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Spinney Opens THIS Friday, April 10th at 6 01 AM!





That’s right, folks! Spinney officially opens this Friday!


Do you feel a scratchy throat coming on? A cough and sneeze and the need for a “sick day”? If you’ve never been to opening day at Spinney, then this is you year! These fish haven’t seen a fly or lure since November and are hunger and eager! It can be a busy time with many fellow fishermen, but the payoff is rewarding and the camaraderie can be fun. 



Kenny Romero, Angler’s stillwater expert and guide, recommends a handful of fly patterns:

1. Egg patterns
2. Red or Black chironomids
3. Olive or orange scuds
4. Midge emerger patterns like the JuJubee midge in red, olive or black
5. Woolly buggers stripped in at various speed retrieves


Check out this video to see what to expect on Opening Day:


Details you need to know:

  • Gates will open at 6:01 a.m. April 10. 
  • Vehicles will not be allowed to line up at the entrance gate until after 7 p.m. April 9, in order to allow staff to complete the final preparations for opening day. 
  • Colorado State Parks yearly and daily passes will be sold at the gate from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on opening day.
  • Daily passes are available for $7 at the self-service stations any time the park is open.  
  • Yearly passes cost $70 and are valid at all Colorado State Parks for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Come into Angler’s Covey and Colorado Tackle Pro for flies, recommended areas, and what you can expect. 



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