The Drift Fly Shop

 

Welcome to The Drift Fly Shop. Pueblo, Colorado offers some of the finest Fly Fishing in the state. If you're interested in Fly Fishing Pueblo, The Drift is your one stop fly shop!


We are a full service fly shop offering quality products, a friendly and knowledgable staff, and guided fishing trips for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. 

Our mission is to help our customers get the most out of their fly fishing time and budget. Whether chasing trophy trout on the Pueblo tailwater, hunting bass and wiper on Pueblo Reservoir, or heading up to the high country for some solitude, we will go out of our way to ensure your trip is a success! 

 

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Fly Fishing 101 Class: Saturday June 7th and July 12th, from 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

This class is ideal for those looking to get into fly fishing but just don't know where to begin. A little upfront explaination on the equipment, terminology, knots and rigging, fly selection and fly casting can go a long way to shortening the learning curve. This is a 4 - 5 hour group class that includes an hour of fly casting instruction on dry land. All equiment is provided and no previous experience is needed to take this class. The cost is $50/person (OR Free with a qualifying purchase!) and class size is limited to 6 people. Call or stop by the shop to reserve your spot.

 

 

Entomology 101: Sunday June 28th

This class focuses on the basic identification and lifecycles of the common aquatic insects and the patterns that imitate them.  We will start in the shop to observe preserved specimens, match to common fly patterns, and discuss hatch timing and corresponding water temperatures.   From there the class will move to the water for some hands learning.  To ensure quality instruction, class size is limited to 8 participants.  This is a 3 hour class and the cost is $25, or $35 for the class plus a starter entomology kit, including insect preservative and specimen vials.

 

 

 

Top Waters to Fish This Month

 

Pueblo Reservoir

The reservoir is finally turning on for bass as they are just starting to move into shallower water in preparation of the spawn. Steamers worked close to the bottom are producing the best results but the topwater action should turn on very soon. The carp are still actively spawning and have been hard to entice thus far. I'm guessing we should see them looking to feed more confidently in the next week or two.

 

Upper Arkansas

It won't be long before we see runoff kick into high gear through Big Horn Sheep Canyon, but thus far water clarity has been good most days and there are lots of feeding fish along the edges. There has been some great caddis hatches on the warmer days and the BWO's are still hatching on a daily basis. With that said, the fish are feeding very opportunistically and throwing large nymphs, dries and streamers can often be more productive that matching the hatch.

 

South Park Reservoirs

Elevenmile, Spinney and Antero are some of the most productive lakes in the Southern Rocky Mountains and they are all within a two hour drive of Pueblo. This time of year wade fishing these lakes can be just as productive, or not more so, than fishing from a float tube or boat. Most fish are cruising within 20 yards of the bank in 3 to 8 feet of water. Streamers are great searching flies and on the right days will be all you need to keep your rod bent. When you find the fish but they are being more passive, a tandem nymph rig using scud, chironomid, or egg imitations can be the ticket.

 

 


Location and Contact Information:

The Drift Fly Shop
943 US Highway 50 West
Pueblo, CO 81008
(719)543-3900

Directions: From I-25, take Exit 101 and head West on Hwy 50. Take a Right at the second light onto Club Manor Drive and then an immediate Left into the Galleria West parking lot (due north of Carls Jr.) and look for the sign.


 

 

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