FLY RODS & FISH PLATES

BIG BAD BACKCOUNTRY LAKES

NEAR OR FAR?

ANKLE DEEP AND THIRTY FEET

Fly Rods & Fish Plates | Oliver Rogers & Cody Richardson

Wed Aug 21st 2019

Cody Richardson is a Colorado native and a fly-fishing fanaticHe’s always considered himself an artist, but one who works in non-traditional media. The idea of using license plates for art came in2014. “Driving around the Rocky Mountain region I noticed how cool the Colorado plates were. For fun, I created a trout for myself out of the green and white plates. After that, I made another trout-piece that was hand-painted to resemble the Colorado flag.” Cody was encouraged to make and sell more plate-art. When he showed some to a couple of Denver fly shops, they liked them but felt that selling artwork in fly shops just didn’t work. But eventually both shops took four pieces, and all sold within three days. Two sold before they could even be hung. Local sales and interest continued to grow, and in 2015 Cody decided to pursue hisart full-time. Read More

Using A Sighter When Fishing A Tiny Dry Fly

Tue Jul 30th 2019

This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip is bought to you by RIO ambassador Rob Parkins. In this video, Rob talks about the different types of dry fly floatant there are, and when to use each one for different fly types.

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Purple Wet | Irene Vucko

Thu Jul 25th 2019

Purple Wet Fly recipe:

Tag: Silver Tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet, Dyed Purple
Body: Charcoal Floss
Rib: Silver Tinsel
Collar: Purple Hackle
Wing: Black Fox, with 2 strands of flash
Collar: Black Hen Hackle
Cheeks: Jungle Cock over Starling

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Fly By | Nick Laferriere

Wed Jul 24th 2019

“As an artist, we get some projects that come our way that we get to express our artistic expression on a few different levels. In this case, the love for the mountains and fly fishing!

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Local | Andrew Reichardt

Tue Jul 23rd 2019

It’s funny to think about how I first got involved with Trout Unlimited. It wasn’t on a beautiful brook trout stream in the mountains of western Maryland or a meandering limestone creek in the valleys of Southern Pennsylvania. It was sight fishing for carp on the muddy waters of the C&O Canal just outside of Washington DC.

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Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: Pick Up & Lay Down

Wed Jul 17th 2019

Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover various topics in this informative fly-casting series that is packed full of cast-changing tips.

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Do You Know Where This Picture Was Taken?

Wed Jul 17th 2019

Photo contest update: Congratulations to Travis D., who resides in a beautiful trout in the Rocky Mountains, who was first to email with the correct answer. He has won himself a brand new Stillwater fly line from Scientific Anglers!

This picture was taken on the backside of Fish Lake in Top of the World Park. Nice work Travis!

Baetis Spent Spinner

Tue Jul 16th 2019

Hook: TMC 100, 16
Thread: Veevus 14/0, B14, Olive
Body: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills, Olive
Thorax: Spirit River Fine & Dry UV2, Dark Olive Baetis
Tail: Fibetts/Mayfly Tails Olive, Olive
Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Cape, Medium Dun

Tied by Torbjorn Tiltnes @torbjorn.tiltnes

RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards Finalists

Mon Jul 8th 2019
Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favourite RIO Film Awards Amateur film of 2019! The final 12 viewer’s choice films are online HERE. Hurry –  voting closes at midnight on Sunday (July 14th)!
 

Northern Lights Lodge Hosted Trips with Jim & Lynda McLennan

Mon Jun 17th 2019
Join Jim and Lynda for four days of guided fishing from Northern Lights lodge on Quesnel Lake, B.C.
In July you’ll fish the Quesnel and Horsefly Rivers. In September you’ll fish the Horsefly and Mitchell Rivers. The fish are native rainbow and bull trout.
Upcoming Dates:
July 11 – 16, 2019
September 18 – 23, 2019

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