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, www.mountainangler.com, 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!