Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
IF THIS ISSUE SOUNDS FAMILIAR IN COLORADO YOU WOULD CORRECT, AND SUPPORT OF VETOING THIS BILL IN UTAH WOULD SEND A MESSAGE TO COLORADO LAWMAKERS AGAINST TRYING SOMETHING SIMILAR HERE.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We just got our Simms preseason in, this means we have all sizes and colors of the new 2010 gear and your old favorites. We are fully stocked with all your fishing needs from hot new flies to new Vibram Rubber wading boots. FRA has all the gear you need for pre-runoff fishing.
Come in and get yours before we sell out!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
You need to trust that your first choice is usually the right choice. This lesson has been taught to me on the water and in life. With reports of the Roaring Fork as "silly" it was determined the valley would be the obvious choice for the weekend getaway. I began to second guess the decision upon finding out the I-70 West and East was closed by a rock slide in Glenwood Canyon and that the only way into the valley was a 200+ mile detour. This is the moment that led my mind to wander of other possibilities of monumental fishing opportunities.
My finger landed on the Colorado River near Kremmling the ice should be gone and the fish ready to eat.We hit the dirt around 11pm and cracked a few fresh coors that were stashed in back and cheered to thought of big browns in the morning. It was a few minutes later that we actually saw the river...10 feet of big thick white shelf-ice covered both banks. Tails between out legs we hopped back in the car and drove off towards Glenwood.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This is one of the grossest things that I have seen in a long time. If we really want to destroy all of the few remaining genetically pure fish populations we will release this fish into the wild for some extra meat on our table. No way no how! Have we learned nothing?
Happy St Patties Day, tough to complain when its a sweltering 70 degrees out and not a cloud on the horizion. On a day like this have a beverage of choice and grab a dry fly and catch the huge midge hatch that has been blowing up on the creek lately.
I finally got a chance to get out and fish Boulder Creek for a bit last night after work. Pulled into the Justice Center parking lot at 5:15 and headed down to the river with my 7.5 3wt strung up with a single size 18 parachute Adams and proceeded to kill it. I worked up a few great little runs and hit any slick water and the tail-out of the riffles with great success. I mean it was typical BC with many of the browns under 8 inches, but I had one nice rainbow that was 12" that decided to eat a drowned dry on a bad drift.
By the time the sun had left the river and I was done fishing the time read 7:20! I love daylight savings time and the warm weather that we have been experiencing.
Its not too late now, Get Out and FISH!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday March 5th or early March 4th
There is something about arriving at the dream stream in the pre-dawn hours that really makes that stream live up to its name. Instead of dreaming in my bed, I sat half awake in the car hoping that the fishing was what we had heard it was going to be.
Let me say this, it was good, but not great. There were fish in the system, but not a ton of fish, we are waiting for one more big push of water to get that river super fishy. With that all said and done we managed to get a few nice fish to hand. I caught many of the same fish that Rob had caught last Tuesday, meaning that they were sticking to the holes and not moving around a whole bunch. No bedding fish or fish in the riffles.
So we busted ass and hiked upstream to the area between the two parking areas. Found a nice piece of water, the three island run, and posted up. Bugs were hatching and we were seeing the occasional rise. Thought that we had it made, no other waders, just a few other boats...like 4, and a lot of water work. It wasent till after we worked up and down the run to only catch a few. Even the guide boats that were lapping the run had to do three or four laps till a client would hook up. Slow...Busted out of there and got up to the damn section. Had to box our way upstream and got a few looks for doing it, but had the section below the cable to ourselves.
Sunday morning...March 7th
My conclusions on the trip, dont drive to NM to fish for one day, if you had a good day tomorrow is a much different day, and hot springs make life better.
Best of luck out there...
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
GARY. (Male, 56) A steady flow customer that keeps the fly shop up to date on Wal-Mart’s pricing. Will buy a new rod and reel every year as long as the shop does not tell Mrs. Gary. Similar to Mr. Willy Bugger but has a true passion for the sport. Does not tie flies, wants pricing by the dozen. ANNUAL FISHING DAYS = 40.
HUGE TRUCK McFUCK. (Male, 20 to 30) Has a super hot girlfriend with him every time and leaves truck running outside blasting hip-hop. Wants black waders and wading boots. Will spend huge dollars on Sage, G. Loomis, and any reels made in gold colors. Cannot tie flies. Brings in pictures of trout on an i-phone and has a buddy who also wants to get into this “shit”. Buddy also has super hot girlfriend. ANNUAL FISHING DAYS = 25.
See the rest of the list, here.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Click Here to see a few of the unique items available in the live auction.
The focus this year has been on destination fishing trips. There will be over 50 to choose from - adventures on local rivers and lakes to Wyoming, Montana, the Florida Keys, Mexico, and New Zealand. Many of these trips are not available for purchase at any price because the host may no longer guide. For instance, how about a one-on-one carp clinic by the perennial winner of the South Platte Carp Slam, a night time trip for trophy bass, a weekend package to fish the Red Feather Lakes, a trip down the Black Canyon during height of the Stonefly hatch, and the list goes on!