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

After reading the comments, I hoped to catch large numbers of small fish. Just the opposite happened. I started with a bow on a pink worm just below the upper fence crossing. I worked my way upstream spooking bows until I saw one hugging the far bank. He was caught on the second or third cast with a small (#18) hares ear. Further upstream I found a nice hole with 6+ bows stacked up. Nothing I had worked (I'd somehow forgotten my RS2 box). I then drove to the lower parking area and caught two nice bows hugging the bank on a funny little fly called a Red Headed Stepchild. I'd have stuck around but weather was threatening so I went to the car for lunch. I went back at the upper area with my RS2 box and caught two of the stacked up trout on a black #18. I had a number of hits on a Yong OJ (#20) too and some hookups but none landed. Further upstream a bow tried to eat my indicator so I changed to an Amy's Ant (#12). I got some looks and one vigorous strike but didn't hook up. A bit further upstream I got hits and one hookup on small baetis flies but, again, they all shook off. Over all, a fun, exciting day and all my 4 wt could handle. Next time I'll take the 5 wt. ~ Larry G -- April 29th, 2015

Sunny, mostly clear day with a few intermittent clouds. Good numbers of 15-18" rainbows with no browns caught. The river has NO COVER and the fish spook easily. Be careful with your casts or the fish go running. Will need to sneak up on the good bends and runs - as soon as you see the fish they've already seen you! Best way is to stealth it from below the run with a long leader (9' + 18" tippett and 12" dropper). We used weighted fly as primary - did not use additional weight as the river meanders and has fairly slow current. Used black leach and Pink San Juan Worm in the AM - most fish nailed the Pink SJW. In the PM switched to a green caddis emerger as primary with Pink SJW as dropper - lots of hits on both flies. Consistent fishing all day. Good water and nice looking fat tail water trout! ~ Brown Trout Blake -- April 28th, 2015

Fished Easter Sunday. Greeting by the herd of bighorn sheep. Flows are low and fish are spooky. Did best in deeper runs with San Jaun worm (pink or red) or stonefly imitations: copper john and yellow stones. 10 fish 3 in the 18-20 inch range, all rainbows, no browns. Beautiful sunny day. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- April 5th, 2015

Started around 10am, 25 degree and snowing, with a worm / nymph rig, nothing… So after an hour, went to my winter standby – Streamers. I put on an egg sucking leach and first cast - Bam! A fat bow. ...And so the day went (Posted Pictures on RMAC FB). I also had the same experience last year at this time with streamers. 12-15 fish, another 5-6 hook-ups and plays. Two big (18"-19") bows, rest were greater than 12". I focused on the upper part of the property, finished around 4pm once my core started to get chilled and the wind picked up. A good day. ~ George Schmidt -- March 19th, 2015

Fished on the 7th pm only by myself. Pretty low flows. Fish were feeding in deeper runs. Any fish in skinnier water saw me or sensed me from 40 feet behind them. Nymphed the deeper runs and caught some nice strong bows on size 24 homemade nymphs of copper ribbing with hares mask dubbing up front,. Don't have a name for it. All at upper end of property. Second day fished all day with 2 clients in my role as a guide for Blue Quill Angler. Clients Al and Greg had success in same spots with the same fly, going as small as 28 in size. Only fly that worked both days. Al landed a surprisingly large sucker along with his trout. Sucker was probably close to three pounds. Great property. ~ Mike Goldblatt -- November 7th, 2014

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