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Trouts Journal

In-Store Presentation: Matt McCannel - Elevate Your Game

Ivan Orsic / Jan 25, 2018

Looking to take your fly fishing game to the next level? Then make plans to be at our shop for Matt McCannel's "Elevate Your Game" presentation. The Head Guide for RIGS Fly Shop in Ridgway, Colorado, Matt started his guiding career on the technical tailwater of the Uncomphagre River and in the depths of the Gunnison Gorge back in 2004.

In 2011, Matt focused his attention on the habits of the largest fish in Pa-Co-Chu-Puk on the Uncomphagre River. This forced him to push the limits of what he knew about fishing. Matt still guides in the Gunnison Gorge, but when he is not down there he is stalking Paco’s amazing fish with his clients. Matt learned early on that to become a great guide that "You have to get people into fish. But, you also have to become a good coach and teacher." One of the things that he tries to instill upon his clients is to push themselves to become better and to consistently be open to learning new thing about the sport of fly fishing. Matt is a royalty fly tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants and an Ambassador for SAGE and SIMMS. Matt knows his way around big fish. Don't believe us, check out some of Matt's truly impressive catches on his Instagram.

Topics to be discussed: Nymphing, fighting fish trusting your drag, the angle of sun/glare, rod angle, hook set and much more. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A!

DETAILS
Date: Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Trouts Fly Fishing (1303 E. 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218)
Cost: Free
Beer: Free

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