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El Rancho Pinoso – Colorado

Location: Southwest Colorado, approximately 20 miles from Pagosa Springs.

Fishery: While staying at El Rancho Pinoso you are to fish two exclusive stretches of beautiful private water. The RIO Blanco and the Weminuche River. The RIO Blanco is 3 miles of easy wading and deep pools dominated by rainbow trout around 16-21″. The Weminuche is a fully restored, meandering meadow system with 7 miles of private water. This excellent dry fly and hopper stream boasts good populations of both browns and rainbows, including some very large browns.

Accomodations: Accomodations include two fully restored historic cabins. The Log Cabin sleeps seven. The Cowboy House sleeps eight. Both feature a full kitchen, living room with fireplace, washer & dryer, and internet access. Three meals per day are prepared by a private chef.

Fishing Program:

Due to the exclusive nature of El Rancho Pinoso, fishing schedules can be very flexible for what you would like to do. But typically anglers are picked up at 8:00AM and returned to the cabins at 6:00PM. The Weminuche is an 80 minute drive from the lodge. The Rio Blanco is the property’s home water. It is easier to return to the cabin for lunch if you’re fishing the Rio Blanco. Head guide and manager is Dave Liebson working with him will be local freelance guides so El Rancho asks that guides be tipped directly at the end of each day.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Day 1 Arrive El Rancho Pinoso after 4:00 PM. Get settled in and tour the property.
  • Day 2-5 Five full days of guided fishing on the two Lindner properties.
  • Day 6 Check out by 11:00 AM and depart for home or points beyond.

2021 Rates:
Per person based on double occupancy

7 night/6 day package: $5,448
6 night/5 day package: $4,669
5 night/4 day package: $3,889
4 night/3 day package: $3,229
3 night/2 day package: $2,378
Variable length stays welcome. Please inquire.

Included: Accommodations, meals, guided fishing, flies and terminal tackle, horse back riding and tax.

Not Included: Round trip airfare and transportation to the lodge, alcohol, fishing licenses, staff and guide gratuities.

Season: June 20th to October 1st.

Capacity: 12 guests (8 anglers). Exclusive use is available for parties of four or more.

All arrangements are handled by our trusty friends at Fly Water Travel.

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Gear Guide

Dry Flies & Terrestrials

  • Parachute Adams – #16, #12
  • Crystal Stimulator – #16 Yellow, #8 Royal
  • Elk Hair Caddis – #16, #12
  • Rainy’s Kurt’s Mini Head Turner – #10
  • Furmisky’s Hot Legs Hopper – #10 Yellow
  • Humpy – #14 Yellow, #14 Royal
  • Crystal Wing Spinner – #16 Rusty, #18 Rusty
  • Hi-Vis Ant – #16
  • RIO’s Chernobyl Ant – #10 Brown/Gold
  • Lawson’s Green Para Drake – #10 Green

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Nymphs

  • Gold Bead Prince Nymph – #14, #12, #10
  • Gold Bead Hare’s Ear – #16, #14, #12
  • Gold Bead Pheasant Tail – #18, #16, #14
  • Deep Sparkle Pupa – #16 Brown/Bright Green
  • Mop Fly – #14 Grey, #14 Tan
  • Squirmy Wormy – #12 Red
  • Tungsten Pat’s Rubber Legs – #10 Tan/Brown, #10 Brown/Black
  • Copper John – #18, #16, #14

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Streamers

  • Muddler Minnow – #4
  • Clouser Minnow – #6 White, #2 White
  • Galloup’s Monkey – #2 Olive
  • Gold Bead Crystal Bugger – #6 Black, #6 Olive
  • Kure’s Rabbit Zonker – #6 Olive
  • Sculpinator – #4 Olive

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Fly Rods

  •   Features

    • Matte Midnight blank
    • Reel seat is type III anodized aluminum Midnight black w/Matte Midnight carbon insert
    • Blue accent wrap, black/black main wraps
    • REC recoil snake guides, SiC/titanium stripping guides
    • Reinforced blank increases loop strength and dampens vibration for straighter tracking and a truer cast
    • American made
  • Features

    • Konnetic Technology.
    • Fuji ceramic stripper guides.
    • Juniper blank color
    • Hardwood insert with anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat
    • Versatility at its finest.
  •   Features

    • Konnectic HD Technology
    • Black Spruce color blank with Dark Green thread wraps and Metallic Grey trim wraps
    • Fuji ceramic stripper guides and hard chromed snake and tip guides
    • Freshwater 3-5 wts: Vera wood insert with Stealth black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat. Flor grade snub nosed half-wells cork handle
    • Saltwater 6-10 wts: Stealth Black anodized aluminum up-locking reel seat with integrated hidden hook keeper. Flor quality full-wells cork handle with EVA fighting butt
  • Features

    • Insanely light and crisp feel.
    • Ultra responsive.
    • Natural rod blank finish for weight reduction.
    • Stable loop control at any distance.
    • Honest fishermen marks built into the rod.
  • 9′ 5 weight with a medium to fast action suitable for dry fly, nymph and streamer fishing.
  • A fast action 9′ 6 weight if you’d like it for streamers.

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Reels

  •   Features

    • Only 21 meticulously machined parts ensure a lifetime of dependable use
    • A time honored click-pawl system protects light tippet while preventing overrun
    • Partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and aesthetics
    • Quick-change spool with a threaded release cap and large-arbor design
    • Designed & machined by trout junkies in Colorado
  • Features

    • 5-disc alternating carbon and stainless steel drag.
    • Ported frame for balance of weight, sound, and visual.
    • Designed & machined by trout junkies in Colorado.
    • Large arbor for increased retrieve and reduced line memory.
  •   Features

    • large arbor
    • Constructed from machined 6061 Aluminum and stainless steel
    • Narrow spool prevents line barreling
    • Outer diameter and inboard handle improve retrieve rate
  •   Features

    • New SCF-X drag is a sealed Teflon® and carbon fiber disc drag system with a generous drag knob
    • Precision engineered thermoplastic TPX bushings are feather light, self-lubricating, inert (no corrosion) and have zero wear
    • Activseal technology perpetually repels contaminants from braking system
    • New Giga arbor reels in more than a foot of line per turn and features grooves that allow backing to dry faster
  • A 5 weight sized reel
  • A 6 weight sized reel if you’re bringing a streamer rod

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Fly Lines

  • Weight forward cold water floating WF5F fly line
  • Weight forward cold water sink-tip WF6F line if you’re bring a streamer rod.

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Leaders & Tippet

  • Orvis SuperStrong Plus Leader – 9ft/4X, 9ft/3X
  • RIO Powerflex Tippet – 5X, 4X, 3X
  • Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon Tippet – 5X

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Waders & Boots

  •   Features

    • Waterproof synthetic leather & scratch rubber upper
    • A boot that features an engineered balance of value & wading performance
    • Partial neoprene lining
    • Dual‐density EVA midsole for shock absorption
    • Men's whole sizes: 5 – 16, Width: EEE
  •   Features

    • Waterproof nubuck leather & Lace‐to‐toe upper
    • TPU molded heel clip for positive heel fit & hiking security
    • Dual‐density midsole for shock absorption
    • ESS plates for improved cleat retention & proprioception
  •   Features

    • Zippered chest pocket
    • Removable Flip‐out Tippet Tender™ pocket with dual‐entry zippers
    • Zippered reach‐through micro‐fleece lined hand‐warmer chest pocket
    • Super‐fly Patch® & integrated utility tabs
    • Built‐in low‐profile belt loops with 2in stretch wading belt included
    • Adjustable elastic 1.5in suspender with opposing YKK® buckles for waist‐high conversion
    • Abrasion‐resistant built‐in Gravel Guards with boot hooks

Fishing Apparel

  • Bring lightweight, quick-drying technical fishing apparel as well as preparation for colder weather such as a warm, wind-breaking jacket and layers.

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