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.
Training Your Puppy
Training Your Puppy
Rex will cover STARTING YOUR PUP with WHOA TRAINING AND CONDITIONING PROPERLY TO THE GUN. He will also trouble shoot for anyone in attendance with any problem they may have with their bird dog.
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.
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.
Fly Fusion Magazine
National Academy of Outdoor Survival
Bushcraft and Survival Shelters
Wilderness Emergencies and Medicinal Plants
Embers--the Art of Making Primitive Fire
My Experience on Discovery Channel's Bushcraft Build-Off!
Todd will conduct mini-clinics from the Expo's new Wilderness Camp.
Back to Basics--Plastics for Trout, Walleye and Bass
Basic rigging and the finer points of locating structure and working a selection of soft-plastic baits, including straight-tail minnows, tube jigs, swim baits and various worms for Walleye, Trout and Bass.
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.
Colorado's Outdoor Heroes
Hosted by Scott Whatley
Blue Quill Angler
The Secret Season--Winter Fly Fishing
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.
Brad Petersen, Dan Swanson and Nathan Zelinsky
Hosted by Terry Wickstrom
Walleye Expert Panel
Hosted by Outdoor Writer and radio Host Terry Wickstrom, your walleye experts include: Professional Walleye Trail Championship qualifier Dan Swanson, renowned guide and tournament angler Nate Zelinsky, and Brad Peterson, Championship qualifying tournament angler and instructor from In-Fisherman Camp Fish.
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.
Sport Fish Colorado
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.
AJ and Jace Garcia
PROVEN--How to Get Kids Outdoors!
Casting with Twin Territory--AJ and Jace Garcia
Kids are spending more and more time on game consoles. Instead, we want to see them doing what our grandparents did like fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, rafting and basically any activity that takes place in nature!" say twin brothers A.J. and Jace Garcia. Come learn how the twins are creating events and capturing the attention of the outdoor industry. And be sure to bring your kids!
Presented by the
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Take it to the Bank
Chad LaChance is a Colorado-based professional fishing guide, author and media personality. Known as “The Fishful Thinker”, Chad is the host of Fishful Thinker TV on the Altitude Sports Channel and World Fishing Network. He guest hosts on FM104.3 "The Fan Outdoors", and is a columnist for Sportsman's News Magazine. A light-tackle, artificial-lure specialist, Chad is equally at home with fly, spin or casting tackle in both fresh and salt water.
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.
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.
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!
Build Your Dream Rod
It’s an exciting time for women in the sport of fly fishing! Come see why with April Archer, who's passionate about the many physical and mental health benefits of fly fishing. She'll share her experience as a woman--mom, wife, entrepreneur--as well as ways for women to get involved and “fish their story”.
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.
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!