FRONT RANGE ANGLERS NEWSLETTER

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February 2005
 

Hello all:

The Jack Dennis/Jeff Currier presentation on January 26th inspired many of us at the shop to try the Polish nymphing technique. Although it requires practice and refinement and we did not "hoover" the river like the pioneers of this technique can do, it does work! (See photos to the left from our first practice session at North Fork Ranch on Tuesday).

For some notes and photos from the presentation, check out the story below. I expect this technique to slowly become more popular over time. Like any new idea, it has encountered resistance, but its foundation of getting the nymphs deeper in the water is solid. Once you've tried it, I think you'll see that it's worth more exploration.

Tight lines,
Bill

 
WHAT'S NEW

• Why do we sell mouse patterns in the shop? Click here ...

 
FLY TYING
Choosing Thread: Scott Sanchez is one of the top fly tyers in the country and his articles appear regularly in every major fly fishing magazine. This piece is one of the best snapshots of thread choices.

Fly of the Month: Deer Hair Emerger: The DHE is a terrific pattern for picky trout. It sits in the surface film with the body hanging below the wing -- just like a sitting duck.


LJ's Foam Mania: Our shop fly tying guru has lost it again....see what he has been up to.



Petitjean's CDC Magic: This article was written by Marc Petitjean on the use of his Magic Tool. If you don't have one of these you're tying with a handicap.


 
DESTINATIONS
Southwater Caye, Belize: Join Front Range Anglers on a saltwater trip to this fabulous destination - May 2-8, 2005!

 
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Get Close and Cast Short: Laying out a lot of line can be fun but it generally doesn't produce fish.

Notes on European Nymphing: On January 25 quite a number of anglers listened to Jack Dennis and Jeff Currier talk and show videos on the subject of European Nymphing. This was the first such presentation in Colorado and it was really worthwhile. Here are a few notes that I jotted down. If they are unintelligible accept my apology - Paul Prentiss.
Charlie Meyers wrote an article called "Nymphing fever: Catch it" on January 30, 2005 which is worth a read....click here to check it out.


 
PRODUCT REVIEW

Fischer's Fisher: Are you in the market for the ultimate fishing vest. Here is a custom/hand-made product offered exclusively by Front Range Anglers that's designed for the serious fisherman.


 
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

What's Going on Here?: Some people delight is saving money but Ed Engleman has gone too far!


 
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