Trouts/Cheeky Fall Fly Fishing Photo Contest!!!

By: Nov 07, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
You're already posting pics on Instagram....might as well win a free fly reel because of it. 

Small Business Saturday: November 29th!

By: Nov 22, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We're just one week away! Make sure your plans include stopping by the shop!

Friday Video Distraction

By: Nov 21, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The weather is looking good this weekend to get out on the water! 

The Man Behind The Scenes: Dave Mitchell

By: Nov 21, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
On the count of 3, let's all give a big "THANK YOU"

Top 5 for Fall: Rick Mikesell

By: Nov 20, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Check out the 5 things that our General Manager Rick Mikesell won't be heading to the river without this fall! 

Product Spotlight- Umpqua Tongass Collection

By: Nov 19, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Stylish, functional, waterproof--- Umpqua's new Tongass Series of packs and bags are made to take it all!

A Guide’s Guide To Fishing The South Platte In Winter

By: Nov 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Mark Your Calendars! This Thursday 11/20 5:30pm!

Gone Fishin’: Trouts Blue River Follow Up

By: Nov 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
You gotta love it when the Boss says "Let's close the doors and go fish!"

Competitive (Trout) Fly Fishing- Would It Ever Work?

By: Nov 16, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
What are your thoughts on competitive fly fishing? Here's an interesting article where Kirk Deeter shares his thoughts.  

Orvis: The Tug

By: Nov 15, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Thanks to the good folks at Orvis, hours of entertainment awaits you...

Friday Video Distraction

By: Nov 14, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Because another Friday afternoon is upon us...Enjoy!

The Learned Angler…..

By: Nov 14, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
One thing is true about fly fishing, you're never done learning. Or in this case...reading. 

Scientific Anglers Frequency Fly Lines

By: Nov 13, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It's time to get a little bang for your buck...

One Rig To Rule Them All: Cody Hoeckleberg

By: Nov 12, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Picture this- you're limited to one rod/reel/line setup, and only allowed 3 fly patterns for an entire year...what would you choose?  

Top 5 For Fall: Kyle Wilkinson

By: Nov 11, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
5 items I won't be heading to the river without this Fall. 

Product Spotlight: Limited Edition Pink Yeti Cooler

By: Nov 10, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Who will be one of the lucky two!?

Friday Video Distraction

By: Nov 07, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
On the off chance that anyone is sitting around their office dreaming about fishing......

Tips For The Off-Season: Gear Storage

By: Nov 07, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If the approach of Winter means the end of your fishing season, properly storing your gear is a must. 

Product Spotlight- Wolfgang Man & Beast

By: Nov 06, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
 Wofgang Man & Beast. Just the name alone is pretty cool. Thankfully so are their products. 

Who’s Fishing This Weekend?!

By: Nov 06, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Everyone here in the shop is...are you? 

Project Healing Waters & MSLBMDA present 2014 Fundraiser Brewfest

By: Nov 06, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Like Beer And Supporting A Good Cause?  Then this event is for you! 

Fly Fishing In November

By: Nov 05, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It's a great time to be a fly-fisherman in Colorado!

The Orvis Advantage: Feat. Shawn Combs

By: Nov 04, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Orvis seems to be everywhere these days and making some of the best product available. We sat down with one of the men leading this charge for a little Q&A. 

Trouts Guide Service Report: Granby Ranch 11/1

By: Nov 03, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The fishing is grand at the Granby Ranch! 

#troutsflyfishing - Share your photos with us!

By: Nov 01, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Add #troutsflyfishing to your photos when you post on Instagram.

8 Of The Spookiest Waters To Fish

By: Oct 31, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
(Photo Credit: Louis Cahill.)   It Is Halloween Afterall.

Friday Video Distraction

By: Oct 31, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
This is sure to fuel the fire for anyone who's got plans to be on the water this weekend. 

The St. Vrain and Big T are still feeling the effects of last years flood.

By: Oct 31, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Interesting article from the Coloradoan about the state of the Big Thompson and St. Vrain. 

Battle On The Bighorn

By: Oct 29, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Late October. Bighorn River Montana. 4 days to do nothing but fish....This is gonna be good. 

This One’s For The Girls….Part 2

By: Oct 28, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
In our second installment devoted to Women and Fly-Fishing, we'll look at waders, boots, and clothing!

Best Fly Shop of 2014? - All we need is your vote!

By: Oct 27, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Now is the time to vote for your favorite fly shop.

Streamer School: Part 3

By: Oct 27, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Thoughts on presentation, retrieval, casting and on-water fly adjustments. 

Sight Fishing is On Right Now!

By: Oct 25, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
The weather is going to be amazing this weekend, get out and sight fish!

Who’s Ready For The Weekend?

By: Oct 24, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Just a little video action/distraction to help you get through the day. 

Night Time Is The Right Time

By: Oct 24, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Making the most out of your nighttime game. 

Product Spotlight- KAST Extreme Fishing Gear

By: Oct 23, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Bring on the cold! Kast Extreme Fishing Gear: Weather is no longer an obstacle. 

Hank Patterson: Reel Montana Adventure The Movie

By: Oct 22, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Let it be known- Everyone's Favorite Fishing Guide Is Coming Out With A Movie

This One’s For The Girls…..Part 1

By: Oct 21, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The other day my wife mentioned I should do this post...

Trouts Guide Service Report: 10/18

By: Oct 20, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The sunny conditions at Deckers this weekend meant one thing.....let's go sight fishing! 

Fishpond 2015 Sneak Peek

By: Oct 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Looks like 2015 is going to be another good year for our friends over at Fishpond. 

Simms: Flannels For All Conditions

By: Oct 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Am I the only one who's noticed these consistently chilly mornings? 

Fightin’ Lunkers: How To Play And Land Trophy Trout

By: Oct 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We've all been there.....and by "there" I mean left empty handed after losing a big trout.

Streamer School: Part 2- Rods, Lines & Rigging

By: Oct 16, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Tips and Tricks for rigging, fly rods, fly lines, and leader and tippet selection.

Product Spotlight- Fly Fishing Belize

By: Oct 15, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The long awaited book from Jim Klug is finally in!

Trouts Guide Service Report: 10/13

By: Oct 14, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The sun was shining and the fish were hungry at Deckers yesterday!

Fall Simms Closeouts - Now Available

By: Oct 14, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Trouts Fly Fishing is pleased to announce the official Simms Closeout list to make room for Spring 2015 product.

Water Conservation Day A Success!

By: Oct 13, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It was a great day at H20 Car Wash this past Saturday!

Product Spotlight: New Zealand Strike Indicator

By: Oct 11, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a fan of yard indicators for spooky trout. 

Weighing In On Weighting Up.

By: Oct 10, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
How to make the most out of your subsurface game. 

Look What Just Arrived!

By: Oct 09, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I know at least a few of you will be excited about this....

Streamer School: Part 1

By: Oct 09, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Tis' The Season To Feed Them Meat! 

Fishpond Westwater Sale!

By: Oct 08, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We now have fishpond's entire Westwater Pack Line on SALE!! Check out these ridiculous prices and get in on the action while it lasts.

Water Conservation Day- This Saturday 10/11!

By: Oct 08, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Protect A River! Wash Your Car! 

Brown’s Canyon in HD

By: Oct 07, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Check out this visual treat filmed in Browns Canyon. Just don't blame us if it makes you want to head south. 

Trouts Guide Service Report: Granby Ranch 10/5

By: Oct 06, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It was Fall fishing at it's finest this weekend at the Granby Ranch! 

Let’s Go Catch A Kokanee!

By: Oct 03, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Kokanee Salmon are swimming in many of our rivers right now. Get out and catch one!

Win A Big Sky Rod Box!!!!

By: Oct 02, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Stop by Saturday for a chance to win a Big Sky Rod Box!

Those Darn Smart Trout!!

By: Oct 02, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill. Here's a good article from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline about his first experience in Cheesman Canyon. 

Fly Fishing In October

By: Oct 02, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
October.....it just feels good to say. 

Product Spotlight- Simms Montana TechWool

By: Oct 01, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
After a successful introduction of their Montana Tech Wool 1/4 zip last year, Simms has expanded their offerings for 2014. 

What Do You Want To Know About Fly Fishing?

By: Sep 30, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If you've been to our Facebook page you may have seen a new wall post we've been doing every Monday called Let's Hear It! 

Trouts Oktoberfest Sidewalk Sale!

By: Sep 30, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Swing by the shop this upcoming Saturday 10/4 for a Customer Appreciation Sidewalk Sale. 

Fall Streamer Tactics with Reid Baker

By: Sep 29, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Join one of Trouts Guide Service top guides as he discusses streamer fishing. You won't want to miss this!

Welcome to Trouts: Introducing Kyle Wilkinson

By: Sep 27, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
If you've been in the shop lately, you may noticed we have two fairly new employees. We sat down to ask Kyle Wilkinson, our new Marketing Manager a few questions.  

The Stealth Factor

By: Sep 26, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
10 tips for dealing with spooky trout. 

Pop Tarts, Pictures and a Pig

By: Sep 25, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The other day I approached our owner Tucker with an idea.

30 Minutes With Lefty

By: Sep 25, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
(Photo Credit: Gear Patrol) The Legend himself shares his thoughts about life, his favorite fish, and his best cast ever.  

Product Spotlight- Orvis Recon Fly Rod

By: Sep 25, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The only thing more attractive than the price is the performance.

Blue Wings On The Brain

By: Sep 24, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Why no angler should leave home without a few for the next 6 months. 

Weekend Travel Journal: Crested Butte

By: Sep 23, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
  It Was Dry Fly Paradise In Crested Butte(iful)

Casting & Cocktails Thursday 9/25

By: Sep 22, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Casting & Cocktails - Last One Of The Year This Thursday!

Cheryl and The Boss go Fishing

By: Sep 20, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Back in college I made the mistake of leaving a birthday card from my mom out on the kitchen counter, which inevitably found its way into the hands of my roommates.  Unfortunately my mom's nickname for me was divulged, beginning what would become my new moniker for my roommates and friends alike.  Luckily that name has since died been reserved for my mother once again, but the memories of said episode will always be a fond memory of my younger years. Let's face it, we all have...

Exploring the Buffalo River - Jackson, WY

By: Sep 20, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Exploring the Hoback, Snake and Buffalo Rivers is a must for any fly angler and it's only 8 hours away.

Back To The Basics- Fly Selection Made Simple

By: Sep 19, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Choosing the "right" fly shouldn't be hard!

The Greenbacks/Fishpond End Of Summer BBQ

By: Sep 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Fly rods, good beer, good BBQ, all while supporting a good cause.... sounds like my idea of a good time!

Keepin’ It Glassy- Featuring Cameron Mortenson

By: Sep 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Cameron Mortenson, aka The Fiberglass Manifesto, gives us the skinny on fishing fiberglass fly rods.   

Bristol Bay- Take Action Now!

By: Sep 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The EPA official public comment period ends Friday at 8pm Alaska time. Act Now!

Making The Bobber Better

By: Sep 16, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill. As we begin to move into the fall (which if history proves correct, will be followed by winter) one thing pretty much becomes a guarantee. All of us will be spending quite a bit of time staring at a strike indicator in the months to come. 

Trouts Guide Service River Report- September 15th

By: Sep 15, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Trouts Guide Service was on the water this weekend and the fish were hungry!

Hatch Professional Series Fly Lines, Leaders & Tippet

By: Sep 13, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Premium fly lines, leaders and tippets, offered by the industries leading reel manufacturer.  I'll take two please.  

Livin’ It Up On The Frying Pan

By: Sep 13, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The Green Drake Diet. The Frying Pan River has been on fire lately. 

GREAT DAYS 9: FISHING BELOW THE BORDER from Smith Optics

By: Sep 12, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Fly Fishing in Mexico with Smith ChromaPop. Anyone else want to book a plane ticket? 

Colorado Sportsman for Browns Canyon

By: Sep 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
There are a few issues that will forever resonate with the morals of anglers, two of which being the preservation and access to our nations fisheries. 

Fly Fishing in September

By: Sep 11, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
September will be a great month for fly fishing in Colorado. What to expect and where to go this month!

Product Spotlight- Smith Chromapop Sunglasses

By: Sep 10, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The grass really is greener!....As long as you're wearing a pair of Smith ChromaPop Sunglasses.

On Stream Beginner School September 13th.

By: Sep 09, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Only 2 spots left for our On Stream Beginner School.  Join Trouts Guide Service for a great day of fly fishing! 

RIO’s New Fly Line Selector App

By: Sep 05, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts has long believed that fly lines are one of the more under appreciated and represented pieces of fly fishing gear today. 

Granby Ranch - a Trouts Exclusive Property

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Guide Service is pleased to debut a new private water offering in our collection of Exclusive Properties.  

Product Spotlight: Lamson Remix and Liquid Reels

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Waterworks-Lamson debuts their brand new and totally redesigned Liquid and Remix fly reels. 

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula 8/16 - 8/24

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Rick Mikesell
As to be expected, the fishing was phenomenal, the scenery spectacular, and the wildlife abundant.

Product Spotlight- Simms Kinetic Jacket

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Performance. Comfort. Style. Don't pretend you don't need this jacket.  

End of August Colorado Float

By: Sep 03, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
A day on the Colorado with weather, is one you will always remember.

The Small Stream Equation

By: Sep 01, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I have no problem admitting it.....I'm a river guy. The bigger the better. 

Why Fall is the Best Time to be a Fly Angler

By: Aug 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time to get out and fish.  Sure, wet wading during the summer months always has it's allure, and the quality of fishing to be had in the spring is unmatched.  There is just something about spending time on a river as the fall colors begin to bleed across a mountainous landscape.

What Others are Sayin’ - the New Simms Freestone Wader

By: Aug 29, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill While we would like to think that we are the definative word on all things fly fishing, we know that this just isn't the case we accept that our customers appreciate the thougths of others.  Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline recently posted a great article on the new Simms Freestone Wader set to hit the market mid-November.  You can read the entire piece here, though we will offer what we thought was the most relevent part: "Simms has, for many...

Product Spotlight- Simms Confluence Reversible Jacket

By: Aug 28, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Well there's no denying it.......the light at end of the Summertime tunnel is beginning to show. Fall is approaching.

Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing- September 3rd

By: Aug 28, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Join us September 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm for our hugely popular Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing class! 

“Set…Fish On!” - Colorado River 8/22

By: Aug 23, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
When an old friend from out of town calls and wants to go fishing, you go! 

The Season of the Hopper

By: Aug 21, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Everyone has their favorite time of year and a subsequent favorite type of fly.  Some prefer early season caddis, other pegging eggs in the spring and fall, or maybe big streamers throughout the year.  Myself, I'm a confessed hopper man. 

303 Shootout and Casting & Cocktails

By: Aug 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE for our 2nd Annual "303 Shootout" Casting Competition sponsored by Winston Rods, Scientific Anglers, and Howler Brothers!

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