A Relaxing One-Day Float Trip: Packrafting and Fly Fishing the North Fork of the Gunnison River

Easy to float on a day of floating: Paclaf and Flying Diaoyu Gangnison River North fork

You don’t have to be an outdoor and outdoor or woman to enjoy Packrapting.This is an outdoor sports that is friendly to beginners, and it is interesting to everyone!(Braden Gunem photo)

The north fork of the Gunnison River in southwestern Colorado is an incredible place to visit, providing a moderate (or half -day) buoy for individuals and families.This is the first time I was introduced to the place where Alpacka Raft and Packrafting.

If you have never heard of or packrafting before, this is an interesting and exciting event that allows you to cross the land and water at the same time.A small light raft is called Packract.Due to its size and weight, you can easily bring the bag into your packaging with other gears.It is very suitable for short -distance and long -distance hikes, or when you want to float back to the initial position.

Alpacka raft scout packaging
Alpacka Raft’s scout is a light packaging, which is very suitable for short rivers.(Braden Gunem photo)

The packaging has various shapes, size and durability.The package you should get depends on which type of adventure you intend to use.Alpacka Raft has a variety of fillers, designed for all types of use.Whether you are a hunter or wanting to enter the wilderfunder who is difficult to touch the wilderness watercourse, you have experienced Afters, high -energy white water rapids like paddling, or a novice paddle, looking for a leisurely river floating experience, Alpacka Raft owns PackraptSuitable for this job.

In order to perform easy -to -float travel, such as floating Gunnison Hebei fork, I recommend Alpacka RAFT’s scout Packract.Its weight is only 3.8 pounds, which is very suitable for mountain lakes and short river floats.This is the packaging of the Gannison River that I floated last fall.The scouts are light and durable, and are built with a lightweight 210-Denier sylonic tube fabric (hull) and 420-Denier nylon (floor).

Hiking along the river
Parkv can make you combine your love for hiking and drift.(Braden Gunem photo)

The Gunnison River is through the southwestern part of Colorado and is considered one of the gold medal fishing water in the state. It provides high -quality brown, Cutthroat and Rainbow catfish.It winds through half of Colorado, and in the process of creating an amazing canyon and Class I.

Map of Xiagangnsen River in Colorado
North fork of the River Gogansen River in Colorado.(Google Map)

Although Gunnison River has become the favorite destination of extreme R children due to its fierce and fast -paced white water, it is also popular with easy -to -float and fishing journey.

Gangnison River in Colorado
The Gunnison River is one of the metal waters in Colorado.(Braden Gunem photo)

If you are pursuing a short painless hiking trip and relax on the water, consider the lower part of the drifting Gunnison River from Delta or above.This section is very suitable for family and fishermen, because the rapids flow of Bai Shui are very mild (only composed of level I), and it is just a short walk.In fact, this is the first time I have experienced Packrapting. From then on, I have a itch to return and do it again.

Floating along the river of Packraft
Nothing is easier than floating in the river.(Jessyca Sortillon photo)

In September last year, I met some of the outdoor industry professionals from the Alpacka Raft team and the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. I carried out a brief hiking trip and some leisurely buoys, and had some flying fishing.The Gunnison River Pleasoning Park is located in the place where the Gunnison River in the Gunnison River in the North fork and Colorado.This is a good place for parking and entering the river for rowing and fishing.

Packrapting Gunnison River in Colorado
Packrafraf on the North fork of Gunnison River in Colorado.(Braden Gunem photo)

The co -founder and owner of Alpacka Raft, Thor Tingey, brought two Packract models that day. We can float on the same day and scouts (a ultra -light PackRaft) and Ranger (a single hunting and fishing and fishing).The scout is part of the Alpacka RAFT ultra -light series and will become an excellent beginner of the family.It is an ideal size ship used for solo paddlers. It is durable and can be used daily on lakes and rivers.The larger forest guard is part of the remote area hunter and fishing series. This series is designed for athletes and women who want to enter the Wilderness Waterway.Forests are first -class river hunting and fishing bags.It is large enough to carry all fishing gear and coolers.You can use it for water poultry hunting and have space to bring your bird dog.It also has a large number of mid -to -large games (such as reindeer or deer) load capacity.

Learn how to inflate Packrat
The co -founder and owner of Alpacka Raft, Thor Tingey, demonstrated how Packrapts was inflated.(Jessyca Sortillon photo)

After reviewing the function of Packrafts, Tingey and his team demonstrated how to use inflation bags to properly expand ships.(Scouts and rangers have inflation bags.) Filling Packrapts is much simpler than I expected.

I paired with the boy Army Parkov.Rolling up, the scouts can easily suitable for most standard size hiking kits to facilitate carriers.I happened to use my small and powerful snowman crossroads of 22 liters, so I used several recommenders to fix the rolled rafts on it.It’s great!Who knows that carrying a boat/raft may be so easy?

Put the rolling Packract in the backpack
The boy’s Army Parker rolled up enough to carry it in the backpack.(Braden Gunem photo)

Once we are all ready to inflatable and store our packaging, each of us is tied to the personal floating device (PFD) and starts on foot on foot along the North fork of the Gunnison River.Soon after, we needed to continue hiking along the other side.For the sake of crossing the river, we used a basic paddle technology called "Ferry Side".We face the upstream bags of the upstream bags from a certain angle, and then quickly draw paddle to avoid downstream promotion.We arrived on the other side of the river one by one, then packed the boat and took the trail.Surprisingly, the canyon was not crowded at all.We saw other flies fishingrs and several kayak athletes, but this was almost the same.

Gangnison River in Colorado
Don’t forget your camera!(Jessyca Sortillon photo)

Make sure to bring the camera because the scenery during the walking is amazing!From the glittering river to the canyon wall with ancient rock layers and the swallow nest, there are many opportunities for photos.However, be careful, plants along the river are scattered with poisonous vines. Therefore, if you plan to make this trip, consider wearing trousers and lightweight long -sleeved shirts.(If you are not familiar with poisonous vines and how to identify poison, please do some research in advance. You should know how to identify poison IVY and any other toxic plants, and then perform any type of outdoor adventure.)

Cliff Swallow Nest
The cliff swallows built nests by the cliff.(Jessyca Sortillon photo)

We traveled for a few hours, appreciated the beautiful scenery, and then stopped half of the lunch until we reached the end of the trail.This is the point where we plan to jump into Mrs. Parker and follow the north fork of the Gunnison River, and return to the trail of our start.If you travel with your children, you can jump into the river at any time.You don’t need to hiking for a few hours to make the family interesting.

This is a long and relaxed afternoon floating along the river.We occasionally pull to the side, get rid of the dilemma, and do some flying fishing.We also fish directly from the raft when floating, although the current is difficult.I hooked two fish that day, but unfortunately, they broke before I had the opportunity to get in.

Fishing from packrapt
You can fish from packaging products, you can fish from PACK, and then go out to fly fish.(Braden Gunem photo)

I found that the Tsingtong Army simply opened and inflated, and it was easy to manipulate on the river and river.Like myself and paddle, I installed a backpack comfortably, a small dry bag, and an orvis Helios 3F 5 weight rod with a phantom scroll, still there is still space.For a longer river trip, the ranger will be more ideal, because it provides additional carrying capacity, which means more gear space.

When we finally arrived at the trail, we left the river, packed the suitcase, and enjoyed a well -deserved beer.

Packrafting and Fly, Diaoya, Gonnison River in Colorado
It is planned to be packaged all day or half a day, and provides a flying fishing trip to the family on the Gunnison River.(Braden Gunem photo)

Planning outdoor vacation may be difficult, which will make the entire family please.If you are looking for a family -friendly outdoor event with flying fishing opportunities, I suggest you get some Packrapts and plan to float under the Rakaigansen River in Colorado.My first hit experience was an explosion!I can’t wait to return there, looking forward to re -examining the river with my family.

The story of Alpacka Raft began in 2000. At that time, Sheri Tingey combined his kayak and clothing design knowledge with his son Thor’s idea to create better packaging for remote areas.They jointly created their first packaging "White Ship", which is very popular for the Paclaf community.

The company recently celebrated 20TH Anniversary and its founder, the movie "Sheri".How Sheri completely changed the story of the outdoor industry and the obstacles she had to overcome to launch Alpacka Raft, which was absolutely fascinating.If you are interested in watching this movie, visit https://alpackaraft.com/sheri to get more information and the upcoming viewing opportunities.

Inflatable sheepstone raft Packrapt
Use inflation bags to inflatter the bag.(Braden Gunem photo)

Inflatable sheepstone raft Packrapt
If you have a pump, use it to stand out in the air in the box.(Braden Gunem photo)

Poisonous vine on the tree
Poisonous plants contain Uluchitol, which is an oily substance that may cause allergic reactions.(John_p_anderson / Shutterstock photo)

These attractive phrases can help you identify the characteristics of poisonous vines:

Oliver White on the Future of Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and His Quest to Catch a Golden Masheer

The Wilderness story of the Snowman Film Tour in 2022 Recently, the open -air performance of its coast to the coast was encapsulated -too bad, if you never voted, it was so sad.But this is your salary award: Headline news on tour this year can be watched now … here is here.

Movie, One thousand actorsThis is a mix and match biography and incredible fishing adventure. It is one of Fly Fishing’s most popular fishermen Oliver White. At that time, he traveled to the kingdom of Bhutan to find Golden Mahseer.It is difficult to say what is more attractive -pursuing Mahseer or extraordinary wild life, these lives have brought white people to the doorstep of the world’s most remote fisheries.

When he was standing on the south fork of the snake river in Aidaho, we caught up with the white man and watched the ribbon’s braids in front of the famous southern fork Lodge.Kimmel bought the braid together.But this is another story.At present, please see the story of White’s recent life chapter.

I don’t want to destroy the storyline of the audience, but many people may not understand the challenges of obtaining the project permit.Tell me what the Bhutan royal family wants to do to get green lights.

When we filmed this movie, you cannot fish in Bhutan without the permission of the royal family.In addition, there is a river that can only be caught by the royal family members.However, we got a permission and agreed that one of the king’s bodyguards must be with me on that river.At least it can be said that this creates a very unique experience.

We filmed in November 2017. Feel Soul Media made its debut at the 2019 Mountain Film Festival in Terumo, Colorado, where I got Vimeo Staff Pick Award.A week later, we got a stop order from Bhutan.They asked us to cut anything to show the bodyguard.It was a pain.Then, the COVID hit rate, so the game was put on hold, and the delay continued to accumulate.

When you are in Bhutan, your wife is pregnant with your first son now.Many changes.You have a second child.Your iconic hut in Bahamas was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.Now, you have a new hotel in Aideho.In the movie, you say you find your own sense of goals from your feelings, and your terms are "unbalanced".Is there any change in this?

It’s not at all, guys.Part of my success is that I am grinding.I lowered my head and executed.When I was in this model of creation, this model of building things, I found a lot of fun in it, but it really needs crazy focus.When I was in Bhutan, the date of our first child was November 28, and I should have returned home around November 21.This situation cannot be resolved without any focus.

Everyone is talking about the balance of life, but for me, the key is to grind and solve these challenges, and then let themselves have time to play the air to see if they are and how and how to transfer gears.I have spent some of the most influential and most meaningful periods, surface surfaces and re -calibration behaviors.

One of the main fishing huts in North America seems to be influential and meaningful.Another stage of grinding?

This is a change of bitterness.My wife is Bahamas.My child is Bahamas.Bahamas is a great chapter in my life.But I love the West.This is a good place to support the family.I am glad to raise wild boys who are fishing, hunting and skiing.Yes.Another point.

Nancha is a stunning river.I met Jimmy in Bahamas, and we fished together for nearly ten years.Flying fishing is indeed one of his passions, and we are approaching the hotel like his second home.When he brought his friends and his family here, this was all of him.When he was not here, we were open to the public.

The opportunity here is shocking.Fishing is nice.Now, we can change some love to put some love in the southern fork hotel and have on -site ownership.

In most parts of the West, drought hammered some of our most iconic waters.In many areas, large pop people have been out of control.Climate change is enhanced throughout the ecosystem.It can be said that flying fishing in the United States is at the bending point.Obviously, you are optimistic about the future of flying fishing.Where is that enthusiasm?

I totally agree.Climate change is real, and it is happening and real impact.Body, you see it immediately in the West.We have the flood of Huangshi, and there are rivers in Montana have been in HOOT-OFL hours.I have done it all my life, and I have never seen the needs as I have seen now.

This is a double -edged sword.I hope people like what I love, but they must experience it first.People are worried that it will be loved by love.

But I think this is cool, so see how fly fishing develops with the development of these challenges.Ethics related to the fishingman has developed.From the wetness of the fish to the feedback resources, there are more serious efforts.Moreover, there are so many people chasing catfish, which is great. Now I think carp flying fish is cool.It is cool to take a small mouth bass.When I started guiding, everyone looked down on that pursuit.Therefore, I respect the fishermen very much, and these fishermen are pushing fishing.

Hatchery helps Ozarks trout fishing thrive

The smooth rainbow catfish fishing on the Baihe River below the beaver dam, the spacious is born in the transparent Owai stream.Their lives began in the Norkica National Fish National Fish Incubation Farm in the North Hatchery in the central and northern parts of the southern part of the mountain.

The incubation field is the largest federal catfish incubator in the United States, raising about 1.6 to 1.8 million rainbow each year, brown and Cutthroat catfish.These sought -after fish are mainly stored in the tail cavity below the beach, the bull shallow beach and the Norfolk dam.The incubation ground is located at the bottom of the Norfolk Lake Dam.

The incubation site told tourists that the free manuals of catfish occasionally cooperate with Akrust and Oklahoma to be stored in other waters.

A long time ago, the small mouth bass and other precious warm water fish bent on the fishing rod along the White River.It was before the beaver, the Bulls and Table Rock Dam turned the river into their reservoir of the same name.The Norfolk dam in the North fork of White River forms Norfolk Lake.The US Army Engineering Corps built a dam in the 20th century.Beaver was the last dam that was completed in the mid -1960s.

The water near the bottom of the lake is released to generate electricity, which is too cold for warm water species.The fisheries that fishermen like it are lost.

In order to make up for this loss, the Norfolk national fish incubation field opened in 1957 to raise catfish and create cold water fisheries.Today, catfish grows in the cold water flowing from the bottom of the dam.The water temperature in the beaver tail is about 55 degrees even in summer.This is the ideal temperature of catfish.

The catfish in the incubation field is about once a month.When most people go fishing, there are more fish in spring and summer.

Visitors are welcome to conduct self -guided tour to the incubation field from 7 am to 3 pm.See various sizes of catfish in the long -concrete track inside and outside the incubator building every day.The newly hatched fried fried fried in it almost no pencil point.Outside, catfish have 10 pounds and larger fins on several tracks.

Raising these catfish requires a lot of incredible water.Cold water comes from the depths of Norfolk Lake.It flows through the incubation field at a speed of 25,000 gallons per minute and reads information panels at the visitor center.The North fork feeded by the White River, Kobe Creek and other tributaries flowed into Norfolk Lake.

When the cold water was released from the incubation site, it flowed into the dry river.The rapid flow of flowing is the big head fishing and catfish destination of young fishermen.Big catfish is reserved in the stream.The 16 -year -old and below may be fishing in the stream with adults or liquid disorder fishermen.Imagine that the first fish of the light man was a happy choir on their faces when the trophy of the trophy.They may leave a dry river as a lifelong fishingman.

Bait cannot be used in streams.Only a bait with a single hook point is allowed.

For adults, the lower reaches of the Norfolk Lake Dam in the north of Baihe and the lower reaches of the Norfolk Lake Dam below the Bull Shoals dam.Camping, accommodation, tour guide’s fishing travel and walking fishing are close to Norfolk national fish incubation field.

To arrive there from Mountain Home, drive to Salesville 12 miles to Salesville 12 miles to Akenner 5.Xiong in Y to Aken Lusta 177.2 miles to the incubation field.

You can contact Flip Putthiff through fputthoff@nwaOnline.com