Photos: One Last Trip into the Colorado High Country

It is a well-known fact that you never know what to expect from the weather in Colorado. So when a snow storm rolled through the state the day after Labor Day, it was no surprise. Tom and I had planned to do one last backpacking . . .

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Photos and Story: Rocky Mountain Girls Expedition 2020

July 2020 marked the first ever all girls Lillard Fly Fishing Expedition. Plans had been made, permits procured, girls signed up, and then, you guessed it, Coronavirus happened. Some new plans and precautions had to be drawn up, and the trip . . .

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Fish Facts: Saving the Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Updated!)


Greenback cutthroat trout were saved by accident more than 130 years ago.
Photo by Kevin Rogers – CPW

Although the greenback cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki stomias has been the focus of conservation efforts for more than half a century—starting when the once-lost species was. . .

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Video: Small Stream Colorado, by Todd Moen

The latest video from acclaimed filmmaker and Catch Magazine editor Todd Moen is a love letter to the experience of chasing wild trout in the mountains of Colorado. In this world of “Instagram-worthy” trophy shots, guide John . . .

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Video: How to Tie the Puterbaugh Caddis Variant

Colorado’s Arkansas River is famous for its caddisfly hatches, and guide Don Puterbaugh guided on the Arkansas until he was 80 years old. (Read a cool profile of Don here.) He developed this high-floating imitation for the . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for March 2020

In the latest “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and guide Matt McCannel are fishing the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, where the trout are finicky and lazy. Matt’s guiding method may rub some the wrong way, but it . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2020

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Trouts Denver Head Guide Scott Dickson are back out on the South Platte near Deckers to see what trout are eating. Scott offers his favorite . . .

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