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

Beautiful day on the creek. The water level had been high because of rain early in the week, but it dropped to 80 cfs today, very clear and fishable. My buddy and I fished the upstream stretch of creek and each of us caught about a dozen trout. We used parachute adams with pheasant tail and copper john droppers in the morning, catching all but one fish on the droppers. In the afternoon we fished the lower end of that upper stretch with wooly buggers, catching our largest fish, 16 to 18 inches long. We saw adult caddis on the river and in the willows, but the fish were not rising to them. ~ John -- May 21st, 2016

Beautiful day at Tarryall, 65 degrees, cloud cover and gentle breeze. I started at the boulder-strewn bottom, where I've struggled. Using Pine Squirrel leeches I scored 2 nice bows pretty quickly. After that, nothing for 2 hours. Heading to the upper section, I caught 3 nice bows in short order. Then, nothing for over an hour. Despite the lack of surface activity I tried some dries and was rewarded with a large brown (about 18 - 19" and fat) on an Amy's Ant. I also got many strikes and a couple landed on a black beetle. Then nothing for the last hour. I'm already planning my next trip to this scenic property. Fish are plentiful, I just need to offer a bug they can't refuse. ~ Larry G. -- May 20th, 2016

Beautiful sunny fall day on A-8. My brother from out of state and a friend from Boulder fished with me. This was all our first time on this property. We started around 10:00 AM and fished until 3:00 PM. We landed approximately 40 Rainbows and Browns between us and had several get off during the fight. We all fished with a Hopper and BHPT dropper. That is the only combination we needed for the day. Of the 40 fish landed, 25 were caught on the hopper with the largest being a 23” Brown. ~ Ken B -- October 19th, 2015

Over 20 rainbows and browns to hand on double dry Amy's Ant and parachute Adams then with dropper of brown mercury midge. Water temp about 50-55. Slight clouds late in afternoon. Windy from the west. Gray BWO intermittent hatch all afternoon. Ambient temperature about 70. Amy's Ant was the lead dry fly/strike indicator. Very enjoyable day. Fished only about 3/4 mile of the property. No other fishermen in sight except one on another lease as we drove in. Thanks for keeping this lease active. It's a treat. ~ Gene -- October 14th, 2015

Lexy and I fished it yesterday. water is low, but sufficient. Caught trout from 12" - 18". About a dozen, Many hits though. Saw big trout in there 22-24" mostly in the pools. Only fished for 5 hours.Small, black streamers, a little flash helps. ~ -- October 6th, 2015

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