This is the October chapter of a full-length DVD that I produced for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. It includes tactics and flies for catching larger trout in flatwater when the water begins to cool.
In the pre-dawn hours of a frigid night in mid-April, anglers that have traveled from far and near are lined up in front of the closed gates at Spinney Mountain Reservoir in central Colorado.
The early birds have been here for hours, arriving the evening before and spending the night in their vehicles. Being here and being part of the opening day scramble at Spinney has become a tradition among scores of flatwater anglers. Continue reading