Long Meadow Experience
During August of 1998, Boxwood Gulch was able to lease the fishing rights on
the ranch immediately adjacent to and upstream of Boxwood Gulch.
This new section of water is called Long Meadow. This property has been
private since it was homesteaded, nearly 150 years ago.
Big Browns lurk in it's over 2 miles of river channels and hidden back waters.
Rainbows and Cutbows work the riffles. Don't be surprised if you land a 16"
This is 2 miles of mostly unfished trout water. The owners and 6 doctors are
the only other people who have fished this water for the last 150 years, and now you if you book the Long Meadow section.
We are proud to be able to fish this water and are now accepting bookings on
the Long Meadow Section.
- Two miles of very accessible yet Wild river. No amenities. No clubhouse use.
- SPECIAL NOTE
- You can of course book BOTH Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow, for your group, and
enjoy 3 miles of phenomenal fishing with all the amenities and privacy of an
exclusive fishing club.
- Breakfast and Lunch:
Check with your Guide/Outfitter about meeting times, meeting places, breakfast and lunch or
any other special requirements that you may have. At the Long Meadow section you get to eat lunch outdoors. Some Guides provide breakfast some do not. Talk to your guide.
All of our authorized guides and outfitters will be able to accommodate your requests.
4 and 5 weight, medium fast rods are suggested, backed with disc drag
reels. Floating line and 4x or 5x leaders and tippets. Waist high waders
allow anglers to access 90% of the water, with chest high needed only
for the brave at heart. Bring your polarized sunglasses because you will be sight fishing for "monster trout" in crystal clear water. Rain gear is always a good idea.
Dry fly action starts in late March and lasts through early October.
Long Meadow guides suggest that clients use their confidence patterns.
Suggested dry patterns are mostly attractors such as Royal Wulffs, Stimulators,
Trude Wing Coachmen, Hoppers and Caddis in sizes from #14 to #8s. Special Long Meadow patterns such as Olive Death Gold Prince nymphs, Turks Tarantula,
Bite Me, and many others are available for purchase in seasonal selections from our Authorized Outfitters.
- Winter Fishing:
Winter months can offer some of the best nymph fishing in the Rocky Mountain range,
because of the mild conditions, we fish in what is referred to as the "Bailey Banana Belt."
Stone flies, Wooly Buggers, and other nymph patterns can yield an angler a 20 fish day.
- Streamer Fishing:
Streamer fishing is a year round affair at Long Meadow. Because of the competition
between more than 2000 fish on approximately 2 miles of river, Streamer patterns such as Spruce streamers
and sculpins, can trigger savage strikes that will make even the most experienced anglers tighten
The combination of natural spawned trout and fish raised in our own ponds provides
anglers an unforgettable outing of both shrewd selective trout and friendly receptive fish,
that will test his or her tippet to the max.