Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fish Mission: Poor Man's Black Canyon

Before its confluence with Middle Boulder Creek, North Boulder Creek carves its way through rugged Dream Canyon. The canyon itself is a popular climbing area and is consequentially equipped with anchor bolts. As with any steep canyon, the fastest way to the bottom is straight down. That is exactly the route fellow guide Tyler Bowman and I chose. After a 130 foot rappel, we were rewarded with perfect pools filled with hungry brook trout. We fished big dry flies exclusively, and nearly every good drift produced a fish.

There is walk in access to Dream Canyon, but if you have the gear, why not rappel? Doing so allowed us to access more remote parts of the canyon. So if your tired of the same old same old, grab some hoppers and the hiking boots and head out on an adventure.
A typical Dream Canyon Brookie

Tight Lines,
Patrick Knackendoffel & Tyler Bowman
Front Range Anglers

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