A-8 Tarryall Creek

By July 21, 2013

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

I fished here the afternoon of July 7, with flows at 150cfs, and caught double digits of mostly large, hard fighting fish. This afternoon, with flows at 70cfs, was a different story. We saw fish, and some were rising, but few would eat our offerings. My guest got a few hits and one landed on a hopper. I got one on a stimulator and one on a SJ worm. Many fly changes and dozens of flawless drifts to visible trout proved fruitless. If I'd had more time I'm sure I would've "cracked the code" but, as it was, we had to leave unfulfilled. Still, with perfect weather and beautiful scenery, who can complain? ~ Larry G. -- July 23rd, 2016

I got there at 7:30. The fishing was slow at first, but then it could be because of the spot I was fishing. As I moved upstream, towards noon, I hooked a fish every other run. After 2pm, the I landed more fish. But the evening's blanket hatch and the 3 big, beautiful strong rainbows I caught made it all worth it. All in all, a very nice stream property . ~ Mike W -- July 11th, 2016

I arrived about 12:30. The sun was shining and the wind was howling. Oh well, that's South Park. At least the fish were biting. They ate almost anything, including Amy's Ants, small parachutes, Stimis, LaFontain's caddis, green rock worms and SJ worms - the darker the better. The smaller (12" - 14") fish fought the best and jumped the most. But the big bows and browns (17" and up) outnumbered the smallies at least 3 to 1. The wind subsided a few times and I had a break, but only momentarily. A gazillion mosquitoes and biting flies appeared out of nowhere and attacked. I quickly applied some Deet but it was too late. I have itchy bumps all over my upper body. But I also have a big grin thinking about a terrific day fishing. ~ Larry G. -- July 8th, 2016

Another great day on A8! Flows went from 170-150 cfs through the day. Mostly sunny with some periods of cloud cover. Fished from 8AM-6PM. Stuck with upper half of property. Tricos came off in morning along with some caddis throughout the day. Fish were rising but I fished streamers all day; zonkers, slumpbusters and conehead woolly buggers. Caught fish pretty consistently through the day with maybe a slowdown between 3 to 5PM. Mosquitos all day, really bad in evening. Mostly caught rainbows between 12-18”. One pike. No big whoppers although one really nice fish broke off. Great day, 40+ fish landed! ~ Robert Hood -- July 8th, 2016

Awesome - Landed about 30 fish and shook hands with at least that many. Not bad for a half day on the water? Started at 8AM, water was slightly off color and running pretty high. There were only a couple places to cross. I fished the upper property with rain and lightning getting the better half of the day. Started nymphing and as often expected on the Terryall, the bead headed prince stole the show. I also threw a streamer and though slower I did catch my biggest fish a 20+ cut bow. I went to the dry for the last hour and my stimulator was on fire before calling it a day about noon. 14 Rainbow/Cut bows (15 to 20+inches) 14 Browns (4 to 14 inches) 2 Beautiful Native Cutthroats (12-14 inches) Have fun and bring some bug spray... wish I had:) ~ John M -- June 22nd, 2016

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