Video: How to Tie the Puterbaugh Caddis Variant

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

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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

Many people are surprised when I mention I’m a year-round fly fishing guide up in Colorado’s high country. Sure, fishing in -15° can get cold, and snow blowing in your face presents challenges. But fish are still hungry and tailwaters are still flowing, . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish for Carp in Moving Water, Part II

Perhaps because carp are so frequently called “poor man’s bonefish,” anglers new to the species often imagine they’ll be stalking a wide-open flat, making long casts to drop flies right on the noses of tailing fish. While that ideal scenario may arise . . .

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Video: Tom Rosenbauer in The DSP Slush Slam

The Grand Slam is one of the most challenging scenarios that a fly angler can achieve. Traditionally, in the world of flats fishing, to pull off a Grand Slam requires that the angler catches a tarpon, permit, and bonefish in a single day. Anyone who has . . .

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Classic Essay: How Do You Define Success on the Water?

Written by: Vince Puzick, Angler’s Covey


Is catching a fish more important than the other joys of being on the water?
Photos courtesy Angler’s Covey

What makes for a successful day on the water? A friend of mine shared some sage wisdom: a successful day on the river can be defined by how much fun the angler had. Sometimes I . . .

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Video: How to Find and Fish Alpine Lakes for Trout

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about getting away from the crowds by hiking into the mountains to fish high, alpine lakes. He offers valuable tips for how to find lakes that haven’t already been fished by the . . .

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