With the recent Stay at Home order by Mayor Hancock, we've received a lot of inquiries about whether or not you can get out on the water and if you can, how to enjoy fly fishing responsibly by putting public health first. So, here it is.
(1) Can you get out on the water?
Let's start by stating the obvious...we're not lawyers. In Mayor Hancock's order (page 5, Item 6, Part a, Subject iii - did we mention we're not lawyers), it states the following:
"To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Physical Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, biking or running. For purposes of outdoor activity, Denver parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering shall be closed. Additionally, the allowable outdoor activities in this Order do not include group sports and activities that would violate the Physical Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, such as, by way of example and without limitation, football games or volleyball games."
Fly Fishing is a solitary outdoor activity where "social distancing" has always been deemed appropriate behavior.
(2) How Can You Enjoy Fly Fishing Responsibly by Putting Public Health FIRST.
We were tagged in the comments on this recent post by Confluence Collective (@confluence.collective on Instagram) - GIVE THEM A FOLLOW. We think they've done a great job of presenting a responsible and thoughtful way of getting out on the water.
CHECK OUT THE ORIGINAL POST HERE. A BIG THANKS TO CONFLUENCE COLLECTIVE FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER.