Tarryall Creek A-8

Description: An outstanding 4-mile section beginning just below the outlet of Tarryall Reservoir. The property offers rocky pocket water to a winding meadow stream. Throughout are browns and rainbows in the 10 to 14 inch size, and some even larger. A good dryfly stream with intense summer hatches and consistent clear flows.

Location: The ranch is located along County Road 77, 18 miles southeast of Hwy. 285 at Jefferson and 22 miles northwest of the CR 77 juncture with Hwy. 24.

Capacity: Limited to 3 anglers, or 2 groups of 2 each.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

The grasses are quite high and green. Warning to those who care: allergens were in the air and the wind blew in my face all day. Consequently, my allergies were acting up big-time. Otherwise it was moderately successful catch and release day for Rainbows and one Brown trout. They hung along the shore line, and seems to prefer dry flies only. Little to no luck with nymphs and emergers. ~ Gene -- September 6th, 2014

It was a pretty good day for catching Rainbows on dry flies. The size of the trout caught ranged from 10" to 16", for the most part. The weather was slightly overcast and the water temp was around 58 degrees F. Will return. ~ Gene -- September 6th, 2014

Beautiful day in the Tarryall Valley. Fished the upper section all day. Caught a few nice Bows on black buggers. Switched to dries when fish started rising. Hooked and landed a half dozen fish over 16" on size 16 ant, and #22 para. BWO. Stalked these fish, and got into position on my knees in the tall grass. If you can get a drag free drift the fish will eat. Finished the day with a 20" Rainbow that was sipping duns in a back eddy. could only get a 6" drag free drift, and that was enough. This fish jumped 4 times, and I was pleased to get him landed. River flow was great. Awesome day. ~ buggermp38 -- August 29th, 2014

We had a great day fishing A-8. The weather was perfect and the fish cooperated. Caught a few 12" rainbows on emergers in the deep water. As the day went on numerous fish were rising and eager to take dry flies with an emerger dropper. Caught a few over 16" which is great for this little stream. The river was crystal clear and starting to get warm when we left in the afternoon. All in all a great day, we'll be back. ~ T -- August 18th, 2014

Had one of my best days ever fishing here on Tarryall. Fished the lower downstream stretch with other members at upstream beat. Flows were perfect in my opinion for this property at 65 cfs. Fished from 11 AM - 4 PM and stopped counting after 15 in the net, lost a bunch more. They were hammering a s18 flashback bh pheasant tail all day. Caught a few on s16 green copper john as well. 2 browns, rest were healthy rainbows all in 9-17 inch range. Flipped over a bunch of rocks and some submerged branches, lots of caddis casings and some mayfly nymphs, saw a few periodic caddis and PMD's I think flying around throughout the day but no risers. Caught everything nymphing. Have always fished the upstream meadow stretch in last few years, was a pleasant surprise fishing downstream. More structure for fish and shelter from wind but you have to bushwhack more thru willows and such. - MW ~ MikeW -- August 18th, 2014

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