UPDATED: March 30, 2016

These days, most everyone knows that where there’s snow and sunshine there’s also water, and where there’s water there’s also some sort of fish. In any season (yep, we fish year-round in Breckenridge), polish up the skills and update your Facebook status to: Gone Fishin’.  Today, I did just that.  I went out with my friend Dan Lee to see the cunning angler at work, and check out the amazing views that make Breckenridge, CO one of my favorite places to fish.

To learn more about the local area, or to get fishing advice or recommendations, check out our favorite local fly/guide shops:

 

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

Picking the bait is not a guess. Finding out what’s used in the local area can give any angler an advantage.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

It’s been a while. Remember how to tie flies?

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

The art requires patience and accuracy.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

And then we were off…

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

Just North of Breckenridge, on the Blue River, views of the resort offer an incredible contrast between the seasons.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

If you can’t catch the fish, at least you can watch it swim away.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

It’s all about location, location, location.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

And the hunt continued… Location, location, location…

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

Being so close to source, the clear water can tease and inspire even the most novice fisherman.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

The landscape offers plenty of stimulating views, and the solitude could calm even the most restless of souls.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

The beaver pond. Hoping for a lazy one…

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

No fish yet. But at least our luck had run out… Now we could only blame our skills.

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

Desperate times call for desperate measures. “Let’s hide behind these rocks.”

Breckenridge, CO Fishing

Although we didn’t catch anything, the weather, the camaraderie, and the views were amazing. I’ve heard that life’s not about the goal, but the process. I would agree.

 

 

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