We're happy to welcome Steve Gossage back to the shop! After a couple of years pursuing some other opportunities, Steve has come back to be part of the Angler's Covey Guide line-up. "I've really missed the people," Steve says, "the customers and clients, and the great group of guides here at Angler's."
As tyers, you know we've all been there, hopelessly searching through your materials for an exact match to what the latest fly pattern calls for. That feeling of despair when you realize you're missing that one special material that sets that pattern apart. Resigned to your fate you either tie something else or you jump in your car and head to your local fly shop to remedy the issue.
As the weather warms, the action heats up with our warm water species. Travis LaMere, guide and assistant manager at Colorado Tackle Pro, gives us an outlook for some of our stillwater action. And don't miss out on our newest addition to our guided trip menu: kayak fly fishing!
Travis LaMere, assistant manager, fishing guide, and sales associate in our companion shop, Colorado Tackle Pro, grew up fishing the reservoirs in our backyard: Elevenmile, Spinney, Pueblo, Brush Hollow. When this Colorado native, born and raised in Widefield just south of Colorado Springs, says, “I’ve spent my whole life fishing,” it rings true. Spend a few minutes chatting with Travis and two things become apparent right away. He’s passionate about this sport, and he wants to get other people excited about it, too.
What's in Kenny Romero's stillwater fly box?
Between ice-off in April and closing day at Spinney, Kenny Romero, Angler's Covey guide, loves to explore the stillwater opportunities of our local reservoirs. Read more from Kenny and about his "stillwater fundamental" classes here.
As the sun takes a higher plane in the late spring, warm chinook winds blow and start to melt the icy edges of our favorite lakes and reservoirs. This is the ice-out phenomenon. Breaking out of their winter lethargy, trout will cruise the warmer shallows in search of food. Although the unpredictable spring weather conditions can be for the hardy, the rewards can produce some of the largest trout of the season.
You've waited patiently for a break in the work week and a break from life’s demands to get to the water. You’re finally there, looking forward to a nice relaxing day. Then, all hell breaks loose. If you have spent any time fishing, you can certainly relate to those days where everything is just off. Here are a few tips to help you get your head back into the flow and change your day around -- or at least change your attitude.
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 menu. While there are some obvious spring fly patterns to focus on, we wanted to talk about the top five sleeper patterns every angler should be carrying this spring.
The Colorado weather in early spring can be a fickle beast. 60 degree temperatures one day can change to snow and highs of 35 degrees the next. With fish waking from their winter doldrums, though, and bugs on the move, the opportunities are there! Three of our guides offer some tips for fishing in the early spring season.
Big Dreams Start Here! The Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show is Saturday, March 4 at Angler's Covey. Check out our Fly Fishing Show "at-a-glance" for our schedule of presentations, contests, demos, and a sampling of our great deals! Doors open at 9:00 -- but come early for your grab bag of great stuff!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's southeast region invites hunters and anglers to share their ideas and opinions about a variety of wildlife related issues at a Sportsmen's Roundtable meeting, March 6 in Colorado Springs.
David and Becky Leinweber took a minute from their schedules to reflect on the 35th Anniversary of Angler's Covey and to look forward to what is on the horizon for Angler's Covey.
Landon Mayer doesn’t need much of an intro around the South Platte River drainage. A Colorado Springs’ native, Landon has guided on the South Platte for nearly 20 years and has become a resident expert on that fishery. Landon will be sharing some unique tips and techniques this Saturday at the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show.
We're shining the spotlight on two reels coming to the market from Redington in Spring 2017: the Behemoth and the Rise.
Colorado-born Sharon Wright pretty much epitomizes the outdoor lifestyle you might expect from a native of this state. She owns and shows horses. She has hiked and backpacked through plenty of our mountains – often times toting her fly rod on the trips so she can fish high mountain lakes and streams. Sharon now shares her passion with other women through classes offered at Angler’s Covey, guiding trips, and through Pikes Peak Women Anglers. And she has begun her own Facebook (soon-to-be-blog), The Fly Fishing Cowgirl.
Orvis doesn’t rest. Two new products hit the market this spring and they promise to deliver. Jon Easdon, Director of Services, spotlights the updated Orvis Battenkill reel and their H2 Covert rod.
Dennis Miller – the manager of Three River Resorts in Almont, Colorado – will be one of our featured speakers at the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show, March 4. Dennis will focus on fishing the 150+ miles of rivers and streams in and around the Gunnison Valley.
“Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has changed my life,” Brady Busby, veteran of six tours in the Middle East, expressed on Saturday night at the Fly Fishing Film Tour to over 500 anglers who came together in support of the Colorado Springs chapter of Project Healing Waters.
We’re excited about a new addition to our line-up of prize donations for the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Brad Crosby, and Willowfly Anglers, in Almont, Colorado are donating a four-person, two-boat, all day float trip on the Gunnison River. Having been a supporter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing for the past five years, Brad is excited about helping out this cause with a fly fishing guided trip.
“Project Healing Waters saved my life.” Over the past nine years that Dave Herber has been involved with the Colorado Springs’ chapter of Project Healing Waters, many a veteran has said just that. Over the past seven years, he and his sidekick, David Caragher, have been involved with Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout, owned by Richard Johnson. Together, these three have teamed up to raffle off a guided trip at Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout as part of the Fly Fishing Film Tour’s prizes.
Here are the top five reasons to attend the Fly Fishing Film Tour on February 4! Get your tickets now!
We’re excited to announce that our sister shop, Pikes Peak Outfitter, will have a booth at the 40th annual International Sportsmen's Expo in Denver on January 12-15. Pikes Peak Outfitter will be showcasing the 2017 line of Hobie kayaks. Rachel Leinweber, manager of PPO, and Jon Easdon will be staffing the booth. To say they’re excited is understatement!
Simms Fishing offers five simple actions we can all take to make 2017 a great year.
It’s five degrees out there. Time to look at the Angler’s Covey "dirty dozen" flies for winter fly fishing.
Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing
Early season stillwater Fundamentals-Classroom