Cloudveil Makes Fantastic Gear

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This year, before I arrived back in beautiful Colorado from Eastern Canada, my father scored a Cloudveil Angling Apparel dealership for the AOC shop (the only one in Aspen-woo hoo!). The gear is well designed, engineered, and made. Also, the people involved in the company are awesome to deal with. Needless to say, we have been selling lots of the … Read More

Fishing on Private Water

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Just got back from a PM fishing trip to some of our private water on the illustrious upper Roaring Fork River. We fished at the Phillip’s family property, a lease that we have maintained for almost 20 years, and it was spectacular. I was fishing with Dana Winkler, who is an accomplished fisherman and a first- time client for AOC, … Read More

The Fly Fishing Bible (Fully Illustrated)

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The Curtis Creek Manifesto is quite possibly the best book on flyfishing ever written. That’s saying a lot seeing that The Mainfesto weighs in at under 50 pages and is written like a comic book with a roomy layout. Sheridan Andreas Mulholland Anderson is the hippyesque author and illustrator of The Manifesto, and both his surprising fishing acumen and his … Read More

An Act of Small Rebellion

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I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives … Read More