The Yampa River is receiving additional daily water releases from Stagecoach Reservoir for the next few weeks. Brett noted that the release of water has enabled the river's fish to be more active and he recommends casting a line near the Sarvis Creek area. Also, we can thank the low night-time temperatures for keeping the river cooler, allowing us to fish into the afternoon instead of just in the morning.
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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...]
Yampa River (town) [Read more...]
Ever wondered what draws so many people to the sport of fly fishing? Fly fishing isn't all about the big catch, although that part is quite a thrill. It's also about discovering your own tranquility, taking in the picturesque views, and enjoying quality time spent with family and friends. [Read more...]
Flies for our territory: [Read more...]
The summer lull is over and fall fishing is here with the rivers fishing great and getting better every day. The main reason for this is due to the cooler, longer nights progressing into shorter, fishier days. Look for cloudy days to be the best and keep an eye on bug activity as there can be a real smorgasboard out there for the fish to key on. The Tricos and Psuedoclones(Micro Blue wing olive) will start the day off and the appearance of larger blue wings, mahogany duns, different sized caddis can happen at any time during the day depending on weather. Typically emergers will do the best depending on which bug is trying to hatch so an arrangement of different sizes and colors of soft hackles, RS2s, and WD40s, to,"match the hatch", will be the most productive. [Read more...]
Author Shelly Walchak is sharing slides and stories from her year spent fly-fishing a new river each week for 52 weeks. [Read more...]