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Clyde and the Shark

Redfish ahead: just 2,500 more miles

If you linger around a fly shop long enough on a slow day, you'll eventually hear some crazy and creative fishing plans. My shop—Arbor Anglers in Golden, Colorado—is no exception, and on a recent afternoon in late October, the fishing plans got a little nuts. What started with: "We should find a big-ass shark-mount somewhere and hang it from the ceiling" soon evolved into us planning a Ride-with-Clyde road trip that included 10 states and a decent dose of redfish.

Gas up the DeLorean, pour a sip of hot tub time-machine water, and blast into the past with Trouts Fly Shop's "Throwback Flyfishing Film Fest" on February 5, at Denver's Oriental Theater.

This year anglers are staring down the barrel of sacrifice. The worst run of summer steelhead headed up the Columbia River and its tributaries in generations is here.

The Osprey journal teams with US and Canadian conservation groups to expand its wild salmon and steelhead advocacy

For more than 30 years, The Osprey journal has dug its talons into wild Pacific salmon and steelhead advocacy by promoting the best science and policies to restore and conserve native fish populations.

Colorado's Anglers All fly shop is getting set to detonate its annual Mile-High 25 showdown — the world's premier “Catch, Photo, Release” tourney. For 2019, more than 50 teams will test skills against 25 eligible species on the fly. From muskie to wiper to bluegill to splake, last season's attendees landed 24 out of 25 targets, with the winning duo scoring a fishy royal flush of 19 species. All state waters are in play — warm or cold, as long as they're wet. And with only one weekend of fishing, strategy is key. "We're taking anglers out of their regular trout-fishing scenarios," says shop owner Chris Keeley, "It's all about exploring new waters and having fun." Registration is now open. Here's a taste of what's in store ...