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We are in the heart of the cold and flu and
fly tying season. Nothing like a little head cement to clear
those stuffy sinuses. At least that's true here in Colorado,
where we've spent most of the past couple of weeks shoveling
We still have spaces available in our winter fly
tying classes. The next beginning class begins January 12th,
and more are being scheduled. Check the "Classes" section of
our website for details.
We'll be at the annual Fly
Fishing Show in Denver this coming weekend. Come check out the
latest and greatest products and technology in the fly fishing
industry, and stop by and say hi at our booth.
hear from you soon,
Our January Newsletter Quiz Prize is a
goretex Simms PacLite Jacket.
|FEW THINGS IN
LIFE BEAT A FATHER SON/DAUGHTER FISHING EXPERIENCE|
Krughoff and his son are pictured here with a beautiful
rainbow taken outside Walden, CO. last summer.
a photo with some specifics about where, when, and how - Click Here for fame
without fortune If you've got a story to go along with the
picture that's even better.
|RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
In response to the request
for fishing pictures we got a great story from Dean Miller
which I wanted to share with our readers...Paul Prentiss
Olsen (left) ....here's is a photo of myself at a undisclosed
lake in California on Thanksgiving Day.
(right) ...this 23 inch rainbow was caught in the Eastern
Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe using a #18 red prince
Unique Destination Opportunity ~ SPRING BREAK IN
Picture a spectacular
bonefishing flat 50 yards from the front door of your beach
cottage. Naturally, you can fish as much as you want. In the
heat of the day take a break in your hammock under the shade
of a plam tree with something cold to drink.
the show with no set agenda - arrange and pay for your guided
flats or blue water trips on a day-to-day basis.
Alternatively, you can fish on your own at a pace that suits
you. Sound good? Now consider that you will probably save
$1,000 in comparison to other resorts in the
Front Range Anglers has set aside a few double
occupancy spaces for 6-day adventure during the first week of
April at a lodge on the Eastern coast of Andros
I'm ready to pack...tell me
WHAT DOES FLY FISHING IN
SALTWATERS MAGAZINE SAY ABOUT ANDROS ISLAND.
"If you're in search of double digit
bonefish, Andros may be the place to feed your
|Cody Wyoming to Host Rocky Mountain Regional
The next qualifying event for the 2007 National Fly Fishing
Championship to be held in Colorado during October will be
held in Cody Wyoming on April 28 & 29, 2007. Anthony
Naranja, Team USA Coach, will be overseeing this event.
There will be a two more regionals - one in the
Michigan and another in a yet to be announced location on the
The 2007 event in Colorado will determine
the traveling team for the New Zealand World Championship in
|Front Range Anglers has added Scott Rods to its line
up of high performance products
For over 25 years, the Scott
Fly Rod Company has been actively researching and developing
high performance fly rods. In 1975, Scott designed and
produced the world's first graphite 9' 4wt. Today, Scott
manufactures over 100 models of graphite and fiberglass fly
rods, each for a specific fishing application. Scott
incorporates three design features which make every Scott fly
rod high performance:
--sophisticated materials, lay-up
--the Scott Internal Ferrule, and
--Scott's unique Flex Rating process.
Every Scott fly
rod is backed by their Unconditional Lifetime Warranty.
|Red Fish Record
Denver Post ~ 12/17/06
Emphasizing the recovery of fishing in the salt marshes along
the Louisiana Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, three
fly-rod records for redfish have been established from the
boat of the same captain in recent days.
On Dec. 11,
Doug Beherman of Tallahassee, Fla., set two world records - 34
pounds, 8 ounces for 8-pound test tippet and 28 pounds for
4-pound test tippet.
Fishing out of Hopedale, La.,
southeast of New Orleans, with guide Gregg Arnold, Beherman
landed 11 fish that day with a total weight of 242 pounds.
|Blue River Rainbow
A 26"x16.5" Rainbow
taken on the Blue River December 15th, 2006 by stripping a
Black Widow streamer....Creig Krier
|Water Tempeture Standards in Colorado an Issue
The Colorado Water
Quality Control Commission will hold a hearing on January 8,
2007 to revise temperature standards for the protection of
fish in our streams and lakes. The Commission needs to
realize that stream temperature problems are not abstract.
They need to hear real life stories.
|Norm Ziegler's New Book
Snook on a Fly is about to be released by Stackpole
Publishing. Norm spends a considerable amount of time chasing
these fish from his home on Sanibel Island, Florida.
|Pod Casts from the Itinerate Angler
Angler website launched in May 2005 is the online home of Zach
and Lauren Matthews Photography. Zach Matthews is a
professional fly fishing photojournalist and a Contributing
Editor with American Angler magazine. He also has a real job
practicing Law with Hicks, Casey & Foster in Marietta, GA.
Zach is now offering downloadable podcasts on his site.
KING ~ Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys|
Hoffman, a native of South Florida, has fished the Southeast
coast for nearly 30 years. He has been featured in
publications such as Saltwater Sportsman, South Florida
Sportfishing Magazine, Fly Fishing America Magazine and in
Saltwater Software's Florida Fishing CD-ROM.
article he gives you a sense of what it's like to chase the
Blanks from American Tackle Company|
Our master rod
builder, Larry Jurgens spotted these rods at the Fly Fishing
Retailer show. With ever present charm he managed to secure a
couple of these blanks...here's the result.
|Rigging Part II - the tag-end approach
This is a continuation of
the discussion on multiple fly rigs that appeared in the
December FRA Newsletter.
|Your First Experience
It might have set you back
$10.00 or so and you may still have and use it. Unfortunately,
I gave mine away some 25 years ago when I moved on to the
|WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!
equipment setup properly prior to fishing is always a good
idea but sometimes you just can't wait!
Makkai's String Leech
During a December 9, 2006
Fly Tying Clinic Al had some pointers on tying the String
Leech....this is a pattern you should have in your
|The Squirrelly Minnow
During a 2005 clinic at
Front Range Anglers, Brad Befus tied the Squirrelly Minnow. It
looked like a real winner so I started tying and using the
pattern - it produces big time!
|Hooks For Czech Nymphs
An article written by Karel
Křivanec on the proper selection of hooks for this
increasingly popular form of nymphing.
|Special Fly Tying Class
Well known Colorado fly tyer,
Sue Armstrong, will be conducting a special class on George
Grant weaving techniques. The instruction is free but there
will be a nominal charge for the materials. It's a tremendous
opportunity to learn how to craft woven flies.
Looking for a cross reference on Mustad, Tiemco, Daiichi,
Orvis, and Partridge?
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