Get Your Hike On For Wild Trout

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Get your hike on for wild trout during the dog days of summer. Photos By: Louis Cahill

It’s August and it’s safe to say that we’re in the dog days of summer. Fishing conditions are tough and the only really good fishing for trout right now is the first and last couple hours of the day. Do what I do this time of year and get your hike on for wild trout on high elevation tributaries. They maintain colder water temperatures because they’re closer to the source of the springs, and since the water temperatures are cooler the fish will feed for longer periods of the day. Yeah, you’re probably not going to catch any giants, but what you will catch will be wild and colored up. Fly fishing remote hike-in trout streams can be some of the most rewarding fly fishing and allow you to get away from the crowds.

The best thing about high elevation trout streams during the summer months is that you can almost always get away with strictly fishing dry flies. Pack your fly box with elk hair caddis, stimulators, and parachute adams and you should be good.

Keep it Reel,

Kent Klewein
Gink & Gasoline




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