Your First Cast--How and Where
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.
The Bug Guy
Entomology Basics for the Fly Fisher
Robert Younghanz, a.k.a The Bug Guy, is an internationally known Aquatic Entomologist, fly-fishing guide, writer and instructor. Robert has been involved in the fly-fishing industry for more than 25 years, traveling the world to collect Insects and, of course, fish. He has studied, researched, curated and taught at Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and Pikes Peak Community College. Robert’s regular column, Hatch Happening: With The Bug Guy , appears in Trout Magazine. He's also created the The Bug Guy: Entomology For The Fly Fisher DVDs, and owns the Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Academy, www.cffga.com.
No Limits Archery
Teaching Kids to Fish
Jigs are one of the most-versatile lures, catching a wide variety of fish year-around. Beginner or experienced, Brad will help you learn how to be a better jig angler.
Brad other talk will share the tip and tricks Brad has learned on how to introduce kids to fishing. If you make it fun from the start, they will be hooked for life, he says.
Clay and Sandi
TFO Pro Staff
Learn to Cast--Conventional and Fly!
Assorted Casts Demonstrated
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!
Fly Fusion Magazine
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.
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.
Jackie Gross Guccini
TAKE IT ON--Leading Ladies Help You Take Your First or Next Step in the Outdoors
Take It On seminar and booth (2915)
The idea--for ladies with various levels of hunting, fishing and outdoor experience to share their stories, knowledge and resources with other ladies who are interested in hunting and the outdoors, whether as a career or an activity, no matter experience.
Blue Quill Angler
Fly Fishing Colorado's Best Trout Streams
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.
ABC's of Elk Hunting
Nate owns Tightline Outdoors and its seven brands of entertainment and education services. He's frequently on the radio in Colorado--the elk-hunting center of the world--and seen on a variety of local and national television shows.
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.