Fort Collins Fly Fishing Lessons, at City Park

Today’s Blog PostClient Testimonial: What an amazing lesson!  If you want to learn great technique, practical and simple strategies for any skill level, Mark is the teacher for you!  We cannot wait to get out on the river and try out our…

Today's Blog Post


Client Testimonial: 

What an amazing lesson!  If you want to learn great technique, practical and simple strategies for any skill level, Mark is the teacher for you!  We cannot wait to get out on the river and try out our new skills!  We wish we took his class sooner!

Michelle and Seth Morton.
Fort Collins, CO.



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We offer multiple classes, and will customize for special events (e.g., birthdays, anniversaries, dates, etc).  

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This past Tuesday I spent a few hours fishing the Sipsey. I was fishing numerous flies trying different presentations in some of the familiar spots I frequent here. As I’ve said before the Sipsey gets tremendous fishing pressure being the only cold wat…

This past Tuesday I spent a few hours fishing the Sipsey. I was fishing numerous flies trying different presentations in some of the familiar spots I frequent here. As I've said before the Sipsey gets tremendous fishing pressure being the only cold water tailrace in the state. So in order to land trout here one needs to be persistent, have patiences and willing to work for the trout you catch.   
The results of persistence, patience and willing to work enabled me to land this 20 inch rainbow, the largest I've ever caught on the Sipsey. A tremendous work load for my 10 ft. 3 wt.
High sticking or Euro Nymphing made it possible to work these pocket holes standing down stream and letting my nymph do its magic! Overcast skies helped conceal my presence as I worked these areas. Sometimes one trout can make a trip and today it proved true for me!!

Fishing the Soft Hackle

The target fly last Tuesday on the Sipsey was Alan’s Soft Hackle. I fished three different flies for the morning. The one that scored was the size 12 hackle, slowly retrieving it across fast water pockets. The hits were aggressive!!Tellico Hatcher…

The target fly last Tuesday on the Sipsey was Alan's Soft Hackle. I fished three different flies for the morning. The one that scored was the size 12 hackle, slowly retrieving it across fast water pockets. The hits were aggressive!!



Tellico Hatchery out of North Carolina stocked the tailrace a couple of weeks ago. This trout had been caught before as evidence of the red lip; nice fight on the 3 wt.
The heat factor before I left the tailrace was reaching the high 90's. The cold tailrace water felt good splashed on my face to help with the heat and humidity. Summer in Alabama is not my favorite time of the year!  A solid take tight lining the hackle got this trout's attention.