Most likely needing no introduction, The South Platte River near Deckers is a beautiful Colorado river. This section of the famed South Platte River offers solitude and a rustic feeling of the outdoors. The river features gentle glides to quicker runs, with large boulders and rock features of Pike’s Peak granite. At normal flows, wading is fairly straightforward for all ability levels. The fish population is a mixture of browns, rainbows, cutbows, and cutthroat trout. Typically, trout in this section run 10-16”, but 20”+ fish are possible. The river is a popular destination for front range anglers, and the fish tend to get educated as they grow older. Fly selection, rigging, and water choice are key factors in getting hooked up.