Author Archives: Mike Sherer

Kicking Plastic

Plastic is a huge problem right now and as fishing guides we can make a difference. The crew down at Abaco Lodge is starting something great. A movement to eliminate single-use plastic bottles by replacing them with reusable bottles. I beleive guide services around the world should adopt this movement. Here is a little video explaining what they are doing down at Abaco Lodge.

Patagonia Presents Artifishal

Patagonia has always been at the forefront of conservation. Their new video Artificial is all that and more. Addressing serious issues with our planet and how we need to stand up and do something about it. Take a watch of the trailer below and get inspired to make a difference.

CPW Stocks Tiger Muskie in the South Platte River System

The South Platte River has been a fantastic trout fishery for years but the trout populations have gotten out of control. With trout numbers out of control, CPW is stepping in and stocking 10,000 tiger muskie throughout the river system to help manage the trout population. The muskie will be strictly catch and release to allow them to grow large and eat the overabundance of trout. This is exciting information for all those muskie fishermen in Colorado.

SweetWater Guide Beer

SweetWater Brewing located in Atlanta Georgia has been brewing up something pretty cool. As a fellow fishing guide, I got excited when I saw “guide beer”. SweetWater came up with this light crisp lager made for guides and designed to help guides. 11% of all proceeds of this beer will go to help guides that can no longer guide anymore. It is fantastic seeing a brewery so dedicated to the sport of fishing and want to give back. So next time after a long day of fishing when you are at the liquor store look for a can of SweetWater Guide Beer.

Check them out here

2019 Colorado Fishing License

It is that time of year again in Colorado when we need to renew our fishing licenses. In Colorado your annual fishing license is good through March 31st. Colorado Parks & Wildlife has increased prices dramatically for 2019 across the board from park passes too hunting permits. Most of us hate when prices increase but this means more money for conservation and land management. So don’t be that guy fishing April 1st without a new fishing license. Get out and purchase your 2019 Colorado Fishing license here.

2019 Fly Fishing Film Tour

It is that time of year again in Colorado. As we transition into spring we eagerly await our rivers to unfreeze. Every March the Fly Fishing Film Tour comes to Colorado and excites anglers all over the state. This is an opportunity fly anglers and non anglers to get together have a few cold ones and watch some epic fly fishing films. If you have not gone to the film tour in the past you should check it out this year. The list of Colorado dates are below.

March 13 Edwards Colorado,

March 20 Boulder Colorado

March 22 Fort Collins Colorado

March 23 Denver Colorado

March 28 Aspen Colorado

April 6 Durango Colorado

May 9 Parker Colorado

For more info and tickets check out their website Here

Hiring Fly Fishing Guides for 2019 Season

Are you looking to get into the fly fishing industry for the first time? Are you a knowledgeable angler but lacking guide experience? Are you an experienced guide looking to join the Front Range’s best team? Do you have what it takes to deliver excellent fly fishing service and instruction?

We are hiring professional fly fishing guides, both new to the profession and seasoned veterans alike, to join our Denver based operation. For those new to guiding we offer top-notch training and for those that have been in the industry you’ll quickly realize what an opportunity this is.

Our philosophy aims to deliver the finest customer service, friendliest smile, and best fly fishing instruction that the Front Range has to offer. This is a fantastic opportunity to make great money, meet awesome clients, and guide on Colorado’s beautiful waters.

Please email me your resume and why you’d be a good fit. Make sure that you include a phone number and email address so I can contact you immediately. Tight lines!

Mike@theflyfisher.com

847-612-4961

West Coast Steelhead and Salmon

I was lucky enough to go spend the Thanksgiving holiday out in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. When you think of the Pacific North West you think of salmon and steelhead.  Weeks priors to my trip I spent hours online researching where I could go catch some salmon and steelhead.  What I discovered is that almost every river in the the Puget Sounds area is either closed to salmon and steelhead or has a short limited season. It is horrible to think that this fishery has taken a horrible decline because of over fishing.  I think every fishery around the country to should consider what has happened to the PNW fisheries. We need to take care of our fisheries and practice safe catch and release so our future generations can enjoy what we have. Here is a little video about what has happened on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Musky on the Fly

Chasing muskies on the fly is something truly special. Many strive to catch the fish of 10,000 casts but not too many succeed. It is not for the faint of heart. As it involves casting huge flies all day with 10wt fly rods. Your fingers will be raw from stripping your line and your shoulders will be screaming from casting all day. But when that musky follows your fly up to the boat and eats it, thats what its all about. All the handwork and patients comes together and the lucky angler is rewarded with a fish of a lifetime. Check out the video below for some insight fishing for muskies.