Clay and Sandi
KASTKING Pro Staff
How to Prepare for a Fly-Casting Competition
Fishing with Your Partner!
The KastKing Combo pond offers a wide variety of expert-led demonstrations geared to help both fly and conventional-gear anglers learn how to fish better--more successfully--by improving their casting techniques. Plus, an allstar combo-casting competion on Saturday with Colorado's top fly and conventional anglers, plus national fishing legend Jimmy Houston!
Backcountry Fly Fishing—High Lakes and Small Streams
Ron Belak, the author of the book Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry, has fished the backcountry for over 40 years. His magazine articles on fly fishing have appeared regularly in Colorado Outdoors magazine since 1994.
Still Water Brown Trout - Reaction vs. Finesse
Ice Fishing Blue Mesa for Rainbows, Browns and Salmon
1) Still Water Brown Trout - Reaction vs. Finesse. In this seminar, Andy will discuss how to read and then vary your presentation based on conditions. When and how to use jerkbaits, crankbaits, jigs, swimbaits, etc.
2) Ice Fishing Blue Mesa for Rainbows, Browns and Salmon. Andy will reveal how to locate populations of fish on Blue Mesa, as well as general techniques to catch them.
1) Kokanee Salmon Jigging: How to locate, stay on and catch schooling kokanee salmon.
2) Perch Fishing Blue Mesa: Learn the potential of blue mesa producing its next state record, the yellow perch, and how to target them.
Locating Likely Spots to Fish Lakes and Rivers
How to Choose Your Lure: A rundown of the process Chad LaChance uses to work through lure selection each new day on the water for any species.
The Mighty Minnow: Chad LaChance will give an in-depth breakdown of the most consistently successful multi-species lure in the 10 year history of Fishful Thinker TV.
Your Hunting Dog-Making Improvements
A Trainer's Tips for Better Performance
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.
Aquatic Insect Basics For The Fly Fisher
Aquatic Insect Basics For The Fly Fisher: Arguably the most common blind spot for the fly fisher is an understanding of aquatic insects, which is the key to fly selection, catching more fish and having more confidence on the water. Join The Bug Guy for this game-changing seminar.
Fly Trout Trickery
Clay will lead a variety of casting clinics--both fly and conventional. Come learn from an angling expert and winner of national competitions.
Heavy Metal for Walleyes
Dan's "Heavy Metal for Walleye" talk at the Demo tank details how baits trigger walleye bites during late summer, fall and through the winter. Jigging spoons, blade baits, glide jigs and gliding snap jigs are key presentations to catching fish.
Shallow Water Walleyes
Shallow-Water Walleyes: Learn how to find and target the biggest and most aggressive Walleyes in your body of water!
Advanced tactics for GIANT Lake Trout: Learn the top techniques for catching giant Lake Trout all year long
Morris Gun Dogs
One Step at a Time...Is Enough
Pro to Joe--Try This!
Come and see Jeff's 7th-generation hard hunting English Setters. His "How to Train Working Dogs from Table to Ground" seminar will cover: starting and enforcing the "Whoa!" and "Fetch" commands; voice and hand commands; pointing action; and tips on reinforcing behaviors. Jeff's dogs have been developed specifically for the foot hunter with natural family disposition.
Fly Casting for Beginners
Currently Director of Fly Fishing Schools and the Guide Coordinator at the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, Colo., KERRY CARAGHAR was born in Colorado where his family has lived since the mid 1800s. 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 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.
U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management
Newcomer's Guide to Colorado's Outdoors
New to the Centennial State? Still learning the local lingo (fourteener, cairn, champagne powder)? Avoid looking or sounding like a gaper (you’ll have to look that one up) with the help of ranger Bryan Fons. He’ll provide an overview of Colorado’s extensive outdoor offerings and guide attendees through some of the state’s rules and regulations, such as when and where you need permits, so you can enjoy our expansive wilderness while protecting it, too.
GIVEAWAY: 1 Annual Park Pass ($80 value)
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Successful Cold-Water Baits--Use Now
Basic and Advanced Angling Techniques
Come learn the basics of bobber fishing to advanced bobber systems and covering all depths of water.
Fly Fishing Stillwaters
Richard's presentation on stillwaters will cover fly fishing in lakes – the equipment, techniques, and flies to effectively increase your chances. He'll look at the progression of the stillwater season – from ice-out to freeze up.
His talk on terrestrials will detail what food organisms are present and how to imitate them.
Coyote Craze Video Series
Proven Coyote-Hunting Tips
GEOFF NEMNICH is a 2-time World Champion as well as a National Coyote Calling Champion. He has been an outdoor enthusiast his entire life and his addiction for calling coyotes started more than 20 years ago. Today Geoff is regarded as a leading expert on modern coyote hunting tactics such as using electronic calls, shooting AR15s and hunting suppressed.
Geoff is the host of the popular Coyote Craze dvd series and also co-hosts a webisode series called The Last Stand.
Distance Casting Tips
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.
Mono, Fluoro, Braid--When, Where and Why
Expert's Corner: Mono, Fluoro, Braid--When, Where and Why. What are the differences, pros and cons of the different types of fishing lines and what are the best knots for each.
Demo Tank: Jigging and Rigging--Learn the pros secrets for two of the best techniques to catch fish year round.
Demo Tank: Let’s get Started--An introduction to fishing and how to get kids and new anglers started. Tips on how to make it fun and catch more fish! All kids attending will receive a giveaway
Blue Quill Angler
The Secret Season: Fly Fishing in the Winter
Fly Fishing Western Tailwaters: Throughout the Western US, there are dozens of tailwaters that support a rich and diversified aquatic life, as well as, huge populations of trout. Learn the tactics and techniques to master the San Juan, Big Horn, Guadalupe, South Platte, Williams Fork, Frying Pan, Yampa, and Blue Rivers. A detailed discussion on matching the hatch, fly selection, dams, reading the water, tailwater rigs, are covered in great detail.
Fly Fishing Colorado’s Best Tailwaters: Colorado is known for its deep, bottom-release tailwaters that support a rich and diversified aquatic life. Tailwaters provide anglers with a four-season fishery that affords anglers with consistent flows, clear water, large populations of trout, and dependable hatches. Learn the tactics and techniques to successfully fish these year-round waters. A detailed discussion on dams, benefits of a tailwater, hatches, fly selection, reading the water, and much more, are covered in this informative lecture.
The Secret Season: Fly Fishing in the Winter: Some anglers are saddened by the onset of winter while others welcome the change of season. Hard-core anglers willing to endure the elements can enjoy some solitude and catch a few trout on just about any winter outing in the central Rockies. Dorsey’s seminar teaches you how to find trout during the winter, discusses fly selection, matching the hatch, and rigging, as well as; addresses the correct tactics and techniques required to catch selective trout during the winter months.
Tips to Catch More Trout: The old cliché about 90% of the fish are caught by 10% of the fisherman is not far from the truth! Some of the biggest breakthroughs as angler come as a result of understanding the nuances of our sport, as well as, thinking outside the box from time to time. Dorsey will unveil numerous tips that will no-doubt increase your productivity on the stream. Dorsey will discuss reading the water, observation, sight fishing, selectivity, fly selection, matching the hatch, rigging, presentation, and much more!
Donnelle Johnson and
Fly Fusion Magazine
Colorado Paks and Wildlife
Colorado's Animal Kingsom
Elk and sage-grouse and bears, oh my! Hundreds of animals call Colorado home. Come learn all about them; where they like to hang out around the state; and how to stay safe when you spot one. (Hint: Please don’t take a selfie with the wildlife.)
GIVEAWAY: 2 copies of Look Big, by Rachel Levin
Fly Fishing Tactics for Unfamiliar Waters
“Unfamiliar Waters” are waters that you have never fished before, or water that has you stumped. Duane will teach you how to virtually scout, to factor in historical, seasonal, and conditional components, how to read water and fish, how to choose and present your flies for success, and much more!
Journalist Megan Barber knows a thing or two about camper vans: Her family of four, two kids included, travels the American West in a 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter. Learn her tips and tricks on everything #vanlife, from choosing the right vehicle to finding places to camp for the night to squeezing all of your gear into your home on wheels.
Fly Casting with a Pro
Stillwater Fly Fishing: Colorado and other western states are destinations for incredible fly fishing in their many streams and rivers. However, fishing lakes and ponds can often produce some of the biggest fish you will ever catch on a fly rod. Many anglers avoid fishing still waters because that's not what they do! Just as in any fishing, once you understand the basics of presentation, where and when to find fish, and what they feed on, this exciting game is on!
Colorado Elk Hunting Success
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.
Matt & Brooke
Survival Tips and Stories from the Real World
Matt and Brooke will offer an interactive, educational and entertaining seminar filled with stories of epic survival, survival techniques and building the proper mindset to survive anywhere in the wild. Learn how to be confident in the backcountry.
Pheasants Forever, with
Wet & Wild Adventures in Colorado
Stand-up paddleboarding. Kayaking. White-water rafting. Colorado may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean we’re short on water to recreate in. Learn all about our various H2O playgrounds (including the proliferation of new whitewater parks), activities to try, and stream access laws.
GIVEAWAY: 2 $25 gift cards to local retailer