Big T April 5 2019 Trip Report

big t april 5 2019 trip report

The Big T was good to a friend of mine and I. Here is the Big T April 5 2019 trip report.

The Big T Gods Were Smiling!

What an amazing day on one of my favorite rivers in Colorado. It is even better when you get to fish with someone you’ve known for a while. Adrian “Feathers” Messiak and I headed out of Denver to go play on the Big T out of Estes Park.

The morning admittedly started off slowly but quickly heated up. Both Adrian and I both had a few uncommited takes on subsurface flies, especially RS2s. With increasing air temperatures, we both experienced progressively violent takes from fish who were rolling softly below the surface.

Shortly after the fish started eating our RS2s, there was a hatch that came off. There were a mix of hits on olive dries and olive RS2s. I, Graham, was also able to get a few fish to eat my Ishigaki Secret Kebari.

Big T Fish

The fish may not have been bruisers, although they were healthy.

Big T April 5 2019 Trip Report

Being able to fish with someone like Adrian was really fun. I look forward to fishing again with him.

Our day did not end with just fish. We ran into Estes Park for a post fishing day at the Rock Cut Brewery for a celebratory beer.

Rock Cut Goblin Forest Beer

And then it was back to Denver to return to life as a parent for me.

Want to check out the Big T with GEAR Colorado Fly Fishing? Book a trip today and let us share these fish with you!

About The Author

Graham Moran

Graham is the Owner and Head Guide for GEAR Colorado Fly Fishing. He has been fishing most if his life. Fly fishing entered his realm of interest when he was 16 years old. Graham asked his grandfather if he would teach him. His grandfather said yes, and now Graham is a fly fishing guide with a passion of teaching others. When Graham is not guiding you will find him at home with his wife and kids. If he is not with his wife and kids you will find him working on his other website

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