Traveling Light--1 Rod, 1 Reel...10 Lures!
Says Ronnie: "If I had to choose one rod-and-reel set-up and only 10 lures for my tackle box, which would I choose, and why?" Come learn how to lighten your load and increase your fishing success!
Fly Fusion Magazine
Clay and Sandi
TFO Pro Staff
How to Prepare for a Fly Casting Contest
Learn to Cast--Conventional and Fly!
Few individuals are qualified to not just cast conventional and fly rods, but win tournaments and contests doing so. A much smaller number of couples can put such a resume on the table.
Clay and Sandi Roberts can. The Colorado-based couple has been part of the ISE show for many years--both having won ISE's prestigious Best-of-the-West Distance and Accuracy Casting Contest.
ISE now welcomes Clay and Sandi to our staff of professional instructors. We thank Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) for supporting another free ISE feature at which show-goers can try gear, watch and learn from the experts, all as part of show admission!
Host, Sporting-Dog Arena
National Academy of Outdoor Survival
Bushcraft and Survival Shelters
Wilderness Emergencies and Medicinal Plants
Embers--the Art of Making Primitive Fire
Todd will conduct mini-clinics from the Expo's new Wilderness Camp.
Roe Hunting Resources
Are the Elk Not Talking? Cry Like a baby!
CHRIS ROE, a Certified Wildlife Biologist by trade, has become one of the leading experts in true elk behavior, communication, calling and hunting. As the head of Roe Hunting Resources (www.RoeHuntingResources.com), Chris talks to thousands of sports-men and women each year throughout the Country about how they can Hunt Smarter™!!! and be more successful in their game calling and overall hunting efforts.
Chris’ teaching style is one that allows everyone – whether beginner or veteran hunter – to comfortably learn and improve upon their calling and hunting skills. Although experienced in calling a variety of game species, elk are truly his specialty.
ABC's of Elk Hunting
Nate owns Tightline Outdoors and its seven brands of entertainment and education services. He's frequently heard on Terry Wickstrom Outdoors Radio in Colorado--the elk-hunting center of the world--and seen on a variety of local and national television shows.
A Newcomer's Guide to Fishing in and Near Denver
KERRY CARAGHAR was born in Colorado where his family has lived since the mid 1800's. His love affair with fly-fishing began at an early age when he learned to fish on the beaver ponds of Buffalo Creek. It came as no surprise to Kerry's parents when he announced his dream of one day becoming a professional fly fisherman.
Kerry has significant experience fly fishing across the Rocky Mountain west and he enjoys salt water fishing with a fly rod. Ireland, the home of his ancestors, remains Kerry's favorite destination for fly fishing.
Fly Fishing Still Waters
This presentation will cover fly fishing in lakes – the equipment, techniques, and flies to effectively increase your chances in stillwater fly fishing. We will look at the progression of the stillwater season – from ice-out to freeze up and discuss what food organisms are present and how to imitate them.
Tenkara Fixed-Line Fly Fishing--A Range of Possibilities
Want to re-experience the thrill of fishing? Learn how traditional and American Tenkara rods can land a fish without a reel? And how such rods are now designed to catch saltwater species, carp, bass and more? Come to Karin Miller's seminar in the Fly Fishing Theater.
Sport Fish Colorado
Distance Casting Tips
Being addicted to the outdoors is an understatement for Caleb, who chases elk for months in the backcountry or fish in Colorado from tail waters to high alpine lakes. Caleb has taken first place at the Golden Games, second at the GoPro Mountain Games, and competed in two US Fly Fishing National Championships.
Hottest Tactics for Big Fish
Chasing Pike in Colorado poses its challenges, but it doesn't take reinventing the wheel to be successful. Will goes in depth on minor adjustments that will make major success on Colorado's finicky Pike.
Coyote Craze Video Series
Coyote Hunting Master Class
GEOFF NEMNICH has been an outdoor enthusiast his entire life, but his "addiction" for calling coyotes started more than 20 years ago. As a member of Cabela’s Pro Staff and a contributing writer for Predator Xtreme magazine, Geoff spends numerous days in the field each season and is extremely passionate about sharing his love for coyote hunting with others. He travels throughout the West filming coyote hunts for the Coyote Craze DVD series, and teaching new coyote hunters his tricks of the trade at the only predator-hunting instructional school in the country, Coyote Craze College. Geoff hosts a segment on the Predator Pulse radio show.
Geoff and partner Dustin Patterson (Manhattan, KS) just bested 67 teams to win their second straight World Championship Coyote Calling Contest, held Dec. 3-5 on public lands in Kingman, AZ, harvesting 17 coyotes during the day-and-a-half event.
Blue Quill Angler
Tips to Catch More Trout
A native of Colorado, Pat has been guiding for over 23 years. He spends approximately two hundred days a year on the water, enjoying a unique quality of life both personally and professionally. “I am blessed to be able to make a living as a fly fishing guide and I will never lose sight of how fortunate I am to really love my job.”
Pat is Guide Director and a partner in the Blue Quill Angler fly shop. He oversees and trains more than 20 guides and helps to set the standard for integrity and professionalism in the Blue Quill Angler guide operation. Pat also writes the central Rocky Mountain stream report that monitors stream flows and conditions on the Blue, Colorado, South Platte (Cheesman, Deckers, Spinney Mountain Ranch, and Elevenmile Canyon), North Fork of the South Platte, and Williams Fork rivers.
Chad LaChance, Brad Petersen, Dan Swanson & Nate Zelinsky
Hosted by Terry Wickstrom
ASK THE EXPERTS--PARTY AT THE POND!
Join this panel of regional and national experts for the unique opportunity to not only have your fishing questions answered but hear the pros talk one-to-one with each other--and you--on a variety of angling topics.
Eastmans' Hunting Journals
Public Land Monster Bucks and Bulls
GUY EASTMAN is a third-generation member of the Eastman outdoor family. He’s been hunting and filming western trophy big game for more than 25 years. Soon after his graduation from Purdue University with a degree in engineering, Eastman returned to his hunting heritage and outdoor roots as the publisher of the Eastmans’ Hunting Journal. He since has co-founded Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal and is co-host of Eastmans’ Hunting TV.
Fly Fishing the Big Thompson River
The fly fishing in Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) has made a dramatic recovery after the Giant Flood of 2013. Kirk will give you a detailed view and discussion of the fishing and habitat changes since the flood. Some areas have even more fish than before the flood! Kirk will also give some insights to the prime back-country fly-fishing for Native Greenback Cutthroat in RMNP.
Ark Anglers Flyfishing
Spring Fly Fishing on the Arkansas River
GREG FELT has been guiding and outfitting on the Arkansas River since 1985. Co-owner of ArkAnglers in Salida and Buena Vista since 1998, he guides float-fishing trips on the river and oversees a staff of 18 guides. During his tenure on the Arkansas, he has also taken a strong hand in local and state natural resource issues--in 2016 Greg was elected Chaffee County Commissioner. He also serves as a director of both the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District and Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, is a member of the Advisory Board to the Colorado Office of Outfitters Registration, the Arkansas Basin Roundtable, and is on the Colorado board of the Trust for Public Land.
Colorado's Best Car and Family Camping Spots
Passionate outdoorist and award-winning Colorado-based writer Daliah Singer will highlight Colorado's top car- and family-camping destinations, also offering valuable tips and resources for all campers, from first-timers to experts.