Photos and Story: Into the Gunnison Gorge

Written and photographed by: Nick Swingle


The beautiful browns of the Gunnison Gorge were like icing on the cake of this incredible trip.

The temperature is unseasonably warm, even for western Colorado. We wait in the shade, knowing the hike ahead will offer ample opportunity for sun and sweat. We pass the time nervously with last-minute Macgyvering of our packs and . . .

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Story and Photos: How Fly Fishing Changed My Life

Written by: Josh Diller


Fly fishing has led Josh Diller far away from the self-destructive path he was on.
Photo by John Bundy

I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and I enjoyed fishing, hunting, and roaming the fields when I was younger. As I got older, however, I fell into the. . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for November 2018

This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Head Guide Scott Dickson fishing the South Platte at Deckers. Dickson is all about small this time of year, and his selection features five patterns meant to imitate midges and . . .

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A Quest for Golden Trout in Colorado

Written by: Katie Burgert, Fish Untamed


Colorado’s golden trout are hard to find and access, but they offer a gorgeous reward for the effort.
Photos by Katie Burgert

Last summer, while my friend Ali and I were fishing for tiger trout, she asked me a seemingly insignificant question: “Have you ever caught a golden trout?” The answer was no, and I had never really put much more . . .

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Video: Chasing Trout with Maddie Brenneman

Here’s another great video from BeAlive, featuring Colorado fishing guide Maddie Brenneman. Here, she reflects on the lessons only a river can teach as she pursues her passion to catch and . . .

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