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July Fly Sale

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Geek Peter Stitcher for our July Fly Sale, summer fishing tips, and to top off your fly boxes!

Friday and Saturday, June 21 - 22, we'll be opening up our fly collection to help you get geared up for summer fishing! Friday 7/21 will be our happy hour sale from 3pm - 8pm (and yes, there will be free beer), while the Saturday sale will be held from 8am - 5pm. This month's sale will be held at: The Kompound Training Center @ 8000 S. Lincoln St. #3 Littleton, CO 80122 (near the intersection of Mineral and Broadway).

With more than 250,000 flies on site, we will be offering $10/dozens on flies, fly fishing accessories, and plenty of fishing tips.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your fishing buddies there!

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June Fly Sale

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Geek Peter Stitcher for our June Fly Sale, summer fishing tips, and to top off your fly boxes!Friday and Saturday, June 16 - 17, we'll be opening up our fly collection to help you get geared up for summer fishing! Friday 6/16 will be our happy hour sale from 3pm [...]

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Czech Nymphing: Simple, Responsive, & Deadly

Photo taken by Mark Jessop of Troutfin StudiosOften times, the angler who catches the most fish is the one who can best detect and swiftly respond to the lightning quick strikes or subtle takes of trout as they sip a passing fly from the current. The trout we pursue on the fly are a [...]

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Investing in the Future of Trout

“No man steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus 535 – 475 BC It is a quote that both excites and haunts me. Read one way, this quote can speak to the life-transforming power of the [...]

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The Geometry of Landing Big Fish: Part II

Tying into a big trout can be like jumping out of the gates on the back of a rodeo bull. White knuckles wrap around the cork of our rod as we hold on for dear life as the battle commences. Sown into every fiber of the trout’s body and reinforced over thousands of [...]

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April Fly Sale

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Geek Peter Stitcher for our April Fly Sale, spring fishing tips, and to top off your fly boxes!Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15, we'll be opening up our fly collection to help you get geared up for spring fishing! Friday 4/14 will be our happy hour sale from 3pm [...]

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The Geometry of Landing Big Fish: Part I

Photo by: Mark JessopFor many of us, “Keep your rod tip up!” summarized the entirety of our instruction in how to fight and land fish. In my youth, I would snap to Marine-like attention as this familiar call would fire across the river, and redouble the bend of my rod while straining against the fish [...]

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February Fly Sale

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Geek Peter Stitcher for our February Fly Sale, winter fishing tips, and to top off your fly boxes!Saturday, February 25, we'll be opening up our fly collection to help you get that special someone just what they need this season! This sale will be held from 1pm - 4pm at [...]

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You are Welcome to Fish with Me

There is an anticipation that has always kept me awake the night before a fishing trip. It has been this way since the since my first trip to a Smoky Mountain stream at the age of 4, and even now - after 30 years and thousands of days logged on the river - my [...]

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Matching Mayflies: Part II

The importance of the mayfly in the diet of trout cannot be overstated. In my work as an aquatic biologist studying and sampling trout waters across country, I've seen populations of Blue Winged Olive mayfly nymphs crowding Rocky Mountain streams topping numbers of 1,200 nymphs per square meter, slow moving herds of green drake [...]

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