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:

Rates:
Everyday
Adult
$85.00
Everyday
Adult 1/2 Day
Everyday
Adult Aftn.
$63.75
Everyday
Child
$0.00
Everyday
Youth
$63.75
Everyday
Youth 1/2 Day
Everyday
Youth Aftn.
$48.75

Property Log Book Comments

Fished the upper section. Started downstream above the lower border around 11 AM. Hippie Stomper and crickets size 12 worked well fished along the cut banks upstream. Flies needed to be tight to the bank. Caught many fish, some up to 17-18". Action was good till around 2 PM when the wind came up. after lunch we tried upstream but too much wind. Some small caddis and tiny olives around. Later on we started catching fish on size 14 elk hair caddis, cast to the bank and skittered. Fish were all over these flies. We each caught a 19" plus rainbow and many smaller trout. Wind came up more and we quit as the sun began to set. 20 plus fish each, many in the 16+ range, mixed bag of rainbow, cutbow and browns. Plus a close encounter with a large pike that snapped the leader. A banner day on the Tarryall. ~ Robert Hesse -- June 14th, 2017

Fished A8 with 2 guests. Slow start in the AM, picked up later in the day. Amy's ant with pheasant tail and juju baetis was the bestcombination. Some luck with deeper nymphing with copper copper john. No luck with streamers (black, olive, brown) unlike my last trip 2 weeks ago. Flows 60 clear, fish still spooky. Caught 70% browns. Overall great day as usual. ~ Mike Narkewicz -- June 4th, 2017

Fished A8 with Jim Mousseau for about 3 hours before we were "hailed" off the river and the temp dropped to 34 degrees. Water was very skinny but the fish were very active. Fish were extremely skittish in the slow water in the middle third and unless you wear your cloak of invisibility, hard to catch. Even casting a line upstream spooked them before it hit the water. Managed to catch a few in the deeper bend pools. Fishing was very good in the riffles in the upper third of the property. Fish weren't too selective with most on a 16 red copper john and beadhead midge or pheasant tail droppers. Didn't get down to the lower third. Caught about 10 fish each, all nice fish in the 12"-18" range, mix of bows, cutbows, and browns. ~ Ken Cohen -- May 8th, 2017

My MD (Alexander) and I arrived about 9am, on water at 9:30am. A clear and cool day w/brief gusts of wind. We fished the upper section for whole day. Flows were very low, lower than I’ve ever seen em’ on this property. Caught fish from first cast and many times we both had one on the line. Nymphed up to bridge, switched to streamers back down. Between the two of us, a 50+ fish day, three or four fish out of every whole. Caught them on foam back emergers, cadis pupa & pat’s rubber legs. A few on large attractors like Amy’s Ant’s, Stimulators and Cadis dry’s. The Streamer Black/Green and were very effective when we hit the same pools again. The fish were little Browns (6”-12”), and very nice Rainbows and Cutbows (14”-20”). We found lots of fish in water, many podding up in the deeper pools. Finished the day about 5pm. ~ George Schmidt -- April 16th, 2017

Blue skies, low flows (16cfs) and gin clear water made for a tough day on A-8. We managed to land a dozen fish between 3 fishermen, with about as many lost fish. The river is full of fish but they are so easily spooked or distracted by spawning that the real action is yet to come. In spite of all these challenges, we still landed a few nice trout, mostly on streamers, with several in the 18 to 20 inch category. The biggest surprise of the day was the fact that the lower section fished really poorly. Once the water level rises and adds a little more color, and the fish get out of spawning mode, this property will be excellent to fish. I suspect that to happen in the next month or so. ~ Fabrice -- April 15th, 2017

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