During runoff, choosing the right fly pattern becomes a little less important. Choosing the right color, however, will make all the difference.

Winter is upon us and it is time to consider what this means for fly fishing in Colorado. At FlyCast, our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date and forward-looking fly fishing information for a growing list of Colorado rivers and streams. In general, our focus has been on the short-term (looking ahead to the next 7 days). However, we would be doing you a disservice not to consider the long-term implications of winter weather on fly fishing conditions in Colorado. In our inaugural long-term “Winter FlyCast,” we will properly equip you with the information and know-how for a successful winter fly fishing season. 

Weather forecasters are working tirelessly to make long-term predictions around ambient temperatures and precipitation across the U.S. this winter. In the case of long-term weather forecasting, the old adage “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” could not ring more true; meteorologists will be the first to admit it. Nonetheless, we can utilize the data at hand and...

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