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Warm Water Fishing

See the secrets to fishing for Colorado warm water species from the guys who do it most. These helpful hints will help you with your approach, fly selection and fighting fish just to name a few. Enjoy!

Flash ‘N Slinky Wiper Fly

The Flash N’ Slinky bait fish patterns is a fly we use often for targeting wiper in Colorado.  This fly can be tied in a variety of colors to match the forage fish on you local waters in both freshwater and in the salt. Material List Thread: Clear Mono Tying Thread Hook: TMC 811S 1/0-#6 Body: Metz Flash N Slinky in colors of choice Eyes: Prismatic Eyes


Hoodrat The Hoodrat was developed to imitate a small field mouse.  Trout, along with bass and pike are natural predators of the field mouse.  The hoodrat is designed to look as natural as possible, while maintaining it floatability and action. Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone call us at 720-851-4665. Hook: TMC 8089 #04-10 Weight: Lead Read More

Hemorrhoidal Mouse

Hemorrhoidal Mouse (As seen and Used in Eastern Rises) For those who call requesting a deer hair mouse recipe, here is your mouse. In this video Frank Smethurst ties his Hemorrhoidal Mouse that he popularized in the movie Eastern Rises. This is a big trout magnet in Colorado, Alaska, Montana, and Russia. Pardon the crowd noise as this video was filmed during our legendary fly shop Christmas party! If you weren’t there, you missed a Read More

Jaw Breaker

McKittrick’s Jaw Breaker Jake McKittrick is a Colorado Native and the state’s authority when it comes to fly fishing for bass, wiper, carp, and anything other than trout.  He is a fly designer for Solitude and in this video Jake demonstrates one of his go-to bass patterns. Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone call us at 720-851-4665. Read More

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