About her fly fishing journey, Sharon Wright says, "Many years ago, I would always take a fly rod along on back packing trips to Colorado’s high mountain streams and lakes, where I developed a life long passion for fishing." Sharon has been guiding at Angler’s Covey since 2011, and truly enjoys sharing this fabulous past time with clients, family and friends! In addition to fly fishing, Sharon is an avid musician, and also has horses which she show both locally and nationally. She says that "Fishing is one of the great meditative outlets for me, and you are always in the moment when you are out on the water!"
We Asked Sharon to Tell Us a Bit More About Herself...
Husband Bruce, 2 stepdaughters, 2 grandkids
What do you do for fun in addition to fishing
I play the mandolin, guitar and fiddle, show horses competitively, avid telemark skier, gardener, enjoy the outdoors and my 2 labradors.
Favorite fishing story
Many favorites…probably traveling to Patagonia the first time – very remote, spectacular scenery and incredible fishing! Bruce was recovering from a broken femur, and I still picture him in some of the streams there with a cane and a fly rod, against doctors orders!!!
Earliest fishing memory
Fishing with my dad when I was 4…
How you got “hooked”
I spent many years backpacking and climbing in Colorado – we’d always take fly rods. Fell in love with the many small streams and beautiful fish!
Favorite “Go to” flies for the South Platte
San Juan worms, RS2’s , black beauties, Amy’s Ants
Technique you’re passionate about
Teaching women to learn to fly fish!
Getting the presentation right!!!
Favorite “off the grid” fishing location
Probably the Sawatch area in Colorado
Favorite fishing buddy
More Random Stuff
Who was your favorite celebrity as a child?
Favorite band/group growing up?
I listened to a lot of diverse music…classical, Jazz, Latin, acoustic. Hard to say what my favorite is…
What type of pets do you have now or did you have growing up?
Horses, cats, dogs!
What word describes you best? Why?
That’s a tough one… drawing a blank.
What is your favorite season and why?
Probably spring – full of new beginnings! Love all the plants coming alive and their winter nap.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Try not to be involved in so many different things at the same time. I love it, but it can be hectic.
What was your best and worst vacation moments and why?
Best vacation – sailing for 2 weeks with great friends from St. Lucia down to Grenada. Spectacular scenery - we could decided where to go and when, great time snorkeling - especially in the Grenadines
Worst vacation – I’m not sure I’ve ever had a bad vacation!
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Helping to raise my 2 step daughters and sharing many days skiing, fishing, backpacking, etc.
What is your favorite summer or winter drink?
Probably a nice glass of red wine… good year around!
When you go out to eat, what are you most likely to order?
Mexican food is one of my favorites!
Where do you want to retire? Why?
Probably right here in Colorado. More time to fish!
What is your most memorable vacation and why?
Sailing 2 weeks in the Whitsunday Islands by the Great Barrier Reef on my honeymoon
If you were invisible, where would you go?
Probably spying on trout in a stream somewhere!
What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?
Random people helped me with my 3 horses and dog after my truck caught on fire with horse trailer attached (all while we were being evacuated from the Ft. Carson wildfire…)
What is your real hair color?
What sporting, musical or cultural event have you been to recently?
I participated in the NRBC in Katy Texas this spring (horse show) lots of fun! Also, just returned from an annual acoustic music camp that I go to every year. Great energy, music and people!
What attracted you to Angler’s Covey?
I’ve always wanted to work in a fly shop!
You have a 10 minute speech to give at a high school, what is it about?
Believing and trusting in who you are…don’t be afraid to try new things, and don’t get discouraged – just keep trying!
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I honestly can’t think of anything I would want to learn that I haven’t tried already – Just want to continue to learn and grow with the many pastimes that I currently enjoy.