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.
I learned a couple of lessons this past Sunday trying to catch my first fish of 2017. I could probably use a fake name right now to maintain anonymity of a humbling experience, but with 100% transparency, I will simply relate my splash-down experience on the Arkansas tailwaters.
Three of our Orvis-endorsed Guides -- "Karbo," Anthony Surage, and Rick Forster -- share their memories of guiding in 2016.
As is our tradition at Angler’s Covey, we look back at the milestones of the previous year and reflect on those moments and events that impacted our lives. For 2016, we reflect on our local fisheries, our personal lives, the national and state political scene, and meaningful trips led by our top-notch professional guides.
Kristina Dougherty is an artist. Seriously. I don’t mean that in some metaphor about her fly fishing. Kristina has a degree in Studio Art in Sculpture from Colorado College and is a Certified Solidworks Professional. She’s also a fly fishing guide, a member of the Angler’s Covey sales team, and an entrepreneur.
So many gift ideas, so little time. Our staff and guides had some great ideas for gifts that might not jump right to mind. From tools to nets, fly line to fly patterns, here are some ideas for the hard-to-shop-for-angler.
Nothing will advance your fly fishing more than education. We are home to every kind of class imaginable. From basic introductory classes to advanced level classes, we have it all. Some of our offerings during the winter months include fly tying and our winter fishing techniques classes. AC Guide Earl Hecker has combined tying kits and tying classes as a great gift idea.
A guided trip is the perfect gift for the angler in your life. Whether you’d like to advance your skills or simply learn how to fly fish, a trip will immediately get you plugged into fly fishing. With all of the gear included, all you need to bring on a trip is yourself. Here are a couple of our more unique guide trips available.
Angler’s Covey wants to recognize community members who are, at times, over-looked and under-appreciated for the work they do: teachers, fire fighters, and police officers. The best part? The recognition will come from you as part of our #ACgiveaway. We want you to submit the name of a deserving teacher, fire fighter, or police officer to receive a ½-day guided fly fishing trip for two people.
Wyatt Webb was stationed in Korea when the fly fishing bug bit him. And he wasn’t even near a river or high mountain lake. His roommate, a soldier from Loveland, Colorado, told Wyatt that when he got back stateside, he should check out Angler’s Covey if he was interested in pursuing this fly fishing adventure. And he did. Here’s Wyatt’s experience.
This Saturday, it's Trout Unlimited Day at Angler's Covey! 15% of all proceeds will be donated to the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The Shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
When we posed the question “Why do you fish?” on our Facebook page, the 30+ comments revealed a whole range of motivations for joining the adventure. From the spiritual to the humorous, here’s why we fish.
When you ask the staff and guides at a fly shop to suggest gift ideas, be prepared for a rock solid list! Whether shopping for a newcomer to the adventure or an experienced angler, we've got you covered. And speaking of being covered -- we're starting our series of Holiday Gift Lists with a look at clothing.
When he talks with customers in the shop, Steven Armijo wants them to have a unique experience. “When you fly fish, you are very focused: choosing a fly pattern, making the cast, getting the drift right. I want people to have that same focused, personalized experience even when they are in the shop.”
With these recent temps hovering around the 70 degree mark – in mid-November? Whaaaattt? – some of our guides have been talking about this “fall” fishing with springtime temps! So make yourself some iced tea, put on the sunscreen and bug repellant, and read on!
As a business leader, protecting your investment is always paramount, especially considering the long view of your business success. So when it comes to protection, conservation, and increased access of our local fisheries it only makes sense that Angler's Covey has, for years, been at the forefront of protecting places where trout live.
Hopefully as a fly fishing enthusiast you also want to see your local fishing resources thrive. If that rings true for you, would you consider collaborating with Angler's Covey in order to see our fishing resources protected and improved?
It’s pretty cool when over thirty people come together to tie some flies, talk about fly fishing, drink some beer, and support a great cause. That’s exactly what happened when the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited members gathered at Red Leg Brewing Company to tie up some flies in support of Casting for Recovery.
So maybe you’re like me. You’ve been fly fishing for a little while now. “Match the hatch” is not just a catchy phrase --you’ve gotten better at picking the right bug out of your fly box when you're fishing the South Platte or the Ark. And here you are, at the precipice, ready to tackle tying your own flies. So, what’s the motivation to take that step? What are the fly tying techniques that produce effective flies with efficient use of time?
One of our top classes is coming up over the next two Saturdays – our 301 Streamer Class. This two-part class –classroom presentation and streamside – will help you hone your knowledge of fish behavior, gear, and streamer techniques to target those big, hungry browns.
Fall fishing offers some great opportunities to hook up with some big fish throughout our South Platte drainage. The Dream Stream, Cheesman Canyon and Deckers, and Elevenmile Canyon are all renowned fisheries and for good reason – beautiful water holding hungry fish. For these reasons, it’s a good time to remember the etiquette and ethics that contribute to a good day on the water and ensure healthy fisheries for the future.
One of the most important topics in the realm of environmental policy issues right now is access to and protection of public lands. And it is a complex topic, for sure. Angler’s Covey, as a member of the outdoor recreation industry, has always strived to be a steward of our natural resources through our support of and collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited. As David Leinweber, owner of Angler’s Covey, says “We can be the eyes and ears of the forest” (Gazette). Why is the topic of public access so important – economically, environmentally, and recreationally?
When you ask folks for fly fishing-themed photos, you can expect a couple things right off the bat. First, you’re going to get a wide range of great photos! From “grip and grin” pictures of “fish of a lifetime” to scenic shots to cool angles of even cooler anglers, the photos are going to reveal the beauty of this great sport. Second of all, the decision is going to be a tough one! We received over 90 entries for our first photo contest and here are your top three photos. And the winners are ....
The cold weather is not far away and it is time to be prepared for the challenges that the late season and winter fishing can create. Neil Luehring, one of our fly fishing guides and retired Captain on the Colorado Springs Fire Deparment, reminds us that hypothermia is a threat anglers face in fall and winter because of two crucial elements: water and dropping air temperatures.
Tuesday night tying night
Winter fly fishing, 2 part class. SOLD OUT