Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Denver Fly Fishing Show

The Denver Fly Fishing Show was a great success. Masses of fly fishers and new to be fly fishers from all over attended. I was there to give fly casting demonstrations and present PowerPoint seminars. Between my shows I answered questions about every aspect of fly fishing, visited with friends and dabbled with my art.

Usually I paint up a green back cutthroat when in Denver. Greenbacks are the famous native cutthroat trout of Colorado. This year however, I never got around to breaking out the paints. Instead I “sharpied” up about six Cliff Fly Boxes and even better I drew on two pairs of shoes! Sandy Roberts, a well known casting champ and longtime pal of mine, called me last week to ask if I would draw a bass on a pair of her shoes. I told her only if they didn’t stink. Luckily, they were bran new white boat shoes. All I can say is it wasn’t easy. Stitched seams and rubber adhesives made my new canvas difficult to deal with but the end result was success. Not only did I sketch her up a pair of largemouth bass sneakers but also a pair of common carp.

My next show is the Western Idaho Fly Fishing Show that runs Friday and Saturday – January 13th and 14th. I’ll be doing a ton of presentations starting with a kickoff of “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” at 12:30 on Friday. Then at 2:30 I’ll demonstrate the Double Haul on the casting pond. At 5:30 yet another favorite presentation of mine, “Fly Fishing through Midlife Heaven”. And wait, I’m working hard Friday, if I have a voice left at 7:30 you can see “Improve Your Fishing Photography”. You don’t want to miss any of these programs! I haven’t looked at my schedule for Saturday but it’s on the show website and none will be the same as Friday.

Hope to see you there!


  1. That's awesome. Looking forward to picking up one of your boxes at Pleasonton.

  2. David, Let me know the box you want and the specie. It would be nice to have it ready for you.

  3. Thanks Jeff, I'll shoot you an email.

  4. It's great after hearing about the success of fly fishing show. The cliff fly boxes are amazing. People would love wearing it.