The Drift Fly Shop

 

Welcome to The Drift Fly Shop. Pueblo, Colorado offers some of the finest Fly Fishing in the state. The Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir, also known as the Pueblo Tailwater, has become the most popular winter fly fishing destination in the state, but great trout fishing can be had here most of the year. 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. When you walk through the shop doors you will be treated like family. We understand that we are here to serve our customers and want to help you make the most of your time on the water. 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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Intro to European Nymphing: Saturday, December 3rd 9am – 2pm

 

This class is designed to answer most of your questions with regard to Euro/tight line nymphing techniques.  The class begins at the shop where you will learn to construct custom leaders while discussing the principles and methodology of European nymphing tactics.  Afterwards, the group will depart to the river for several hours of on water instruction.   You are encouraged to bring a 10’ 3, 4 or 5wt rod if you already have one.  The class is $100/person and includes a leader building kit ($20 value) and a 10% coupon towards the purchase of any fly rod that’s 9’6”or longer.  Class will begin at 9am at the shop and finish around 2pm.  Class size is limited to four anglers per instructor to ensure a quality learning experience, therefore, pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot in the class.

 

 

Tenkara: Top to Bottom 

Friday, December 9th from 6 – 7:30pm at the shop

On water portion to follow Saturday, December 10th from 9am – 2pm.

 

There has been a lot of buzz in the fly fishing world concerning Tenkara since Danial Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, first introduced this traditional Japanese technique to the United States and this class is a great way to find out firsthand what it’s all about! The Friday evening portion of the class will cover the equipment, terminology, and rigging options, as well as discussing the benefits (and limitations) of this simple, yet effective means of catching fish on a fly.   Saturday morning the group will meet on the river for hands on instruction.  At this time of year there is a high likelihood that we will be on the water during a prolific BWO mayfly hatch!  What better time to experience the joy and effectiveness of Tenkara?  The class is $100/person and includes use of equipment during the class and a 10% discount on all Tenkara related purchases at the shop through December 15th. Class size is limited to four anglers per instructor to ensure a quality learning experience, therefore, pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot in the class.  Are you ready to buy a Tenkara rod now? Come by the shop before November 29th and save 30% on most Tenkara USA rods as part of their “Opt Outside” holiday special!

 

Advanced Casting Clinic: Saturday December 17th 11:00am - 3:00pm

 

Have you always wanted to improve your accuracy and distance casting?  Maybe you're planning a saltwater trip and want to make the most of your time in the salt? Then you're in luck, Scott Fly Rods' Pro Staffer and Drift Guide Cody Hale is hosting an Advanced Casting Clinic to help you reach those goals. Cody has spent years perfecting his casting skills which have helped him hook into some of the spookiest fish in salt water. Cody has a passion for sharing that knowledge with others and delights in their success.  This class will cover all the variables that go into casting those perfect, tight loops that are needed to achieve distance, improve accuracy and cut through wind.  You are encouraged to bring your own rods for this clinic, but premium rods will be available for demo. This class is designed for intermediate to experienced casters. Cost is $50.00.

 

Beginner Entomology Class: December 18th 1:00 - 4:00pm

 

This class focuses on the basic identification and lifecycles of the common aquatic insects and the patterns that imitate them. During the course of the class we will observe preserved specimens, match them to common fly patterns, and discuss hatch timing and corresponding water temperatures. Call or stop by the shop to reserve your spot.

 

Beginner Fly Tying Classes

 

This class is geared toward teaching you the fundamentals of fly tying. You will learn to tie a minimum of eight different fly patterns, utilizing a variety of materials and techniques that can then be applied to a multitude of other fly patterns. The class includes four nights of instruction starting at 6:00 pm and finishing around 9pm. Use of tools and materials during the class is included and students will receive 10% off all fly tying related purchases for the duration of the course. Cost is $80 with a maximum class size of four people. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a spot in the class.

Dates: December 6th, 8th 13th and 15th, Or January 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th

 

Sale Items

 

Simms Holiday Special: 20 - 25% OFF select Hats, Gloves and Jackets

Simms Fishing Shirts and Shorts 40% OFF

Scott A4 Fly Rods (only 3 models left) - Reg $395, Now $275

Redington Voyant Fly Rods - Reg $190, Now $130

Redington Sonic Pro Waders (almost gone!)- Reg $299.95, Now $199.95

25% OFF Select Smith Sunglasses

Korkers White Horse Boots 30% OFF

Swing by the shop for more offers to good to put in writing!

Sale prices apply to in-stock items only.

 

 


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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