Saturday, April 27, 2013

Breckenridge Blizzard and the Blue

Not the name of a new group or band; rather, me with a couple of hours to kill in the Town of Breckenridge during our last major snow storm on April 15. A local told me that the mountain had just closed for skiing; however, the storm was the best storm they received all ski season.
I stopped into The Mountain Angler,, and chatted with Kevin Macreery one of their guides and Jackson Streit, the owner of the Mountain Angler located on Main Street in Breckenridge. I asked them if they would be so kind as to direct me to a spot I could get on the Blue River for a couple of hours. I asked Kevin to please send me to a place other than the place he sends all area tourists that the area locals drive by and laugh at.

Kevin graciously directed me to a spot directly off of Hwy 9 heading towards Frisco and a slight pullout that would put me right next to the Blue River above Dillon Reservoir.  I geared up in the parking garage of the hotel I was staying at to beat the snow fall and keep Mr. Jack Frost at bay. I drove to the spot, wading boots and all, as the snow came down with a vengeance.

As the snow fell, I fished with my Tenkara for an hour and a half. I saw some amazing scenery and caught some beautiful Breckenridge rainbows. All fish were caught on #16 ABU and #16 olive zebra midge.

If you get the chance to be in Breckenridge with a fly rod, stop in the Mountain Angler, spend some time talking with Kevin  and Jackson, both extremely gracious and convince them to share a spot or two the locals enjoy!

Happy Nymphing!


  1. Great photos, report, and fishing! There is nothing like catching fish in a snowstorm. Not as comfortable as the summer, but sure is a fun experience.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Welcome back BDF! Hope your travels were good on you and you found a fish or two. Fishing in the winter is a wonderful experience and as you know the water is normally yours for as far as you can see. Thanks for the support and visiting. Looking forward to getting on the water with ya!

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