If you are new to fly fishing Rocky Mountain National Park or have fished it many times, everyone will learn something with Steve’s presentation on fishing the Park. Learn guide secrets on fishing high-country streams and lakes, learn how to get fish to take your fly after they refuse it, learn the best times of the year to fish, learn what hatches are most important and learn about some of Steven's most favorite locations to fish in the Park. His hour-long presentation will have you laughing and learning as Steve shares his vast high country fishing knowledge and even some funny anecdotes of his 10-year, 2,000-mile journey through the Park collecting data for the book.
His latest presentation: The Perfect Drift, Easy As X,Y,Z delves into the three dimensions involved within the perfect drift. Whether you’re pitching dry flies, nymphing, tight-lining or dry-dropping, this presentation has something for you. It also covers, lively bugs in a dead drift, the fly fishing formula, rod alignment, specialty casts and mends, and the X, Y and Z dimension approach, plus much more! Duane will have his books, The Fly Fisher’s Playbook 2nd Edition and Hidden in Plain View, with him at the presentation.
The casting Demo's will cover: Roll Cast and basic single hand Spey, Easy distance casting, Improving Accuracy, Use and abuse of the double haul, Strategies for casting in the wind, Seven deadly sins of fly casting.
One of the biggest blind spots for the fly fisher is a having a fundamental understanding of aquatic insects and their life cycles, which is the key to catching more fish and having more confidence on the water. If you are new to fly fishing or just looking to bone up on your bugs, join nationally renowned Professional Fly Fisherman and Aquatic Entomologist Robert Younghanz, for his lecture on trout foods and the fly patterns that imitate them.
Eddy shows the naturals, the nuances, and the patterns that catch fish. Simple, bullet-proof flies that are accessible to tiers of all abilities. Learn how to fish like a local and see what most fishers totally miss.
Homewaters Fly Fishing Owner, Adam Beede, covers fly fishing the four Seasons within the Gunnison Valley. Beginning with the white of Winter on the Taylor River; the swells of Spring on the Gunnison River; the rises of Summer climaxing with the Green Drake emergence and finally resolving with the Kokes of Fall. Enjoy specific details on angling for Kokanee Salmon (by mouth) and on matching the hatch of the Green Drake Mayflies.
An introduction for anyone with an interest in fly fishing from a float tube. Topics include: why fish from a float tube, float tube equipment, safety, kicking techniques, rod and reel set up, techniques, fly patterns and leader set up. I have been float tube fishing for twenty plus years and have taught several anglers how to fish from a float tube. Float tube fishing is beneficial physically and therapeutically as well as a lot of fun. Float tubes provide an opportunity to fish areas of a lake that is not accessible wade fishing. Float tubes are easy to transport, taking up very little space in a vehicle. This session will give you a great overview of float tube fishing if you want to find out what float tube fishing is all about. If you are new to float tube fishing or an experienced float tuber, you may pick up some tips that will help you improve your fly fishing techniques.
The presentation will be centered on Rick's book "Modern Midges" including the Life Cycles of Midges and patterns representing each life cycle, Equipment used for midge fishing, techniques for fishing rivers / streams and still waters.
Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher as he guides you through the P.A.U.S.E. Method of matching the hatch, highlighting the 5 areas where the day’s menu is written on and around the river. Then, using the observation made on the water, the participant will learn how to prioritize that information and M.A.T.C.H. the samples to the best fly patterns.
Techniques for landing big fish without a reel. It's easier than you'd think. Use fundamental guiding and steering fly fishing methods to land everything from a 28" trout, to a bonefish. Should have some tenkara knowledge. Bring your questions and an open mind. We want conversation and discussion.
My Iwan-e-Dun Extended Body Mayfly Pattern is a must if you dry fly fish mayfly patterns. This fly is being distributed by Umpqua Feather Merchants. The effectiveness of this fly is attributed to the larger gaped hook, more realistic appearance and increased buoyancy because of the materials being used makes this fly a must in your fly box.
In this session, we will be covering how to navigate and use geo-referenced fly fishing maps in the Avenza PDF Map App. Download free app, load maps, how to navigate, how to drop pins/placemarks, how to give pins/placemarks descriptions, how to use the app as a digital fishing diary. How to use the GPS tracks feature.
Learn how to tie Feather Tail deer hair bass bug. I use Whiting Black Laced hen along with Whiting Bird Fur which are two Whiting products that most tiers don't seem to be aware is out there. Additionally, I would demonstrate the stacking technique for creating a dense deer hair bass bug head. The demonstration would include adding legs and eyes to a bass bug. It would take 45 min. to do this one fly.
His latest presentation: Hidden in Plain View, Recognizing the Obvious, Exploiting the Obscure, delves into what the top 10% of anglers are seeing differently from the masses. It includes something for every level of angler from reading the obvious runs of the river to its subtle nuances; bug selection made simple, how to attain lively bugs in a dead drift, the X-Y-Z grids, the Fly Fisher’s Formula, and tactics to get better now. Duane will have his books, The Fly Fisher’s Playbook 2nd Edition and Hidden in Plain View, with him at the presentation.
Demonstrate using River Road Creations foam cutters for fly patterns such as adult damsels, adult dragonflies, large terrestrials, Gartside Gurglers, and mice. Will cut foam for each pattern and then tie the pattern.
The casting Demo's will cover: Roll Cast and basic single hand Spey, Easy distance casting, Improving Accuracy, Use and abuse of the double haul, Strategies for casting in the wind, Seven deadly sins of fly casting
The presentation centered on Rick’s book “Modern Terrestrials” including what are terrestrials and patterns representing each type, Equipment used for fishing Terrestrials, techniques for fishing rivers / streams and still... Read More
Understanding the major hatches and food sources within Colorado's primary drainages and tributaries is crucial to successful fly fishing throughout the state. Join Robert Younghanz, The Bug Guy, for a detailed discussion on what insects occur where, what time of year to look for specific hatches, as well as, some of his favorite fly patterns to help you "Match The Hatch" statewide.
Jeff Powles, the owner of Fish On Colorado, has spent countless days on the water with clients and friends fine tuning “How to Fish Big Water”. Come and learn from the best how not to be intimidated by big, wide, deep and fast rivers. He will discuss the best techniques and equipment needed during this seminar.
Join Rich Pilatze, as he covers: Equipment Techniques, Strategies for still water, Variations in lakes Seasons of still water - walk through the times of the year, the most available food sources, and patterns to imitate them, Local still water opportunities, Resources for still water fishing.