Not Just Anybody’s Saint Vrain

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By Louis Cahill "IF YOU CLIMB INTO THE CAB OF THAT PICKUP WITH JOHN YOU'LL FIND THAT WHERE YOU WIND UP CAN, ONLY IN THE MOST EXISTENTIAL TERMS, BE CALLED A FISHING TRIP." It's about seven-thirty on a Saturday morning. It's mid-September and the chilly Colorado air...



Who Says Short Rods Are For Small Streams

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MY GOOD FRIEND DAVE GROSSMAN DECIDED TO TRADE IN HIS 9 FOOT BOAT RODS FOR 10 FOOTERS THIS YEAR. So far, this fishing season he claims the extra foot of graphite has been working wonders for his clients on the water. Dave says, "I find that the ten...



How to Stop the Dreaded Fly Fishing Birds Nest

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Does this look familiar? Just about every angler has created this tangled artwork at some point, some more than others. I'm pretty good at untangling knots because I get more practice than the average angler from my guiding, but even this one required me to break...



Keeping a Buffer Between You and the Fish

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Most fly anglers would agree that success in fly fishing is often determined by how well they can stay out of sight from the astute fish their trying to catch. If your finned adversaries are able to put a bead on you (identify you as a...



Save Your Fingers Fly Fishing – Use Lycra Finger Sleeves

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Today's the day for a big fish. It's perfect streamer fishing conditions with overcast skies and there's been lots of aggressive fish. I'm pounding the banks with my favorite streamer for thirty minutes when I notice the grit on my fly line is starting to agitate...