Channel your inner moustache
Every February Curtis and I make a trek to Utah's green river to celebrate our birthdays (he's a LOT older than me.) These trips usually consist of waking up at 4:30, driving for about 4 hours to the river, fishing midges until we either get bored of catching fish or get frozen to the core, and then head back home. Some years it's midge fishing bliss in moderate winter temperatures, while other years it's filled with snow wind and Curtis crying himself to sleep on the way home. This year it was an especially great trip, not because the midge fishing was insane, or the temperatures were speedo
|Colby with a meat eater|
We have known Colby (who is now a d-list celebrity due to his moustache and swimsuit photo spreads in RV Weekly magazine) for a number of years just through the Utah fly fishing community, and for the past several years he has been making clients happy by helping them hook fish on the green river. He guides for Spinner Fall Guide Service, who employs many of the top guides on the river and has a reputation for fishing dry flies a lot.
We kind of wanted to fish for a mixed bag of active fish (risers and meat eaters) so we decided to float the A scetion of the green river, which is located directly beneath the Flaming Gorge Dam. Due to the nature of the constant cool water year round, it is a great trout habitat that allows you to see fish everywhere, almost like you are in an aquarium. Right from the start of this trip we saw how intimate he was with all of the "micro drifts," "new rocks," and areas that held fish vs areas that didn't. I could tell that Colby is a true ambassador of the river, and his hundreds of days floating the river showed. Just like his overall easy going demeanor, he likes to guide in a way that is maybe unique in his own way. Instead of just getting clients into fish, he'll teach them some of the intricacies of drifting a tiny dry fly right down feeder alley, or throwing a beefy streamer at a meat eater. Curtis and I have fished the Green River quite a lot, but it's amazing what you can learn if you have an open mind, and someone who is willing to share fishy knowledge with you.
|Cheech and Colby playing musical chairs|
|Little Fatty with a soft gut. It ate the belly scratcher.|
Here is Colby's profile page to Spinner Fall Guide Service. If you are looking for a great guide on the Green River, give them a call!