What happen to a Montana trout fishermen that ended up in Denver? Will he gravitate to brownlining with the rest of the crowd that is addicted to fly fishing for Carp. Will your grass grow if you don't cut it?
Brownliners are tying flies reminiscent of saltwater patterns. This explosion in creative flies for carp are splashed across the pages of most fishing magazines and catalogs
If you walk along the Platte in the middle of downtown Denver yoiu're likely to see 10-pound and better fish feeding in the good runs. Hook-up on one of these big boys and you will be into your bvacking in a matter of seconds!
Old time fly fishermen worked a set or cast of wet flies (three or more) on snelled hooks. Such flies were still in demand in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I remember walking into Hank Roberts Shop on Pearl in Boulder and looking at these flies displayed on cardboard displays.
Do you really want to buy your gear from operations that have no idea how it really performs other than what they have been told?
Do you think the fishing reports on the internet are so accurate that asking for a where to go or what to use recommendation is no longer necessary?
Is it a good idea to go to an "endorsed" lodge where the criteria for this status is based entirely on paying a fee?
Will it be more fun on a Saturday morning to log into a virtual fly shop and text message a question or watch a video that to walk through the front door and get a hot cup of coffee?
Will the mass merchandisers support the local community and conservation oriented projects with donations?
This is a tragedy because it is the independent fly shops that bring people into the sport, contribute the most to its growth, and promote/fund the conservation programs that sustain it. Why is this happening?