TenkaraGrasshopper on the South Platte, Colorado

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clean Water, The EPA, and Corporate Greed

The proceeding was released on July 16, 2014 by Trout Unlimited. 

U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves bills that undermine the Clean Water Act


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today approved three bills that undermine the Clean Water Act, while handing a gift to the destructive Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska and turning its back on American sportsmen and women, said Steve Moyer, Trout Unlimited’s vice president of government affairs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Book Review: The Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing By Tom Rosenbauer

Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing
By Tom Rosenbauer
Photo Courtesy of Orvis.com

As a fly fishing guide in Colorado, a husband to a beautiful woman, and a new father of a wonderful little baby boy, I have had a very strong wish to share my love of fishing with my family as I believe many anglers do. I am not discriminating in my feelings on what is fishing, tenkara, rod and reel fly fishing, bait casting, spinners and spoons, any form of fishing.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Site Changes and Page Consolidations

TenkaraGrasshopper Logo

Due to the fact that I have been looking at the site recently and felt that there were a few to many page links, I have decided that I will be consoldidating a number of pages down for the easier navigation of pages.

One of the major consolidations will be the TenkaraGrasshopper Guide Services and Guide Availability Calender into one page. By doing this I hope to make it simpler for you to find out about the guide services we offer with Minturn Anglers/Colorado Skies Outfitters. You can click TenkaraGrasshopper Guide Service and Availability to get an idea of how this will help you to book trips.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An Introduction to Tenkara Fly Fishing: Tenkara and the Spring Runoff

There is one time of year that every angler in Colorado looks forward to and dreads all at the same time.  We are in the thick of it right now... Spring Runoff!!!

With spring runoff we get very high flowing rivers and streams. Some streams are smaller yet are running at almost 200 cfs (cubic feet per second) which increases the amount of dirt and other detritus being flushed down river at high velocity. All of the dirt and other stuff floating downstream the water gets murky and unfathomable to the naked eye let alone the polarized lens eye making fishing difficult.

There are also reports coming from around the state where the rivers are running at 1000-5000 cfs. Flows of this magnitude don't just make fishing very difficult, these flows make it dangerous for an angler to be anywhere near the water.

But, there is still fishing that can done even with high water flows as they are currently going. Luckily,  for those of us who live here in Colorado at least we know that the waters will not stay high indefinitely.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tenkara: Fly Fishing, Philosophy, Both?

Tenkara is in my opinion one of the most esthetically beautiful styles of fly fishing in existence today in my personal experience. There are some styles of fly fishing I still have not tried like Spey Casting and salt water fly fishing so don't get to jumpy with me yet.

Tenkara Guide Network
Image Courtesy of Tenkara USA

As a Tenkara USA Certified Guide, I have been leading some newbies on Tenkara trips around Colorado recently and have been asked some very interesting questions that led me to write this post. Some things I had thought about in the past and let them go some have come up more recently even for me.