Winter is here and our favorite creek in the valley fishes great all season as the crowds concentrate on world class skiing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFlows are winter low and the water temps are falling everyday which has increased the feeding activity in the middle of the day. Look for fish in the riffles still but be aware that they will be looking to settle in to their typical winter lies so concentrate most of your time on the pools. Fish will feed all winter on Eggs, Midges, small Mayfly nymphs and Stoneflies. Stay out of sight and downsize your patterns as well as your tippet for winter fishing on Gore Creek. Rio Fluoroflex in 6x and 7x will increase your chances on Gore Creek exponentially. Recommended flies include the Two Bit Hooker, Micro Mays, Black Rainbow Warriors and any glass bead midge of your choice. If eggs are on the menu, Oregon Cheese and Pink Champagne have been getting the most looks on Gore Creek of late. Winter fly fishing in Colorado can be some of the best all season so layer up and enjoy a nice day on Vail’s best creek in solitude.

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