Due West Anglers grew out of an endless appetite for fly fishing, and seeking answers to the question “why?”

 

In a sea of internet content, you can find tons of “answers” about almost any fishing question.

 

Unfortunately, those answers are usually lacking a scientific foundation. Before we got to work on Due West Anglers, we often discussed amongst ourselves how unsatisfying the fly fishing content is on the internet. So we decided to ramp things up and apply our scientific training to reimagine what fly fishing content can provide.

 

We are essentially a science communication source for anyone interested in the Rocky Mountains, gamefish, natural history, and fly fishing. Plus we have even put together our own analyses to investigate things like aquatic invasive species, western geography, and calculating lake ice-off dates.

With training in watershed science, aquatic ecology, conservation, and project experience ranging from cutthroat to salmon, we bridge the gap between anglers and scientists. ​We are also story tellers, and have some fun sharing tales from the road.

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Founder: Due West Andy

Andy's passion for fly fishing has developed well beyond your average trout bum. He works hard to write articles that push the limits of blending scientific knowledge with fly fishing articles. With an MS in Ecology & Watershed Science, he has worked on projects ranging from local endangered fish recovery to landscape assessment for cutthroat trout conservation, which makes him the perfect man for the job with Due West Anglers.

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Why Due West?

Based out of Denver, all the favorite spots are West from us (mostly). It was a running joke when asked where we were headed — we always answered Due West!

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Co-founder: Due West Aubin

Aub never loses sight of the big picture and oversees our editing. She knows how to distill the mad science into approachable articles that can be helpful to all readers.  She holds an MS in Natural Resource Planning and an MS in Ecology & Watershed Science. When we get stuck on a topic or crunching some numbers, she brings the hammer. 

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