Handling Trout in Cold Weather

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Handling trout in cold weather requires special care. When temperatures drop below freezing good catch-and-release practices become critical. We think of trout as needing special handling care when water temperatures are high, but fish are just as vulnerable when air temperatures are low. Mishandling fish in...



3 Tips for Fishing High and Dirty Water for Trout

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Have you ever pulled up to a stream after a heavy rain, ready to fish, but canceled your fishing plans because the water looked too high and dirty? I'll be the first to admit there are times when this is the case, but very often anglers...



A Day At Horse Creek Ranch

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I DIDN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO EXPECT. I’ve pulled out of Denver plenty of mornings before sunup. Sipped my coffee as the band of shining blue fog rose in the east and the front range blushed pink to the west. I’ve found my boots in plenty...



Slim Shady Baetis

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By Bob Reece A baetis pattern with a secret. “Hopper” Juan Ramirez is full time guide on Colorado’s South Platte and Arkansas Rivers. His years of experience on these water have allowed him to build an on-the-water knowledge base that is second to none. ...



The Tequeely Streamer

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By Bob Reece Some patterns simply brighten up a fly box with their aesthetics. Hopefully, if they’re in your box, their visual appeal is matched by their effectiveness. This tandem of traits is true for the Tequeely streamer. After extensive research I was unable to...