Fly Fishing Big Thompson River

If you’re looking to catch some nice sized trout without venturing a great distance to do so the Big Thompson River is a good bet. Despite the water level being low there was still some flow and a lot of deep pools that were holding some very nice fish. I fished in the same stretch just up the road from the town of Drake twice last week. My first trip I landed 7 nice fish (5 browns and 2 rainbows) in just over 4 hours of fishing. My second time up was a bit slower and I only landed 2 but both were very robust rainbows.