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

Rainbows and browns. Trico hatch in upper section until about 10:30 a.m. Then sporadic risers for spinners. BWO coming off the water in singles throughout the day. Browns like the right on the bottom Copper John, #18 with Amy Aunt for dry. Also struck on crystal flash yellow stimulator and hi vis Trico. 16 for the day--about half each brown and rainbow. Fished both sections--upper and lower. Two other rods on upper. Bright sun with no clouds or cover put trout down on the bottom. They were also easily spooked. Black flash wing RS2 #20 attracted some bites but hare to get the fish on the hook. Great day on the water. ~ Gene -- September 23rd, 2015

fished upper section from about 9-1. Water pretty low and fish spooky as usual. 7 or 8 fish to 13 " - two browns and rest bows. Hopper dropper ( red sj worm) brought 3 on dropper. A couple on hopper on top and a couple on small Adams on top . Went to lower section in PM - fished with streamer green and black - 5 fish including 18 fat brown and several 16" bows all sitting along banks as expected. Got broke off twice on 3x- there are some big fish there! Got some good pictures of herd of big horn sheep which hang around the creek and hills on either side. ~ Bill J -- September 11th, 2015

Fished A-8 from about 11 am to 6pm. Had lots of top water action w stimys, hoppers, madam x. There was a very strong bwo hatch from about noon to 2pm. Picked off lots of risers- including some 18-20 inch bows and cutbows in about a foot of water. We fished the upper mile or so twice and skipped the slack water in the middle of the property. It was a great day with about 40 fish netted between 3 anglers and many, many more missed or lost. The smallest fish I caught was about 13 inches- with a lot of 15-19 inchers! ~ Brent Burrows -- September 9th, 2015

Fished the upper meadow. Caught many on San Juan worms(12-14"). Switched to steamers, and that produced bigger fish - 1 was 21+ inches and fat. Wish I could have gotten a picture, but I was fishing alone. Many smaller trout were rising, so dry fly guys should have a great time. HOWEVER: Make sure you slather yourself with insect repellent! Maybe even wear a bug net! I've lived in Colorado my entire life, and fished pretty much every corner of the State, and I have never experienced insects like this, and mosquitoes are far from the only villain.. I caught many quality fish, but after 6hrs, the insects won. All in All... Good time! -Rod M. ~ Rod M. -- July 27th, 2015

Started slow until I found the right flies. Nothing on top. Small purple beatis and barr's emerger netted 15 or so all rainbows. Streamers (olive and white) were very effective. Fished the upper section all day. Mosquitos are much less prevalent than 3 weeks ago. Flows at 100. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- July 25th, 2015

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