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September Fly Sale

As a fisheries biologist based here in the Front Range, and as a fly fishing fanatic, my goal is to help you exhaustively match the hatch for the waters you fish when you fish them. This weekend, I'm opening up my fly collection of approximately 200,000 flies to help fishermen (and women!) top off their fly boxes for the season. We'll be set up at the Kompound located near Mineral and Broadway at: 8000 S. Lincoln St. #3 Littleton, CO 80122.

Each of my patterns have been selected to match the bugs that I routinely survey in the rivers and lakes of Colorado. I am open to discussing streamside entomology, techniques, and tips on how best to fish these flies and your favorite waters.

Fly fishing should not break the bank and all of my dries, wets, nymphs, bead heads, and double bead head patterns are just $.83 each ($10 per dozen) for this sale! Both weighted and non-weighted streamers are $1.25 each.

Also available are strike indicators, leader, tippet (both mono and fluoro), forceps, nippers, retractors, and fly boxes. Pack in your fishing buddies and swing by early for the best selection!

The sale will be held on Friday 9/15 from 3pm - 8pm (complete with free beer), and then Saturday 9/16 from 8am - 5pm.

Feel free to call with any questions: 720.580.9558. I look forward to seeing you at the sale!

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