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Ive spent the 1st 48 yrs saltwater fishing but im moving to colorado in jan and will be taking up big game hunting and fly fishi

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  • Ive spent the 1st 48 yrs saltwater fishing but im moving to colorado in jan and will be taking up big game hunting and fly fishi

    Ive spent the 1st 48 yrs saltwater fishing but im moving to colorado in jan and will be taking up big game hunting and fly fishing.Any suggestions from the seasoned hunters and fisherman on rifles to flyrods and just basic outfitting would be greatly appreciated.

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    Plan on dressing in layers and dramatic changes in weather in short distances or times. In Colorado, you can go from sunny and warm to snow in minutes or miles. Outfitting is tough and has to be flexible depending on where you're going and when you'll be there.

    As far as rifles, a .30-06, 7mm Rem Mag, or .270 will drop anything in the state. Some prefer a .300 Win Mag or .338 for elk or moose but they aren't required.

    A 5 or 6 weight fly rod with a floating line will do for pretty much any water here. Some small streams it's nice to have a 3 or 4 weight. I have a custom 6 weight from Coldwater Customs that I love (coldwatercustoms.com)

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      .300 win mag will cover you for everything in colorado...whitetail, mule deer, elk, bear. its a bit of a cannon if you want to hunt antelope though.

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        Me personally, I would go with a .300 win mag for a rifle. Get a synthetic stock because wether you want it to or not, it will get beat up. As for a fly rod, I would go with a 6 wt. St. Croix makes some really good stuff and most of their stuff is made in the U.S.

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