Thursday, November 19, 2009

Profile of Lees Ferry, Arizona

Lees Ferry on the Colorado River is regarded by many as one of the premier fly fishing tail waters anywhere. The area is rich with history, including early Mormon settlers and the home for many Native American tribes. Lees Ferry rose to prominence after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam. The steady stream of cold water flowing from the depths of Lake Powell, creates a fishery that is unparalleled. The Rainbow Trout have flourished in this area of the Colorado and fly fishers from around the world travel here for the thrill of catching trophy trout deep within the majestic scenery of Marble Canyon.

Lees Ferry is located in northern Arizona about 16 miles down river from the dam and the town of Page, Arizona. Fly fishers can access the Rainbows below the boat ramp area or by boat to the upper reaches of the river. Because of the constant cold water temperatures, the majority of aquatic insect life are small midges.

Indicator nymphing can be very productive, but don't overlook a dry/dropper for the occasional trout seeking a dry fly imitation. If fly fishers have a bucket list of places to fly fish during their lifetime, we are sure that Lees Ferry would hover somewhere near the top of the list.

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to visit Lee's Ferry for a fishing trip! Someday soon as I'm only about 4-5 hours away.