FRONT RANGE ANGLERS NEWSLETTER

"Dedicated to bringing people and fish together"
March, 2004
 

Greetings,

When my wife Beth and I bought Front Range Anglers in November 2002, two of our immediate concerns were the drought and how to get people to come to our presentations. (If you've ever had a party and no one came, you'll know what I'm talking about). Seems like Mother Nature is still working on taking care of the drought (thanks for the 8" last night!), and the stellar lineup of presentations so far this year has attracted some nice crowds to the shop. And the fun continues! We've still got an excellent series of tyers on deck for March's Saturday clinics, Jack Dennis is coming back in April (see below for details), and to top it all off - coming Saturday, April, 10th:

FRONT RANGE ANGLERS' 2nd ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY!

This full-day fly fishing extravaganza is pulling the region's best and biggest names in to share their insider's knowledge. This year's theme is "Fly Fishing Colorado", and all presentations will focus on our state's great resources and how to best take advantage of living in this fishing mecca. Lunch will be on us, and there will be a high-stakes raffle (last year's winner walked away with a brand new Sage 590-4 SLT). This day is definitely one to get on your calendar now!

Looking forward to seeing you,

Bill Leuchten

Don't let a little inclement weather keep you on the couch -- a snowy day on the Blue is better than even the best "F Troop" rerun.

Where is this pristine spot? See the Real Estate section of our website for details.

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
•Jack Dennis @ Front Range Anglers ~ April 19-21, 2004

By popular demand, Jack will be returning to Front Range Anglers to conduct a discussion and demo on fly lines on April 19th, and to provide some personal casting instruction on April 20 & 21 to a limited class (6 anglers each day) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Each participant will receive one-on-one instruction plus a casting video for only $50.00. If you're interested in attending the event please contact us right away. We have already booked half the available space.


Now Available: Artwork by Darren Christensen: Take advantage of this opportunity to have something truly special to commemorate a favorite fishing memory.

 

 
FLY TYING
Attention all Fly Tyers!: We're looking for the most productive stonefly patterns tied by our friends and customers. All of the submissions will be put on display in the shop and available on our website. It will be fun and informative!



Fly Tying Update: Don't miss any of the special Saturday clinics in March.
Fly of the Month
Tool of the Month
Material of the Month


Crane Flies: Jack Dennis tied a terric crane fly imitation for those attending his January presentation. "This pattern is an absolute killer and cautious fishi will take it without hesitation".

 


The Klinkhamer: Hans van Kliken of Holland developed this deep surface hanging parachute fly over 15 years ago. Over the years, many variations have been introduced but the traditional tie remains the best approach.

 

 
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Taking care of Your Equipment: Few of us relish the idea of gear mantenance but those who take the time are rewarded with trouble-free fishing.

 


The Turle Knot: It's been around for a long time and it keeps your fly patterns on up eye hooks running.

 


Treatyse of Fysshing With an Angle (Part 2): While you are still working on building a medieval fly rod (part I), we thought you should get started on a fly line because it takes time to find the right horse!
 
PRODUCT REVIEW

New Style Rubber Net Bags: Recently nets have changed for the better. Here's the low-down on the new approach.


 
DESTINATIONS

Sailfish and Coffee: Have you read "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway? Well, here is Danny Smith's rendition of the "young man and the sea".

 


Thinking About the Colorado River: There is great wading access on the Colorado River. It's a good bet for spring fishing.

 

 
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