If any of you are fly fishermen, you may already know this, but fly fishing in the fall is amazing. The fish are hungry. The food is plentiful, and the water is usually a bit lower, making the trout easier to spot. Even better is the fact that there is less traffic on the water in fall. Living in Colorado, we share our incredible natural resources with travelers from all over the world. This is a great thing as much of our state makes a living off the tourists, but the overcrowding can also be a bummer. I don’t know if any of you have tried to ski Vail over President’s Day Weekend, but unless you get up on the hill super early, you are going to be waiting in some pretty nasty lift lines. Similarly, you can experience this traffic on the water during the warmer months. Either you are waiting for a parade of rafts to pass, or you are hoping that the goober who beat you to the river will find a new hole. Luckily for us locals, most of these travelers pass through during summer and winter, so we locals have a couple months to ourselves.