Entomology for Trout Fishermen Pt. 1: Midges

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When it comes right down to it, Fly Fishing is all about the bugs! Each trout stream has a unique array of insect life that cycles and changes on its own schedule. If you’re an angler that is comfortable with the fundamentals of casting, mending and getting a good drift, then geeking out about bugs is your next step. Read through our series of articles to learn about Stoneflies (Plecoptera), Mayflies (Ephemeroptera), Caddisflies (Trichoptera), and Midges (Chironomidae). We hope that you can take this knowledge and apply it on the river, because getting down to the nitty gritty of the variation within each species will help you find success out on the water.

Snowpack and Our Watershed

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After triple-digit accumulations of snow the last week of 2021, Aspen is a winter wonderland! Though we are just as excited as you are to be skiing fresh powder, we’re even more excited about what this snow means for our rivers. Having a healthy snowpack is incredibly important because snowmelt provides the cold, clean water that insects and fish need to survive during the spring and summer months.

Happy New Year!

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As we enter the new year, we’re bursting with gratitude for all of the support you have shown us. It means the world to us as a small, family owned company that you voted us Best Fly Fishing Outfitter in Aspen for the fifth year in a row!

Aspen Outfitting Gift Guide: Off The Water

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Still looking for great gifts for your family and friends? Worried that your online order won’t arrive in time for the holidays? Then come in and grab one of these beautifully crafted products and support our local, brick and mortar business! If you haven’t seen our “On the Water” gift guide for the angler in your life, go check it out! Not looking for someone who’s always on the water? Don’t worry, we’ve also put together a list of items that are perfect “Off the Water” gifts. Enjoy!

Aspen Outfitting Co’s Gift Guide: On the Water

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Snow is on the ground here in Aspen and the Holidays are just around the corner! If you’re looking for a gift for the special angler in your life, look no further. We know that if you’re not an avid angler it can be hard to pick the perfect gift, so we have put together a list of products that anyone who chases trout would be thrilled to find under the tree!

Why Winter Fly Fishing Is Great in Aspen!

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Winter is one of our favorite times of year to fly fish here on the Roaring Fork River!  Many people think of fly fishing as a warm weather affair, but the winter means less fishermen and more fish for those willing to get out there. Ski season isn’t quite in full swing — in fact it’s off to a pretty slow start this year — so the next few weeks are the perfect time to get out and discover the wonders of winter fly fishing. Snow-covered banks, icicles dripping with sunlight, and the dazzling flashes of a wild trout tugging on your line in clear cold water. It’s a magical experience, and once you try it, you may find yourself reaching for a fly rod instead of your skis!

Support Small Business Saturday

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“Owning and running our own small business in the mountains of Colorado has been a dream that we’ve aspired to for many years.  Now our dream is reality and we couldn’t be more thankful to all those that support our small brand.” – Emily Dudley (Mtn Ohana Owner) Aspen Outfitting is a local, family-run small business that has been in operation … Read More

Grateful This Holiday Season

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WE HAVE SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Aspen Outfitting Company!!! You may have noticed some changes to our website and social media accounts over the past 6 months; we have been working to update and energize the way that we engage with all of you. This vibrant outdoor community, and the wild spaces that we … Read More