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Fly Fishing for Catfish
Understanding our Quarry
by: David Coulson
A must-read article for all catfish anglers, Dave discusses everything from common catfish misconceptions to the flies he uses to catch them. If you ever fish for cats, or are a fly fisherman looking for a unique new challenge, grab a drink and settle in for a great read...
Flashers: Vexilar vs. MarCum
Comparing two flashers in the real world.
by: Nate Zelinsky
Nate and Stephanie discuss Marcum and Vexilar flashers for ice fishing, comparing the two in real-world application. The conclusion of which is more effective does not necessarily come down to features...
Evolution Two: Getting off the Bank
Part two of becoming a Bass Pro
by: Chad LaChance
In part one of this 3-part series, Chad discussed bank fishing with simple tackle. Moving on up, in part 2 he gets into small boats and more advanced tools and techniques.
The Wiper Fly Fishing Experience, Part 1
Wiper on the fly in the Rockies, who could ask for more?
by: Matt Snider
Wiper fly fishing can be an exhilarating experience on some days and drive you crazy on others. This article dives into the various dynamics of the fish and aims to provide some building blocks to get you through the tough times.
Spring Walleye
Pre and post-spawn Colorado walleye fishing
by: Nate Zelinsky
When it comes to walleye in the spring, there are three stages pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn movements. Nate and Stephanie discuss techniques to catch spring walleye in Colorado.
Chasing Master Anglers
Digging into Master Angler Data
by: David Coulson
The CDOW Master Angler program is a neat way to be rewarded for catching big fish. Dave takes it a step further in this article, presenting data from historic Awards to illustrate interesting and helpful tidbits about Colorado's biggest fish catches.
Boyd Reservoir from a Fly Fisher's Perspective
Fly Fishing Boyd Lake
by: David Coulson
If you plan to ever fish Boyd Lake in Loveland, you will not want to miss Dave's in-depth take the lake. Geared from a fly-fishers perspective, the article details 14 hot spots in writing, pinpointed on the map.
Carp on the Fly Part 2
Cloopers, Mudders, and Rooters!
by: Barry Reynolds
In part two of this fly fishing for carp series, Barry goes into detail discussing some of the easier carp to approach - mudding and rooting fish. Also included: matching the seed hatch for surface cloopers!
Crankin' Early Springtime Bass
Try throwing that crankbait this spring - you may be the only one doing it
by: Troy Coburn
Springtime brings people out of the woodwork to shake off their cabin fever. Troy discusses in this article how to present crankbaits to early season bass for success.
Fall Walleyes: All Your Questions Answered
Building a pattern is critical this time of year.
by: Nate Zelinsky
With an abundance of food available to these predators in the fall, Nate and Stephanie describe the techniques and rigs they use to fool late season walleye. Crawler harnesses, cranks, spoons, and jigging spoons are all on the menu for mid-August through December.