Monday, November 29, 2010

Welcome Back 2344 Pearl is now Open!

Were back open and ready for business at our new location 2344 Pearl St. We are located right near Mikes Camera and Guiry's Paint shop on the South Side of the street. Come and visit up and browse through the new shop.
See you all soon!
~FRA Staff

View from the front, the sign should be up in the next few days...

Our tying department, extensive and better organized.

View from the side door.

Madison pictured with our full Simms line up.

Our clothing department, Simms, Cloudveil, and more.

Reel case and Rod rack.

The view from the front door.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We are casting a perfect holiday promotion!
Save $30 on orders of $200 or more and receive free shipping.  
This should guarantee a big catch for the holidays, redeem this by entering the promo code BLACKOUT during checkout.
Happy Holidays from Front Range Anglers

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adventure Film Festival | Eastern Rises

If your night(Nov 18th) is looking pretty quiet, head down to pearl street and the Boulder Theater where they will be showing the Adventure Film Festival, movies about skiing, climbing, kayaking, missing bees, and of course Eastern Rises.

This has to be one of the best movies to come out since Running Down the Man. Featuring monster rainbows, mice, and big foot. If you cant make it out at least order your copy and crack a beer on the couch, we deliver the movie, you order pizza.

See some of you down there im sure...

Imagine catching this fish on the fly!

The common carp world record was recently broken by Markus Pelzer with the capture of this 88lb 7oz specimen from a gravel pit in Germany.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Night Fishing the Toilet Bowl - Trouble on the Pan!

Who among us doesn't like to throw a double Mysis rig to some large fish at night when traveling to the roaring fork valley? It almost seems like a tradition when im on a long weekend to the valley, I at least like to try and do one night there, its just fun, have a few drinks, share some laughs, and get shots at 10lb fish. Who wouldn't like doing that?

Well now imagine this....One of our customers Ben shared his night fishing experience with me the other day over at the fly bins.

"We rolled up to the bowl around 1:30am and saw two other cars at the parking lot, we knew that they were going to be in our hole, but thought we go up and just see how they were doing. As we got closer we saw four guys with spinning rods, snagging fish. The kicker was when they tossed them over their shoulder into the coolers against the fence. There had to be twenty or so in there already and their snag rate was impressive to say the least.
After sharing a few words that are not appropriate for blogging, we got back in the cars, hauled ass to the sheriffs station and informed them of the situation. They were as appalled as I was and ran out the door to serve some justice. With the plate numbers in hand we saw the cars winding down the canyon and the sheriff pulled one car over and the other one took off, lucky radios work up there, because the cops were waiting for the other car in town.
After getting tickets for an illegal catch, no license, and being a dick, the sheriff said that they took 32 fish out that night. I can only hope the worst for them, it was one of the hardest things to see all those fish dying on the side of the river." ~Ben

Wow...Then you wonder why your last trip to your favorite river you caught more fish and bigger fish. Behavior like this can not be accepted anywhere on any body of water!

A big thanks goes out to Ben for putting down his rod and getting after these poachers. We gave Ben a big thanks and sent him home with a fist full of Mysis for his next trip up there, better luck next time.

Keep em in the net, not the cooler...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fall Fishing on the Big T Remains Strong ... stop watching football and go fishing

Last Friday I drove up to the Big Thompson despite the fact that it was windy in Boulder.  By the time I arrived in Estes Park it was gusting a 30+ mph.  I rigged up and on the first cast by nymphing rig was blown directly back in my face.  From there things went downhill.  I lasted about 45 minutes and threw in the towel.
Today was a different story.  It was a calm sunny day at around 55 degrees...perfect.  I arrived about 11:00 am and the fish were steadily rising to midges.  The pattern was not as important as the size.  I fished a size 22 Griffiths Gnat with black thread midge with a gray cdc puff in size 24 as the trailer
went downhill.  The majority of the trout took the Gnat.  The fly I was using was similar to the fly illustrated above but the body was bright green metallic thread (type you buy at a place like Michaels or in a knitting store) and the hackle was a standard grizzly.

Despite the fact that the fish were rising in the slower runs, most of the anglers I ran into were throwing nymphs.

I fished for 4 hours and took over a dozen and half nice fish.