Opinions, Observations & Rants

Catch and Release 101, Part 1 of 3

Daydreaming as I wait for my wife to finish her shopping or wait for traffic to start moving again, I often find myself reliving some of my more memorable fly fishing experiences. Many of these memories are of trophy fish I have had the privilege of holding briefly before I say “thank you” and release …

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Go Fish Denver

“Go fish Denver” is a rallying cry for both visitors and residents in Denver, Colorado. Googling these words links you to one of the most popular Japanese fish restaurants in Denver where you can order exotic dishes from sushi and sashimi, to spicy tuna, salmon tartar, firecracker rolls and miso soup. This is only one …

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World Class Fly Fishing Waters for Residents and Visitors to Denver Colorado

The many dams and reservoirs near Denver provide tailwaters which are abundant in fish nutrients and offer ideal and stable water temperatures year round. The result is the perfect habitat for over 35 varieties of fish, many of which are trophy size. Residents of Denver are taking advantage of their proximity these productive waters, and …

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Choose Your Colorado Fly Fishing Challenge – Fish and River

Fly fishermen and women in Colorado (Denver Front Range and Vail Valley) are blessed with more than 6,000 miles of streams and over 2,000 reservoirs and lakes to choose from for fabulous angling adventures. The venues are endless, and there are some 35 different species of fish just waiting to be presented with the right …

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Fly Fishing the Frying Pan River

Colorado’s Frying Pan River is listed as one of the 18 Best Trout Streams in the Western States, and it is time I got it off my fly fishing bucket list of fishing spots. Legend has it that the river is named after a frying pan that was placed in a tree to mark the location …

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Fly Line Care and Maintenance

During winter months when it’s harder to get out on the water, I take the time to check over my gear to make sure I’m ready for the next fly fishing season. I must admit it’s also an excuse to dream about catching that next big one. During a recent visit to my favorite fly …

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Gear Up with Minturn Online Shopping

On those stormy blustery days when I’m waiting for the weather to clear so I can get back to my favorite Colorado waterfowl hunting fields, I often turn to the internet to research the latest supplies, gear and equipment. My first online stop is Minturn Anglers’online shop because I know their stores in Denver, Minturn and …

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Winter When’s – Colorado Fly Fishing During the Snow Season

The old adage “the fish eat when it’s most comfortable for you to be there” holds particularly true for the winter trout fisherman Living around 8000 feet amongst the high foothills of the Gore and Wasatch Ranges, the sun’s low track doesn’t shine long on certain stretches of river, making the days  even shorter. While …

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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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