Hot fly for the 4th of July: The Two Bit Hooker!

Aaah, what a neat play on words for a great little fly. Bet you are wondering just how this fly got its’ name. I should first tell you that I was introduced to the fly by a superb Arkansas River guide. Larry Friedrichs guides out of the ArkAnglers Shop in Salida; and knows, among other […]

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Fishing With Joe

Since June 8 is “Best Friend Day” (who comes up with this stuff?!), I can’t help but think of my friend, Joe. Joe and I have now been fishing and hunting together for some 44 years. We have spent countless hours together to the point that we probably know each other better than our wives. […]

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Find great fishing despite the run-off

Here comes Memorial Day, which marks the beginning of summer and the thoughts of fishing your brains out. I certainly think of that three-day weekend as a time to be on the water! But, in Colorado, Memorial Day is usually cursed with snow runoff or the beginning of runoff. It looks like this year the […]

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Most fish are caught wet…

My two sons-in-law and I were having lunch in the snow after a terrific morning of spring fishing on Colorado’s Yampa River. Fishing in the Spring on the Yampa usually means snow banks in March along the river. Snowshoes are sometimes required to get to the river. Both big Rainbows and Browns were caught by […]

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