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The South Platte River [Middle Fork], Alma to Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir Fishing & River Map Guide is designed to be the perfect companion to anyone recreating on the upper reaches of the Middle Fork of the South Platte. In the upper reaches of the South Platte basin, the Middle and South Fork (above Antero) are classic freestone streams (with beaver ponds) that are consistently inconsistent with regard to flow, water temperature, clarity, hatches, and many other variables such as freezing up during the winter months. In comparison, the tailraces (i.e. below Antero and Spinney Mountain Reservoir) are much more predictable, providing anglers with a consistent year-round fishery. This Fishing & River Map Guide includes the area between Spinney Mountain and Elevenmile Reservoirs known as the "Dream Stream", known for producing some of the biggest trout in the country.
Each Fishing & River Map Guide includes detailed river maps at a scale of 1 inch = 1/2 mile. At this scale every turn in the river and rapid is clearly shown and labeled. Each page is centered on the river and overlaps with the adjacent pages so finding any location along the river is easy. The maps include river miles, access points, private and public lands, gaging stations, recreation sites, and more.
Pat Dorsey, one of Colorado's most renowned fly fishing guides and authors, has written the introduction as well as descriptions of specific fly fishing strategies and seasonal fluctuations found on the river. Also included are stream flow charts, hatch charts, and a table of river access points.
More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographic's Fishing & River Map Guidebooklets are printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.