Sport Fish Colorado
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.
Ark Anglers Flyfishing
Spring Fishing on the Arkansas River
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.
How to Rig and Fish Plastics
Hot New Walleye Presentations
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.
Donnelle Johnson and
Women Outdoors, Part 3: Shooting Through Barriers
Thursday: Women Outdoors - Design Your Own Hunt!
Overview: Have you ever been overwhelmed with where to start looking for migratory elk in the Rocky Mountains? Join us to learn techniques that have helped us call, locate, profile and harvest elk in the Rockies. Leave the class equipped with a plan to design your next big-game hunt, along with tools to organize your plan.
Friday: 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, and bigger...animals. Hear the calls that work through the different seasons. Learn how to debone the animal and get it out from way back. And listen to some of our life-changing backcountry experiences.
Saturday: 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 diverse panel of ladies, including hosts Donnelle and Lisa, with Randi Clark, Dawn Obrecht MD, Stephanie Vu, Crystal Eglil, Mary Maroney and Marcia Brownlee of Artemis-Sportswoman
Fly Fusion Magazine
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.
What Type of RV Is Right for You?
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.
Tips to Train Your Hunting Dog
Training Your Puppy
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.
Landon Mayer Fly Fishing
Brad Petersen, Dan Swanson and Nathan Zelinsky
Hosted by Terry Wickstrom
Walleye Expert Panel
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.
and Clay Roberts
Comparing Fly Fishing to Conventional Fishing
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.
E. Lynn Burkett, Sean McCoy, Peter O'Neil and Emily Orbanek,
Hosted by Daliah Singer
Get Outside: The Ins & Outs Of Camping In Colorado
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!
Bass Lures for Colorado
Basic Bass Lures & Techniques
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.
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.
Blue Quill Angler
Environmental Injury and Illness--Prepare for the Heat and Cold
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.
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.
Roe Hunting Resources
Don’t Blow Your Hunt--Don’t Choose a Calling Strategy that Sets You Up for Failure!
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.
Clay and Sandi
KASTKING 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!
Presented by the
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Newest Adventures with Tenkara
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.