Colorado Fly Fishing Reports

Back Up Your Boots!

Nothing can ruin a fishing trip quicker than misplaced or malfunctioning equipment. Plus, you might as well have an excuse to convince your better half that you need two of everything! But in all seriousness, wading boots can make or break your next fishing adventure. And while popular for ease of use and comfort the new BOA system boots are not necessarily the most durable piece of equipment in your truck. If your BOA system fails you are %^&* out of luck! A failed boot system could ruin your next western trout or steelhead trip.

The Orvis Encounter Wading Boot
The Orvis Encounter Wading Boot

Fortunately, Orvis has you covered with The Orvis Encounter Wading Boot in rubber and felt. For a pair of “back up boots” you simply will not find a better deal than these bad boys!

  • Welted construction
  • Reinforced toe box
  • Scratch rubber toe cap
  • Quick-drying synthetic upper
  • Padded collar for ankle support

 SIZING in sizes 5-14

An entry-level boot doesn’t mean compromise. Using Orvis’s vast expertise on building high-quality wading gear, they have developed the Encounter boot to meet the needs of any angler. The Encounter also accepts PosIGrip™ screw-in studs for added traction if needed.

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Denver Trout Unlimited

As they say, “A gentleman is one who puts more back into the world than he takes out.” And when it comes to Colorado Fly Fishing and conservation this saying couldn’t ring closer to home. As fisherman, it is our duty to ensure that the streams, rivers and lakes we hold so dear to our hearts are preserved and protected for generations yet to come.

Denver Trout Unlimited
If you consider yourself a serious trout fisherman, then you owe it to yourself to join DTU…

Fortunately, in Denver we are lucky to host one of the most active and beneficial Trout Unlimited Chapters in the country through Denver Trout Unlimited. With many projects and fundraising solutions including:

Matching funds grants for restorations:

  • $10,000 – Carson’s Nature Center proof of concept South Platte restoration.
  • $15,000 – Overland Park Pond Restoration as a Gateway Fishery
  • $25,000 – Florida Ave – Overland Stretch RISO Restoration
  • $10,000 – Sheridan River Run Park aquatic habitat project with the understanding that LUNKER habitat pipes will be installed.
  • $10,000 for an Analysis and Interpretation of Aquatic Habitat Changes as a result of the Chatfield Reallocation project.
  • $3,000 for in-stream boulder clusters in the Grant-Frontier Park restoration.

Studies to trigger restoration and better flows:

  • $16,000 for a study of the downstream impact of additional “environmental pool” releases from the expanded Chatfield reservoir.
  • $50,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support Sustainable South Platte Aquatic Habitat through cooperative municipal water use.
  • $6,000 to start a “Calls & Release Coalition” to coordinate release timing for optimum S. Platte flows.
  • $4,000 Denver South Platte Minimum Flow for Aquatic River Health study.

The above is just but a small sampling of projects sponsored by Denver Trout Unlimited. For more information or to join Denver TU, check out their website today at:

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OnXMaps – Visualize Success

Are you bored glancing at your iPhone every 15 seconds, only to see your grandma’s new favorite selfie on Facebook? If so, you need to feed your digital addiction with a new habit and maybe even a productive one. Well, at least something to help fishing become a little more productive right?

Instead of learning new words from Donald Trump on Twitter, check out GPS mapping technology from OnXMaps. These maps are simply made for the avid outdoorsman, showing accurate public lands, private lands, and property boundaries with up to 24k topographical functionality. OnXMaps provide users with useful and accurate information to help find roads, water and game management units. Also, it is easy to distinguish between private and public lands.

OnXMaps is pioneering the future of GPS mapping for hunters and fisherman, don't be left behind...
OnXMaps is pioneering the future of GPS mapping for hunters and fisherman, don’t be left behind…

For the fisherman looking for that secret spot, OnXMaps is the answer, allowing you to find public land, easements and property boundaries that will help you gain the ultimate edge in stream access. Using a chip from OnXMaps you can upload the software straight to your handheld or truck GPS unit or you can use the mobile device to get the best in mapping software, right from your smart phone!

We can't give away our favorite spots... But, this sample shows you some of the detail from OnXMaps at the base of Clear Creek Canyon.
We can’t give away our favorite spots…
But, this sample shows you some of the detail from OnXMaps at the base of Clear Creek Canyon.

Check out OnXMaps today!

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