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This time of year, the Straightline guides remind you to fish mid-day in deep slow runs. Scroll down to see what the fish are biting on in each of the area's different waters Yampa River Nymphs Zebra Midge Rainbow Warrior Jujus WD40 Brassies Pat's Rubber Legs Red Ass San Juan Worms Golden Stones RS2 - Black, Gray Blood Midges Elk River Nymphs Zebra Midge Pat's Rubber Legs Golden Stones RS2 - Black, Gray Hare's Ear Copper Johns - Red / Black Brassie - Red / Green San Juan Worms Bunny Leeches Steamboat and Pearl Lake Ice Fishing Bait Earth Worms...

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Skiing and snowboarding are the number one outdoor winter activities in Steamboat, but have you ever considered a diversion from the ski slopes? If so, try spending an exciting day fly-fishing the Yampa River. Yes, fly-fishing in the winter months happens every day and for the many frequent visitors to Steamboat, fly-fishing has become a must-do activity that offers a break between ski days. There are a few ways you can go about enjoying a day on the river if you're interested in trying some fly-fishing during your vacation. The best part is that you don't even need to have...

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What did you do this weekend? Straightline's owners Bruce and Brett Lee floated the Yampa with their friend Dave, and ended up with some great catches! They had a lot of success on the west end of town. The ice, snow and cold are starting to dwindle as we creep into May and the days are getting longer, which means there is a lot of daylight to take advantage of the great spring angling opportunities!   Flies that we recommend right now are Pat's Rubber Legs, Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, and Motor Oil Wooly Buggers. Brett, Bruce and Dave were...

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The summer lull is over and fall fishing is here with the rivers fishing great and getting better every day.  The main reason for this is due to the cooler, longer nights progressing into shorter, fishier days.  Look for cloudy days to be the best and keep an eye on bug activity as there can be a real smorgasboard out there for the fish to key on.  The Tricos and Psuedoclones (Micro Blue wing olive) will start the day off and the appearance of larger blue wings, mahogany duns, different sized caddis can happen at any time during the day...

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Author Shelly Walchak is sharing slides and stories from her year spent fly-fishing a new river each week for 52 weeks.  See her at Bud Werner Memorial Library- this Tuesday the 27th at 7:00pm. 

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