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Talking Fly Fishing

This is the core of our blog where our guides and guest share their knowledge and experience with you.

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

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

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

A Vail Horseback Fly Fishing Bachelorette Party

My daughter Alex has been enjoying her role as maid of honor for one of her best friends. So far she’s been doing an exemplary job helping organize the big day, but is concerned about pulling off the best bachelorette party ever. She’s been to a few where activities have been exhausting and to be truthful, not in good taste. I’m not sure why but her mother told her to ask me for suggestions. And, Read More

My Minturn Anglers Denver Fishing Guide Talks about Line

I always learn something new when I spend time with a Denver fishing guide from Minturn Anglers. I was in my favorite fishing fly shop in Denver, Minturn Anglers in Parker, checking out their selection of fishing line, when Scott happened to wander by. Scott and I have spent many pleasurable hours exploring Colorado Front Range waters, and I always learn from him. This brief encounter was no different, as I finally picked up the Read More

Fly Fishing: The Best One Gas Tank Trips from Denver, Colorado

Whether you are a visitor to Denver or a resident of the Mile High City, you can enjoy many world class fly fishing waters on just one tank of gas. If you are ready to meet the challenges of catching trophy fish, check in with the professional fly fishing guides at Minturn Anglers in Denver for tips on where to go on any given day.  The South Platte River Skip the fishing in downtown Denver Read More

Catch and Release 101, Part 3 of 3

Many fly fishermen and women working familiar waters insist that they have caught the same fish more than once. And the experience was just as exciting the second or third time around as it was the first time. That is why anglers around the world promote catch and release practices! I hope you have been able to read my previous two posts on this subject, where I introduced tips about catch and release I learned Read More

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