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The Fly of the Month club is intended to educate and provide an open invitation to fish with us. The good news is that trout bite all year round in Colorado so it's important to know your fly pattern, river reports, and technique. Fly of the Month club members are given the information to know when to fish, time of day, and provided the appropriate fly to match the hatch, giving you the upper hand on your adventures on the water.

The Fly of the Month Club combines two of our passions because everything we do in life needs to have a purpose; without purpose, life has no meaning. This means doing the things we enjoy with people we enjoy. The Fly of the Month club enables us to combine personalized wealth management and fly fishing! Our intentions are to become well acquainted with our clients, understanding their purpose, all while providing an open invitation to fish. So whether you are a fly-fishing veteran or you've never tried fly-fishing before but are ready for some real adventure, let's get started!

November 2020

Tips & Tactics for Fishing Shelves & Drop-Offs

When fishing fall through spring, being able to identify and effectively target shelves and drop-offs in the river will give you access to the greatest fish concentrations ...
October 2020

3 Keys in Becoming an Amazing Fly Fisher

What makes someone a truly amazing fly fisher? There are a lot of people who catch fish, and some who even have a knack for netting truly big fish, but what are ...
September 2020

Out Top 3 Favorite Floats in Colorado

With so many amazing waters to float and fish in Colorado, we had our work cut out for us to narrow it down to only three! There is so much more to float 3 Favorite ...
August 2020

Get Ready for the Big-5 Fall Hatches

The transition from summer to fall can be tough for many anglers as the hatches shift and temperatures start to drop. If you would like to make the most of this ...
July 2020

Welcome to Dry Fly Season

Time to put away the split shot and strike indicators. July marks the start of the most consistent dry fly action of the year here in Colorado. The high flows of ...
June 2020

Fly-Fishing During Runoff

Runoff can be a dreaded time of year for some trout fishermen. The muddy water period between spring and summer that many deem “unfishable” is actually extremely ...
May 2020

Fly-Fishing for Bass on Local Waters

In my home state of Colorado, the month of May is one I get excited for as that is when the bass fishing starts to turn on. That's right, in a state filled with ...
April 2020

The Answers to The Test Are in Your Seine!

What would it take to make this the best fishing season of your life? Would you have to drop big bucks on a new Winston rod and Hatch reel? Would you have to get ...
March 2020

The 4 Keys to Becoming a Deadly Flats Fly Fisher

For those of you who have had the pleasure of fishing the salt flats, you know that it can be intoxicating. As I write these words from the deck of La Pesca- dora ...
February 2020

How Chasing Redfish Made Me a Better Trout Fisherman

Being used to the slow and winding commute along Rocky Mountain river canyons, my adrenaline was pumping as the guide gunned his flat boat through hairpin turns ...
January 2020

To Bead or Not to Bead?

One of the most frequent questions I receive from anglers each year is: “When should I use a beadhead fly vs. an unweighted fly?” For most wet fly, nymph, and larva ...
December 2019

How to Tie & Fish

I still remember the first time I saw someone tie on a dry fly with a nymph drop- per hanging off the curve of the hook - I thought my head was going to explode!
November 2019

Fly Fishing for Kokanee Salmon

The gorgeous whites of winter are only a few weeks away. Most of the the trees have been stripped bare by the snow and cold, but there is no need to worry as good ...
October 2019

A Case for Custom Built Fly Rods

Over a lifetime on the water you are going to own a number of fly rods, but as your arsenal of rods grows, your first fly rod will always hold a special place in your heart.
September 2019

An Insiders Guide to Catching Cutbow Trout on the Fly

Your reel screams as fluorescent fly line unspools down river behind the largest dorsal fin you've ever seen. This is a common....
August 2019

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Fly Fisher

The reasons that drive us to the river are as numerous and diverse as the anglers with whom we share the water. There is a primal connection and wild freedom...
June 2019

The Advantages of Fly Fishing with Flourocarbon

Not all tippet and leader are created equal. Monofilament or nylon line has been around since the 1950s and while relatively inexpensive and excellent for fishing ...
March 2019

Paint by Numbers: Fly Fishing

Matching the match is really a two-part process. The angler must first observe the insects in, on, and around the water and be able to identify which family...
February 2019

3 Tips for Targeting Reluctant Trout

We have all had days on the water when the fish just don't want to cooperate. We've sampled the water, matched the hatch, and even after tying on all of our tried...
January 2019

We Build it Together

The team at Wambolt & Associates gathered in December to celebrate the holiday season. The evening was full of fun, laughter and great food! In place of our traditional gift...
December 2018

Choosing the Right Fly: Lakes, Creeks and Everything Inbetween

Similar to the way some investments have a proven track record of performance year in, year out, there are flies that produce fish time and time again...
November 2018

Fishing the Bighorn River: Everything you need to know

Thirty one years ago I jumped into a drift boat and started to fish one of the biggest rivers I had ever seen. I was completely intimidated...
October 2018

How to Use a Fly Fishing Drop-Shot Rig

If you want to be a more successful angler on the fly, your rod and line need to become an extension of your arm. This may sound...
September 2018

Matching Dries From a Distance

Knowledge is power. In the case of the fly fisher, the greater your ability to identify the insects that trout feed on...
August 2018

Off the Beaten Path Trout Waters

One's Home Waters are a place of comfort. Studied over long days on the water, we learn the intricacies of each drift...
July 2018

Low Water Trout Tips and Tactics: Part Two

The summmer is here, the camping gear is in the car, there are burgers on the grill, and the call of the river is string!
June 2018

Low Water Trout Tips and Tactics: Part One

The summer fly fishing season is here! We hope you have had a chance to get out of the water. This month...
May 2018

How to Ethically Fish the Trout Spawn

As a member of the Wambolt and Associates Fly of the Month Club, the importance of investing for the future...
April 2018

How to Photograph Your Catch Without Harming the Fish

Springtime in the Rockies always brings tempermental weather. We often see 60 and 70 degree days with bluebird...
March 2018

Trout Smart Series: Part 2 of Rainbow Trout

We are a nation rich in resources and natural beauty. Every good outdoors-man knows the value of preserving...
Feburary 2018

Trout Smart Series: Part 1 of Rainbow Trout

We hope that 2018 is off to a good start for you personally, as you take time out to fly fish, but also financially...
January 2018

Tujenga Pamoja - “We Build it Together”

Of the many questions asked by anglers, the most important question is rarely voiced. We routinely ask...
December 2017

Trout Smart Series: Part 2 of Brook Trout

We hope that you are enjoying this special season with your loved ones. Last month we asked our FOM club...
November 2017

Trout Smart Series: Part 1 of Brook Trout

We hope that you are enjoying this special season with your loved ones. Last month we asked our FOM club...
October 2017

Trout Smart Series: Part 2 of Brown Trout

This month our featured fly is a Beadhead Copper John, a fly that many of us have used and most likely have in...
September 2017

Trout Smart Series: Part 1 of Brown Trout

Each day of fly fishing presents us with new experiences and challenges. To be successful, we must be observant...
August 2017

The Need to See it to Eat It... Breaking Down Water Clarity and Fly Selection

The 'dog days of summer' are upon us. We are enjoying warm weather, water flowing at optimal levels and trout...
July 2017

How to MATCH the Hatch in 5 Easy Steps

The summer fly fishing season is here! I hope you have had a chance to get out of the water. Several members...
June 2017

It’s Nice to Fool Mother Nature / Runoff to Late Summer

There are many parallels that connect fly fishing and investing. Both require patience, discipline and the ability...
May 2017

Czech Nymphing: Simple, Responsive and Deadly

Spring is officially upon us! As you put away your winter sports equipment, I am sure your fly fishing gear is calling...
April 2017

Investing in the Future of Trout

Springtime in the Rocky Mountains always brings tempermental weather. Earlier this month, we had our typical...
March 2017

The Geometry of Fighting and Landing Big Fish: Part 2

Warmer weather is quickly approaching. With that brings a summer of fly fishing that will offer new adventures...
February 2017

The Geometry of Fighting & Landing Big Fish: Part I

Originally tied along the banks of Oregon's McKenzie river, and made famous on the Big Horn River in Montana...
January 2017

You are Welcome to Fish with Me

imple but effective, the Buckskin (often known as the Buckskin Nymph) is a killer caddis larva pattern...
December 2016

Matching Mayflies: Part II

Born on the highly pressured and technical tail waters of the South Platte River in Colorado, the Chocolate...
November 2016

Matching Mayflies: Part I

Like a flashback to the clubs of the 1970's the Disco Midge is an embodiment of the bright lights and disco...
October 2016

Double Your Rig Double Your Fun

A flashier and sexier version of the classic Pat's Rubberleg, the Beadhead Hot Collar Pat's Rubberleg adds...
September 2016

Applying a 3D View to Hatch Charts

The Stalcup Baetis is a bit of a bully when it comes to fly patterns. It's not content to be fished...
July 2016

Take a Moment to PAUSE

A resident of a number of lakes and reservoirs across the Rockies and Western US, Mysis Shrimp are a key...
June 2016

Don’t Let Runoff “Put You Down”

Making up to 90% of the trout's diet in many lakes and reservoir across the nation, there are few families...
April 2016

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!

The offspring of an RSII and a Jujubaetis, the Mercury Baetis is a born trout slayer! Don't let the slim profile...
December 2015

Slow & Low: Winter Fishing Tips & Tactics

First introduced to me by a fishing buddy and a transplant from the land of Dixie, the "Slow & Low" is made...
November 2015

Worth the Weight

Like every fly fisherman, I eagerly anticipate the sea- son when warm nights and sunny days bring fish to the surface...
October 2015

The Fall Fishing Guide

The natural world is ruled by cycles. The earth spins, the sun rises, crests, and fades into the west. Pulled...
September 2015

3 Tips for a Faster Dry Fly ID

Ask any fly fisherman and they will tell you that the season to fish dry flies is never long enough. As the bugs...
August 2015

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Emergers

Whenever I'm on the river and I see the clouds begin to roll over the mountains, their threats of rain...
July 2015

Heavy Metal Fly Fishing

Take a trip with me back in time to the year 1987. You were the coolest cat on the neighborhood, tearing down...
June 2015

The Case for Caddis Part II

Having covered the life cycle and characteristics of each phase of the caddisfly...
May 2015

The Case for Caddis Part I

Tied as an ultra-realistic caddis larva imitation, both the angler and the fish might have a hard time...
April 2015

Spring River Reports

Fish are responding very well to the increase in daily average temperature in terms of them taking...
March 2015

The Evolution of the Egg

Since time out of mind in rivers around the globe, trout have spawned, laying their eggs in ancient...
December 2014

River and Stillwater Reports

Fishing is slowing with the steady drop in flows over the past month. Most fisheries still offer...
November 2014

Anticipating the Harvest

Being born and raised in the Mid-West, my life was intimately connected to land. From working on farms...