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…

“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…

Catch and Release Tips and Principles

Catch and Release Tips and Principles

KEEPEMWET PRINCIPLES From the second they’re hooked to the moment of release, fish experience some level of stress. This stress can cause negative health effects such as diminished ability to avoid predators, reduced reproductive success, and delayed mortality related to disease – even if a fish vigorously swims away. While stressing fish is an unavoidable aspect of fishing, you can dramatically…

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;…

Going for 0% in 2018-Going Green to the Extreme!

Going for 0% in 2018-Going Green to the Extreme!

Going for 0% in 2018! Over the past several years we have enjoyed some great success in our business and have tried hard to be “Stewards” of the outdoors.  In our effort to be bigger and better we were partially neglecting one thing.  We are now creating so much garbage in our outfitting operation, from…

Get Jiggy With It

JIG NYMPHS Fly fishing with jig nymphs has been around for a while, but it’s only recently that we’ve seen a surge in their popularity. While fishing with dry flies has long been the go-to for anglers of all experience and skill levels, there are times when the fish just don’t seem hungry for your…