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Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Fishing, Gear, MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

SaraBella Fishing – Flyrods for Women

SaraBella Fishing – Flyrods for Women

After many years of fishing with men’s gear in a “sportmen’s” world, April Archer began to notice a problem – not just with the lack of products made for women but also for lack of respect given to women for their skills, passion and love of the sport. She turned frustration into opportunity when she began to see that with smart beautiful products and a better overall experience, she can change the way women fish. Sara and Bella are the names of our beloved dogs. They fish, they run, they play, they point, they love. We have said to our dogs, Sara & Bella, “get in the car”, Sara & Bella, “stay” and Sara & Bella “leave it”. When saying their names quickly, it sounds more like SaraBella….which reminded April of the cerebellum of the brain. When we started to think about the cognitive, sensory, pleasure, and motor aspects of fishing, we began to appreciate the relevance of the cerebellum. When women fish, they think, they breathe, they laugh, they...

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Fishing, Gear, MTN Town Magazine, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Voormi – Handcrafted Warmth

Voormi – Handcrafted Warmth

A rising star in the apparel market Voormi is creating small batch, locally crafted, wool outwear that is destined to become your go to piece season after season. This company is helping breath life into one of our Colorado mountain town communities, Pagosa Springs and is a true family owned and operated business. After retiring from a position with Microsoft, Dan English, Voormi’s CEO, began looking for a small authentic mountain town to live simply and reconnect with the environment. Pagosa Springs was where he found a place to reconnect along with his family and soon grow a company that embraces the phrase ‘Made in America with Pride’. Men’s Falline Jacket   It is here that Dan English, his son Dustin and daughter Megan operate Voormi alongside a small group of people they are proud to include in what they call the Voormi Family. Dustin had put many years in as a Backcountry guide and was looking to create a versatile product that could be used year round. Working with locally raised Rocky Mountain high...

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Bicycling, Fishing, Golf, Hike, MTN Town Magazine, Treks & Travels, Water Sports | 0 comments

Grand Lake Colorado – A Wonderful Escape

Grand Lake Colorado – A Wonderful Escape

Tucked up against the mountains at the Western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park is a little town with big appeal, Grand Lake. I am always surprised by the amount of people who are unaware of Grand Lake and everything it has to offer. This town is located at the headwaters of the Colorado River and is situated on the shores of Grand Lake, Colorado’s deepest natural body of water. The shores of this lake are beautiful with soaring mountains serving as the back drop to the clear pristine water lapping at the lakes edges. The lake is home to the world’s highest registered yacht club and is the perfect location to kayak, SUP, canoe and even water ski. There is a wonderful little swimming beach reached by the town’s boardwalk for those who don’t mind the cool waters. In addition to Grand Lake there are two other bodies of water positioned very close to one another, Shadow Mountain Lake and Lake Granby. One of the biggest draws of...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Activities, Fishing, Treks & Travels, Water Sports | 0 comments

SUP Invasion In Colorado’s Mountain Towns

SUP Invasion In Colorado’s Mountain Towns

A delightful invasion it has been. I started noticing a rise in Stand Up Paddleboarding on our Colorado water ways over the last three years. I was baffled the first time I saw someone SUP’ing. It was a somewhat biblical experience seeing someone standing up floating in the middle of a river. My initial reaction was skeptical; it looked just plain ridiculous, downright comical, but none the less interesting. It was an experience down in Lake Powell that really got me interested. A friend had let me borrow an inflatable SUP. I had time to kill while waiting for friends to arrive during a camping trip in one of the side canyons. I blew the thing up, adjusted the paddle to the right height and set off on a trial run. Was it stable? Yes. If I fell off would it be easy to get back up on it?  Very easily. How did it maneuver? Not too well at first, but I had not put the fins on, ahh...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Business, Fishing, Gear, MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

Fishpond – Really Good Gear

Fishpond – Really Good Gear

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Colorado’s mountain towns and so is the art of giving back. Fishpond products began in the mountain town of Silverthorne, Colorado. Simple product design combined with appealing colors and pure function has brought the company to the forefront in the fly fishing industry. John Land Le Coq, the co-founder of Fishpond and Lilypond products has seen great success and growth with his company. He acknowledges that with great success comes the ability and desire to support the environment that supports him.   We love Good companies; The “Ripple Effect” dubbed appropriately by the company is Fishpond’s way of approaching conservation and support of the environments that support them. Reducing their foot print in the world and giving back is very important to the owners and employees of Fishpond. Trout Unlimited at the state and national level, as well as Troubled Waters USA and the Kodiak Project in Alaska find support through donations from the company. Most recently the company began recycling...

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