Winter Nymphing: Keeping it Low and Slow

When friends come in the shop and start inquiring about Winter Fly Fishing one of the first pieces of advise I give is to: “keep it low and slow.”  We see so many anglers who become frustrated at nymphing and not catching as much as [Read More]

“Jig Flies: A Familiar Twist”

“Jig Flies: A Familiar Twist”  Hunter Towery FFO Guide One of the more recent trends that has rippled through the fly fishing industry are jig flies. Most commonly associated with nymphs particularly of the European variety. They’re also found with streamers in many colors and [Read More]

Keeping the bite going through runoff

Muddy Water This time of year is an annual speed bump in our angling time. With freestone rivers such as the Eagle resembling something between questionable fishing water and chocolate milk. As high water turns into the norm for the upcoming weeks still water opportunities [Read More]

Catch and Release Tips and Principles

KEEPEMWET PRINCIPLES From the second they’re hooked to the moment of release, fish experience some level of stress. This stress can cause negative health effects such as diminished ability to avoid predators, reduced reproductive success, and delayed mortality related to disease – even if a fish vigorously swims away. While [Read More]

Tom Rosenbauer’s 7 Top Winter Fly-Fishing Tips

‘Tis the season for winter fly-fishing. Here are seven tips to get you started, as well as my favorite fly patterns: 1. Pick the right place. Best winter rivers are Colorado tailwaters like the South Platte, Yampa, Frying Pan, or Gunnison; Montana tailwaters like the Bighorn [Read More]

Going for 0% in 2018-Going Green to the Extreme!

Going for 0% in 2018! Over the past several years we have enjoyed some great success in our business and have tried hard to be “Stewards” of the outdoors.  In our effort to be bigger and better we were partially neglecting one thing.  We are [Read More]

Fall is Time to Fish Streamers in Colorado

Fall is Time for Streamers! Aaaahhh the first day of Fall in Colorado’s high country.  Many people dread this day as the beginning of the dark days of Winter, but not the fly-fishing enthusiast.  The crowds of summer are long gone the water conditions are [Read More]

Get Jiggy With It

JIG NYMPHS Fly fishing with jig nymphs has been around for a while, but it’s only recently that we’ve seen a surge in their popularity. While fishing with dry flies has long been the go-to for anglers of all experience and skill levels, there are [Read More]

Are You Serious!!!

Helios 2 35%off all Helios 2 Rods The Helios 2 is a featherlight war club that defies the laws of physics and has the backbone of an I-beam. Lighter in hand and 20% stronger than any rod we’ve ever developed, it transitions energy directly from your [Read More]


EUROPEAN NYMPHING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP Sunday Sept 1st & 2nd Join us at FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS 9am Friday September 1st and 2nd  for a comprehensive workshop on the techniques of European/Modern Nymphing. The day’s events will be hosted by FFO guide Jason Lieverst. About Jason Lieverst: [Read More]

Center of the Colorado Fly-fishing Universe

    Vail and Beaver Creek’s proximity to some of the best fly fishing in Colorado might very well make it the center of Colorado’s Fly-fishing universe. Since Moving to the Vail valley in 1992 to mainly ski-bum I did become quickly aware that there [Read More]

Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado

Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado Even with a 120% snowpack in Colorado, it seems that spring has come a bit early this year.  I guess that’s why we live in paradise! Now is the time to start dusting off the 3-4wt. Dry-fly rods [Read More]

Beginner Fly Tying Classes

                          Beginner Fly Tying Classes When: Starting Monday Mach 13th. (3 Monday Night sessions) Time:  6-8pm @ Fly Fishing Outfitters Cost: $125.00 for 3 sessions (includes tying tool kit, materials and      instruction) Learn the basics of the art of tying flies from some of the [Read More]

Spring Fly Fishing in Colorado’s Ski Country

Spring Fly Fishing in Colorado’s Ski Country As we head from winter into our favorite time of year that 2 1/2-month window before the runoff when the Fly-fishing around here really heats up. Even with the amazing amount of snow we have gotten this winter there [Read More]

End of Summer Sale!!!

  Order NOW Before it’s to Late!!! 25% off All Orvis Rod’s & Reel’s:         All Redington Rod’s 40% off:               Orvis Bag’s & Pack’s 40% off:           25% off all Orvis [Read More]

Review of GPS Fishing Maps

Review of GPS Fishing Maps For over a year many of us around here have been using GPS maps of the many rivers in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana for both wade fishing and float fishing navigation.  Because these maps are GPS, you don’t need a [Read More]