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Simms Headwaters Half Day Pack Review

Lets start off by addressing the obvious – if you’re the type of person who likes to pack everything but the kitchen sink when you go fishing then this is probably not the pack for you. However, if you prefer to pack light and prefer a streamlined backpack than look no further.   I had a need for a backpack that was light, comfortable, and had the extra pockets and tool sleeves tailored to fly Read More

Umpqua “Zero Sweep” Ledges 650 Waist Pack Gear Review

I received this pack right before I headed back to Montana to spend a couple of weeks fishing some of my favorite rivers and the waist pack; it did not disappoint. First off, this pack has a amazing amount of storage space. To be honest, I was convinced that everything I had stored in my older ledges 650 waist pack would never fit in this new version as it looks much smaller. Boy was I Read More

Fly Fishing Effective Prescription for Presidential Election Fever

If you have been like everybody in our house, glued to minute by minute campaign coverage on CNN , Fox News, TYT Network, Democracy Now and all the other news channels, as well as simultaneously watching for tweets, then no doubt you are looking for a well-deserved respite from all the information, hype and hoopla. You may even be directly involved in one of more campaigns   ̶   all the more reason to take a break. Read More

Strippers and Spoolers Part 1 – Duane Redford

Strippers and Spoolers – Part One Of every fish that eats your offering, you probably recognize 60 percent of the takes. Of that 60 percent, you probably hook slightly less than 50 percent on the set.  Of that 50 percent the average fly angler lands, or brings to net, maybe 40 percent.  Face it folks, we’re leaving a lot of fish for the next angler! As a guide, I try to get my clients into Read More

Denver Urban Fishing for Your Sales Team

How about telling your sales team you’ll meet them in the parking lot at Frog Hollow Park in downtown Denver for your weekly sales meeting? If you’re looking for an innovative way to gear up your sales team, try urban fly fishing at Trestle Hole near Sixth Avenue Bridge, an easy walk from the park. Besides individual updates and the usual tips about prospecting and lead generation, a successful sales meeting includes energizers and rewards. Read More

Tyin’ the Knot with Levi Lambert

One of the longest running mistakes I’ve made in fly fishing is waiting as long as I did to become proficient in the half dozen or so knots that we use on a daily basis when fishing! Over the years of observing my own fishing process and the process of others I have noticed a marked improvement in the way people fish once there not apprehensive about tying knots. Let me just say, I have Read More

Why I Love Denver? Fly Fishing of Course!

US News & World Report lists Denver as number one on their 2016 list of Best Places to Live in the USA. I think they got it right, and with good reason. We have the most breathtaking nature right in our backyard, with almost 200 peaks in the Rocky Mountain Range greeting us every day. This Mile High City really is 5,280 feet above sea level, giving us some of the most vivid clear, blue Read More

Amanda Hertzfeld | Professional Artist and Fly Fishing Guide

Amanda Hertzfeld’s Art and Fly Fishing Website http://www.mandykhertzfeldart.com/ Inspired by fly fishing, my artwork is a direct reflection of my passions. Creating paintings that capture the relationships between fish, flies, and the natural environment is both challenging and fulfilling. Just like painting, each day on the river is a blank slate; a white canvas waiting for an interpretation and someone to figure it out, pay attention to its details, and give it meaning. My artwork Read More

A Bad Day of Fishing – Minturn Anglers Guide Levi Lambert

A bad day of fishing?   Frequent any fly shop, seminar, or fishing blog and you will undoubtedly hear advanced anglers preaching about the need for solid technique, drift mechanics, and a basic understanding of local entomology to be successful when fishing tail waters, all of this is of course accurate, however, the other side of the story, is sometimes good mechanics still don’t catch you any fish. Advanced anglers have rough days on the Read More

10 Hidden Springtime Fly Fishing Spots in and Around Denver

There are many little known fly fishing locations in and around Denver. Spring is the ideal time to pull out your gear and start exploring some of these incredible angling opportunities. Days are getting longer and warmer, many different insect larvae are becoming more active, and rainbow, cutthroat and brown fish are starting to spawn. The South Platte and other nearby waters provide legendary fly fishing opportunities. Here are 10 little known fly fishing spots Read More

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