Author: Will Rice
August might be here already but the summer fly fishing fun isn't over yet. We have an action packed educational curriculum and event calendar on tap this month.
When the staff at Trouts Fly Fishing attended the IFTD show in Las Vegas we were able to catch the Drake Magazine’s 2013 Video Awards. There was new stuff… old stuff… and most importantly, videos that you voted on.
(Photo: Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post)
Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post has written about another great river conservation/rehabilitation success story here in Colorado. Here’s a sound bite:
“Perhaps the most remarkable thing about stream restoration is its immediacy. Take the pollution out of the river and fish can survive. Add some structure, dig out a few pools, shore up eroding banks, and the fish move into the improved habitat almost instantaneously. It happened last spring on the South Platte at Carson Nature Center. And it happened on the Arkansas last week.”
This past weekend I had a chance for a solo trip to the Denver South Platte and I took it. I knew that the conditions were not ideal. For starters, the night prior to my outing we had tornado warnings for the Mile High City and a massive storm rained enough to flood the streets, dropped tennis ball size hail in some areas of the front range, and spiked the Denver South Platte past 3000 cfs. In the course of ~4 hours I had three great opportunities to hook and land fish… and I blew all three.
Here’s what went wrong.