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The city of Steamboat Springs announced Wednesday afternoon that it will enact a commercial and voluntary closure of the Yampa River beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The intention of the closure is for the protection of our best resource in the Yampa Valley, which is the river.  According to the Steamboat Pilot, “The river experienced water temperatures greater than 75 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, which exceeds the threshold for closure as outlined in the city’s Yampa River Management Plan. Low water flows, high water temperatures and low levels of dissolved oxygen can impact aquatic life and are factors when determining...

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The conditions of the waters in the Yampa Valley are subject to change day to day and we are currently monitoring the conditions. We will keep everyone updated as the announcements come in.The Yampa and Elk are both in midsummer form with fish eagerly eating hoppers and other terrestrials while still capitalizing on the spattering of hatches we are seeing. There are still some early summer Pale Morning Duns and Yellow Sallies hatching. Caddis are coming off in good numbers as well. Even where fish are not actively rising, these three flies have been presenting  well in likely holding water have...

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Everyday at Straightline we get asked about what are the best outdoor shoes for hiking, hunting, tubing, and more. I've been in the outdoor industry for over thirty years helping people make informed decisions about their choice of footwear. Based on my own experience, reviews from others, and expert opinions, I have put together this guide to highlight the best summer shoes that we have in our store. After years on the trail and river, we believe shoes can be such a game changer. Whether you’re floating the river, hanging out in town, or going on a multi-day backpacking trip, it’s...

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At Straightline, we take pride in our waters and want everyone, no matter their skill level, to experience what the Yampa Valley has to offer. Since 1976, our family owned and operated business has connected thousands of people with nature through the sport of fly fishing. We believe that the experience is what matters most, and we offer some of the best guided fly fishing in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our expert guides can help create a unique experience for you to work on technique and explore our local waters.Whether you’re a never-ever beginner or an expert angler, Steamboat Springs and...

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Summer is just around the corner and the fishing conditions are only going to get better from here as the water levels go down and there is more bug activity. We’re looking forward to another great season! Here's the latest fishing conditions in the Yampa Valley:  Tailwaters Below Stagecoach This section is closed due to low water flow and will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time. Sarvis Creek Area This area is open and is fishing very well right now. Flies to use: Green drake mayflies, dry and nymph, pat’s rubber leg, San Juan worms, and eggs. Town...

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