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

Fished from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., started out at 12 degrees with filtered sunshine. I think at 3 p.m. it was 28 degrees. I fished by myself, went up the upper half to the road. Figured with temps so low I'd throw some Wooly Buggers. On way up I just focused on the pools and keeping my eyelets from getting crispy. I caught 3 really nice fat rainbows about 15 to 16 inches. Caught another 5 to 6 rainbows in the 15- to 16-inch range and fat. One 19-inch rainbow had adusted jaw but fought really well. Fun day. ~ George Schmidt -- April 4th, 2014

Pretty tough day on A8- flow went from 100 to 150 overnight. Clarity questionable except along shallow bank areas. Did manage to scare up 6 nice bows -2 -16" and the rest 13 to 14". Larger fish on San Juan worm below hopper. Others on fairly small black bugger. Flows should be dropping during the week. Only fished the upper section. ~ billj -- September 14th, 2013

Fish started rising about 10 am- could not match what they wanted but no lack of trying. Went to hopper dropper and got snapped off twice on dropper ( green copper John) Went to small bugger from upper end to lower. 12-15 great bows 14 to 19 in- really great fat bows with lots of fight. No browns. Probably would not be able to handle these fish on 5x and drys anyway!!! ~ Billj -- September 6th, 2013

The water was low but very fishable. There were a lot of raisers, and we were catching fish on s20 Blue Wing Olives. We only had one hit on a hopper/dropper. The fish were not in the deeper holes but in the shallower pools. A really encouraging sign is that we saw tons and tons of fry--the biggest schools I have ever seen. The fish were actually feeding on emergers but all our takes were on the BWO's. Fish were being super selective. Saw a few really big fish. ~ JW -- August 8th, 2013

Called RMAC office a couple days ago to book some South Park water for early July. While doing so, I got talked into fishing this property yesterday. I was told the creek was flowing "two CFS above perfect." Wrong. Flow was north of 150CFS and the creek was over its banks in a few places. Visibility was about six inches. Now, why I thought Tarryall Creek would be fishable when every other freestone stream in the northern half of the state is blown is beyond me. My bad. Fished 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Dry dropper, double nymph rig and streamers. Nada. Looks like South Park will be blown at least a couple more weeks. Chris (NOTE: Tarryall was 93 cfs on the 5th, had jumped to 122 cfs on the 6th and was 159 cfs by the 10th) ~ Chris -- June 10th, 2013

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