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Clay and Sandi

Roberts

KASTKING Pro Staff

How to Prepare for a Fly-Casting Competition

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Fishing with Your Partner!

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

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!

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Ron

Belak

Backcountry Fly Fishing—High Lakes and Small Streams

Fly Fishing Theater

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.

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Andy

Cochran

Still Water Brown Trout - Reaction vs. Finesse

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Ice Fishing Blue Mesa for Rainbows, Browns and Salmon

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Demo Tank:

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.

Expert's Corner:

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.

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Chad

LaChance

Fishful Thinker

Locating Likely Spots to Fish Lakes and Rivers

Expert's Corner

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.

 

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Rex

Murray

Ringneck Country

Your Hunting Dog-Making Improvements

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy

A Trainer's Tips for Better Performance

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy

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.

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Robert

Younghanz

Aquatic Insect Basics For The Fly Fisher

Fly Fishing Theater

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.

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Clay

Roberts

Bait-Casting Basics

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Fly Trout Trickery

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Clay will lead a variety of casting clinics--both fly and conventional. Come  learn from an angling expert and winner of national competitions.

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Dan

Swanson

Heavy Metal for Walleyes

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

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.

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Nathan

Zelinsky

Tightlines Outdoors

Colorado Predators!

Expert's Corner

Shallow Water Walleyes

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

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

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Sandi

Roberts

Basic Fly Casting

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Ladies--Let's Talk Fly Casting

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Come learn how to cast from  someone who has won several accuracy   and  distance fly-casting competitions!

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Jeff

Morris

Morris Gun Dogs

One Step at a Time...Is Enough

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy

Pro to Joe--Try This!

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy

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.

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Will

Dykstra

Aggressive Tactics for Trout

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Lure Modifications for a New Look

Expert's Corner
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Kerry

Caraghar

Fly Casting for Beginners

Fly Casting Pond

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.

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Kirk

Bien

Kirk's Flyshop

Fly Fishing Big Thompson River

Fly Fishing Theater

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. 

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Ranger Bryan

Fons

U.S. Forest Service/Bureau of Land Management

Newcomer's Guide to Colorado's Outdoors

Campfire Theater

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)

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Ryan

Swygman

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado's World-Class Shooting Complex--Cameo

Adventure Theater

Learn the what and when from Cameo's operations manager.

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Matt

Endsley

Successful Cold-Water Baits--Use Now

Expert's Corner

Basic and Advanced Angling Techniques

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Come learn the basics of bobber fishing to advanced bobber systems and covering all depths of water.

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Richard

Pilatzke

Fly Fishing Stillwaters

Fly Fishing Theater

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.

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Dr. Jay

Brekke

A Vet's Tips on Field Care for Your Dog

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy
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Geoff

Nemnich

Coyote Craze Video Series

Proven Coyote-Hunting Tips

Adventure Theater

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.

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Caleb

VanWagner

Distance Casting Tips

Fly Casting Pond

Distance Casting Tips

Fly Casting Pond

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.

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Dan

Kidder

Choosing The Best Optics For Your Needs

Campfire Theater

Three new mini-clinics from our Gear Guru:

--Choosing The Best Optics For Your Needs

--How To Pick The Right Water-Purification Device

--Why You Need An Emergency Beacon & How To Choose One

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Brad

Petersen

Mono, Fluoro, Braid--When, Where and Why

Expert's Corner

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

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Pat

Dorsey

Blue Quill Angler

The Secret Season: Fly Fishing in the Winter

Fly Fishing Theater

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! 

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Donnelle Johnson and

Lisa Thompson

Finding Your Wild...Women Outdoors--Beginnings

Adventure Theater

From beginnings to in-the-field tips, Lisa and Donnelle's four seminars will include personal and well as tips from panels of ladies who have gone outdoors. Join them to FIND YOUR WILD.

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Jeff

Wagner

Fly Fusion Magazine

How to Improve Your Fly-Casting Accuracy

Fly Casting Pond

 

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Austin

Parr

The Finer Details of Fishing Soft Plastics for Trout

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Austin will go through fish species, specific locations, and presentation throughout the year.

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Tony

Gurzick

Colorado Paks and Wildlife

Colorado's Animal Kingsom

Campfire Theater

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

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Duane

Redford

Fly Fishing Tactics for Unfamiliar Waters

Fly Fishing Theater

“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!

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Megan

Barber

Curbed

#VanLife 101

Campfire Theater

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.

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Al

Noraker

Fly Casting with a Pro

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

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!

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Nate

Zelinsky

Tightline Outdoors

Colorado Elk Hunting Success

Adventure Theater

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.

 

 

 

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Matt & Brooke

Wright

Survival Tips and Stories from the Real World

Adventure Theater

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.

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Pheasants Forever, with

Bob Hix

Pheasant Hunting 101

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy
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Jason

Blevins

Wet & Wild Adventures in Colorado

Campfire Theater

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

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Colorado

Casting Contest

01/09/20