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September Angling News

Straightline Guides - Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank you everyone for coming out to Golf Trout Tournament! We had a great time fly fishing on some of the finest trout waters in Northwest Colorado. We hope you all had as much fun as we did! [Read more...]

July Store News

Straightline Guides - Sunday, July 23, 2017

There's a lot to look forward to with all the rain we've been getting, and we are excited for what August has to bring! Our guides have been successful using big dry flies, and especially having luch using Tricos in the early mornings. Brett Lee, owner and expert fly fisherman recommends checking out some high alpine lakes. Brett says that the fish are eager to take just about any fly up there! Be sure to partake in our annual Pike fishing tournament! Fish need to be caught in the Yampa River, between Stagecoach Reservoir and Hayden. Come on in and register your fish at Straightline. Happy Fishing!  [Read more...]

July Angling News

Straightline Guides - Sunday, July 02, 2017

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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Angling News

Straightline Guides - Monday, June 19, 2017

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...]

June Angling News

Straightline Guides - Thursday, June 08, 2017

Summer is here to stay! [Read more...]

May Angling News

Straightline Guides - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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...]

Catch of the Week!

Straightline Guides - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

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...]

Catch of the Week!

Straightline Guides - Monday, April 17, 2017

April has brought some great fishing along with it! Even at high water the big fish come out to play. [Read more...]

Angling News for April

Straightline Guides - Monday, April 10, 2017

Springtime Fishing is Here! [Read more...]

Angling News For March

Straightline Guides - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

This time of year, the Straightline guides remind you to fish mid-day in deep slow runs. [Read more...]