The Best Fly Fishing in the World, Right in Denver’s Backyard

Undeserved good fortune has enabled me to wander far and wide in search of fly fishing adventures. My passion for steel heading has led me from the Great Northwest and British Columbia to Alaska and Eastern Russia in pursuit of these spectacular fish. I have hunted tarpon, permit, and bonefish in the Florida Keys and […]

Fishing Like It Used to Be

Boxwood Gulch offers the fly fisher an opportunity to travel back in time and visit the unspoiled land of the old west, when trout grew very large (the rainbows and browns run to 30 inches!). The fish are eager to take the fly, and they fight hard in the cold, swift, mountain waters, taxing both […]

Big Fish, Privacy, and a Great Guide

Dear Barry, I wanted to thank you for the great day in early October at Boxwood Gulch. Your stretch of the Platte was quite beautiful, and although only one hour from Denver was set in an isolated manner in a valley within a mountain pass that could as well been in a remote area. The […]

Landing Big Fighters on the Oxbow

My day at Boxwood Gulch began much like the last time I had the privilege of fishing there this past May. I was standing at the “Convention Center,” where the oxbow begins, casting my line, when I hooked a large swedish steelhead trout. There is really nothing that can compare with the fight that the […]

Lightening-Fast Swedish Steelhead

Swedish steelhead. The name meant nothing to me. I had never before caught a steelhead–and will very likely never visit Sweden. But on the upper curve of the oxbow, only forty-five minutes into our morning’s fishing and with a last-shot cast before moving on to the next bend, I hooked into one on a rather […]