Learn To Tie Flies

The Takahashi Report

This weekend we were honored to have Rick Takahashi as our signature Saturday fly tyer. Although he is known for his Modern Midge and Modern Terrestrials books, Rick has to be one of the most versatile tyers I have had the pleasure of watching tie. From streamers to midges and bass bugs, he can tie […]

Learn To Tie Flies, Patterns

Fly Tyers Choice

If you missed out on Rob Kolanda’s Tying demo this Saturday, here is one of his favorite patterns for this time of year. This pattern was developed by Rob during his time guiding the Frying Pan River, but it works equally well on any of the tail waters where Mysis Shirmp are present, such as […]


Ben McGee’s Green Drake One-Two Punch

For many anglers, the emergence of the Green Drakes on Colorado watersheds signals the height of the summer. There’s nothing like throwing big bugs as the light fades on a warm summer evening. FRA guide Ben McGee designed these two patterns to match the hatch of the Green Drakes on the lower Blue river, but […]

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Destinations, Patterns

The Silverthorne Shrimp

On my various adventures I am always driving through Silverthorne and looking upon the hoards of people fishing below Dillon Reservoir on the Blue River; a majestic stretch of river surrounded by outlet malls, angry osprey, and interstate highways. But it also has large rainbows that you can see smiling at you. I came across […]