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Update: Bear Creek Watershed Restoration

08/13/14 at 01:44 PM | by Vince Puzick

The Bear Creek Watershed Restoration efforts continue. The work in North Cheyenne Canyon brings together many different organizations throughout our region -- as well as the state -- to restore the trails, creeks, and wildllife in this unique ecosystem.

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Crystal Ball: What Will Late Summer & Early Fall Have In Store?

08/02/14 at 02:05 AM | by Vince Puzick

Long spring run-off. July monsoons. Flows that rose and dropped like a bad stock market. Of course, we were able to get in some good (and even great) fishing, but we never seemed to hit a good rhythm with the consistently high flows through June and July. So I asked some of our Guides and resident experts for a prediction for late summer and early fall fishing. I mean, all this water has to have some pay-off in the form of autumn fishing, right?

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Let the Fish Go

07/22/14 at 08:25 AM | by Vince Puzick

Sometimes you have to let go of the fish that you never landed. I've been haunted by a fish I had on last week while fishing the Animas.

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Meet Julie Sprinkle

07/18/14 at 08:00 AM | by Becky Leinweber

In our effort to help you know our staff, guides and instructors better, we have asked them some questions about themselves and from time to time will share these in an e-blast. This week we are profiling Juie Sprinkle, our Clothing Guru and fly fishing guide.

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If this is your season to get serious, this is your boat!

07/14/14 at 08:10 AM | by Scott Tarrant, Floor Manager

Floated the Arkansas with Dave Friday. Flows were around 1600…fishing was good! But this is not a fishing report…this is a gear review…a testimonial, nearly evangelical testimonial!

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Hang Around A Barbershop ...

07/11/14 at 02:09 AM | by Vince Puzick

An old saying goes something like this, "hang around a barbershop long enough and you're gonna get a hair cut." So true. Where we spend our time and who we talk to influences our lives. Hang around in a fly shop long enough ...

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"Look at this Wonderful Place for a Father and Daughter to Fly Fish"

07/08/14 at 03:39 PM | by David Leinweber

Eleven Mile Canyon is a wonderful place to fly fish for anyone, but it seems especially wonderful for a father and daughter trip. Yesterday, I helped out Ken and his daughter, Bonny.

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Beginner's Mind

06/27/14 at 09:30 AM | by Vince Puzick

“Be humble: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”

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Meet Mark Mahler, Fly Fishing Instructor

06/24/14 at 10:25 PM | by Becky Leinweber

We asked fly fishing instructor and business owner, Mark Mahler, to share a little about himself so that you can get to know him better. Mark has been a part of the Angler's Covey family since Kent Brekke was the owner, many years ago.

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One Week, Three Adventures

06/24/14 at 07:34 AM | by Vince Puzick

The beauty of fly fishing in Colorado? In one week, you can fish a major tailwater, a deep reservoir, and a small stream. All three types of fishing offer their own unique experiences -- but isn't that what adventures are all about? Never the same experience twice!

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One Small Thing

06/18/14 at 05:46 AM | by Vince Puzick

Two things came together last night at dusk at ... well, let's just call it a "local fishery." I had the hole to myself and a nice caddis hatch hovered above the water at 7:00 p.m. I watched the fish behavior change as the caddis began flitting and flickering across the water. I also watched as my dead-drifting Elk Hair Caddis drew no interest from the browns and rainbows I saw in the pool below. I needed just one small thing ...

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Lessons Learned. Memories Made. Fathers Fishing.

06/15/14 at 05:45 AM | by Vince Puzick

Awhile back I asked my brother and sister what they remembered about fishing with our dad. Although my dad occasionally fly fished, we mainly fished with spinning rods and reels. Lessons from fishing are some sort of a universal learning, though, right? On this Father’s Day, here are some memories — and memories in the making — in recognition of fathers and fishing.

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Meet Steve Gossage

06/11/14 at 07:32 PM | by Becky Leinweber

Steve Gossage has been with the Covey for a number of years. He guides, teaches, and works in the shop. You couldn't ask for a better guy to help you pick out flies, improve your cast, or share the best places to go fly fishing. We asked Steve to share a little more about himself.

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Men of TODAY go fishing, talk fatherhood

06/10/14 at 08:34 AM | by David Leinweber

The men of the Today Show go fly fishing and reflect on fatherhood. This is a great clip to demonstrate that fishing is not always about the fish, but more about the adventure along the way.

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Meet Paul Martinez, Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

06/04/14 at 10:23 PM | by Becky Leinweber
Paul Martinez

To help you get to know our staff, guides and instructors a bit better, we've asked them to share about themselves. This post is from Paul Martinez who guides and teaches for Angler's Covey.

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Threatened Greenbacks could become "Endangered"

05/23/14 at 10:30 AM | by David Leinweber

Sometimes you have to move slow to go fast. That’s the case with Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project and protecting the only pure strand of Colorado Greenback Cutthroat Trout... in the world.

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A Sacred Reunion: The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

05/22/14 at 09:44 PM | by David Leinweber

After coursing through its delta for nearly eight weeks, the fresh waters of the Colorado River have touched the high tides of the salty sea.

It is the first time in sixteen years that the Colorado River has reached the Sea of Cortez its final, natural destination...

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A Winter's Day in May

05/13/14 at 09:16 PM | by Vince Puzick

By the time I crossed the line from Teller to Douglas County, I was hearing my mom’s voice in my head: “Sometimes you don’t show good judgment.” But I drove on through the slushy road as the temp dropped to 25. Then 23. Several inches of snow had fallen over the previous 24 hours. When I began my descent to Deckers, I was committed in my quest to catch a fish or two on this “winter day in May.” Mainly, I was out for the experience to say I fished during this bizarre weather.

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Good Times Back at Spinney

05/06/14 at 07:24 PM | by Vince Puzick

American Pelicans, Black Cormorants, Seagulls and fisherman have all made their yearly pilgrimage back to Spinney Mountain Reservoir. The Pelicans, numerous other birds and the fisherman will enjoy the many benefits of Spinney until mid November, when the reservoir will ice up and all species must head out to warmer climes. But until then — the good times are back at Spinney!

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The Orvis Helios 2 Challenge

04/28/14 at 04:30 PM | by David Leinweber

You could win a trip to Belize Bonefish Bonanza, one of two Silver Sonic Guide Waders, or one of five Guide Sling Packs!

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Spinney Mountain State Park Opening

04/28/14 at 12:15 PM | by David Leinweber

Spinney Mountain State Park will open for the season on Wednesday... I think you might be calling in sick...

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Simms waders - a closer look

04/28/14 at 06:48 AM | by Becky Leinweber

We knew that part of our Montana trip had to include a visit to the Simms headquarters in Bozeman. They moved their operations to this new, larger facility a year and a half ago and are already bursting at the seams! If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the making of your Simms wader, this is the place to go and find out.

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04/24/14 at 04:39 PM | by David Leinweber

Every spring in Colorado, anglers go through an emotional roller coaster as we watch water levels rise and fall. Higher, faster, more turbulent water brings discoloration, pushes fish out of traditional holding areas, and makes wading more difficult. The best way to find the sweet spots during this season is...

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Strategies for Streamer Fishing High Water on Tailwaters

04/21/14 at 07:25 AM | by David Leinweber

Good information on fishing high water.

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Fishing High Water

04/16/14 at 04:00 PM | by Vince Puzick

What’s a fly fisher to do during higher flows and off-color water?  Stay home?  Do yard work?  But wait — fly fishing just can’t come to a stop, right?  I had the chance to talk with our Guides to answer that very question.  Steve Gossage, one of our Guides, says “No, fishing does not stop in off color water. Sometimes it can be a blessing.”

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