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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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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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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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It’s March and spring fishing is just around the corner! Temperatures today and throughout the rest of the week are forecasted to be fairly warm. As we head further into the month of March, more areas to fish will start to open up. Look out for Chuck Lewis and Sarvis Creek. Those two spots will be really awesome areas to check out this spring.Everyday it seems like the fishing conditions in the Yampa Valley are changing. If you’re looking to go out and are curious about the current conditions, feel free to give us a call! Our expert  guides are...

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With what could have been our last big winter cold pop behind us, spring fishing is right around the corner. The Yampa River through and above town is a great opportunistic fishery right now. These warmer weeks can yield open stretches and eager fish! With most trout holding in the deepest slowest water, they are not hard to find. Nymphing, Streamers, and even some quality midge dry fly fishing, have all been productive recently. We are in one of the best times of year to sleep in and still enjoy a great afternoon bite. We have some great winter properties...

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