Clay and Sandi
TFO Pro Staff
How to Prepare for a Fly-Casting Competition
Assorted Casts Demonstrated
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 pro angler Brent Chapman!
How to Match the Hatch in 2 Minutes
Join Aquatic Biologist Peter Stitcher as he guides the angler through how to quickly and easily determine what is on the day's menu and which flies are the most likely to bring success. Using the P.A.U.S.E. Method, Peter will walk the participant through how to sample and interpret the information from the trail, riverbed, streamside and air over the river to determine which insects are present and the best fly patterns to use. This method is easy to remember and will help you stop guessing and starting catching more fish every trip to the river!
Your Cheat Sheet on Colorado Gun Laws
Attorney Kevin C. Flesch is an avid outdoorsman and dedicated advocate for sportsmen and women. He is passionate about our 2nd amendment rights and defending those criminally accused and who have been accused of wildlife violations. He combines his extensive personal injury, criminal defense and trial experience with a personal commitment to the welfare and fair treatment of his clients.
Fly-Fishing 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.
Public Land Bucks & Bulls: How to Scout for 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.
Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park
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.
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.
Stillwater Fly Fishing
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 new talk, on terrestrials, will detail what food organisms are present and how to imitate them.
Casting the Tenkara Way
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.
Blue Quill Angler
Coyote Craze Video Series
Coyote Hunting 101: Essential Tools for Success
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.
Donnelle Johnson and
Women Outdoors, Part 1: Profiling the Animal
Brand new, the Women Outdoors program has three parts. While the newcomer's session takes place on Saturday, the more-advanced seminars occur Thursday and Friday. Through it all, though, the goal is to not just be a better huntress, but have fun doing so and also help pass on the sport to others, especially women and children...to, as co-hosts Donnelle and Lisa say: “Find your Wild”. And, why women? Take a look at this recent study.
First-Time Casters ONLY!
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.