Fly Fishing Colorado Newsletter
Volume 4 • Issue 1 • Summer 2011
Welcome back to The Flyfisher Guide Service Newsletter. As the top fly fishing guide service in Colorado, we seek to be your information hub with all items related to fly fishing. Whether you are looking for river conditions, informative articles from the industries top associates or a fun piece of literature, this monthly mailier will have it.
Deadwood Placer, Freeze Placer and Yacht Club located just above Lincoln Hills are now open for guided fishing trips! These sections of South Boulder Creek are the newest additions to the places you must go for a great day of fishing. Nestled back and away, Deadwood Placer is a prime spot for secluded fishing. This section of South Boulder Creek is characterized by the longest runs of our South Boulder portfolio. Freeze Placer is the section of South Boulder Creek characterized by dark, deep holding water and long slick tail-outs. The largest fish in the club’s portfolio live here. Yacht Club boasts the widest sections of South Boulder Creek and the riffles of this section are a dry fly anglers dream.
If you are looking for a great place to take a guided trip this fall, any of these three properties are sure to fit the bill!
Click here to learn more about the properties and check out the availability for September.
Local Anglers Perspective…
We want to hear from you! Send us anything you want to say (within reason) regarding fly fishing.
- Did you have an EPIC fishing experience you want to share?
- Feel you are a lyricist - send us your latest poem or cartoon!
- Have an amazing catch – show off and send us your picture!
Send your stories and pictures to and you could see them posted in the next month newsletter.
From the other side of the riverbank…
Think back to your first time fishing – how old were you? 5, 8, 12 years old? Well, imagine being 25 year old - quickly closing in on 26. I am 25 years old and just now beginning my adventure of becoming an angler. Better late than never is the saying and I am holding on to that.
I am new to The Flyfisher Group and to the sport of fly fishing in its entirety. For years my husband has been encouraging me to take up fly fishing. “It’s fun, exciting and challenging” he would say. And it is not that I did not believe him but when it came time to casting a line I was simply preoccupied with another activity to do along the riverbank; reading a good book, walking the dogs or just watching him fish. Those days are always associated with the ability to relax and let loose from the stresses that come with daily life. After a day on the river my husband always comes home feeling relaxed, proud and accomplished. I realize after watching from a distance that I do not want to just sit on the bank, I want to experience those emotions and feelings as well. So here I am – working with The Flyfisher Group, an amazing organization of professionals serving professionals for the betterment of the angling world. I have found in my short time here that I am going to fit in just fine. I have casted a line, caught a fish and held it in my hands, and felt the soreness of a day on the river well done. This is not a dainty sport.
Throughout the next months you will join me in my journey as I learn to fly fish, tie flies, learn the gear and grow as an individual. I am going to push myself to discover what it means to be an angler and a fly fishing enthusiast. Most likely you will see me around the shop or on the river casting a line, and if you do say “Hi” and feel free to give me a bit of advice. You may even be on here as the most influential piece of advice I received for the month. My hope is to share my experiences with all of you and maybe help you learning more about fly fishing. All of this from my perspective – the girl from the other side of the riverbank….
The Guide Corner
Make sure to check out Angling University for upcoming classes for you and your whole family. These are the perfect opportunities to expand your personal knowledge of fly tying and fly fishing.
Name: Learn to Catch Trout, Private Water
Location: Williams Ranch
Upcoming Dates: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Course Description: Our most popular course this all inclusive (fishing license not included), 6-hour interactive workshop for beginner fly anglers includes actual stream time and the lab portion of the class takes place at one of our many Blue Ribbon/Gold Medal trout streams. In this course, you will learn about fish identification, equipment, and knots, entomology related to fly selection, casting, fighting, landing, and safely releasing a fish. This course combined class time with our revolutionary interactive lecture series. Click here to register!
Name: Intermediate Trout Skills
Location: Williams Ranch
Upcoming Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Course Description: This course is an all-inclusive, 7-hour interactive workshop for novice and intermediate fly fishers and includes more field time than the 102 course. Class will be held on one of our many Blue Ribbon/Gold Medal trout streams. In this course, you will have a brief review of the basics. Class will then go to the water where you will spend time on casting and presentation to fish in the river and/or pond. You will take time to work on dry fly fishing, nymph fishing, and streamer fishing. All equipment is provided.
Trout’s Fly Fishing:
Friday Night Happy Hour at Trout’s Fly Fishing
Enjoy special Happy Hour prices on all your most important fly fishing gear. All flies are $.50 OFF, Terminal Tackle (i.e. leaders, tippet, indicators, floatants, etc.) is 10% OFF, and all Fly Tying Materials are 10% OFF.
Come by and check it out!
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Trout's Fly Fishing - 1303 E. 6th Avenue Denver, CO 80218