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March 1, 2017

I attended a talk last evening at the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. Matt McCannel (Head Fly Fishing Guide/Umpqua Fly Designer/SIMMS Ambassador/Sage Ambassador) gave a talk on his company's (RIGG's Fly Fishing in Montrose, Colorado), guided float trips down the Gunn...

November 2, 2016

cute

[kyo͞ot]

ADJECTIVE

  1. attractive in an endearing way.

  2. clever or cunning, especially in a self-seeking or superficial way.

Ever since I first saw one of these silvery animals, I have loved watching, or for an even more tantalizing experience, touching a trout....

September 20, 2016

The Alpine Orchestra is our rural mountain symphony. We are playing three FREE concerts in Tribute to the Armed Forces on November 4,5,6. This is an emotional tribute featuring an entire repertoire of military-themed favorites. Our conductor is a retired Lt. Colonel of...

August 28, 2016

Sometimes people come into the shop with the most amazing fly patterns. I usually ask people to bring their fly box inside anyway before the jump and start buying new flies. It just seems crazy to me to think of selling people flies if they already have patterns in the...

August 13, 2016

When dogs are first made in Heaven, they are completely silver. There at the dog factory, the Angels dip them into a vat of black dog sauce or brown dog sauce or gray dog sauce or golden dog sauce and they get spots and flecks and stripes and patches at that time. Late...

August 11, 2016

We've been noticing that Eleven Mile Canyon is a major venue for mountain climbers. They either have to go to REI in Colorado Springs or to Buena Vista or Salida to get their support equipment. In lieu of this observation, we are going to start carrying Black Diamond c...

July 31, 2016

First, the character of the river and therefore, the feeding of the trout (the big ones) is affected by higher temperature and lower levels (current and velocity) of water, and by lower levels of oxygen. That is the primary factor in fishability of a venue – not the pr...

July 11, 2016

This is an email from Frank Chaves. He is responding this morning to an invitation I sent yesterday to go float fish the Colorado River after work. Four of us guides were going to Rancho Del Rio to meet at KK's BBQ where some of my family were camping. (BTW - KK, as us...

June 12, 2016

Two times women my age have come into my shop during busy times whenthere is a small barrage of customers who are millingaround, customers who are looking at flies and stream-side gear and customers who are wondering why in the world does this fly shop have sculptures...

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