Fly Fishing on South Boulder Creek
Squirmaids! Sometimes, the simplest trips are just magic. Tonight's fly fishing outing was all magic, from Sam's postulations about fishing lures part squirrel, part memaid to the very real fish we caught, to the lovely sunset. You know the ICO thing is going well when the kids want to throw just one more cast... and another... and another... until it's too dark to see anything but the silhouette of the mountains. Our new, braided lines did great, allowing the kids to get the lines out far in targetted, graceful casts by the end of the evening. It's also worth noting that the strategy of keeping the group size down worked really well; the kids got all of the guidance they needed to learn quickly and without frustration.
You don't have to go far to enjoy nature and fishing in Boulder. This little outing is part of the Boulder Valley ICO Tenkara Academy, and the outing size is limited to ensure that participants get the individualized instruction in tenkara flycasting that they may need. Participants and volunteers are encouraged to visit the Tenkara Academy Page on this website in advance of the outing for basic information and learning materials related to tenkara fly fishing. Those 16 years or older will require a fishing license.
Safety Information relating to outings in the City of Boulder and Boulder County.
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, 303-441-3440
Boulder County Open Space & Recreation; 303-678-6222
Rooselvelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-541-2500