When we booked our guide trip on the Animas River (see Animas Antics) with the good folks at Duranglers in Durango (CO), I asked them about other fishing opportunities in the area we might want to try. We always ask the fly shops this question in case there is a “nunya” creek that is fishing hot, or a special, scenic river nearby. In this case, the shop said “You’ve gotta ride the train up toward Silverton and get off along the way to fish one of the remote mountain streams.” Well…. it sounded like a pretty good plan so we called the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (DSNGR) company and booked a couple of tickets. We told them we wanted to fish one of the creeks along the way, so we needed to be dropped off. The shop recommended Cascade Creek in Cascade Canyon so that’s what we booked.
The day arrived and we made it to the station on time to catch our 8:45 train and off we went. The “Cascade Canyon Caper” video really tells the rest. We hope you enjoy it!