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Fly Lines for Minipi

Much of the fishing at Minipi calls for using large, bushy dries, bombers, deer hair bugs, and weighted muddler minnows. Wind can also add to your casting problems. I avoid long, delicately or gradually tapered lines. They often have names that belie their design. Standard weight forwards work fine, but one line I rely on heavily is a bug taper, or bass taper line, usually associated with bass fishing. Such a line has a shorter front taper, with heavier, shorter head. This keeps more weight well forward to help defeat wind and turn over large flies effectively. Check the profile Continue Reading

Minipi Fly and Tackle

Ray Best

The Beaver is in the water, the staff is ready and the Lodge is being prepped. It’s a busy week at Coopers’ Minipi Lodges so finding a moment to speak with our head guide Ray Best is pretty difficult. We managed to snag a minute or two for some quick pointers on what you should take in your tackle box for your trip to Minipi.  Ray recommends: –   8lb test tippet is a good start –   Dry fly floatant such as Top Ride Floatant and Desiccant –   Bug spray –   Split Shot –   A few small caddis, between size 6 and Continue Reading

Talking Minipi in Denver, CO!

The Fly Fishing Show started in Denver, CO, Friday January 3 with unseasonably warm weather. With temperatures pushing 60F, we expected booth visits to be slow, but it was quite the opposite. We consistently had interested fly fishers stop by to hear about the Minipi and its famous brookies. Many who stopped by were past visitors to Minipi and wanted to share their experiences. Everyone who has been there stated they had a fabulous time and are planning to return again someday. Over the past 10 years, we find that Friday brings out the most serious anglers of the three Continue Reading

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