Washington D.C. -- Sportsmen are urging Congress to fund work that creates roadmaps for responsible energy development on public lands.
Sportsmen and -women from across Colorado converged on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol this afternoon to protest efforts by members of the Colorado legislature to take control of federally managed public lands located within the state's borders.
The places where we hunt and fish are under attack from legislative efforts to transfer ownership of Colorado’s public lands to the state and private players. This change in ownership would mean more than just a new name on paperwork but a fundamental shift in our Western way of life.
The Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited welcomes Willi Cannell, Owner & Outfitter from Solitude River Trips in Ketchum, Idaho as guest presenter for the February Membership Meeting. Willi will be presenting "A Brief Story of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River" on Tuesday, February 24th.
The U.S. Forest Service Pike National Forest-South Park Ranger District said Thursday that is temporarily closing all facilities at a popular rest stop for travelers on U.S. Highway 24.
For three hours, the fly fishing community in the Pikes Peak region came together to watch a handful of films that capture the adventure of fly fishing. The night devoted to the Fly Fishing Film Tour, with all proceeds going to Project Healing Waters, is not just about the films, though.
Over breakfast the other day, Earl Hecker, our newest guide at Angler’s Covey, interwove three words into our conversation that revealed how he approaches this adventure called fly fishing: intuitive, instinctual, and innovative. This soft-spoken 33-year old guide, husband and father, and veteran of the Iraq war is a life-long learner in this sport.
When I realized I had once again misplaced any gloves I could use for my New Year's Day fishing trip, I panicked a little. Fifteen degree weather turns this girl into a wimp.
Denver's water utility will drain Antero Reservoir next summer for construction to rehabilitate the century-old dam. Denver Water said Wednesday the date for beginning the draw-down hasn't been set.
In the not-too distant past, when I was just learning this adventure of fly fishing, I remember hearing and reading that good fly fishers "anticipate the strike." While I knew what they meant, I didn't understand what they meant. I think I understand now.
I had a chance to have breakfast with one of our new Guides, Earl Hecker, the other morning. (I'll have a "meet our new guide" blog in a few days.) He had a great story about his first fly fishing experience in Colorado that I wanted to share.
As we make our last cast of 2014, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of the milestones and memories that the year netted. So, in no particular order, here is Fly Fishing Reflection 2014.
‘Twas the night before Christmas; Santa needed a break Work had been non- stop and there was lots at stake. As he flew over the South Platte he knew it was fate --
Are you one of the many fly anglers who doesn’t think much about fly fishing after Labor Day? Many fly fishers who enjoy the other three seasons fly fishing in Colorado often neglect fly fishing in the winter for the obvious reason: it’s cold! But did you know some of the best fly fishing can happen during the winter months?
Without public lands, fly fishing as you know it would come to an end. Without people fishing, my business, Angler’s Covey, would not exist. Without businesses like mine, that depend on outdoor recreation, 646 billion dollars would be absent from the national economy. Beware: The sale of all public land is viewed by some politicians as good policy.
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. You’ve even been known to say “oh, there’s a little hatch goin’ on” when you spot some bugs in the air at the family BBQ in your brother-in-law's backyard on the west side of town. And here you are, at the precipice, ready to tackle tying your own flies. So, what’s the motivation to take that step?
My Fellow Fly Fishers and Citizens. OK, maybe it's not that formal of an election. But Gink & Gasoline is having a vote for the best fly fishing shop in all of the land. We would love your support! Why do we feel we've earned your vote? Let me count the ways ...
Angler’s Covey is the host site of “Trout in the Community” – a joint venture between the Cheyenne Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks, the Catamount Institute, and Angler’s Covey. Trout in the Community is the first program of its kind nationally in Trout Unlimited -- and Angler's Covey is proud to be the pilot site!
I just finished up a trip to Washington DC. Trout Unlimited had asked me to be a part of a team that met with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and staff members of a few Colorado politicians.
We recently held a fun event for our guides and staff - a healthy competition of our guides' culinary skills - a Guide Cook-off! Our competitors -- Greg Blessing, Jon Easdon, and Juan Ramirez -- cooked a meal like they would prepare and provide on any guide trip -- right off their tailgates!
If you came by the store last Saturday, you couldn't help but notice our packed parking lot and a whole bunch of boys running around.
It’s just about time for autumn's great colors, and I’m seeing redd. Fall in Colorado means spawning brown trout — and it means a new conviction to treat the fish right. This issue is just black and white: stay off the redds.
Sometimes community means coming together for somebody you have never met. Dave Bryzcki, cousin of Angler’s guide and staff member Scott Tarrant, is facing the challenge of his life. Dave experienced what avid outdoorsmen and women face when they head into the backcountry: an encounter that nearly cost him his life. And we’re holding a drawing for a full-day guide trip to help raise funds to support the financial challenge that Dave and his wife, Lisa, will face.
One of my favorite places to fish on the Arkansas is basically across the street from the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center near Salida. We’ve had many a good evening fishing a hole that is near a large beaver lodge not far from the bridge on Highway 291. The beaver that lives there, a large fellow, has often made it clear that he doesn’t like my evening fishing. He’ll come up out of the water, slap his tail, and disappear under the water. Coincidentally, I’ll move up to do some fishing from the bank. But his presence got me thinking — what’s the impact of the beaver population on Colorado streams?
Perhaps you've fished for Rio Grande Cutthroat’s in the South San Juan Wilderness, or hiked the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness, or taken a canoe trip in the quiet lakes of the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. At some point