From the Field // Searching for the Babies of Campeche

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It’s dark as we leave the shoreline and in the background I can see the local Starbucks is about to open and the early morning traffic picking up as Campeche starts to waken. Off the bow of the Hewes Bonefisher the hint of a Mexican sunrise is invigorating and as we pick up speed our friend, Miguel Encalada, says the tide will be perfect and with almost no wind it’s going to be great. Optimism, I think as I remember that a year ago today I was in this same boat with Miguel. That was a day to remember when the tarpon just kept coming and we had shot after shot – getting some, jumping some, missing some. It was a great day. Continue reading

On The Water // Roaring Fork River

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The Headwaters of the Roaring Fork River flow out of Aspen and carve out a valley that is unlike any other in Colorado. Once the Fry Pan River enters into the Fork you have more fishable miles of blue ribbon trout fishing that will keep you casting for a lifetime. Whether its your first time or you frequent the valley often, make sure to join us as we set up on this great river system. We will have the van set up with products to take out on the water, instruction, casting demos, and of course some good fishing stories to share. Continue reading

On The Water Update // Ranch Opener

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It’s great to be back.  Sage has had such a long intertwined history with the Henry’s Fork and no section of Fork is quite as magical as the Ranch.  We could not have been more excited to be on the banks of the Fork for Opening Day.  For those of you who don’t know, the opening of the ranch is about more than just targeting the large, highly selective rainbows, although it is always nice to cast flies at unpressured fish.  Really though, the heart and soul of the opener is the people. Continue reading

On The Water Tour // South Platte River

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South Platte River / June 24th & 25th

The South Platte River has many different sections all with very different characters and fishing opportunities. We will be parked on the most scenic and unique stretch of the Platte, where the trails lining the banks are well worn and the fish know who tied the fly you are trying to present to them. This is the draw of Cheeseman Canyon and the unique spot of Deckers. We will be on the water helping anglers put their best foot forward on this amazing fishery.

See you on the water.

Friday June 24th

Shop Happy Hour @ 5pm at Blue Quill Angler
Drinks and Finger Food
Sage Presentation
Casting Games

Saturday June 25th

Meet us in Deckers right on the water
Demo Rods available to check out and take fishing starting at 8:00am
On The Water School
Steve Parrot // Euro Nymphing 12-1pm
Russell Miller // Trout Spey 1-2pm
Sage will be serving up mid-day snacks and beverages
Beer and Demo Rod Return 6pm

Sunday June 26th

Meet us in Deckers right on the water
Demo Rods available to check out and take fishing starting at 8:00am
On The Water School
Rob Kolanda // Euro Nymphing 12-1pm
Pat Dorsey // Fishing the Canyon 1-2pm
Sage will be serving up mid-day snacks and beverages
Beer and Demo Rod Return 6pm

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On The Water // Henry’s Fork

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The opening of the Ranch on the Henry’s Fork has turned into a global event. People from all around the world come together in Island Park to walk the banks and cast dries to pods of rising trout and we are thrilled to be parking the van in the heart of Island Park to take part in opening day. Sage has a long history with the Henry’s Fork and it will be great to be on the water reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Continue reading

Craig Caddis Fest // In Search of 7wt

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If you have not yet seen the Streamers Inc video that came out a few years ago, it’s at the bottom of this email and watch it before you continue reading.  Ever since seeing that video and being a streamer junkie I have wanted to get my hands on some of the product that the black market streamer pusher better known as 7wt is known for.  The Sage On The Water Tour brought me into the quite town of Craig a day early before the big Caddis Festival.  I knew this would be my shot to discover who 7wt is and get some product. Continue reading