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Crossover- by Shawn Mitchell

Tying the Wingless Bee by Carl E. Sanders

Widow Angel Variant by John Driscoll

Hatches 2010: A Midwinter Refection on Flies by Bob White

Ray Bergman Collection - 198) La Belle

Ray Bergman Collection - 147) Green Coachman


Eleven Mile Canyon and Dream Stream!
Im back after a much needed vacation.  Of course I didnt stop fishing, just stopped editing (which can take up to 30 hours per video).  And I was able to go to some really great places durin
from the internet   "A long-time Colorado guide and fly tyer, Mark Engler, is credited with creating the WD-40 back in 1982. Mark is apparently one of those quiet, unassuming sorts whose entire l
Favorite Brookie Patterns
I live here in Colorado,near 11mile brookies ALOT!!!! Mini ants,deer hair Caddis,Tom thumb,mini wooly buggers,
Flycraft Stealth Inflatable Boat
I have two of these: Have had them for about 12 years. They came in a backpack for hiking short distances, made out of white water rafting material that has not broken
July Flies From the Vise
for the bass   Gapen's Flick Fly Streamers     Gapen's Flick Fly Streamer   Hook - Streamer style Thread - Black Weight - Optional Tail assembly - #12 barrel swivel, .2
Grand Lake, CO
Are you staying (in/around Grand Lake the town? What are you looking to catch? Fly fishing only? How long will you have? How far are you willing to drive? How far are you willing to walk or hike? Are
Whiting hackles
  oh well   it doesnt mean it was shipped the very second a tracking number is created Yeah, I know that, but I wasnt even sent a tracking code. I have no clue when I will get one. Anyway,
Dirty Vise Jaws?
Ok guys so I've been noticing that my vise leaves (or strips) some kind of marking and makes the part of the hook that was in the vise look a little dirty/scratched up. Does that affect the hook stren
Bug Buffet
spiralspey, yes this was at a well known lake in Colorado, and yes callibaetis were there as well.    Piker20, I believe the last picture is a female chironomid (Chironomidae: Chironomus).&#
Intro Post
Hi everyone, I live in Colorado and have tied and fished flies off and on for a while. I like tying and using older or forgotten patterns, tying variations on standard stuff, and trying new things.
I got what on what!
Happy to hear you had a good time.  Yeah, the water has been too high, turbid, and fast to fish for about 10 days.  Still raining and forecast to rain all week.  It makes fishing a real
Hello All : )
Just wanted to say Hello.   Living in Colorado Springs, Colorado.    Grew up here in the state and fished quiet a bit growing up.    Now that my kiddo's are getting older
I really DO hate people.
While I don't disagree that the jet skier was in the wrong, his actions in Colorado would have been a violation of DOW rules and regulations while your actions were also in the wrong and would have co
May Flies From The Vise
colin   i got the blades at cabelas here in connecticut but you should be able to get them on ebay uk
Anyone Fish Out of a Float Tube
i tubed 30+ years ago when i lived in colorado and was much younger with better hip joints. :)   graduted to a pontoon boat    
Demo/ Test Flies
Mike and Mike, my all time favorite way to fish bass, with the occasional big cat, northern pike, or unwanted dogfish showing up is flipping and pitching the tulies, cattails, lily pads, and heavy cov
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I'm a little surprised to see multiple people on this thread criticizing guides and anglers who employ them. I don't use guides regularly myself, and I'm well aware that there are "guides" out th
Cutthroat Fly Fishing Video
Thank you.  This was mostly on a Front Range creek in Colorado.
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
This had to be one of the prettiest places I have been to in a long time, if not ever.  What a beautiful little canyon, and so close to a major metropolis city.  Only an hour from Colorado S
Mono rigging   This blog has it wrong. You can't tightline nymph with a the traditional floating type of indicator. A tight line nympher stays in direct contact with th
Expo in Crystal River, Florida
That is only 3 hrs... :) I have thought about going to the AFFTA/IFTD show in Orlando before, but still... And I think they are moving it to Colorado after this year.
Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country
Hello Flat Rock,   Well I love your part of the country but only during the summer months. Fished Wyoming and Colorado rivers quite a bit and just love the wild and native feel up in the mountain
Heads Up-Possible Great Deal on new Red-J-Vice #1065
All- FYI   Just found out the Ebay price on J-Vice, which I can strongly recommend, and will review on another thread soon, is currently priced at $450 in the auction.  This is a $700.00 + p
Giving Feather Emporium a second chance?
Anyone ever had a Ptarmigan skin? My research indicates the Colorado version doesn't have a wide range compared to other North American species, two found in Alaska and/or Canada. Legal to hunt in C
rocky mountain tyers
Fravel's fancy was mentioned in a reply comment to this article Maybe the author JERRY L. NEAL c
6'6" 2wt 4pc #5
I've done some PVC tubes myself and they work pretty good. Only issue is when doing it for a 10-11ft 3pc like you have then they can get a tad heavy with PVC. I have a guy out in Colorado that runs a
December flies from the Vise
What do you call those biot nymphs, Sandan? Fished in Colorado waters? Colors look like PMD but this device is suspect on graphics. Very nice work, to go right along with stellar efforts by everyone
New to the forum
Awesome!  I used to hike up to a lake called Ptarmigan Lake in Colorado.  Close to Buena Vista.  It had greenback cut throats. I loved it. It's been over ten years since I've been
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
As I understand it, you're correct, Dave.  You can own the property around a body of water, but you don't own the water.  All water within the United States is federally owned water. Even a
Wading the Animas river
I'm amazed that anything can live in the Animas river after the horrendous toxic spill from a mine in Southern Colorado back in 2015 or so.  At least the water is no longer orange in color.
The value of the roll cast
We have pretty hard winds here in Southern Colorado, so a roll cast is pretty much the only way to cast with the wind. Though we have a few calm days. But I use roll casts most of the time with the wi
is tenkara catching on?
It's growing in Colorado. More shops sell Tenkara gear and Tenkara guide service every year.
Good Day on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River
I was able to get away from the grind yesterday to my favorite Colorado troutstream...the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River near Lake City. The river was a bit higher than I like at 418 cfs, which made
Prestine mountain lake and lots of trout
Haviland Lake is a beautiful small lake up north of Durango Colorado.  You can kayak, swim, and camp at the lake.  While you can catch fish off the shore, having a boat really improves your
more free to a good home
I just had my UV light give it up a few days ago. I would greatly appreciate another one. I would even pay for shipping. I like the Ultrafire wf502b.  Thank you and let me know what shipping woul
Gunnison Basin Small Creek Report-July 10, 2017
"I didn't realize that rainbow populations in Colorado still hadn't recovered from whirling disease. Your report made me appreciate what I have in my own backyard, and I went out and caught a few nati
Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Electra lake is an amazing lake in Southern Colorado.  I saw fish stacked heavily, and they were all really nicely sized trout.  It was almost too easy to catch them when they were there tha
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
Great idea , I was a member of an online forum years ago , " gaming oriented " the group had several hundred members , we started kicking the idea around like this, we ended up attending the Great Ame
Colorado Trip!
Visit for lots of information about fly fishing colorado. Dave is a good friend and former Pennsylvanian who transplanted around 1990. Everything you need to know about stream fishing in
Electra Lake Stacked Trout
Nice vid and very pretty scenery.   I have never really enjoyed "easy" fishing. Yeah sure, I can o out and catch a bunch of bedding peacock bass but to me the fun is sneaking past the guard, dodg
First dry flies I have tied in about 10 years
Used to love going to Colorado and fishing the beaver ponds for those beauties. Was common to have hundred fish days too. I never could get enough of the spots on a brookie. This picture I took is my
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
I use the easy rotary from Colorado anglers supply. 60$... works great and recommend it
Alpine Lake - Camping and Fishing
Thanks for sharing your video.  Makes me want to get up to the high lakes in the Gunnison area.  For those of you that enjoy fly fishing Colorado's high lakes, check out the next issue of Co
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
Cleated bootfoot wader suggestions?
When I bought waders, I looked at boot foot to save some $$.  Redington had some with good reviews, the FroggTogs looked good and I liked the Red Head waders...all were under the&#
Tying to Match the Hatch
Nothing works all the time for me, but here's some things that I try during PMD hatches in Colorado. You've probably already tried these. Floating pheasant tail nymph, even when I see trout takin
Herps R Us here...Just kiddin. But i have a fairly good background in herps (still shaky on Squamoids, Not many around here). Unfortunately most of what you list falls under that. I have never heard o
Weathermen and weather apps suck thread
Last week the local forecasters were calling for rain mixed with light accumulation.   I look at the radar of the developing storm...It is sitting right on Albuquerque. I say to myself,
Renzetti Master Vise Rotary Parachute Attachment?
First time posting- I don't know if this is helpful in stirring up some creative juices but the JVice gallows tool might give you some ideas in coming up with a rotary gallows tool. I  got a JVic
Surprise Monster Brown in Small Pond
Best fishing trip I've had in a long time.  I caught 3 large browns, one of which was about 27".  This was a really fun day.  I was supposed to fish the Dolores River today, but the riv
Monster Bugger
Wooly Buggers are probably the most commonly used streamer ever created.  They are also very versatile and can be used for almost all species of fish.  From freshwater fish like trout, bass
Tying a better Midge (Zebra Midge Example)
I think Charlie nails it here:     ...and FYI:   " The Zebra Midge pattern is acclaimed to have orgin
Intro from Colorado
I have been hanging here for a while now, learning and posting a few times...guess its time to introduce myself officially.   My name is Scott, I am a Colorado native and grew up fishing with my
Cutthroat Trout Video
Fly fishing for cutthroat trout in small Colorado steams is probably my favorite was to fish.  Here is an edit I put together from footage out on just one of those creeks last summer.  I am
EP Trigger Point Flies?
Like this B Norikane, post more pictures like this, some big Colorado trout smiling at you, too. <0>
If you're renting ... then use this year to prepare to buy.  In most cases, you can get a nicer place than you're renting, and pay about 2/3 for mortgage.  It is considerably less expensive
Would you use these nymphs?
Great looking Spanish Perdigon style nymphs. They would definitely work.   For those of you wanting to learn more about these nymphs I recommend Devin Olsen of Tactical Fly Fisher who has se
A new rod on the San Juan River!
Yeah it's a great area, I love it here. If you like outdoors, your gonna love it here. If your not an outdoor type of person, you are gonna hate it. Haha Reprise of Wyoming for sure. My friends an
Help reconstruct a lucky fly
+1 kudu, Craickaig will deliver a dead-on SBS with precision and detail. In the mean time, I am going to go old school and hit my personal library books, possibly some journals. I will be happy to
Fishing the Alma State Wildlife Area Video
Fishing a little creek here in the mountains just north of Fairplay and Alma, Colorado  Small, but colorful and lively brook trout.
Like Father Like son, (teaching my boy to tie flies)
I remember when I showed my son fly tying. He got into it for a while. Put a booth at a local craft fair. He had the walk way blocked with people stopping to watch him tie. They had to scoot his booth
Posted two new patterns to data base and no show
Colorado girls ROCK in the fishing world, and this is why we should try to keep this forum going in the long run.
Slump Buster
Appropriately named the "slump buster" is really a buster of slumps.  This fly is so easy to tie, yet so effective!  You can tie up 10-20 in an hour, and is effective for so many species of
Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16
GP flyfisherman 's Butte Uglies have arrived.  The bar is set high.  SuperQualitiy ties.    Met the mail carrier at the drive today, was out working on a wind-damaged fence. 
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