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Summer has been flying by and we can’t believe it’s already July!
The fishing has been great lately, with many new bug hatches. Come on in to Straightline and we would be happy to help you find the right fly to match the hatch!
Our guides have been having some incredibly successful fishing trips with their clients, especially on private waters. We’ve been pulling some huge pike out of Grace’s, located down steam of Lake Catamount, this property holds a ton of opportunity for steamer fishing and dry fly fishing. Call us today to book a trip!
The dry fly fishing has been great lately. We’ve had a lot of luck using PMD’s and Yellow Sally’s in the evening.
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We are loving the summer weather in the Yampa Valley! The roads are open to the high country, which means it's time to start thinking about lakes up in the Flat Tops and Zirkles. There are some unexpected snow drifts lingering, so be prepared when traveling into the high country. Steamboat and Pearl lake have been great fishing lately, especially in the early morning and late afternoons. We highly suggest heading up to Rabbit Ears pass and checking out Dumont Lake, or for a full day of adventure try mountain biking from Dumont Lake and end the day with some epic fishing at Long Lake! Head up Rabbit Ears on Highway 40 to Dumont Lake. Then take trail #1102 North to Fishhook Lake, Lost Lake, Lake Elmo, and Round Lake. Be prepared for a full day of pedaling, fishing and fun! Hot flies right now are Pale Morning Duns, Yellow Sally Stone Flies, and Green and Grey Drakes. Feel free to come on in the shop for more tips on flies and waters! Happy Fishing! [Read more...]
Summer is here to stay! [Read more...]
Despite the May snowstorm we had, fly fishing this month has been great! Straightline Guide Brett Lee had a great day of fishing in Stagecoach resovoir on a drift boat. Brett caught thirty fish in only two hours using leech patterns, not a bad day off! [Read more...]
What did you do this weekend? Straightline Sport's owners Brett and Bruce Lee floated the Yampa on the west end of town with their friend Dave and had some great catches! It's a rough life that our guides live at Straightline. On their only days off they are out testing products for our wonderful customers. This weekend was a particularly rough one, with lots of sunshine and smiles. The days are getting longer which means more time for fishing, which we all love! These are the flies we've been having success with: Pats Rubber Legs, Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, and Motor Oil Wooly Buggers. What have you been catching lately? Post a picture, we'd love to see! Or come in to Straightline for tips from our guides, new gear, or to book a guided fishing trip with us! Cheers! Hope to see everyone on the river this week! [Read more...]
April has brought some great fishing along with it! Even at high water the big fish come out to play. [Read more...]
Springtime Fishing is Here! [Read more...]
This time of year, the Straightline guides remind you to fish mid-day in deep slow runs. [Read more...]
Skiing and snowboarding are the number one outdoor winter activities in Steamboat, but have you ever considered a diversion from the ski slopes? If so, try spending an exciting day fly-fishing the Yampa River. Yes, fly-fishing in the winter months happens every day and for the many frequent visitors to Steamboat, fly-fishing has become a must-do activity that offers a break between ski days. [Read more...]
What did you do this weekend? Straightline's owners Bruce and Brett Lee floated the Yampa with their friend Dave, and ended up with some great catches! They had a lot of success on the west end of town. The ice, snow and cold are starting to dwindle as we creep into May and the days are getting longer, which means there is a lot of daylight to take advantage of the great spring angling opportunities! Flies that we recommend right now are Pat's Rubber Legs, Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, and Motor Oil Wooly Buggers. Brett, Bruce and Dave were having a lot of success on the west end of town. Hope to see everyone on the river this week! [Read more...]