The picture is Tyler Bennett with a fish that defines "hog" at the Frying Pan river this spring. This brute did not stop feeding on nymphs even while on the line.
Last month's quiz question lucky winner: Bob Hunter with the correct answer of Steelhead (The question was: What is a polyanadromous rainbow trout?). Not many came up with the correct answer. The next question is: If your rod is not loading properly during a short distance cast, what is a possible solution? Click here to respond. This month's winner will take home Fishpond titanium nippers and a stylish Fishpond hat.
We are sad to let you know that Brian Schmidt, our fly tying manager and popular salesman and guide, is moving on to an excellent quality-assurance position at Umpqua's new headquarters based in Louisville, CO. We're really happy for him, but his shoes will be hard to fill.
The National Fly Fishing Championships were here in Boulder last week, which kept everyone in the industry hopping (see article below). We're keeping the newsletter short to allow our trusty writers a little time to recover. My instincts tell me everyone is busy anyway -- I hope everybody's getting out and enjoying summer.
Hope to see you,