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Free National Parks Week

Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed Earth Day! Did you know that it is also National Parks Week? From today until this Sunday, you can get into any of our 400 national parks for free! While the front range is getting snow at the moment, later this week the weather is supposed to clear, and it should […]

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Sunday Morning in Lyons

Fishing the Chubby again but the fish would bump it and slap at it but not take it.  However, the trailing nymph was another matter.  It was set up about 36 inches behind the Chubby.  I had tied up a few of these a few weeks ago because I thought they might prove worthwhile. Hook: […]

Chubby Chernobyl
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Chubby Time

CONVERSATION SATURDAY WITH BEN MCGEE, Guide Services Manager. Paul:  Ben, would you pick out 10 of the top guide flies for local waters (will be available in the FRA August Newsletter) Paul:  What the —— is is this. Ben: Its called the Chubby and fish slam it plus its an awesome strike indicator. Paul: It […]

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Happy Carp of July

 14 Pounds on the Boga Grip I decided to go Carp fishing this morning and the above fish was the largest of 6 taken on one of my Wiggly Buggers (pictured below).   Wiggly Bugger I tie several versions of the Wiggly Bugger.  Sometimes I use Doug Swisher’s Generation X dubbing for small versions (size […]


A Carp Fly That Bass Love

  This 5-pound bass hammered the Clouser version of the Thin Mint this morning at a lake just outside of Boulder.   Hook:  TMC 5263 Size 6 Eyes: Black med bead chain Thread: Black UTC 140 Hackle: Brown Saddle Body:  6 strands of peacock herl Tail:  3 Shades of marabou – olive, black, and brown […]