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Happy 4th of July

Robert F. Smith, through his philanthropic investment in River Deep and Anglers of Honor  have empowered a partnership with Lincoln Hills Park and The Flyfisher LLC. We are proud to announce the opening, on July 4, 2019, of a 1/2 mile stretch of South Boulder
Creek to free fishing and picnic access specifically for veterans and their families.

Veterans will be able to make reservations and learn more about Lincoln Hills Park here.

We are now taking reservations.

Doctor Shot while Fly Fishing in Belize

When we go on fishing vacations we often think of any danger that might occur. Even if we do it might be sharks, jellyfish, or even dangerous currents. Last week a 53-year-old doctor from Virginia was brutally shot while out fly fishing in Belize. This is a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. For the full article on the story click here.

This kind of thing should not stop you from going out and exploring new places. Fly Fishing takes us all over the world to amazing places but sometimes bad things happen.

Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Dr. Gary Swank.

Get Paid to Fish in Colorado

Recently in Colorado, the introduction of an invasive predatorial fish has been in an issue. In a handful of reservoirs around the state northern pike have been popping up. These fish have been illegally stocked and are raining havoc on the local populations. CPW is offering anglers $20 for each northern pike caught in Kenney Reservoir.

So get off your couch grab your rod and head out to Kenney Reservoir and start making some money! For more information click here.

Denver BBQ Festival

What are you up to this Father’s Day weekend? How about heading over to the Mile High Stadium and enjoying some BBQ. Starting tomorrow Friday the 14th at 5 p.m will be the 2nd annual Denver BBQ Festival. Featuring BBQ vendors from all over, cold beverages and live music. For more information check out their website here. Have a great Fathers day weekend from us at Colorado Fly Fishing Reports.

River Etiquette

Here in Colorado we are lucky enough to have a ton of water to fish. However certain stretches of river are more crowded than others. Lots of anglers do not know the proper etiquette when they are out fishing. Personally, I have run into countless people fishing way to close to each other. We have plenty of water to fish so give people space. Check out the video below to get some more insight on proper river etiquette.

Giving Back!

Robert F. Smith, through his philanthropic investment in River Deep and Anglers of Honor  have empowered a partnership with Lincoln Hills Park and The Flyfisher LLC. We are proud to announce the opening, on July 4, 2019, of a 1/2 mile stretch of South Boulder
Creek to free fishing and picnic access specifically for veterans and their families. Veterans will be able to make reservations at www.theflyfisher.com beginning June 15.

South Boulder Creek fly fishing
Wetting a line on South Boulder Creek

Mile High 25

Looking for a fun fly fishing competition in and around Colorado? Look no further. The Milehigh25 is it and more. Each year fly anglers from around Colorado get together in late June for this fantastic competition. 2 days 25 species and a lot of fun in between. Each year the Milehigh25 attracts bigger and better teams. There is plenty of goodies up for grabs as well. For more information check out their website here.

Fly Fishing Rendezous ​

What are you doing the weekend of May 4th? Check out the Fly Fishing Rendezvous at the National Western Complex. It will be a weekend packed full of exhibitors, fly tying, and speakers. This is a great event to get you excited about the upcoming season. Ditch the river one of the days and go check out this show. For more information and tickets click here.

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