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Ice-off 2017

03/24/17 at 01:06 PM | by Becky Leinweber

As the sun takes a higher plane in the late spring, warm chinook winds blow and start to melt the icy edges of our favorite lakes and reservoirs. This is the ice-out phenomenon. Breaking out of their winter lethargy, trout will cruise the warmer shallows in search of food. Although the unpredictable spring weather conditions can be for the hardy, the rewards can produce some of the largest trout of the season.

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No Bad Days

03/21/17 at 12:50 PM | by Vince Puzick

You've waited patiently for a break in the work week and a break from life’s demands to get to the water. You’re finally there, looking forward to a nice relaxing day. Then, all hell breaks loose. If you have spent any time fishing, you can certainly relate to those days where everything is just off. Here are a few tips to help you get your head back into the flow and change your day around -- or at least change your attitude.

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CS Fly Fishing Show "At-A-Glance"

03/02/17 at 08:47 AM | by Vince Puzick

Big Dreams Start Here! The Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show is Saturday, March 4 at Angler's Covey. Check out our Fly Fishing Show "at-a-glance" for our schedule of presentations, contests, demos, and a sampling of our great deals! Doors open at 9:00 -- but come early for your grab bag of great stuff!

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CPW: Sportsmen's Roundtable

03/01/17 at 01:35 PM | by Vince Puzick

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife's southeast region invites hunters and anglers to share their ideas and opinions about a variety of wildlife related issues at a Sportsmen's Roundtable meeting, March 6 in Colorado Springs.

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35 Years and Counting: What an Adventure

02/28/17 at 02:37 AM | by Vince Puzick

David and Becky Leinweber took a minute from their schedules to reflect on the 35th Anniversary of Angler's Covey and to look forward to what is on the horizon for Angler's Covey.

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Landon Mayer @ The Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show

02/27/17 at 04:50 AM | by Vince Puzick

Landon Mayer doesn’t need much of an intro around the South Platte River drainage. A Colorado Springs’ native, Landon has guided on the South Platte for nearly 20 years and has become a resident expert on that fishery. Landon will be sharing some unique tips and techniques this Saturday at the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show.

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Redington: 2 New Reels for Spring 2017

02/24/17 at 02:52 PM | by Vince Puzick

We're shining the spotlight on two reels coming to the market from Redington in Spring 2017: the Behemoth and the Rise.

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Sharon Wright: The Fly Fishing Cowgirl

02/23/17 at 11:50 AM | by Vince Puzick

Colorado-born Sharon Wright pretty much epitomizes the outdoor lifestyle you might expect from a native of this state. She owns and shows horses. She has hiked and backpacked through plenty of our mountains – often times toting her fly rod on the trips so she can fish high mountain lakes and streams. Sharon now shares her passion with other women through classes offered at Angler’s Covey, guiding trips, and through Pikes Peak Women Anglers. And she has begun her own Facebook (soon-to-be-blog), The Fly Fishing Cowgirl.

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New From Orvis: Updated Battenkill and the H2 Covert Rod

02/20/17 at 07:29 AM | by Vince Puzick

Orvis doesn’t rest. Two new products hit the market this spring and they promise to deliver. Jon Easdon, Director of Services, spotlights the updated Orvis Battenkill reel and their H2 Covert rod.

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CS Fly Fishing Show: Dennis Miller, Featured Speaker

02/18/17 at 07:15 AM | by Vince Puzick

Dennis Miller – the manager of Three River Resorts in Almont, Colorado – will be one of our featured speakers at the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show, March 4. Dennis will focus on fishing the 150+ miles of rivers and streams in and around the Gunnison Valley.

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PHWFF: Changing Lives

02/05/17 at 04:43 PM | by Vince Puzick

“Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has changed my life,” Brady Busby, veteran of six tours in the Middle East, expressed on Saturday night at the Fly Fishing Film Tour to over 500 anglers who came together in support of the Colorado Springs chapter of Project Healing Waters.

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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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