Dry Fly Tying Feathers Review | Hackle, Saddles, Necks

4338-Dry Fly Tying Feathers Review-Rooster necks saddle whiting fly tying feathers

We carry Whiting Farms and Metz hackle here in the Denver and Vail/Minturn shop. Each company has its own way of grading the feathers. Metz uses a number system, either grade 1 or 2 or 3. While Whiting Farms uses what they call the “Olympic Grading System” as follows. From top to bottom; Ultra-Platinum, Platinum, […]

Beginner Fly Tying Kits | Umpqua & SA Tying Kits

These kits are a great way for a beginning tier to get started. They come with basic materials as well as tools to get you started. An economical way for someone to try tying without breaking the bank and still have a variety of materials to get going.

CDC Feathers: Fly Tying Material

4322-CDC Feathers-CDC Super Select

CDC or Cul-De-Canard translates to duck butt. These are the softest feathers from the rump of a Duck. Also they have great qualities in the water. They really grab air bubbles giving the illusion of air bubbles on any given pattern making it look more life like. CDC Puffs are great because of the fact […]

Arkansas River Report | Pueblo Frostbite Fish-Off

Location: Arkansas River Below Pueblo Reservoir Date: 1/21/12 Flow: 65 CFS Clarity: Slightly Cloudy Weather: Warm, Overcast in the PM Hot Flies: #14-18 Prince Nymph, Eggs, Worms, Midges From the Aspen Times…On the fly: Local angler nets another victory Brandon Soucie and I fished for the second time in the Pueblo Frostbite Fish-Off tourney this […]

Kenzi Whittington Fly Shop Jam Session

Parker, CO country music singer Kenzi Whittington is country music’s next big thing. Through the winter, Kenzi and lead guitar player Tim DeArmitt will be playing an acoustic show 8-10PM to follow hump day tying night at the Underground (bar beneath the shop). Call 720-851-4665 for details & directions No cover charge!

Colorado River Drainage | Winter Fly Fishing Presentation

Presentation is SUNDAY 1/22/12 at normal time 10-11AM Our Denver fly shop manager will be discussing winter fly fishing throughout the Colorado River Drainage with an emphasis on the upper Colorado.  Learn a variety of access spots, how to rig for each location and the best times to hit each. Locations to Be Discussed

Colorado River Winter Fly Fishing Report

Location: Pumphouse (Radium is a no go) Weather: Sunny and warm for January! Clarity: Clear Water Flow: (gauge is iced estimate 250-375CFS) Flies: Flash Tail Mini Eggs, beads–6-8MM any color, #14-18 prince nymph, Ultra Prince, #18-20 mercury RS2, #18-20 BH Barr’s Emerger Detailed trip Report Driving over the rim of Gore Canyon we saw open […]

Whiting Introductory Hackle Packs!

Getting a jump start with Whiting Intro Hackle Packs! In the ever changing world of fly tying Whiting is offering introductory packs for all level of tiers. These packs come with four 1/2 capes to cover most all your tying needs, Black, Med. Dun, Brown, and Grizzly. This is an incrediable way for any tyer […]

Hump Day Tying & Acoustic Night

Every Wednesday 6-8PM Beginning January, 18th Wednesday Night Acoustic Jam Session with CSO warm water guide Tim DeArmitt at the Underground (bar beneath the shop) to follow tying 8-10PM. Bring your “vices,” beverages of choice, new fly patterns, and fly tying questions to the shop every Wednesday y night for an open fly tying night.  […]

Carl Pennington Fly Tying Demo

Carl Pennington is a fly designer for Montana Fly Company and his demo has become an annual favorite at the shop. Carl’s South Platte Golden Stonefly pattern has become a staple in all of our fly boxes and is a must have. His stuffed olive is also another Colorado BWO nymph pattern that kills it […]