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Spinney Reservoir Report

07/10/12 at 06:01 AM | by Vince Puzick

[Jeff Cooper] fished Spinney from the bellyboat on Sunday, July 8, from 6:30 a.m. until about 2:00. about 50 to 150 yards out from shore at the first big parking lot. The top producers were callibaetis nymphs of any style in about a size 16 and small woolly buggers. ...

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Dream Stream is Fishing Well

07/09/12 at 06:32 AM | by Vince Puzick
Dream Stream from Midcurrent

After about a half hour of the PMD's coming off strong, I switched to an Amy's Ant with a Bead Head PMD dropper about 18 inches below. This was the killer combination. Most fish took the dropper with a few here and there hitting the hopper ...

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Chalk it up to small streams

07/06/12 at 05:39 PM | by Vince Puzick

Took a break from the Arkansas today and fished Chalk Creek -- my first small stream experience.  It won't be my last!  Had steady action from mid-morning through mid-afternoon on #16 Tan Foam Caddis.  Small browns hit them behind rocks, in the riffles, and against the banks.  Check out Colorado Small Streams under "Where to Fish" then come into the shop for your flies. 

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Arkansas Tailwaters

07/05/12 at 08:29 AM | by Vince Puzick

Jon Kleis reports that "The Arkansas river below Pueblo Reservoir is fishing insanely good right now!  ... Good patterns to carry are: Beadhead Hare's Ears size 16-20, Beadhead Pheasant Tails size 16-20, Olive Sparkle Pupa size 16-18, Mercury RS-2's size 18-22, and Barr's Emergers size 18-22.  All these fished under an indicator with a good amount of weight above your flies."  Read more from Jon's blog here:  Colorado Flyfisher.

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Red Hot Spots and Fire Bans

07/03/12 at 06:16 PM | by Vince Puzick

No doubt this goes without saying, but as a reminder, Governor Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order on June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. banning open burn and private use of fireworks in the State of Colorado. .... The fishing is hot, too, though around the state.

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Get to Pueblo!

07/02/12 at 03:53 PM

While we are adjusting to having the fires so close, we have been exploring other venues to go fishing. One of the best UN-hidden gems has been the Arkansas River below Lake Pueblo reservoir ...

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Elevenmile is back!

07/02/12 at 03:27 PM

One of the things that I heard on Thursday of last week was that Highway 24 was to be opened no later than Monday. With that in mind I wanted to go and fish Elevenmile Canyon before it was swarmed by potential visitors over the July 4th weekend ...

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Highway 24 is OPEN!!!

07/02/12 at 03:01 PM

The smoke is clearing and Highway 24 reopened on Sunday, July 1, giving access to our closest fishing spots. Elevenmile Canyon and Deckers are...

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Time to get away...

06/30/12 at 07:59 AM

Our hearts go out to all of those suffering from the effects of these fires. This has been a trying time for our community and for many, the challenges will continue. We wish all of our friends and customers the best as you deal with the way the fires, particularly the Waldo Canyon Fire, have affected you.

For those of you needing to step away from the fire and destruction for a while...

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Elevenmile Canyon Update

06/30/12 at 07:35 AM

We headed the long way to 11 Mile Canyon on Thursday morning, June 28, with some nervousness about what condition the Canyon might be in due to the Springer fire. Would it be ravaged like Deckers? To our relief, at Messenger Gulch and upstream there was definitely noticeable impact but not extreme fire damage.

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Trout Unlimited calls for voluntary fishing closures on drought-stricken rivers

06/30/12 at 06:59 AM

Trout Unlimited today asked Colorado anglers to voluntarily restrict their fishing on portions of the Colorado River headwaters stricken by drought and high water temperatures. TU is urging anglers to avoid fishing on the Fraser and Upper Colorado rivers during the hottest part of the day, or to fish in Grand County’s higher-elevation lakes or cooler tailwater areas until conditions improve.

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Spinney Reservoir Fishing Great!

06/30/12 at 06:40 AM

OK, I have to gloat, just a little… I spent a good chunk of the day yesterday on Spinney Mountain Reservoir with my friend John Perizzolo. John guides for Breckenridge Outfitters and is the inventor of a tungsten putty product called Mojo Mud. While I'm not much of a big lake angler — as it intimidates me to some extent — I do believe the action yesterday might have changed my mind.

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Elevenmile to open Monday

06/24/12 at 09:15 AM

Eleven Mile Canyon Road, and Camp Alexander Boy Scout Camp remain closed and evacuated. These closures are planned to be lifted Monday (6/26) morning.

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Elevenmile Canyon Springer Fire Update

06/20/12 at 01:28 PM

Elevenmile Canyon is still closed due to the Springer fire. The fire is currently estimated at 1145 acres based on infra-red imagery. The fire is burning in Ponderosa pine and grass, in areas of steep terrain.

I have posted a new map.

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Springer Gulch Fire Now 970 Acres

06/18/12 at 02:30 PM

The fire has grown to 970 acres early Monday afternoon, more than doubling since Sunday night, and with 0 percent contained, shows no signs of slowing down and...

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Elevenmile Canyon Closed

06/18/12 at 06:31 AM

The Springer Fire was reported yesterday (6/17/12) around noon and is currently burning on the South Park Ranger District in Park County. The fire is burning approximately 5 miles SW of Lake George and is burning...

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Time to Think Local

05/27/12 at 08:09 PM

It is the time of year when we get to start bringing the fly rod to work! North Cat is open again. The Pikes Peak Reservoirs are open to the public 7am to 7pm. The fishing is amazing during this part of the year. These fish have not seen anglers in almost 5 months. To learn more about fishing on Pikes Peak go to

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Our Local Bear Creek is making news

05/23/12 at 06:29 AM

People are trashing the habitat of a genetically pure school of greenback cutthroat trout south of Pikes Peak, say conservation groups trying to reduce the pressures on this group of imperiled state fish. State-backed scientists still are unraveling the lineage of the fish and say long-lost yellowfin cutthroats also may have survived in Bear Creek, about 5 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. But motorcyclists, hikers, homeless campers and partyers increasingly flock to the fragile slopes and rutted old trails. The problem is that tires and boots accelerate erosion, funneling gravel and dirt into Bear Creek, suffocating cutthroats' eggs and clogging the pools that fish need to breed

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Statewide snowpack tied for lowest on record; Colorado River Basin at all-time low

05/09/12 at 06:51 AM

With this year’s snow season all but in the rear-view mirror and the paltry numbers recently updated, 2012 has officially taken its place near the bottom of Colorado’s dismal-snowpack history.

Statewide snowpack as of May 1 was 19 percent of the 30-year average, according to a report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Services office in Colorado late Thursday afternoon.

That ties for the state’s worst snowpack on record for May 1.

Only May 1, 2002, — a historic drought year for the state — was as bad.

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Hug An Angler

05/02/12 at 06:21 PM

If you enjoy the outdoors then you need to know who helps deliver the funds to make it happen.

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Keep your ear to the ground

04/26/12 at 07:21 AM

Keeping your ear to the ground is one of the most important things you can do as a fly fisherman. At all levels it is important to try and gain knowledge through your counterparts in this sport/hobby. There are many ways to do this...

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Pike Season

04/24/12 at 07:10 PM

Pike season is right around the corner! We just received some great new Pike fly patterns from Umpqua called the “Pike Snake”. They come in all...

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Orvis Outfitter of the Year 2012

04/24/12 at 04:30 PM

The Annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous is an important “ramping up the season” event for guides and outfitters, and congratulations are in order for David Leinweber and his staff at Angler’s Covey in Colorado Springs for having been named Orvis Outfitter of the Year at...

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cool little strike indicator system

04/08/12 at 06:00 AM

We just received a cool little strike indicator system here at the shop. It is from New Zeland. It incorporates wool (yarn) and some special...

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Short Line High Sticking

04/07/12 at 05:04 PM

Hello to all, I first need to introduce myself, I am Paul Martinez a Guide and one of the main fly fishing Instructors for Anglers Covey. I just got off the water in 11 Mile Canyon (South Platte River), or I should say I was blown off the water by the wind. April is my favorite time...

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    When: Sep 05, 20 7:45 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing

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    When: Sep 06, 20 9:00 AM Where: Deckers

    Orvis 201 Streamside

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