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Fly Fishing Tips – Denver Vail

Fly Fishing in the Wind

Next time you’re at the Minturn Anglers fly shop in Minturn, be sure to ask one of the staff to spend a few minutes to show you the best fly casting approaches for dealing with windy conditions on the water. Practice your casts on the Eagle River that runs right behind the shop when one …

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Beginner Fly Fishers Choose Pocket Water

I paid special attention to the fly fishing guide from Minturn Anglers in Denver when he started talking about pocket water. First of all I had no idea what he was referring to, until he explained that a “pocket” of water was an area behind and in front of a large boulder or rock where water …

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Responsible Fly Fishing Catch and Release

Every year some 44 million Americans take part in recreational fishing. That’s a lot of fish. To help conserve the fish population, it only makes sense that regulations are in place to allow fishing for only certain times of the year, and often the number and size of fish that can be caught is specified. …

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Safe Practices for Winter Float Fly Fishing

I keep reminding my fly fishing friends that the coming of colder weather here in Colorado is not any reason to cool down their passion for fly fishing. In fact, I find that winter months provide exciting fishing opportunities for those brave enough to deal with the elements. For me, there is nothing more soothing …

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Basic Fly Fishing Clothing Tips for Women

Although comfort and functionality are the most important features of clothes for a Colorado fly fishing trips, that doesn’t mean you leave fashion behind. Don’t settle for whatever is in your closet or a small version of your husband’s fishing clothes. There are clothing lines that are designed specifically for the fisherwoman. First, you have …

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Feeding Fly Fishing Superstitions

I was half a block away from home when I realized I had forgotten my lucky fly fishing hat! This just wouldn’t do. Without it, I knew that the entire fishing trip could be destined for failure if I was not wearing this special hat. Finding a spot to turn around and return home, and …

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Judge a Fly Fishing Shop by the Company it Keeps

You can tell how dedicated a fly fishing company is to its mission and to its customers by the services it provides. It is easy to judge. A good shop will have staff who take the time to explain the nuances of new gear and flies. Employees are friendly and are genuinely pleased to share …

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Choosing the Best Flies for Colorado Winter Fly Fishing

The lower Colorado River flowing west from Glenwood Springs to the Town of Rifle stays ice-free during winter months, and is one of my favorite winter fly fishing destination. I’ve come to expect large fish in these waters, with rainbow and wild browns often measuring over twenty inches. I believe much of my success depends …

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Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Working with the CPW Fly Fishing Regulation Maze

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CWP) Commission manages all 42 parks in the State of Colorado and more than 300 state wildlife areas. It is also the agency handling all fishing licences and regulations for the state. Its mission is to protect wildlife and improve wildlife habitats in the state. The Commission is the steward …

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Preparing for Your Colorado Fly Fishing Day Trip

Residents of Colorado, especially Denver anglers, have easy access to some of the best fly fishing trout waters in the world, much of it only minutes away from Denver and the Vail Valley. Plan a day testing your skills against some of the wiliest fish around, and at the same time relaxing in and enjoying …

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