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Greg Barkley with a 15" Poudre rainbow that ate a dry fly   On August 1, Alpine Anglers Lynn Williams and fellow TUer Greg Barkley enjoyed a fishing trip up the Poudre Canyon. They spent their time fishing the catch-and-release section between Pingree Park Bridge and Rustic.   The anglers [ READ MORE... ]
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  With all the angling opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s easy to overlook the excellent—and often less crowded—fishing just to the south in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (IPWA). But Steve Schweitzer and Mike Kruise have tramped miles of trails to explore and document the [ READ MORE... ]
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  For fly fishers, nothing beats seeing the head of a trout break the surface of a stream and engulf a floating dry fly. At the June 19th Alpine Anglers meeting, fly fishing pro Al Ritt will tell us how to see it more often. The meeting is open to the public, so join us for this exciting [ READ MORE... ]
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  I am a new member of the Alpine Anglers; however, I am not new to Estes Park. I moved up here full time last June, but I've been spending my summers up here for the last 13 years.   I was asked to write about a favorite day fishing. Well any day on the water is my favorite day, but I think back [ READ MORE... ]
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  Sitting on an ice shelf on the bank, contemplating what to try next, I could hear someone approaching from downstream. The water was so low and clear, I knew as they passed it would be another ten minutes before the run calmed down. As a result, I had plenty of time to consider my next move on [ READ MORE... ]
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  It was 36 degrees, the temperature was dropping, and it was snowing hard. But on March 2d, 60 people plunged through a 7 by 12 foot hole cut through 16 inches of ice into the frigid water at Trout Haven Resorts. Community members—including Mayor Todd Jirsa, Estes Park Elementary School Principal [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY Triggw ON February 12 - 0 COMMENTS
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  The Greenbacker lets our members know what's happening. Here are some recent issues.     Greenbacker_March 2019.pdf Greenbacker_March 2019.pdf Greenbacker_Feb 2019.pdf Greenbacker_Feb 2019.pdf        
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  The first annual Trout Haven Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge will benefit Estes Park trout education.   This fundraiser will be held starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Trout Haven Fishing Pond. Individuals and five person teams will take the plunge as a benefit to start a Trout in [ READ MORE... ]
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  Our “Ice Out” events are a way to get us thinking about spring—but the Big Thompson isn’t quite there yet. Challenged by some friends to fish in every month, I put fleece pants under my waders and chains on my boots and hit the Big T in the miles below Estes Park on the last day of January. Boot [ READ MORE... ]
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The Alpine Anglers October meeting will feature two of the area’s top fly fishing guides demonstrating how to tie the flies they rely on when fishing local streams.   Frank Drummond was a lead guide for Estes Angler and Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop in Longmont. He has a penchant for the small streams [ READ MORE... ]