Big Thompson River - Lower Fly Fishing

The 30th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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Northeast of Denver near Estes Park, the Big Thompson River (aka Big T) is a surprising large river for the Front Range. The upper Big Thompson River starts near Moraine Park in the Rocky Mountain National Park and flows east through Estes Park and down into Lake Estes. The river combines with water diverted from the western slope before heading out of Lake Estes. The lower Big Thompson below the Lake Estes dam is an atypical tailwater fishery that heads quickly down a rocky canyon east towards Loveland. Due to its rapid descent, it get opaque and warm quickly. If you can find the right pockets among the big boulders, you will find some very large rainbow trout and brown trout.

Overall, Big Thompson River - Lower is the 30th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.


Local Contact(s):  RMNP (970) 586-1242; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Best Flies For Colorado Trout" from Thomas Pero

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Base Camp:  Moraine Park Campground; Aspen Glen Campground; Winding River Resort, Grand Lake (303) 623-1121

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Big Thompson River - Lower Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  40.390323, -105.429765

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  22247

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