Velocity Retail Group held a company trip to Lees Ferry in far northern Arizona to learn the fine art of fly fishing. Lees Ferry is located at the crown of the Grand Canyon near Page, Arizona, near the Utah border. The adventurers drove through some of the most beautiful parts of the state, including the Navajo Nation on their trek to Lees Ferry.

Lees Ferry is on most fishermen’s “must do” list and being situated at one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World made the trip all the more special. The Colorado River runs 15.5 miles through Marble Canyon from the outflow of Lake Powell at Glen Canyon Dam to the upper end of the Grand Canyon. The river is described as “The World’s Largest Spring Creek”.

After getting fitted for waders, fly rods, and tackle and gear, the fearless fishermen (and women) were paired up with professional guides from Lees Ferry Anglers who instructed them on the intricate nuances of fly fishing. They worked both from the shore as well as boats. Most of the group had not attempted the sport before and found the technique to be challenging to learn. To the uninitiated, fly fishing the Colorado River at Lees Ferry is like casting a needle in a haystack. By the end of the day, the professional guides turned the river into a road map with Rainbow Trout at the end of their lines.

“This trip was definitely an awesome experience in not only being together but being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the canyon walls that towered above us,” said Dave Cheatham, President of Velocity Retail Group. “We were by no means experts by the end of the day, but had a great understanding of the technique and everyone will be better prepared for their next fly fishing excursion.”

In addition to Dave, participants were Ron Ault, Brian Gast, Brian Harpel, Jake Palmer, Morgan Danhoff, Collin Landis, Bret Olson, and Brad Ranly. We hope you enjoy the beautiful pictures of this trip.