Saturday Signature Fly Tyer: Josh Graffam & Saltwater Saturday


Saturday Signature Fly Tying Series

Learn different skills and patterns every week! Join us Saturday morning 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.

This week we will feature Josh Graffam

Josh grew up in southern New Hampshire and started fly fishing at the age of nine. After completing his business degree he moved west to guide for Jack Dennis (Jackson, WY) and split his winters fishing in New Zealand and skiing Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. After 12 years in Wyoming Josh moved to Colorado and took a job as a manufactures rep for Umpqua Feather Merchants.

Josh started competitive fly fishing in 2009 and has been a member of Team USA for the last 6 years. Josh has represented the USA at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Norway, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Vail CO, winning team medals in both Bosnia and Vail CO.

Stop by the shop on Saturday the 25th, from 10-noon and watch Josh spin up some bugs. We will also have coffee and donuts.

This Friday, December 1st, from 4-6pm, FRA is offering a Fly Happy Hour.

Purchase any 36 flies, and you’ll receive a FREE Umpqua Fly Box of your choice. Don’t wait! This is a great way to start stocking up for the next fly fishing season!

* while supplies last
* excludes all new silicone boxes, boat boxes, and baby boat boxes


Saltwater Saturday Featuring Legendary Keys Captain Bruce Chard
There is no doubt fly fishing the flats is one of the most incredible experiences you can have as an angler. The smell of the briny sea in the morning while wading the flats can keep you warm through a cold Colorado winter. Even though Colorado is landlocked in the middle of the country, the ocean is always close to our minds. To help scratch our saltwater itch we’re excited to throw our 5th annual Saltwater Saturday, December 9th, 2017.

Salt Anglers of all skill levels will find something to learn from our local saltwater experts.

Are you new to the Saltwater game? We have excellent saltwater strategy presentations starting at 9 a.m. by Captain Bruce.
If you need to fill a fly box– Don’t miss the Bruce Chard Tying presentations all morning long. Bruce has been a full-time Florida Keys fly fishing flats guide gaining 24 years of experience and counting
Is your Gear Ready?– If the saltwater gear’s been in deep storage during the trout season bring it in and we’ll perform a once over to make sure it’s ready for those bruisers of the flats.


Intro to Fly Fishing Class Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm

The purpose of this introductory course is to provide a beginner with the most basic look at the world of fly fishing. This class is for the “never ever”.

The class is a one day, four hour class that begins with 2 hours of classroom instruction at the shop, covering knots, basic rigging, the basics of dry fly fishing and nymphing, and learning the basics of entomology. The cost of this class is $80.

The second part of the class is conducted at a nearby park and students are taught the fundamentals of casting, simulated drifting, simulated landing, and river etiquette.

Equipment is provided if needed.

Graduates of this class will be equipped to set up their rod and reels with the correct combination of line, leader, tippet and flies for fishing most conditions, and will learn the fundamentals of casting. Seats are limited to 6 students per class.


Upcoming Events
  • 12-02-17: Saturday Signature Fly Tying Series: Josh Graffam
  • 12-08-17: VIP Holiday Happy Hour 5 pm – 7 pm
  • 12-09-17: Saltwater Saturday with Captain Bruce Chard
  • 12-16-17: Saturday Signature Fly Tying Series: Tom Ziegler
  • 12-23-17: Saturday Signature Fly Tying Series: Wallace Westfeldt
  • 12-30-17: Saturday Signature Fly Tying Series: Dave Student

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