Fishing All Season Without Misery
Paul Prentiss
Winter is fast approaching, and with this change I start thinking about the things I need to do for next season. Don't get me wrong, fall is a glorious time of year to be on your favorite stream but as the leaves vanish and the snow and cold arrives I'm less inclined to brave the elements.

Some years ago I was fishing the South Platte in December. While picking the ice out of my guides and hoping that I would not have to get my hand wet while landing a fish, I realized that winter fishing was not my thing after reaching 50. That was 10 years ago and I'm still happy with this decision.

It's not as if you can't pursue your hobby. There's is rod building, fly tying, equipment shopping, reading, and so on. Plus you've got Saturday morning fly tying and fishing clinics. If you didn't have enough items on your fishing to-do list, these session will fill out any spare time you might have. Click here to see the current FRA winter clinic schedule.

If you haven't gotten into fly tying, this is something you really need to think about. With today's tools, materials, books, and "hands-on" instruction it's so much easier. I guarantee that it will enhance your enjoyment of the sport.

Danny Smith at Front Range Anglers is your best to get a jump start on fly tying if you're a beginner. He's patient, experienced, and exceedingly capable - good qualities when you're struggling with your first fly. His first class is November 2, 2005 and the four sessions run through November 30, 2005 at a price of $99.00. All the tools and materials are provided. You can use your own vise or we can lend you one. As an added incentive you'll get 10% off any fly tying materials. By the way, there is homework!

Here's Danny with your new tying buddy!!



If rod building is of interest, Danny has a course which will be starting November 4, 2005. You need to purchase the blank and the components. The cost for this program is also $99.