December is a transitional period for trout behavior, river conditions, and angling techniques. Jacob Lutz dives in to key details to consider during this transition period.
So you think you can cast? Do you work in the fly-fishing industry? Are your lovely children younger than 12? Or do you just like fishing enough to come hang out with us at the shop? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join us at Cast with Cutthroat casting competition benefiting Project Healing Waters.
Because one of our main goals in life is to help you all catch more fish, we are kicking off a new series called Friday Flies. Each week we will post our favorite flies to try out over the course of the next week. Each of these flies were hand picked by the buggiest nerds around.
As the high country gradually defrosts, you would think that there is nothing to look forward to in the near future for the stream-starved fly fisherman. But nothing could be further from the truth. Now is the time to get ready for those warm spring days that come every so often and take advantage of savage trout as the ice starts to melt and springtime starts to emerge in the Rockies.
Project Healing Waters helps veterans heal from past traumatic experiences through the power of fly fishing. Cutthroat Anglers is a sponsor of their annual fundraiser. Learn more about the project and how you can be involved!
Fishing the high country in the fall is one of the most rewarding times to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of our high alpine lakes and rivers. This post explores some tips and tricks that will help improve your chances of hooking on to a feisty brown trout.
The fly-fishing community has adopted a philosophy of catch and release in order to maintain local waters full of healthy fish. This gives future generations a chance to enjoy the thrill of snagging a good sized fish in popular fishing waters.
The summer months in the Rocky Mountains are no less than any Angler's dream come true. With numerous hatches taking place, crystal clear water, and plenty of sunshine, you won't want to miss out on the magic that brings all the fish out to play.
Heavy flow and muddy water tend to keep anglers at bay this time of year; however, to those who know where to go and what flies to use, this is the best time of the year. The fact is that trout are very hungry this time of year, and they must feed. Further, the famous salmonfly hatch begins when the water temps reach 54-56 degrees. This brings the bigger fish to the surface for the protein-packed snacks.
Jim Buckler shares the story of his trip to Argentina to fish for the infamous Golden Dorado.
The Alaskan wilderness is a calling that has been inspiring people who enjoy being immersed in the beauty of nature while pursuing the challenge of a perfect fly cast. An guided excursion can lead to once in a lifetime memories in one of the most spectacular places on Earth.
If you are thinking about taking up fly fishing as a hobby, you are in good company. The popular sport has gained many new enthusiasts over recent years as more and more people are finding out about the many rewards. Before you get started, take some time learn about the equipment you will need to get the most out of your time on the water.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour (f3t) again benefits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and is sponsored by The Town of Silverthorne, Alpine Bank, Summit County Rotary, Cutthroat Anglers, The Mountain Angler, and Breckenridge Outfitters.
The legendary tradition of fly fishing being passed down through generations is what continues to inspire legions of fanatics to this sport. We are thrilled to announce our new blog author, Nick Freeman. He is the quintessential outdoorsman, with deep knowledge and true passion for all aspects of the sport we love. Click here to learn more about Nick.