"Dedicated to bringing people and fish together"
June 2006

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.

Hello all,

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,

National Fly Fishing Championships - Reflections: Paul Prentiss gives a recap of the Championship trials held in Boulder last week.

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Check out the innovative tools and flies that SFC Joseph Little, stationed in Iraq, has come up with.

Fly Selection Upgrade: Competition can sometimes breed quality and selection. We know you can get cheap flies elsewhere, but we've developed a pretty neat fly section over the last couple of years.

Pike Gone Wild!: We've all heard stories of big fish going after little fish, but this story from Alberta, Canada takes the cake.

We've got a large amount of sale and closeout items on our website. Take a look and see if we've got something you need.
OUTERWEAR: CLOSEOUT! Simms 2005 Freestone Jacket 50% off

WADERS: CLOSEOUT! Redington BarrierFlex Waist High Waders - 30% off!
  CLOSEOUT! Simms 2005 Freestone Stockingfoot Waders 20% off!

Select Sage VPS Fly Rods - 25% off
  Select Winston Ibis Fly Rods - 25% off
  Redington Wayfarer 5-piece fly rods - 30% off

FLY REELS: Redington GD Fly Reels - 30% off

Northern Pike …. Designed for Mayhem: A group of Boulder anglers made a trip to Nebraska in search of these monster fish.

Where to go in Colorado for Pike: If you're local, here's an insider's list of good place to go after pike in this area.

Sunfish on the Dry: Slow retrieve for sunfish can sometimes yield a surprise.

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