O2 Culture – an introduction

At O2 Creative, we’re all about the most innovative ideas in marketing and design. We take our jobs very seriously, and strive for professional excellence. We work hard.

With that said – we play hard, too. We get to work and live in Grand County, Colorado, and it is an absolute privilege to call Colorado’s Favorite Playground our home. We are afforded so many amazing adventures – hiking, biking, fishing, camping, rafting, and long boarding, just to name a few. We try to take advantage of, and draw creative inspiration from, all the unique opportunities that Grand County has to offer.

We’d like to announce an expansion of the creative direction for our blog. We’ll still write posts offering our own unique insight on important marketing and design topics, but we’d also like to occasionally share stories about our own personal interests, giving our readers a taste of what we call “O2 Culture.”

To start things off, we’d like to share one cool element of O2 personality – we’re avid fly fishermen. As anglers, enthusiasts, and ambassadors of Grand County, we want to share a little known fact:

Grand County fly-fishing sucks.

Don’t come here expecting to catch lots of beautiful wild trout. Any rumors you might have heard just aren’t true.

We don’t have many meandering miles of secluded mountain streams, full of fat feisty cutthroats and brook trout. These fish are not outrageously fun to catch on a 3-weight rod, so don’t even bother.


Nor do we have countless alpine lakes hidden away in the higher reaches of the county, along the Continental Divide and in Rocky Mountain National Park. These lakes are not full of eager trout ready to chomp down the flies of the few anglers who are crazy enough to brave the rugged terrain.


We don’t even have a big river, like the Colorado – biggest in the American Southwest. Fly fishermen have no chance of landing dozens of brown trout all on dry flies in a single afternoon, nor does anyone ever hook into the Colorado’s elusive trophy-size rainbows. Those are all entirely…well, fish stories. Don’t be fooled.


Even if there were any fish to catch, it’s not like the scenery alone make the trip worthwhile. The lakes and streams and meadows and snow-capped peaks are not, in fact, breathtakingly gorgeous in their own right. So don’t come here expecting awesome Rocky Mountain landscapes, because this area couldn’t possibly impress anyone. Not you. not even your dog.


So, yeah, you heard it here. Don’t show up to the awesome trout waters in Colorado’s Favorite Playground expecting to have an epic day of fly-fishing. It couldn’t possibly actually happen. Just keep fishing somewhere else.

Click here for our next blog post – O2 on the Longboard!