Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Interested in going to the East Cape of the Baja? Dont know whats its all about and want to find out more? Want to come on a Guided Trip to the Baja?
Come meet tonight at Front Range Anglers at 7pm to disuses fly patterns, gear, techniques, and where to fish. We will also be talking about the trip that we are running through the shop on March 31st - April 3rd, with seasoned Guide Jeff Debrown of the Reel Baja. Click Here for more info. There will be flies, suds, and a slideshow for all who are interested.
See you tonight!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Over the weekend I managed to find some time, but more importantly some warm weather and headed down to the Canyon to find some quiet time on the water. The temps over the weekend were warm but the canyon walls are tall leaving quite a bit of snow on the edges of the river, making the upper canyon feel a bit like the ice box.
Fished for a bit in the shade before quickly realizing that even though there were fish within eye sight, they were lacking any hint of enthusiasm to take a fly and my hands turned into mittens after landing two that actually decided to eat.
So, I walked for a while, 15 min up and down the hills along the Gill Trail and found a stretch of 200+ yards of water that was bathed in sun, looking very warm compared to the blue frozen hue that I had left. Upon getting down to the waters edge I found rainbows that had slid back to the end of the pool that were looking up, and occasionally rising to an adult midge.
I dropped my pack, had a snack, watched, checked my rig, and prepared to fish this near perfect section of stream. After fishing through the first pool, very slowly I might add, the fish had a case of the spook, I got a call on my walkie talkie. The group that I had arrived with and left in the shade, my ride; was cold, discouraged, and ready to head out. I finished fishing up to the top of the run and grabbed my pack and trudged up the hill over a bend or two, back into the shade and out of the canyon.
All in all the fishing was good, tough but good. Fish were eating, as long as you could get a perfect dead drift to them with long leaders, 12ft+ and small flies seemed to be the ticket, no surprise for this time of year. Chasing tailwaters is the name of the game and look for conditions to continue to improve as overnight lows keep rising.
Now is the time so get out and fish.
We have the burners and wing material here, if you are interested in doing this to your favorite flies.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
This event contributes a significant part of the funding needs for our cold water fisheries Throughout the Rocky Mountain West, the challenges facing trout streams continue to grow. New water projects are being proposed that could dry up flows on some of our most treasured trout streams. Watersheds on our public lands face threats from widespread logging, road building and energy development. Through it all, growth continues to put more pressure on streams and create more need for on-the-ground habitat and projects. Trout can’t fight for themselves; they need your help to survive. And that’s what Trout Unlimited is all about – working on behalf of anglers to protect fisheries.
CTU’s annual gala, the largest fishing-oriented auction in Colorado, will be held in the Denver area on March 19. We are looking to raise more than $40,000, and all proceeds will be dedicated to trout conservation efforts – protecting instream flows, improving habitat, preserving water quality.
Now you can support CTU when you bid on - or buy - items on eBay, courtesy of the eBay Giving Works program. Its so easy an angler can do it!
Get your feet wet. Click here
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Or click on “LoJ’s Fly Tying & Bug Stuff” in the LINKS OF INTEREST Section.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Have you been looking for an excuse to shake the winter blues? Feel like you haven't been out fishing in forever...well get you gear out of the closet because we are running a group trip up to the Grey Reef on the North Platte. Come fish for one or two days, which ever fits your schedule better, but on Sunday we have booked a guided float trip with the North Platte Lodge. Last year around the same time boats were averaging 20-40, not bad. We have hotel accommodations booked for Friday(optional) and Saturday so come early and walk wade the river with us then on Sunday get a full day float in. Grab your fishing buddy, tie up some flies, and get up to the Grey Reef.
April 9th(optional) 10th, &11th 2010
$275 for one night $315 for two nights - Price is based on Double Occupancy rooms.
Drive up yourself and fish with us.
See this link for more info...and to register.