Basalt lands big catch in world of fly fishing
- Created on Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:53
- Written by Nathan
By SCOTT CONDON, THE DENVER POST
Basalt has landed a big fish to help boost business in the offseason this spring and build the town's name recognition in the fly-fishing world.
The town will host the Rocky Mountain regional qualifier for the U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships, according to both Basalt organizers and the U.S. Fly Fishing Team's website. The qualifier will be in Basalt on May 5 and 6. At least 32 top anglers in the Rocky Mountain states will appear and possibly more.
“These are top-flight fishermen,” said Warrick Mobry, owner of Frying Pan Anglers in Basalt.
The anglers will be involved in competition on a Saturday and Sunday, most likely with two sessions of two hours each on Saturday on the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers, then another session on the streams and a session on Ruedi Reservoir on Sunday. Details will be arranged by the U.S. Fly Fishing Team after it examines the rivers and gauges conditions as the competition nears, Mobry said.
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