photographs of today’s Trophy-trout fishing waters of the South Platte River, Colorado. Until then, have a great day and get outdoors!

Hey folks! it’s 11:08  and I’m back from a nice hike and further investigation of the activity on the South Platte, from Trumbull through Decker’s. Wow! Saw some “huge” hatches of which I’ve added to the picture gallery. This hatch was occurring just downstream from the 2nd Decker’s bridge as I was hiking back. I didn’t see much activity on the surface, but the clarity has greatly improved and the number of anglers in the back parking lot numbered about 5. I hope you enjoy today’s picture gallery and I’ll see you back here tomorrow! Please visit, and if you would, share  my new Facebook page for livedeckerscolorado.com( https://www.facebook.com/livedeckerscolorado/?ref=br_rs) on your timeline and with as many friends as possible! Today is my 47 the blog and I look forward to sharing much more with you as I continue on my path to optimal health and wellness! Coming soon will be my formula for my weight loss success up to this point. I will soon be adding my daily diet and exercise regiment, along with some tips on controlling stress, managing life through good living and hopefully motivating a few of you to come along with me on my quest to loose another 50 pounds! To date, after blogging the first time on June 8, 2016, I’ve lost approximately 45 pounds and have taken roughly 5 inches off my waist. I’m sharing all of with you daily to help keep me motivated and hold me accountable for what I put into my body each and every time! Each Monday morning, I will be posting a weekly weight with some fitness numbers that I will have recorded throughout the week. I will also be sharing with you my daily meals and snacks that I eat throughout the day. My goal is to achieve optimal health by truly changing my lifestyle, so all the good choices become “who I am” not “what I do.” In order complete this lifestyle change, or in my case, serious lifestyle adjustment, I’ve changed my 30 year source of income, my place of residence, my outlook on life, and even my outlook on life! For my current income, I’m relying on everything from website management, advertising sales, E-commerce, landscaping, other odd jobs, and even some wild animal removal, which isn’t always so pleasant! With that being said, I would also like to share with you the link to my other E-Commerce business, Sedalia Designs.  Please visit http://my.sedaliadesigns.com/10094/  and order your hand crafted  jewelry today! Your support is what allows me to continue to share with you a little bit of my life here in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, each and every day! By making a purchase at Sedalia Designs, you are not only contributing to my continued path of wellness, you are contributing to a wonderful company that donates a portion of the companies proceeds towards several non-profit organizations in the Front Range Colorado Communities.  Once again,  thank you for following along with me each day.  Take care of each other and have a great day!