Wed Feb 12th 2020

Pretzel Caddis

Hook – Firehole Sticks 315 #14-16

Bead – 3MM Round Tungsten

Thread – UTC 70D Black

Body – UTC Ultra Wire Chartreuse & Green

Thorax – Natural Rabbit Dubbing / Ice Dub Black Peacock

Fly Tied by Jake Vanderweyden

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Keeping Your Feet Warm While Wading In Winter

Mon Dec 16th 2019

This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to keep your feet warm when wading in winter months when water temperatures are close to freezing.

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Fri Dec 6th 2019

Don’t miss your chance to WIN a 2020 guided float with Bow River Fly Fishing Outfitters and an epic gear package from Orivs, Water Master, Scientific Anglers, Paxis, Fly Fusion and The International Fly Fishing Film Festival! Hurry, contest closes December 24, 2019!

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Turneffe Flats Solar Panels

Fri Nov 22nd 2019

When it comes to green tourism and environmental sustainability, Turneffe Flats has long been one of the Caribbean’s most innovative fishing and diving resorts.  “Recently, we fired up our new off-grid solar system with 288 solar panels providing approximately 80% of our energy needs,” says founder and owner Craig Hayes.

Hayes estimates “the new system will replace 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year, and at $5 per gallon, this will result in substantial savings.  Recent improvements in solar technology, along with lower costs, finally made our project economically feasible.  When we started looking at this, the payback was around 20 years and now it’s closer to 10 years,” he notes.  “In addition to being the right thing to do, replacing diesel with the sun also makes good economic sense.”

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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!

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