Tarryall Creek A-7

Description: Four plus miles of Upper Tarryall Creek, averaging 10 feet in width. Endless bends and runs with deep holes, cutbanks and beaver ponds with excellent cover. Browns are dominant and range to over 16 inches. Easy stream to fish with dries. A tremendous fish population for its size. Great for kids

Location: The ranch is located east of Hwy. 285, south of the town of Jefferson and north of Fairplay in South Park. There are two parking areas off two different county roads servicing the upper and lower sections.

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers.

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

My friend Ed and I had a stellar day on A-7. We fished from 9:30-4, with no breaks for lunch. The fishing was too good to stop. Weather was perfect - short sleeve weather, not too hot, not too cold. And no rain (though it appeared to have rained a lot in the days preceding our visit)! The mosquitoes, however, were voracious (bring the heavy-duty DEET). I was a little worried as the flows jumped up the day before we got there - went from around 110 to 140. This added a little bit of color to the water, which probably was a good thing. I ended up with 27 fish in the net, including my first ever two-fish-simultaneously-landed-from-a-double-dry-fly-rig. Ed was well into double-digits as well. Fishing seemed to shut down after 3:30. Most fish in the 10-12" range, but they were good fighters. Suggest a lighter weight rod - I was on a 5-wt, but a 3 or 4 would have been plenty. I didn't even bother nymphing - didn't need to. Ed tried for a little bit but found more success on the surface. The big flies were Yellow Sally dry flies (big, like size 10), and Yellow Humpies (again, big - maybe size 12 or 14). Most takes were on the Humpy. Yellow seemed to be the magic color. We spent most of our time on the lower section, below the willows. The willows are fishable but a shorter rod (e.g. 7' or 7.5') would be better. The fish are hanging out where you'd think they are - small pockets, under the cut-banks, and in slow/medium water. Don't spend too long in a hole - usually you get one attempt in each hole. If you miss a take or land a fish, move on to the next hole. Can't wait to fish this property again! ~ Dan C -- July 16th, 2014

Had an excellent day on A7 with my son. It was a great property for him to learn with fish hitting a dry at almost every bend in the river. The fish were extremely active from about 10-12, but shut down after lunch. We caught all browns between 12-14 inches, mostly on yellow humpies below the lower parking area. ~ Jared -- July 6th, 2014

Fished the afternoon and into the evening with my brother. Water was pretty high but clear. Great fun! Wind was pretty mild for South Park, and we enjoyed a little hail storm from inside the car that lasted about 15 minutes between 330 and four, but it cleared up after that. I love this property. Caught plenty -- great majority of my takes were on Prince nymphs with a few on dries. I went mostly above the lower parking lot and into the willows, Peter stayed mostly on the downstream half. I used a double rig and tried several other nymphs on top but all the action was on the Prince. My brother Peter caught almost all of his on dries -- Royal Wulff, Black Caddis (very hard to see unless you get the ones with pink hackle on the back). All Browns, a few pushing 13 inches, more in the 10-12 inch range. Really great day. I am ready to go back! ~ Jeff Downing -- July 5th, 2014

ugh, the lower was really rough with ice sinkholes and cattle trails, struck out and headed to the upstream boundary, small shallow creeks on both ends. Threw the kitchen sink at 'em, nada. Was told by staff at RMAC the fish were especially dumb here and would have good luck, wanted my son to get the "bug". Wish that were the case, two rods and not a thing all day. ~ Bo Donegan -- August 12th, 2013

Fished from the upper parking at A-7. After convincing a herd of cows to let me through the gate, I fished from about 9:00 AM to noon. I walked downstream and fished back toward the parking. Unbelievable. Caught trout at every bend pool, undercut bank, deep run, and beaver dam with only two exceptions. In both cases I had spooked fish and saw them swim upstream ahead of me. They were hitting primarily on humpies and BH prince nymphs. ~ Bill -- August 10th, 2013

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