Tom Rosenbauer’s 7 Top Winter Fly-Fishing Tips

Tom Rosenbauer’s 7 Top Winter Fly-Fishing Tips

‘Tis the season for winter fly-fishing. Here are seven tips to get you started, as well as my favorite fly patterns: 1. Pick the right place. Best winter rivers are Colorado tailwaters like the South Platte, Yampa, Frying Pan, or Gunnison; Montana tailwaters like the Bighorn and Madison; Wyoming rivers like the Snake River in Jackson;…

What Does It Take to Be a Tactical Fly Fisher?
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What Does It Take to Be a Tactical Fly Fisher?

You can be an amateur fly fisher or you can hone your skills and turn into a tactical fly fisher. That is part of the beauty of fly fishing. Tactical, Euro Nymphing, Tight-line Nymphing or whatever you want to call it, has become a big part of today’s fly-fishing community.  In recent years what was…

Trying To get Started in Flyfishing? What Fly Fishing Gear Do You Need Before Heading Out?
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Trying To get Started in Flyfishing? What Fly Fishing Gear Do You Need Before Heading Out?

Like getting started in any new gear intensive activity, the feeling of being overwhelmed at the amount of gear, gadgets and even clothing can cause some apprehension.  Flyfishing is no different, in fact it might be one of the most intimidating sports there is.  Figuring out what equipment to invest in can be a complex…

What do you want to look for in waders  and Boots to Fish in a River?
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What do you want to look for in waders and Boots to Fish in a River?

Being comfortable in the water whether is 35 or 65 degrees is incredibly important for safety as well as your enjoyment. Understand how your wader/boots will work to keep you dry and comfortable starts with the material .  Unlike you father’s/grandfather’s old school neoprene waders that felt like wearing a scuba suit, todays wading systems…

Do I Need Waders? What Should I Wear Beneath Them?
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Do I Need Waders? What Should I Wear Beneath Them?

Here at Fly Fishing Outfitters, we are often asked about waders, whether they are necessary, and what fly-fishing aficionados should wear under them. We have been working as fly-fishing experts for years and our advice is that waders are necessary, even in the summer. They protect your body from the cold river water but also…

Women’s Guided Fishing Tours: Benefits of All-Women Instruction
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Women’s Guided Fishing Tours: Benefits of All-Women Instruction

Fly fishing is for everyone. It doesn’t require special physical skills but only asks that all anglers display their patience, observation skills, and attention to detail. Timing and finesse, not speed and power are the key elements to becoming a great fly-fisher. While fly-fishing was traditionally a mostly male-oriented sport, it doesn’t have to be…

What Are the Differences between a Fly Rod and a Spinning Rod?
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What Are the Differences between a Fly Rod and a Spinning Rod?

There are so many ways to enjoy your time in Colorado. You can ski, hike, walk, and fish—sometimes all on the same day. When it comes to fishing, Colorado has ample opportunities to give you great ways to fish and experience the spectacular outdoors. Lakes, streams, creeks, and rivers are brimming with trout and other…

Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring

Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring

Fooling Trout on Dry flies in the Slower Flows of Spring Spring has sprung here in the Vail valley.  The rivers are all opened up and the fishing conditions are great! Longer warmer days  have increased the water temperatures enough to start the small Black Stoneflies to make their first appearance. The daily Midge hatches…

“Jig Flies: A Familiar Twist”

“Jig Flies: A Familiar Twist”

“Jig Flies: A Familiar Twist”  Hunter Towery FFO Guide One of the more recent trends that has rippled through the fly fishing industry are jig flies. Most commonly associated with nymphs particularly of the European variety. They’re also found with streamers in many colors and sizes. The idea of jig flies have been floating around…

Keeping the bite going through runoff
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Keeping the bite going through runoff

Muddy Water This time of year is an annual speed bump in our angling time. With freestone rivers such as the Eagle resembling something between questionable fishing water and chocolate milk. As high water turns into the norm for the upcoming weeks still water opportunities keep fishing an option. Often overlooked by many anglers some…