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045 – Flying Fisherman with Chris O’Keefe

peacock bass fly fishing, Colorado greenback cutthroat, Colorado fishing, fly fishing, Alpine fishing, rainbow trout, freshwater fishing, fishing podcast, Rocky Mountain fishing, trout fly fishing, trout wade fishing
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“I’m stripping it, stripping it, then BAM!”

Guest Profile

Chris O’Keefe is a fly fisherman from Boulder, Colorado. At the feet of the Rockies, Chris is in the perfect location to branch out for some alpine trout fishing. Of all the trout species he gets to pursue, it is the Colorado greenback cutthroat he loves the most. A species thought to be extinct until a few decades ago, a thriving population has been re-established from a small remnant found by researchers. Chris has even participated in a re-stocking program for the greenbacks. Perhaps it is his love for that beautiful fish that made another colorful fish catch his eye. The peacock bass. In this episode, Chris hops on a plane with fly rod in hand. What follows is an epic road trip for some peacock bass fly fishing and a shot at that big bucket list beauty!

Guest Links

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/irish_flyman/

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/illpilgrim/

Fishing experience

Chris grew up salt water fishing in the Laguna Beach area in California. He eventually gravitated to freshwater and bass, which is the fish that preoccupied him during his teenage years. A few years ago, a colleague from work turned Chris on to fly fishing for trout. When fishing his home waters, it is the Colorado greenback cutthroat trout that he favors the most. But his love of bass and beautiful trout made him long to catch the prettiest bass in the pond. Peacock bass. In this episode, Chris shares an epic peacock bass fly fishing road trip to South Florida. I have a feeling he might be back …

peacock bass fly fishing, Colorado greenback cutthroat, Colorado fishing, fly fishing, Alpine fishing, rainbow trout, freshwater fishing, fishing podcast, Rocky Mountain fishing, trout fly fishing, trout wade fishing Chris O’Keefe with some beautiful Colorado rainbows and greenback cutthroat trout.

Location

This episode takes place on the Lake Ida canal system in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Catch of the Day

Peacock Bass Fly Fishing

Coloarado Greenback Cutthroat Trout Fly Fishing

This episode is about fly fishing. Alpine fly fishing for Colorado greenback cutthroat trout, and peacock bass fly fishing in South Florida.

For more epic South Florida peacock bass fishing action, check out Episode 039 with Captain Kevin Cannon.

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