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Friday, July 3, 2009

Did Somebody Say Green Drakes?

Well it is starting to happen the Green Drakes have started to emerge on the lower river. Most people know Green Drakes as an evening hatch but not here. Look for the Green Drakes to start coming off around 10:30 in the morning and lasting awhile. This is one of those great hatches we are so lucky to have down here fishing big size 10 dries and having big hungry brown trout feeding on them.....That just sends chills down the spine.
Fresh off the press for Troy Smith himself, he just came in from a guide trip an said. "We caught a couple of fish a piece....about fifty per client all on GREEN DRAKES! The fish were just boiling everywhere."
Well you heard it, it is time to get on the water.
Good Day and Good Fishing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Conejos and the Tribs

The Tribs have been fishing great there area couple that are still a bit high but for the most part they are fishing great. If you are looking for some solitude try the los pinos, lower la jara, lake fork of the conejos, south fork of the conejos, elk creek and la manga creek. The water is looking great on all of those tribs and the fish going to to be a bit more willing then the conejos fish will be.
If you are looking for some larger fish and a bit more of a challenge the conejos has been fishing really well you just have to be in tune with your depth control if you are nymphing. If you are trying to hit the salmonflies on the surface you need to plan on being on the water early in the morning that will be your best opportunity to do some serious dryfly fishing.
The salmonflies are still very present on the lower river we have had some cooler nights which has slowed down the progression of the hatch but with these warmer days look for a powerful hatch to start moving its way up river.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Salmonfly Update and New Store Hours

We are now open 7 days a week starting June 15th,
starting the 17th our new hours will be 7:30am to 5:00pm.
This years flow during this epic hatch has been amazing the fish are really starting to key in on the adults. The migration of bugs has begun you can flip over rocks along the edge on the lower river and just pick up hand fulls of Salmonfly nymphs. The best surface action is early in the morning and starts to slow down around noon and then the nymphing is the ticket. These fish are getting fat and greedy. We are also seeing alot of Golden Stones and Caddis flying around so there are some good choices on the water for the fish.
I look forward to seeing you on the water very soon.
Tight Lines.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SALMONFLIES!!!!! They Are Here

Well the long awaited arrival of the great Salmonflies has finally come. The flows are looking great right now and we are looking forward to some killer dry fly fishing. The stones are on the lower river right now and will begin moving up the river slowly over the next couple of weeks. As an added bonus there are some Golden Stones around as well. If you have the chance you need to experience this epic hatch of large insects, in other words I would start planning my trip to the Conejos right away.
I look forward to seeing everyone real soon.
Tight Lines.

****We just got all of our new Simms logo shirts in yesterday so if you are looking for a new Core3 Fishing shirt we have what you need.***

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Buffs Just Arrived

This is a product that every hardcore angler should have at thier disposal aside from sunscreen this is the best proctection and angler can ask for. Buffs have many on top of the sun proctection like; they help to cut glare off the top of the water, keeping your neck cool on hot days and warm on cold ones and they have built in bug protection which can be a major bonus. All of us here at the shop have been using them for a long time and they are invaluable to us.

Buffs come in many different styles so find the one that fits your personality her at the shop.

Tight Lines

These are just a few examples of the 13 ways you can wear your Buff.

The Salmonflies Are Coming!!!!!!

The stones are on the way and we are looking forward doing some serious dry fly fishing. Jon, Troy and I have a little bet going over the date the stoneflies are going to emerge. Any way plan on being here for this epic hatch it will be well worth it.

The Flies
(just a few to get your blood flowing)

Egg Laying Salmonfly

Totally Stoned

Putterbaugh's Foam Salmonfly

Henrys Fork RL Special

Pats Rubber Leg

Double Beaded Stonefly

CRA Salmonfly Survival Kit

We hope to see on the river in the up coming days!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Conejos Superfly Winners

Our 2009 Conejos Superfly Champions Reid Darnell and Brian Darnell

2009 Superfly Update

We just finished our 2009 Conejos Superfly it was a great weekend with alot of fun and a very close competition. We had 50 teams show up this year with two days of qualifiers for sundays final. Here are the results of the 2009 Superfly.

1st Place Reid Darnell and Brian Darnell
2nd Place M. Sexton and J. Arnold
3rd Place T. Smith and M. Kennedy
4th Place E. Adams and R. Scott
5th Place B. Long and J. Schoonmaker
6th Place E. Pauly and J. Buchanan
7th Place J. Harp and T. Johnston
8th Place D. Ence and B. Turner
9th Place T. Caldwell and E. Wade
10th Place R. Mai and M. Vigil

Big Fish Winners
Friday Winner - Jerry Arnold
Saturday Winner - Fillipe Jaramillo
Sunday Winner - Joe Kerefkey

Casting Competition Winners
1st Place Leo Sanchez
2nd Place Matt Burton

Over all these were three great days of fun, food and some great people. We hope to see everyone at the 2010 Superfly. Next year the format will be tweaked and will probably go to a composite score for the two days of fishing to decide the winners. Your thoughts and feedback would be great to hear!

A special thanks to all of the people who supported this event and to the people who donated money to the river project.

Tight Lines