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Saturday Signature Series – Featuring Michael Kephart
March 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
It’s officially fly tying season!
Learn different skills and patterns every week! Join us on Saturday mornings to see some of the best tyers around spin up their signature patterns. Each week will offer up instruction, patterns and techniques for tyers of all levels. We guarantee that you’ll learn something new at each and every one! We will see you there with fresh coffee and hot patterns for Colorado and beyond.
With over 800 square feet devoted to tying tools and materials, FRA has the largest and most comprehensive tying inventory in the region.
We are excited to be hosting Mike Kephart, author of The Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado’s Lost Lakes and Secret Places. His book is the result of 20 years of hiking and fishing throughout the Rocky Mountains. According to Mike, “I’m not finished yet! As long as there’s a canyon with a lake that I have yet to explore that’s where you will find me.”
Colorado’s high elevation offers spectacular, often tremendous fishing that is more often relayed via rumor than reliable report. But in the Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado’s Lost Lakes and Secret Places, veteran angler Mike Kephart gives you the scoop on which Colorado mountain and wilderness lakes and creeks fish well, how to get there, the difficulty of access, and what you can expect to catch. These largely untapped fisheries can be off the table to anglers who can’t invest the time and effort required to access them only to find poor fishing. Kephart has done the leg-work and the cast-work to determine which lakes hold the big ones, the high populations, the hatches, and the rare species like greenback cutthroat and golden trout. The fish in these hard-to-access places can be eager to eat, so getting to the right ones is worth the effort. Beyond the lakes, Kephart covers some remote canyons and gorges, and side canyons within gorges where he’s found excellent fishing. The author has done the research, sometimes fishing the lakes several times before discovering the bounty. He also covers forest fires, oil development and grazing as those topics apply to fly fishing in the area. Mike Kephart has paid his dues and yours take advantage of this great opportunity with this new guide from Wilderness Adventures Press.