Nymphing
Camden's Baetis Nymph Review

Camden’s Baetis Nymph Review

The Baetis genus of mayflies are the most widespread of all the mayfly species and can be found on almost any trout stream in nearly any part of the world. There are endless variations of fly patterns that have been designed to replicate these small mayflies, but many of them are not very effective or...
Tyler Boxleitner's Favorite Winter Fly Patterns

Tyler Boxleitner’s Favorite Winter Fly Patterns

When people hear the phrase “Winter Fly Fishing”, they might think the rivers freeze over making fishing impossible. Though this is only half correct. Free-stones, some canyons, and lakes all freeze over in the winter. Tailwaters however, do not. Because the water is coming out of a lake or reservoir, where it is warmer than...
October Rainbows on the Blue River

October Rainbows on the Blue River

As we have stated before in early posts from this Summer, the Blue River near Silverthorne,CO is some of the best fishing in the state. I actually have to re-up that statement and say it is hands down the best fishery in the state for big rainbows. This week I had the chance to fish...
Stream Highlight: The Blue River in Frisco,CO

Stream Highlight: The Blue River in Frisco,CO

The Blue River is a Gold Medal fishery and for good reason. These fish are pigs. Period. Catching a fish under 16 inches is rare and when you do, it’s still worth it. Lake Dillon in Frisco hosts a large population of Mysis shrimp. These crustaceans are the key to the size of the fish...

Czech Nymphing

Getting into the whole competitive fly-fishing gig this year was a challenge…I had to learn entirely new techniques to keep my game. Of course, Czech nymphing was introduced to me and I now have a new favorite way to fish smaller streams and pocket water. The Czech style of nymphing is completely different than most...

Whitefish Happen

The Whitefish. Just the name alone strikes fear in the hearts of western troutbums. Your out trying our luck for some Salmonids and of course whitefish have to come and ruin your trout party. Nymphing the large rivers here in the Rockies will almost guarantee you a chance to tangle with one of these surprisingly...