Friday, September 06, 2013
As I leaned back and watched the Broncos dismantle the Ravens last night, I remembered what makes this time of year so special......Yeah football is great, but its Fall my peeps!
By far, Fall is our favorite season in Southern CO. Most likely because many of us think the world revolves around Brown Trout.....Wait it doesn't?! Fall is the time where we can go throw big flies and get away with it....Its the time of crisp cool mornings and beautiful colors.......Man are we fortunate to live in a great place!
So get out and get your fish on this fall!
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Great little article by Scott Willoughby of the Denver Post. I think most of us can relate to this, as it truly is hard not to fall in love with the Arki. Gonna be some serious fishing in the next 2 weeks before the initial stages of runoff.......hope to see many of you in the flyshop and on the river!
Willoughby: This Love affair with the Arkansas can't be denied!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Come down and spend the weekend. The forecast is for mid to high 60's Friday through Sunday and the BWO and Stonefly Molt activity is off the rocker!
Demo the newest and hottest fly rods, try on the new gear, take advantage of some tremendous specials, listen to on the water secrets from industry pros, grab a beer and hang out........See you at the Kickoff!
For more information on presentation times, specials and more click HERE.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
This is unbelievable, but we are already seeing fish really start to key and feed heavily on Stoneflies, even in Bighorn Canyon. What Can this mean? Every year the Stoneflies in the Ark molt around the first week of March. Most species of stoneflies molt 20 to 30 times in their life. When they molt they turn a pale color and have much softer skin, which makes for easier digestion for the fish, which also makes them a much more attractive target.....
Here it is the 2nd week of February and we are already seeing this happen. Now, don't get me wrong..... the huge swing in productivity will still take a bit of time, but, we expect to see fish "mowing (destroying stoneflies, and or anything else that gets in their path)" before the last week of February. Why so early? We have been warmer than average. Although our long term forecast for this month and March predicts good precipitation in the mountains (which we need), it predicts warm temperatures in the Canon City area.....ba'da'boom....ba'da'bing.....early Stonefly Molt and early great fishing! We have already seen some great days, but spread out. Once the stonefly molt is full swing, every day can be a banner day on this river.
What else makes us excited? Last year the DOW planted a giant number of Salmonfly Nymphs in our river....thats right, the big boys! We even got to see a few localized hatches, and the fish went ape-s**t! This year is going to be epic, we will see a large number of this planted nymphs hatch this year (mid-june) during our standard stonefly hatch. We can't wait! These big boys will also play a big part in the stonefly molt, come check out some of our new local patterns to imitate those big boys!
So, get your gear ready folks, cuz the stonefly molt is upon us, and then follows our prolific BWO season, and then the Caddis Hatch.......If I were you I would just buy a second house on the Arkansas, because its going to be off the hook (actually on would be better).......
See you All Soon!