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Shop Small, Support Local

03/29/20 at 09:10 AM | by Vince Puzick

As an active member in the Colorado Springs community, it’s always very important for my family and me to support small businesses. Now more than ever, I feel it’s extremely important to help out those businesses as much as I can. Every little bit helps. Here are some great ways to support your local fly shop.

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Updated: Shop's Temporary Policies

03/24/20 at 05:15 PM | by Vince Puzick

As David, Becky, and Rachel say -- we're here for you, we have your back! The outdoors offer a great opportunity to practice safe social distancing while also receiving the health benefits that only nature can provide. Check out this video for the Shop's temporary policies!

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March Madness

03/18/20 at 03:18 AM | by David Leinweber

After a season of winter doldrums, we need March, a month of transition, to recapture our focus and lift our spirits amidst the challenges that surround our daily lives. It may not seem obvious but simply taking your mind off of a stressful situation can provide

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Social Distancing, COVID-19, & Angler's Covey

03/14/20 at 05:03 AM | by Vince Puzick

For those of us who love outdoor adventures such as fly fishing, that time spent on the water goes along with recommendations of “social distancing” and avoiding large gatherings, most of which happen indoors. It also helps calm the nerves and relieve some of the stress and concern that dealing with this health crisis brings. Read about our approach to COVID-19.

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Presenters and Tiers @ The Hootenanny

03/03/20 at 05:49 AM | by Vince Puzick

“With a full day of speakers, customers are going to have the chance to greatly elevate their game in all fly fishing disciplines. We have an amazing lineup of some of the brightest fly tiers in the game. This is a must attend event for every fly fisher.” To say that our Director of Services, Jon Easdon, is excited about this Saturday’s Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Hootenanny is an understatement! Here is the schedule of speakers, topics, and fly tiers for the Hootenanny.

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Q&A With Mountain Sports Products

02/27/20 at 09:14 AM | by Vince Puzick

Ross Kingsley, Alex Elkins, and Erik Johnson are the sales group from Mountain Sports Products and represent a long list of products we carry in the Shop. They’ve attended the Hootenanny for many, many years – dating back to before it was the Hootenanny. “The Covey's customer base is a very passionate and fun group of folks! We enjoy kicking off the spring season with you guys.” Here is my Q&A session with them about Hootenanny 2020.

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Umpqua @ the Hootenanny

02/25/20 at 05:51 AM | by Vince Puzick

Alec Gerbec is the Southern Rockies account manager with Umpqua Feather Merchants – a familiar name for Angler’s Covey customers. At the Hootenanny, Alec will be focusing on “Umpqua’s new pack line that we just launched at the end of last year. I think that the thought process towards designing the new packs for maximum functionality will get lots of traction during this event.”

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Scott Harkins @ the Hootenanny

02/24/20 at 07:35 AM | by Vince Puzick

I had the chance to talk with Scott Harkins who is our rep for several brands we carry, including Simms and Winston Rods. Scott has been a representative in the outdoors recreation market in the Rocky Mountain region for over 20 years. "I’ve attended the Hootenanny before it was the Hootenanny! It’s always been a good event and feels like the kick off for spring."

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Doug Garvey @ the Hootenanny

02/21/20 at 02:14 AM | by Vince Puzick

In the Hootenanny spotlight this week is Doug Garvey from Green Drake Outdoors, the shop's local representative for Orvis and Rep Your Water products. Doug told me that he "loves seeing the buzz" that the Hootenanny creates. "Everyone starts thinking about that next fish they are going to pursue -- and that creates a fun energy!" So, what does Doug have in store for Hootenanny attendees on March 7?

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Hootenanny 2020

02/11/20 at 06:28 AM | by Vince Puzick

Coming up in just three weeks, the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Hootenanny! Saturday, March 7, at 9:00 a.m. Angler's Covey is the site for the largest fly fishing event in the region!

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Top 10 Reasons: Winter Fly Fishing Class

01/07/20 at 06:08 AM | by Vince Puzick

Angler’s Covey Guide Kenny Romero will be teaching the two-part Winter Fly Fishing course this Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11. Often called “The Secret Season,” winter offers unique opportunities for the fly fishing angler. Here are Kenny’s Top Ten Reasons to Fly Fish in the Winter (drum roll please!).

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Our Guides Look Back at 2019

12/28/19 at 04:38 AM | by Vince Puzick

Every year at this time, I ask the guides at Angler’s Covey to look back and share the highlights of their year on the water. From taking on challenging conditions to growing as a fly fishing guide, their responses range from the profound to the educational. So before we welcome in 2020, here’s a moment of looking back.

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Holiday Open House: Saturday, December 14

12/10/19 at 05:03 AM | by Vince Puzick

Gear demonstrations, gift ideas, and tips from our Orvis-endorsed Fly Fishing Guides to help you find the perfect gift for the angler in your life (and that angler could be you!).

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Shop Small: An Interview with David & Becky

11/26/19 at 05:34 AM | by Vince Puzick

David and Becky Leinweber have been co-owners of Angler’s Covey since 1999. With that kind of history, they have had their share of challenges and joys of owning a small shop. They have worked through incredible changes in their nearly 20 years of being at the helm of Angler’s Covey. I had a chance to talk with both them as we approach Small Business Saturday.

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2019 Gift Ideas from Our Guides and Staff

11/24/19 at 05:13 PM | by Vince Puzick

From the soles of your feet to the top of your head, from your tying table to your rod tip, the Angler’s Covey guides and sales staff have your gift-giving ideas covered. Check out these suggestions just in time for Small Business Saturday.

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Shop Small, Shop Local

11/20/19 at 05:32 AM | by Vince Puzick

November 30, 2019 is the official “Small Business Saturday,” and we are offering great deals after the turkey, before the leftovers, and as a more satisfying day than Black Friday.

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Annual Guide Yard Sale: Saturday, Oct. 12!

10/10/19 at 05:56 AM | by Vince Puzick

One of my favorite events of the season is this Saturday, October 12, at the Covey. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., it's the annual Guide Yard Sale. Our Guides spread out their used gear on our lawn (well, on large tables, mainly) for sale at great prices. Yes, their gear is slightly used -- but also really well maintained because they make their living using it. And, as Jon Easdon, Director of Services, says "the rods have all sorts of good fish karma all over them." What else makes this a great event? I asked a couple of guides for their perspective.

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Andrea Pasquan: Entrepreneur. Adventurer.

10/01/19 at 07:38 AM | by Vince Puzick

“I wasn’t trying to be nomadic,” Andrea Pasquan says almost near the end of our interview, but “that’s where life was kind of taking me.” When she describes the past fifteen years of her life, though, after graduating from Azusa-Pacific College in 2004 to being hired as Angler's Covey's Executive Assistant in May of this year, she uses terms like “pilgrimage,” “mission,” and “big experience person.” And, oh, the experiences she has had.

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Finding the Familiar

09/19/19 at 11:08 AM | by Vince Puzick

This isn’t a story about sibling rivalry (although that sounds like a good idea for down the road). This isn’t even a story about fly fishing. This is a story for appreciating what we have, not taking things for granted.

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Party at the Ponds & More at the Covey

09/11/19 at 04:06 AM | by Vince Puzick

We have some great events coming up with food, gear, and contests to make your fly fishing adventure even greater!

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Transitioning Into Fall Fishing

09/10/19 at 08:49 AM | by Vince Puzick

Mid-September. The temperatures are a bit sporadic with summer heat lingering on some days but the cool mornings and angle of the sun hints more of autumn. It's a beautiful transition from one season to the next. With this Spring's high flows behind us, with the summer monsoons and dog-days in the rear view mirror, this late summer and early fall fishing promises to be a great season.

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Jim White's Fly-Fishing the Artic Circle to Tasmania

08/04/19 at 06:06 AM | by Vince Puzick

Jim White’s recently published book, Fly-Fishing the Artic Circle to Tasmania / A Preacher’s Adventures and Reflections is part travelogue, adventure, and reflection on a life. Jim’s storytelling is what you might expect from a preacher and an angler: humorous, detailed throughout, and more than just fishing stories. Jim will be at Angler’s Covey on Sunday (he’s a former minister, right?), August 11, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to present a slide show and talk about his book.

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Dog Days of Summer

08/01/19 at 06:05 PM | by Vince Puzick

In honor of the dog days of summer we are going to have a month long series of blogs, Facebook posts, and Instagram activity. Follow #coveydogdays for all the action on our social media. We want you to post photos and stories of your adventures with your dog – fly fishing adventures are preferred but we’re suckers for cool photos of dogs in nature! And watch this blog space this month for tips on fishing with your pup, dog safety in outdoors, and doggie gear!

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Our Guides Review Packs & Slings

07/28/19 at 01:28 PM | by Vince Puzick

One of the most important purchases a fly fisher will make is the pack, sling, or vest. To help you make an informed decision, we turned to our Guides to see what they use and the reasons why they made that choice. They all agree that amount of storage, degree of waterproof / water resistance, and comfort on your body are their major criteria.

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Forecast: Dry (flies) & Hot (action)

07/22/19 at 10:03 AM | by Vince Puzick

With flows finally dropping to more routine levels, the mid- and late-summer fly fishing is going to be fantastic. The late and long run-off has set the calendar back a little bit, but dry fly fishing is heating up and it’s only going to get better. What’s in store for the dog days of summer?

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