Conejos River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"In August 1973, longtime friend Chris Owen and I were on the loose and on a two-week excursion to fly fish as many Colorado rivers as possible. Once we fished the Conejos, it was hard to try others. The river just would not let us leave. I still recall fondly those early, uncrowded years on the Conejos. I urge anyone passing through the southern part of Colorado to stay in the pine-covered mountains for a few days and fall in love with the beautiful canyon setting and river. This gem of a trout stream may not yield the numbers and large-sized fish of years gone by, but considering the scenery and over sixty miles of fishable water, it’s well worth a fly fishing trip.
Plus, recent habitat improvements and designation of many sections as Wild Trout Waters have improved the fishery. One can wade most of the river, which averages about sixty feet wide, and there are miles and miles of public access. Types of Fish: Brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout, brookies and some northern pike. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."