Fall Fly Fishing

Little Nell Director of Fly Fishing Matt Burmaster loves this time of year, not just for the fall colors and the beauty of local rivers but for the fishing itself. “Late September/early October is when the brown trout are in spawn mode,” he said. “It’s when they get aggressive.” The fish aggressively strike at bait,… Read more

Fall Specials at The Little Nell

The Little Nell is offering several cultural expeditions this fall, including a Fall Photography Workshop with renowned photographer Peter McBride as well as The Little Nell Fall Culinary Classic with Executive Chef Robert McCormick. The Little Nell Fall Culinary Classic will give guests a hands-on experience September 14-17 that includes intimate cooking classes, behind-the-scenes interactions with… Read more

Fishing Report

Fishing Report: The Green Drake hatch is on! (Green Drakes are large insects that evidently taste really good to trout. Fish like to eat them when they are hatching in large numbers, which is happening now in the local Roaring Fork Valley, making it a great time to fish with Green Drake flies.) From Basalt to… Read more

Heli-fly fishing with The Little Nell

Fly Fishing at its Best All avid fly fisherman, my Dad, my brother-in-law and some family friends from Northern Michigan came to Aspen last Fall to pay me a visit and check out the foliage. Knowing that we had only one full day to fly fish, I decided to start at the top — The… Read more