As spring gives way to summer and the winter snowpack slowly trickles into nearby streams, our time in the mountains shifts focus to new activities. Each day brings with it the opportunity to revel in the glory of a favorite summer pastime, or better yet, step out of the comfort zone and try something entirely different. FREESKIER’s Summer Adventure Series is a tribute to those summer days in the mountains.
In the first part of this four-part series, we’re taking you on a fishing trip to the Fryingpan River Basin, just outside of Basalt, Colorado. Here, brown and rainbow trout rule supreme and anglers travel from around the globe to feel their bite on the line. Long, fine leaders, frequent fly changes and perfect presentations are the name of the game, and experience and poise are rewarded in these trying waters.