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.
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.
Don't miss this fun day with special fly fishing presentations, doorbuster deals, casting demonstrations, drawings and prizes and more!
Women's Fly Tying class series: Class 3, Advanced tying techniques, Dry flies