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Fly Fishing Film Tour: Full Day Float with Willowfly

01/31/17 at 09:07 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout & The Fly Fishing Film Tour

01/26/17 at 08:21 AM | by Vince Puzick

“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.

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International Sportsmen's Expo

01/07/17 at 09:26 AM | by Vince Puzick

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!

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A Winter's Tailwaters

01/03/17 at 12:20 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Reflections on Guide Trips in 2016

12/31/16 at 07:49 AM | by Vince Puzick

Three of our Orvis-endorsed Guides -- "Karbo," Anthony Surage, and Rick Forster -- share their memories of guiding in 2016.

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Looking Back at 2016

12/31/16 at 06:53 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Kristina Doughtery: Guide. Sculptor. Innovator.

12/29/16 at 01:41 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Unique Gift Ideas for the Unique Angler

12/09/16 at 08:32 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Giving the Gift of Learning: Winter Techniques and Fly Tying Classes

12/09/16 at 07:22 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Angler's Covey Giveaway

12/06/16 at 11:06 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Customer Spotlight: Wyatt Webb

12/04/16 at 06:00 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Why Do You Fish?

11/27/16 at 06:00 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Guide & Staff Gift List: Clothing

11/25/16 at 10:37 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Get to Know Steven Armijo

11/16/16 at 08:55 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.”

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November Surprise: Fantastic Fall Fishing

11/14/16 at 06:52 PM | by Vince Puzick

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!

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Could Fishing be Better?

11/10/16 at 01:21 PM | by David Leinweber

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?

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Fly Tying for a Cause

10/25/16 at 09:24 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Class Close-up: Hone Your Streamer Technique

10/12/16 at 01:15 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Public Lands, Public Access

09/30/16 at 10:09 AM | by Vince Puzick

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?

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Fall Fly Fishing Photo Contest

09/02/16 at 07:51 PM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Spinney Mountain Reservoir Fall Forecast

09/01/16 at 04:08 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Colorado's National Parks

08/30/16 at 05:09 AM | by Vince Puzick

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!

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Remember that one ... place

08/18/16 at 08:20 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Hail? Yeah!

08/16/16 at 09:20 AM | by Vince Puzick

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.

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Kenny Romero's Spinney Res Summer Report

07/29/16 at 05:48 AM | by Vince Puzick

We are well into Summer and the fly fishing at Spinney Mountain reservoir has been outstanding!

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