Tips for Fishing Freestone Rivers and a Guide to the Upper Arkansas and Colorado River

Colorado is home to two iconic North American rivers, the Arkansas and Colorado River. Many anglers gravitate to the numerous tailwater streams in the state for a variety of reasons, but the freestone rivers such as the Arkansas and Colorado shouldn’t be forgotten. While their conditions are volatile and less predictable than tailwaters, fishing these rivers generally provides serenity and highly productive outings. Some may argue that a trout is a trout despite the river it resides, but we’d argue that fly fishing strategy varies as you go from tailwaters to freestones. In celebration of our release of the Upper Colorado River and Upper Arkansas River reports and forecasts, we would like to

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