With fall on the way, it’s the perfect time to make use of the cooler weather by heading out to Rocky Mountain National Park on an overnight fly fishing trip. While the nights are crisp and cool, the days are pleasant and the water temperatures are still warm enough to let you spend hours in the rivers and lakes of the Park comfortably. When preparing for your camping trip, there are a few things you’ll need to do to make the trip go off without a hitch.
Pack for the weather
The mountains get cold at night, and packing for the cooler temperatures is absolutely essential. Bring a light jacket for daytime breezes, but also include heavier sweaters or coats at night. During the day, you’ll probably be fine in jeans and a t-shirt, but at night, you’ll want some warmer outer layers to combat the chill.
Bring only what you need
When heading out into the wilderness, it may be tempting to pack your entire tackle box, but in all likelihood, you won’t need every single lure you own. Instead, think about the types of fish you’ll be catching and only bring the lures you need. You don’t want to weigh your pack down with unnecessary gear. Be sure to bring your sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you from the bright glare on the water. Remember, Estes Park is at a higher elevation and the sun can be intense.
If you’ve always wanted to try an overnight fly fishing trip, but aren’t sure if camping is for you, book a spot on our next guided backpacking trip! Your guide will handle setting up camp, meal preparation, and can even give you insight into the best fishing spots at your destination.