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.
Angler’s Covey Fall photo contest. Submit your fall fly fishing photo for a chance to win a half-day guide trip with one of Angler's Covey's guides.
Fall is just around the corner and that means exciting changes at Spinney Mountain reservoir! The ambient air temperature has been dropping and so has the water temperature at Spinney. Thanks to consistent precipitation this summer the reservoir is 96% full. As of this writing, inflows were 174 cfs and outflow was 155 cfs.
100 Years and counting! The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of providing recreational activities and great outdoors adventures since 1916. And two of Colorado’s four national parks offer great fly fishing through the fall season!
Sometimes I take pictures of odd places and weird stretches of river. It probably seems strange to some people. I have taken my share of “fish porn,” too, those pictures of beautiful rainbow and cutthroat trout happily held in outstretched arms. But lately I have turned my camera to the place rather than the fish.
After the damage from our recent hail storm in Colorado Springs, insurance adjusters swarmed to our town. A group of five chose a day of guided fly fishing during their visit.
It’s the Dog Days of summer – when temps rise, fish are getting picky, and fellow anglers are making those “end of summer” trips before Labor Day rolls in. August is also a great time to explore many late-summer options when it comes to your fly fishing adventure.
We are well into Summer and the fly fishing at Spinney Mountain reservoir has been outstanding!
One of the most important factors in a trout's environment is cold, clean water. Trout LOVE cold water and therefor thrive in places like Colorado. Even at our elevation, though, most of our streams, lakes, and rivers can be negatively affected by water temperature.
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