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Me? A Fly Fisherman? Hmmmm...

Guest Blog by: Troy Coburn 11/27/2012

Every year, where fishing is concerned, I try to accomplish something I have never done before.  Most of the fishing I have done in the past was conventional bass fishing.  Since I was involved in competitive bass fishing, most of my fishing time was spent honing my bass fishing skills and my yearly "accomplishment" would be related to conventional bass fishing.  This year would be different.

A year and a half ago, because of a turn of unfortunate events, I quit fishing competitively.  I resigned from my sponsorships and commitments and, so far, havenít looked back.  It was the best move I have made in a long time.  Now I just fish for fun (again).

So... my big accomplishment this year... fly fishing.  Not really new to me as I started fly fishing at the age of 12ish in Washington, but prior to this year I had not touched a fly rod in a couple decades.  I put more hours on my fly rods than all of my conventional gear combined this year and I am getting the hang of it again.  In fact, I actually now own 6 fly rods when a year ago I owned only one.

So a warning to Steve Rajeff...  keep looking over your shoulder buddy... I'm on my way. 

(yea... right!)

Troy Coburn is one of the most avid bass fisherman you'll meet, spending over 100 days a year on the water. Troy is a professional licensed fishing guide whose specialty is fishing for trophy bass, wiper and walleye on Denver metro lakes such as Aurora and Quincy Reservoirs. Troy is a four-time Colorado B.A.S.S. Federation State Team qualifier and two-time Denver Bassmasters Angler of the Year. Troy has appeared on numerous occasions with Charlie Meyers in the Denver Post Outdoors section, is a frequent guest on Terry Wickstromís Mountain States Fishing TV show and AM 950 The Fan Outdoors radio program, and conducts fishing seminars for the International Sportsmenís Exposition and at Bass Pro Shops during their Spring Classic event. Troy is proud to be sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Daiwa Reels, St Croix Rods, Jewel Bait Company, P Line and Rod Wrap.
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Member comments
Tiny Stevens, CO   11/27/2012 11:27:53 PM
Great read Troy! Glad to see your writing again! John
Coyute, CO   11/28/2012 5:45:04 AM
Nice fish! When an astute bass fisherman like TC picks up the long rod, it makes me wonder if the apocalypse is closer at hand than I thought. :) TC, If you start drinking mulled wine stream-side while snacking on Roquefort cheese, if you start wearing tweed trousers and find yourself headed to the local Range Rover dealer for your new ride, please let us know so we can further prepare ourselves. All kidding aside, I am glad you are writing again and wish it was longer. Stay cool.
ObsessedFisherman, CO   11/28/2012 6:58:16 AM
funny Coyute lmao. Good stuff Troy nice smally on the fly to brother
tracks, CO   11/28/2012 7:23:22 AM
Warmwater flyfishing, it's a serious addiction!!! Enjoy! Good read and good luck!
FISHRANGLER, CO   11/28/2012 7:49:31 AM
I heard a rumor that you were out with the Fly rod recently We all had a good laugh and then I said to myselff there has to be resean. Big fish is it. I remember the guy who used to guide at a lake for Wipers and SMB in a yellow MaKo. You know who I am talking about, he used to kill it catching some great fish. You will too.
Flyrodn, CO   11/28/2012 9:49:34 AM
Careful my friend, you've entered the dark side of fly fishing. You taking up ice fishing too? Looking forward to spending a day or more on the water with you this coming spring.
tbblom, CO   11/28/2012 12:47:39 PM
no matter what people say, with enough time spent it is totally addicting. IMO the real dark side of the fly is carp fishing. Probably the best way to see your backing in Colorado.
JKaboom, CO   11/29/2012 12:05:30 AM
The tug is the drug they say and I experienced fly fishing and caught my first fish on the fly this summer - it was a different kind of rush and very good Rocky Mountain High !!! I hope I never loose enjoyment of fishing and sorry to hear you did at one point.
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