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How to Set Up a Fishing Reel and Fly Rod

October 11, 2018

There are few things more satisfying than pulling up a rod and catching a beautiful, striking fish. Colorado is rich with waterways abundant in fish that are aesthetically pleasing, which makes the Rocky Mountain State one of the world’s premier fishing destinations. Fly fishing is one of the most popular types of fishing in Colorado. Even if you’ve never been fly fishing in the past, you can still try your hand at this exciting, enthralling sport. Visiting a fly shop in Fraser, CO is a great way to learn more about the art of fly fishing. As opposed to conventional... View Article

Slingin’ Streamers

August 31, 2018

When it comes to fly fishing for trout everyone tends to think nymphs and dries. We’re trying to “match the hatch” so we focus on bugs, however at certain times of the year odds are the fish are, in the words of Hank Patterson, “slurpin’ a sculpin hatch”. Streamer fishing can be foreign and often intimidating to most trout fishermen, but once perfected it can lead to some of the most phenomenal days on the water you’ll ever witness. It just so happens that Fall is one of the best times to fish streamers, so get out there and huck... View Article

How Fish Are Affected by Water Temperature

August 21, 2018

On a hot summer afternoon, a dip in a cool pool might feel wonderful. On a cold winter morning, a hot shower might be preferable. In either situation, your body continues to regulate its temperature at roughly 98.6 degrees. The same is not true for fish. As cold­blooded creatures, they take on the temperature of their surroundings. This is an important concept to keep in mind if you’re considering fly fishing in Fraser, CO. Because their bodies adjust to the temperature of the water, fish are greatly affected by fluctuations in this temperature. In fact, the water temperature can alter... View Article

How Water Temperature Can Affect Fishing Tours

August 10, 2018

This summer has been dry, dry, dry. Mother Nature has provided very little moisture for Grand County this season. Our recent step­ down from Stage 2 to Stage 1 fire danger is an improvement, but other risks are still present. For fishing guides in Fraser, CO, one of the top concerns is water temperature. Both the Fraser and Colorado Rivers can hit 65 degrees between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the summer. Fishing above this critical temperature stresses fish and wreaks havoc on the ecosystem. How? Here’s what you need to know about water temperatures and how they affect... View Article

Fly Fishing Terrestrials in the Midsummer Months

July 17, 2018

Every fly fisher wants to be there for a hatch of insects like the salmon fly or green drake. This is when fish come out and bite pretty much everything in their path. It makes things easier when the fish seem to go for anything indiscriminately—including your bait. But timing these hatches is tricky. That’s why many fishers have turned to using terrestrials for bait instead. These are especially handy for midsummer flyfishing in Fraser, CO. Read on to learn more about the wide variety of available options. Unhatches Unhatches include the significant abundance of other species that line the... View Article

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