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Anthony Surage

Anthony, of all of our guides, gets "the longest" awards: he has the longest hair and has been guiding for us the longest. He recently retired from his day  job of counseling middle school students. He loves to be with kids and he loves fly fishing. Anthony communicates the finer points of fly fishing well to anyone. Twenty plus years of guiding has allowed Anthony to quickly know how to take the beginner (child or adult) to catch their first fish on a fly as well as help the experienced fly fisher learn advanced techniques for catching trophy trout. He loves to teach others the art of casting the dry fly and the skills needed to sight fish. He also loves the metaphors and the poetry of the river and the whole fly fishing experience.


Here are a couple of client reviews for Anthony:


"We went out with the Anglers Covey Fly Shop to Eleven Mile Canyon and had a great time! Our guide's name was Anthony and he was very knowledgeable and great to work with. He knew the best spots to go fish, was patient and did a great job teaching me (it was my first time EVER fishing - let alone fly fishing!). I would HIGHLY recommend him!"


"I waited for several years to take this trip with my 2 sons. I wanted them to be old enough to get out on their own and be able to enjoy fly fishing. I booked the trip through Phil Benton and was kept informed as time went on through their updates and website. Our guide, Anthony Surage, contacted me a few weeks in advance to find out what we were interested in and to learn about our skill level (beginners) as well as any goals we might have. Anthony maintained great contact with me leading up to the trip. We met at our prearranged location and over the course of the next week, Anthony took us to various spots around the Colorado Springs area. He constantly worked with each of us, improving our ability and making it so much fun. Catching fish was secondary to the good times and laughs we had with Anthony. He was able to make the entire trip so much fun and a real learning experience for my boys and I. Anthony was a master guide and with his help, we dramatically improved our skills by the end of the week. We laughed to ourselves because it seemed whenever Anthony would walk over near one of us, that person would catch a fish. He is the "trout whisperer!" We will definitely be going back to spend some more time with Anthony. And . . . the fishing was fantastic!"


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