Tag Archives: colorado fly fishing

Personal History: Birth of an Angler in Colorado

Written by: Gordon M. Wickstrom


Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, just a few years before this story takes place.

It was after morning recess in Mrs. Winter’s sixth-grade class at Mapleton School in Boulder, Colorado. I remember the moment precisely, when the boy behind me, right in the middle of . . .

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Photos: Holy Hail and Cutties in the Colorado High Country

Written by: Jon Hill


When the skies were clear, the views and the water were nothing short of spectacular.
Photos by Jon Hill

Shawn, Tom, and I hiked into the Holy Cross Wilderness Area in Colorado for a few days of chasing cutthroat trout. To be honest, this wasn’t the best trip we’ve ever taken. With 23 miles of hiking, . . .

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How Do You Define Success on the Water?

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey


Is catching a fish more important than the other joys of being on the water?
Photos courtesy Angler’s Covey

What makes for a successful day on the water? A friend of mine shared some sage wisdom: a successful day on the river can be defined by how much fun the angler had. Sometimes I . . .

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Tuesday Tip: Head for the Hills During Runoff

Written by: Ryan McSparran, Peak Outfitter Marketing


Alpine lakes can provide excellent fishing when rivers are high from runoff.
Photos courtesy Ryan McSparran

Summer is almost here, and it doesn’t take long for the fishing to heat up here in the Flat Tops Wilderness, Colorado’s second largest wilderness area. Almost as soon as the ice clears from . . .

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Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers


Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden

I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .

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Top 5 Unconventional Patterns for Early Spring in Colorado

Written by: Jon Easdon, Angler’s Covey


A March rainbow trout from a Colorado freestone stream.
Photo via Facebook/anglerscovey

When it comes to springtime in Colorado, the warmer weather and longer days spark a flurry of bug activity. Fish start coming out of their winter metabolism to an increasingly varied . . .

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