Product Spotlight: Limited Edition Pink Yeti Cooler

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

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. 

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!

Product Spotlight - Sage SALT Fly Rod

By: Aug 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts:  Sage has always been known as an industry leader in fly rod design and fabrication, what makes the SALT series fly rod stand out from the competition? Sage:  Our Konnetic Technology® is what really separates this from other rods (combined with Jerry’s unparalleled rod design skills) – it’s a giant step forward in blank design. Every fly rod family built by SAGE using Konnetic Technology has achieved awards of best in class and/or best of show. The other...

Trouts Guide Service River Report- High Flows and Happy Fish

By: Aug 11, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Trouts Guide Service has been on the water every day this week and the reports coming in have been nothing short of outstanding. It's not always a guarantee that a guide will be grinning ear to ear by the time we reach August, however this has definitely been the case this week. 

Rod Review - Sage ACCEL Fly Rod

By: Aug 09, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Over the course of the last decade, fly rod manufacturers have seemed to be solely dedicated to designing fast action fly rods.  Sure these rods are have been light, powerful and amazingly accurate, but not every fishing situation dictates that one needs this action of fly rod.  Think about it, when was the last time you had to cast 70 feet, into a 30 mph headwind, to catch a trout?   So when Sage announced the debut of the ACCEL fly rod series in July, I was curiously...

Product Spotlight- Simms Dry Creek Series

By: Aug 08, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Many of you may have seen we recently featured and reviewed the newly redesigned Simms G4 Pro Jacket that just arrived in our shop.

Product Spotlight - the Simms G4 Pro Jacket

By: Aug 07, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Everyone knows that Simms Fishing Products is the industry leader when it comes to waders, but they are often overlooked when it comes to another staple in angling gear, outerwear.  

Connecting You With More

By: Aug 07, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is different than most the other fly shops.  Our mission here is to connect you to what you are most passionate about: fly fishing here in Colorado and across the globe. 

Trip Report - Float Fishing the Colorado River

By: Jul 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With Baby Ladd due to makes it's grand debut in roughly 4 weeks, the wife and I decided to head to the High Country for a couple days of float fishing on the Colorado River.  Flows were on the fall from roughly 3,000 cfs to around 2,500 cfs, with a majority of the drop coming from decreased releases from Green Mountain and Williams Fork Reservoirs.  The water was clear, the bugs were popping all day, and the trout were as happy and healthy as I've seen in years.  It's...

Southwest Colorado Fishing Update - July 2014

By: Jul 05, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Our friends down at Duranglers in Durango, CO recently sent us a detailed summary of fishing conditions for the month of July.  Sounds like an ideal time to get down south and enjoy some great summer fishing, check out the report for yourself! Durango July Fishing Report June has come and gone and with it, a month of unreal fishing has passed.  Not to worry, July is the high point of our summer fishing season and it continues to be great in our small slice of fishing heaven....

Trouts Does Tenkara

By: Jul 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At Trouts Fly Fishing we are always ready to try new things and to introduce our customers to innovative fishing techniques and equipment.  For some time now, Tenkara fishing has been a captivating style of fly fishing.  There is no doubt that the simplicity of Tenkara has a place here in Western fisheries. In effort to explore this style of fishing and introduce our clients, Trouts is pleased to announce that we are now a Tenkara USA dealer.  We now have a wide variety of rods...

Trouts Hosted Trip at the Rowdy Trout Ranch

By: Jul 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing and Guide Service is happy to announce our first ever Hosted Trip to the famed Rowdy Trout Ranch.  With flows on the North Fork of the South Platte River subsiding, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to fish this amazing piece of private property. Who:  Trouts Guide Service and 4 Lucky Anglers When:  July 12, 2014 What:  a fully guided day at Rowdy Trout Ranch Where:  Rowdy Trout Ranch Cost:  $297.50/person Details:  space...

Trip Report - Fishing Cheesman Canyon at High Water

By: Jul 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Being creatures of habit, it's understandable that anglers sometimes have a hard time adjusting to change.  We get used to seeing and fishing rivers during certain conditions, and when these conditions change it can be difficult to adjust how you're fishing to remain productive.  This scenario has proven particularly true this year with the abundance of water flowing through our States rivers and steams, all thanks to a record snowpack from the winter season.  This in...

On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - July 12th

By: Jul 01, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Interested in fly fishing? Join Trouts Fly Fishing on Saturday, July 12th for our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School. This one-day fly fishing school will cover casting, reading water, basic entomology and fly selection. Space is limited so grab a spot today!

Late June - Fishing Report for Cheesman Canyon

By: Jun 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The South Platte River below the Cheesman Reservoir is still a little high but extremely productive at the end of June. Cody and I took a trip up to Cheesman Canyon yesterday and fished for most of the afternoon. Quick Stats: Water Flow: 516cfs Clarity: Clear

Trip Report - Colorado River with Vail Valley Anglers

By: Jun 27, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Quick Stats: River: Colorado River (Pumphouse Recreation Area to Rancho Del Rio) Flows: 2,800 cfs - Colorado River at Kremmling Clarity: Chalky Brown, 6-12” of visibility near the banks Insects Observed: Pale Morning Dun, Stone Flies Guides: Rob Waters, Bryant Compton with Vail Valley Anglers

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