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Cheesman Canyon Update

For the first time in many years, Cheesman Reservoir is back on track to reach full pool during the first part of May.  Denver Water confirmed that they will let the reservoir “fill and spill” this year. Late last week, Denver Water ramped up the outflows to slow down the spill and make sure there…

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Pat’s Midge

I’m excited to announce that I have some new flies that recently became available through Umpqua Feather Merchants. One of those new patterns is Pat’s Midge. See the caption below for some interesting history on what led to the development of this fly. Adult midges emerge by pulling themselves out of their pupal shuck and…

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A Look at Current Conditions in Colorado…The Good, Bad, and Ugly

There’s a fine line between too much snow and not enough. After two years of severe drought…I can honestly say I’m okay with above average snowpack years! The high water season can be challenging for many anglers, especially when river levels are above their normal historic levels, but low water or drought has it fair…

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Pat Dorsey’s Fly Club™

Case of hand-tied flies

Pat Dorsey’s Fly Club™ is dedicated to bringing members a great selection of seasonably proven trout flies that consistently fool selective fish under a wide range of conditions. From technical nymphing to dry fly or streamer fishing under the most challening conditions, our patterns are designed for success! Pat Dorsey’s Fly Club™ is the perfect…

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The South Platte Watershed: News You Can Use

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have a great working relationship with Denver Water and the City of Aurora. They’ve always willing to share valuable information that makes my job easier as a professional guide. Having insight on flow projections, maintenance, as well as their day-to-day operations, helps me develop a game plan to…

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