Nice Backdrop

Jerry Lehtinen left the corporate world about three years ago after a career in global packaging. Although an angler for over 30 years, he decided to follow his passion for fly fishing and make [...]

Windy River

  + Beautiful Day on the Big Thompson Δ Wind Gusts up to 35 MPH

Number 51

I squeezed in my 51st river between a lot of windy, cold weather and the holidays. On the day I made the 2-hour drive from Denver to Estes Park the skies were a rich Colorado blue, but the blue [...]

Without a Doubt

While down in Southwest Colorado I had a tour of the new community garden at the Pine River Library in Bayfield. The thought and effort put in to the garden by the community and library staff [...]

The Bigger Picture

December 18, 2014. The temperature was -20 at the Durango airport two nights before I planned my trip down to the San Juan River. I had fished in minus temperatures in January when I first [...]

River of Lost Souls

Those of us living in the Rocky Mountains have been surprised by the early onslaught of winter. We had -20 at the Durango airport this week. The coldest weather in which I fished this year was at [...]

Kelly Shannon

While fishing on the Pecos River, my guide Norman took me to one of the private stretches of river to which he has access. The same storm that had done so much damage in the Boulder area of [...]

Norman Maktima

Nick Streit from the Taos Fly Shop recommended two guides for the Pecos River – Norman Maktima and Toner Mitchell. I just so happened to call Norman first and he was available, for which I [...]

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