Posted by PT on April 08, 1997 at 17:19:51:
In Reply to: Re: Aspen posted by B YUILLE on April 02, 1997 at 18:32:29:
: : I am going on a "business meeting" to Aspen April 25-27. I hope to have at least one or two afternoons free. Does anyone know of a convenient place to fish in that area or a good guide in the Aspen area?
: JUST GOT BACK FROM FISHING IN RIFLE,CO WITH A GOOD FRIEND, TONY
: PRESSLER. FISHED 3 DAYS AND CAUGHT
: OVER 120 TROUT BETWEEN 3 OF US.
: TONY IS A RIFLE NATIVE AND GUIDES ELK
: HUNTERS FOR RUDY STEELE OUTFITTERS. HE TAKES A SELECT FEW TROUT FISHERMEN DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER. HE HAS SOME EXCELLENT PRIVATE WATER AND ALSO FISHES THE PUBLIC WATER IN THE MEEKER AND
: GLENWOOD SPRINGS AREA. HE CURRENTLY CHARGES $125.00 / DAY.
: WE CAUGHT 14 FISH OVER 20" WITH ALOT OF CUTS OVER 16."
: IF YOU NEED TO SEE PROOF, GIVE ME A CALL, I GOT PICTURES!
John Hollinger is a very knowledgeable guide. Last I heard, his shop was at the Ritz Carlton. He got me "hooked" so-to-speak, on native brookies up in the Hunter Creek Wilderness.
There are several shops at the base of Ajax Mountain, any of which can set you up with a guide or, if you prefer, simply sell you the right flies and point you in the right direction.
If you need to get some equipment, you might try the True Value hardware store on Main, across the street and West of Carl's Drugs. Much lower prices than the "in-town" shops.
For a really quick outing in the evening, try driving East out of Aspen on 82. There are a couple of really convenient places to parka and wade.
If people start telling you about the "Green Drake" hatch in August, believe it.
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