Ray Kyle, Vail Daily

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Past articles by Ray:

Yes, you can fish during the winter

Many people who are visiting our valley are surprised to learn that fishing is an option for your winter activities. As fishing becomes more popular, the inquiry of where and how to fish in the winter is more common.We are lucky to have some open water on the Eagle River and a few great day… → Read More

Fly line 101: Making sense of the wide world of fly lines (column)

In the order of importance, I feel that the fly line comes in second only to the fly rod. The fly line is an extremely important piece of equipment that often gets overlooked and abused. A great fly line can make a mediocre rod feel like a premium one. The technology that is involved in… → Read More

Stay Fly: Local waters returning to form after peak runoff (column)

Caddis, caddis, caddis! If you walk into any fly shop in the Vail Valley right now, I’m sure you will hear same thing from all the guides and shop dogs mouths. The caddisfly hatch is the Eagle River’s best known hatch. We all wait patiently every spring for these moth-like flies to pop off in… → Read More

What’s in your fly-fishing bag? A guide from a guide

Fly-fishing can be a very gear-intense activity. Getting what you need can seem like an endless journey back and forth to the fly shop. A lot of guides and → Read More

The joys of fly fishing floating

Two holes or 200 holes? Float fishing is the best way to cover the most amount of water in the least amount of time. You are able to access → Read More

GoPro Mountain Games fishing competitions highlighted by two new events

One of the first major events (and my favorite) of the summer is the GoPro Mountain Games — and this year fly fishing has a huge presence during the → Read More

Decision time: How to choose the right fly for the conditions

As I think back to the first time I stepped foot into a fly shop, I distinctly remember the feeling of being completely overwhelmed. Between the expensive rods and → Read More

Kyle: Best streamers for fall fishing in Colorado (column)

Fall in the mountains means a drop in temperature, changing of the colors in the trees, the anticipation of snow and fishing with streamers for hungry trout. Streamer fishing → Read More

On fly-fishing: How to tie your own flies and what tools, materials you need

Fly tying and football season go together like peanut butter and jelly. For me and many fly tyers in the valley, not much is better than setting up a → Read More

Ray Kyle: Adjustments to make while fishing when the water is off-color (column)

During the turbulent spring in the mountains, we get the full gamut of weather and river conditions. With the mountains closed for the season, a lot of you are → Read More

Streamer fishing: The art of throwing meat in river

Streamer fishing has a special place in the hearts and minds of many guides and seasoned anglers. There are also countless anglers that just don't understand the enjoyment and pleasure of throwing giant flies at trout. I, for one, didn't understand the streamer game until I started feeling the tug. The saying in streamer fishing… → Read More

29 terms every fly fisher should know

Just like any activity, hobby or sport, fly fishing has its own interesting words and terms. Some are straightforward and others are words that a new angler might not know. I'm going to run down some of these words and terms and define them for you, so you can use them while talking to your… → Read More

What type of fly-fishing will work best for you?

You've arrived at a great hole, you have your waders on, gear is ready to go and now the only question is: → Read More

What type of fly-fishing will work best for you?

You’ve arrived at a great hole, you have your waders on, gear is ready to go and now the only question is “what technique of fly-fishing am I going → Read More

The rules of river etiquette when fishing

We are lucky to live in an area with a wealth of public access, however, access brings anglers. We are seeing more and more people coming from the Front → Read More