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Robby

Richardson

Sport Fish Colorado

Hot Spring and Fall Tactics from Shore

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Secrets of Blue Mesa...More!

Expert's Corner
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Caleb

VanWagner

Distance Casting

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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Sandi

Roberts

Basic 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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Matt

Wright

Naked & Afraid--Up Close with Matt Wright

Adventure Theater
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Ronny

Castiglioni

Lures that Work in Fresh and Salt Waters

Expert's Corner

Back to Basic--Weeding 'Em Out

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Lures that Work in Fresh and Salt Waters

Expert's Corner
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Greg

Felt

Ark Anglers Flyfishing

Spring Fishing on the Arkansas River

Fly Fishing Theater

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.

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Nathan

Zelinsky

Tightlines Outdoors

Colorado Walleye

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Straight to the point: the latest tackle, the latest techniques, and only the truth about what works and what is a gimmick!

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Brad

Petersen

How to Rig and Fish Plastics

Expert's Corner

Hot New Walleye Presentations

Expert's Corner

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.

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Donnelle Johnson and

Lisa Thompson

Women Outdoors, Part 3: Shooting Through Barriers

Adventure Theater

Saturday:   Women OutDoors - Going the Extra Mile

Overview: Too many hunters, too few elk? Think roadless, and go the extra mile, where there are larger concentrations of animals. Hear the calls that work through the different seasons. Learn how to debone the animal and get it out of the backcountry. Come listen to some of our backcountry experiences.

Sunday: Women Outdoors - Shooting Through Barriers
Overview: "I am the person I am today because of the women I have hunted with." New to the outdoors? Come be inspired by women who never dreamed they would fall in love with the backcountry. Hear their challenges and obstacles and how they overcame them. Bring your questions for this panel of ladies.

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Jeff

Wagner

Fly Fusion Magazine

Fly-Casting Myths - Learning the Truth About Casting

Fly Casting Pond

 

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Stuart

Andrews

Elevated Angling

Fly Fishing Theater

 A life-long Colorado resident, Stuart spends 270 days a year on the water with 50 days above treeline every season. This has led to an adaptable set of strategies, tactics, and gear that have proven success on what are often considered “finicky” or temperamental waters. 

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Megan

Barber

Curbed

What Type of RV Is Right for You?

Adventure Theater

Megan Barber is the travel reporter at Curbed. As the former editor of Curbed Ski, she explored mountain towns in search of great stories and epic snow. Now, Megan writes about everything from shipping container homes to traveling with kiddos, with a special eye for under-the-radar destinations. Based in Denver, you'll find Megan biking the Mile High City with her husband and two kids or camping the American West in a 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter.

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Will

Dykstra

Hot New Lures for Big Predators

Expert's Corner

Starting Out Right

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom
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Rex

Murray

Ringneck Country

Tips to Train Your Hunting Dog

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy

Training Your Puppy

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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Landon

Mayer

Landon Mayer Fly Fishing

The Hunt for Giant Trout: Tips for Fooling Predators on the Fly

Fly Fishing Theater
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Brad Petersen, Dan Swanson and Nathan Zelinsky

Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Walleye Expert Panel

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

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.

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Brent Chapman

and Clay Roberts

Comparing Fly Fishing to Conventional Fishing

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

The KastKing Combo Casting Pond is the unique show feature where  a variety of tackle and casting techniques are demonstrated, taught and where Colorado's best fly- and conventional-casting experts  team up against other  to see who's best...for the day. The winning team donates a cash prize, from the Expo, to their charity of choice. Come learn to cast what you know, better,  to try casting a different way--or to learn from some of the nation's best.

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E. Lynn Burkett, Sean McCoy, Peter O'Neil and Emily Orbanek,

Hosted by Daliah Singer

Get Outside: The Ins & Outs Of Camping In Colorado

Adventure Theater

Get Outside: The Ins & Outs Of Camping In Colorado
The act of camping is similar everywhere, but there are subtle, important differences unique to every locale. Fourteeners aren't found everywhere, after all. So, what do you need to be a smart, eco-friendly camper in Colorado? We've gathered experts from across the state, including Colorado Outward Bound School and GearJunkie.com, to discuss everything you need to know—from potential wildlife encounters to fire bans 101—so you can have the best possible outdoor experience. You'll also walk away with recommendations for under-the-radar camping spots and must-have gear recommendations. Come with questions!

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Sam

Heckman

Bass Lures for Colorado

Expert's Corner

Basic Bass Lures & Techniques

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

Learn how lures look and perform in the water, plus in-depth details on how to rig and use proven bass lures that result in catching Colorado bass, Spring through Fall.

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Austin

Parr

Fish Behavior for Shore Fishing

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom
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Kerry

Caraghar

Orvis

First-Time Casters ONLY!

Fly Casting Pond

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.

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Pat

Dorsey

Blue Quill Angler

Fly Fisher's Guide to the South Platte River

Fly Fishing Theater
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NOLS

Wilderness Medicine

Environmental Injury and Illness--Prepare for the Heat and Cold

Adventure Theater

Few organizations have the resources, experience and  team as does NOLS--National Outdoor Leadership School. The Expo welcomes a world leader in outdoor training. Don't miss these new presentations, part of the Expo's new #YourLifeOutdoors special content.

 

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Mike

Rieser

Casting In Difficult Conditions

Fly Casting Pond

Come benefit from the lessons of more than 30 years of exploring the Baja Peninsula, fishing and guiding the Pacific and Sea of Cortez.

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Kirk

Bien

Kirk's Flyshop

Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park

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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Chris

Roe

Roe Hunting Resources

Don’t Blow Your Hunt--Don’t Choose a Calling Strategy that Sets You Up for Failure!

Adventure Theater

With more and more elk hunting videos being available through social media and video-streaming platforms these days, it's easy to watch someone else's successful hunt, and start to believe that if you simply do what they do, on your next hunt, you'll be successful as well.  Unfortunately, however, many folks overlook the fact that the successful elk hunt they just watched may have been in a different area (if not a completely different State), at a different time of the season, with different environmental and elk herd characteristics, etc., with hunting and calling strategies being executed by folks with - possibly - differing levels of expertise, and quite frankly – luck!

Regardless of who you wish to learn from, try to emmulate, reference, etc. for your elk hunting knowlege, take time to understand the factors that allowed that person/group be successful in that moment of time, as opposed to simply "doing what they did" because it happened to work on the video(s) you enjoyed.  Often times, not understanding WHAT you are doing in a particular scenario, and WHY you're doing it, can actually set you up for more consistent failure, than more consisten success.  There are a LOT of great elk hunts/hunters out there, but to truly become a better hunter for yourself, commit to understanding WHY you pick certain hunting tactics and/or strategies, in certain situations, as opposed to simply becoming better at copying what you see others do.

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Marcelo

Caiozzi

Streamers--Wounded Dancers

Fly Casting Pond
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Clay and Sandi

Roberts

KASTKING Pro Staff

How to Prepare for a Fly-Casting Competition

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Assorted Casts Demonstrated

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 pro angler Brent Chapman!

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Al

Noraker

Introduction to Fly Fishing for Everybody

Fly Fishing Theater

Strike Indicator 101

KastKing Combo Casting Pond

Learn simple techniques, must-have gear, fly selection, and a few key knots needed to fly fish successfully.

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Pheasants

Forever

Pheasant Hunting 101

Sporting Dog Arena, Hosted by Gary Buschy
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Presented by the

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Western Elk Calling Contest Qualifications

Adventure Theater
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Karin

Miller

Zen Tenkara

Newest Adventures with Tenkara

Fly Fishing Theater

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.

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Chad

LaChance

Fishful Thinker

One Rig for All Anglers

Aquarium Demo Tank, Hosted by Terry Wickstrom

 

 

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Chris Kruger, Carl

Pennington, Jason Haddix

01/12/19

Adam

Omernick

01/12/19

Ryder

Hutchinson

01/12/19

Frank Whispell, Janine

Ballentine, Jane Retherford

01/12/19

Snake Breaking

with Robert Hemmenway

01/12/19

Micah Brandt and Preston John,

Front Range Bass Club

01/12/19

Front Range Bass Club

Colorado

Casting Contest

01/12/19

Al Ritt, Landon Mayer,

Patrick Oppenheim, Ty Clifton

01/12/19

Brock

MCArdle

01/12/19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Nathan Zelinsky, Hutch Hutchinson, Will Dykstra, Ryder Hutchinson,

Chad LaChance, Jeff Wagner, Brent Chapman, Clay Roberts

01/12/19

Combo Casting Challenge

Steve Schweitzer, Mark McMillan, Al Ritt

Tim Jacobs, Phil Iwane, Steve Maldonado

01/12/19