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.  

Scientific Anglers Frequency Fly Lines

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

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! 

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. 

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.

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

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. 

Product Spotlight- Fly Fishing Belize

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

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. 

Look What Just Arrived!

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

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. 

Product Spotlight- Orvis Recon Fly Rod

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

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!

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.  

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. 

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. 

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...

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...

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. 

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...

New Sage Fly Rod Offerings - available August 2014

By: Jun 14, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
In typical fashion, Sage has raised the bar in fly rod and fly reel technology and design.  In conjunction with the start of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) today, Sage has released their new product offerings for the 2014 season to the public.  Please don't ask me why the European Market gets first crack at this new product; it's a question I have been asking internally at Sage for years.  Nonetheless, here's a sneak peak of new product hitting...

Customer Events: Casting & Cocktails May 22nd

By: Jun 10, 2014 | Author: tlashkari
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South Platte River Clean Up: April 26th

By: Jun 10, 2014 | Author: tlashkari
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New Product Spotlight: Scott SC Cane Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Jun 06, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
You need to see this to believe it.  Trouts Fly Fishing is proud to announce that we have received one of the only Scott SC Cane Bamboo Fly Rods that exist on the planet.  This is absolutely a unique rod for us and is radically different from other bamboo fly rods in the market.  Here is how Rick Mikesell put it after casting the SC this morning: "This rod is radically different from other cane offerings out there, and after casting it I can see it is one of the few bamboo rods...

Flies, Films, and Foam: The Lineup

By: Jun 04, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing and the Fly Fishing Film Tour are excited to announce the lineup of films that have been chosen for our inaugural “Flies, Film and Foam” event being held June 12th from 8-10pm at the Thin Man Tavern.  Without any further ado, here is the lineup...

Free Trout Unlimited Membership For Women

By: May 28, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is a big supporter of Trout Unlimited for a number of reasons.  Why?  Because Trout Unlimited works to protect, conserve and restore Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds as well as to bring new anglers into the culture of fly fishing and resource conservation. To that end, Trouts would like to help promote a new program that Trout Unlimited has launched to help encourage more women to get involved with TU’s efforts.  Between now and...

Casting & Cocktails May 22nd

By: May 14, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts Fly Fishing and Sage Fly Rods and Rio Fly Lines for our legendary Casting & Cocktails Event.  This FREE casting clinic will be held in Washington Park from 5:00-7:00pm on the Southeast corner of the park right at the intersection of Louisiana and Gilpin.  This is a fun event that is geared to help improve your fishing knowledge and skills with the sole purpose of getting you into more fish. And for this event, you will learn a TON about why choosing the right fly line...

Drake Magazine: The Big Year Photo Contest

By: May 13, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Tom Bie releasing a permit - courtesy of the Drake Magazine Tom Bie from the Drake Magazine just stopped into Trouts to get geared up for his trip to Christmas Island.  He’ll be chasing giant trevally and probably seeing a ton of other exotic saltwater species.  We thought this would be a pretty good time to share the Drake’s latest photo contest with the Trouts contingent.  The contest is called "The Big Year Contest".  Here’s how it works, courtesy of...

Cleaning Up The Denver South Platte River

By: Apr 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This past Saturday Trouts joined our good friends at Denver Trout Unlimited and the Greenway Foundation to help clean up the South Platte River and help raise awareness about the $22 million river restoration project that is being launched to help improve our home water.

Helios 2 Challenge

By: Apr 25, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here’s the deal: stop into Trouts Fly Fishing between April 26th and May 4th to cast an Orvis Helios 2 fly rod and you’ll get entered to win a trip to Belize, a pair of Silver Sonic Waders or a Guide Sling Pack.  Sound pretty simple?  It is.  The challenge begins today and we have plenty of H2s in stock to cast.

The Double Header: April 17th

By: Apr 17, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Don't miss today's Double Header: At 3:00pm MST join "Ask a Gear Head" sponsored by Simms and you will get a chance to win a brand new Headwaters Guide Hip Pack. At 6:00pm we're hosting a Saltwater 101 presentation where you can experience the sights and sounds of South Andros Island and relax with a cold Caribbean beer here in the shop.

Colorado Fishing Licenses On Sale March 12th

By: Mar 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Stop into Trouts Fly Fishing for your new 2014/2015 Colorado Fishing License.  Don't forget: your 2013/2014 License Expires on March 31st, 2014.  We can renew your existing Colorado Fishing license beginning tomorrow, March 12, very quickly here at the shop. Or, we can process a new fishing license if you have never purchased one before.

Join The Trouts Team!

By: Mar 07, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing continues to grow and we're looking to expand our team.  We're looking for a Seasonal Full-Time Sales Associate to join our dynamic team of fly fishing subject matter experts. The Seasonal Full-Time Sales Associate position at Trouts Fly Fishing requires a passion for the fly fishing lifestyle and an outgoing personality that takes initiative, has integrity and is committed to world class customer service.

Great News For Bristol Bay

By: Mar 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here is some very exciting and positive news that just was announced by the EPA.  We're now one step closer to protecting Bristol Bay.  Bristol Bay is a one-of-a-kind natural resource and provides the spawning habitat for the world’s largest sockeye salmon, as well as rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic grayling and four other species of pacific salmon.  Here is a brief excerpt from an Associated Press article that appeared in the Washington Post: “The watershed...

Connect With Trouts Fly Fishing

By: Feb 07, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
How do you want to connect with fly fishing this year?  Let us know how you want to connect and the three most intriguing answers we find on our blog Monday morning will each win a signature Trouts Trucker Hat.

The Arkansas River: Gold Medal Fly Fishing

By: Feb 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
January was a really busy month for us here at Trouts.  Somehow, we forgot to share this article about the fly fishing prospects on the Arkansas River and the new Gold Medal water designation.  As always, Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post delivers a great piece talking about why this is important for the Arkansas as well as the State of Colorado. 

Special ISE Show Hours: January 16-19

By: Jan 15, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing will be open throughout ISE weekend.  Our hours of operation here at the shop are as follows: Thursday January 16th: 10:00am-5:00pm Friday January 17th: 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday January 18th: 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday: CLOSED

What’s Your 2014 Resolution Fish?

By: Jan 09, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here is a pretty interesting post from our friends over at Field & Stream Fly Talk.  “This year I've decided that I want to do a "double-10." I want to catch a 10-pound brown trout, and at 10-pound rainbow trout, both on the fly. But here's the rub: no stockers! Only wild fish count. And only North American fish, no freak chasing in South America.” – Kirk Deeter

Casting For Cash

By: Jan 08, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
CASTING FOR CASH - SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH - 7:00pm International Sportsmen's Exposition This previously underground event is being opened up to the public for the first time.  Shoot it out with some of the best fly casters in Denver as well as some of the best guns in the industry.  This unsanctioned/unofficial event is in its third year running and a lot of fun.  Not only does it give anglers a chance to win $400 in cold hard cash, Trouts Guide Service will match a $100...

2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour - Tickets Now Available

By: Jan 06, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Tickets for the 2014 Fly Fishing Film Tour in Denver, CO are now available at Trouts Fly Fishing and our online store.

Your Year In Photos: Winner!

By: Jan 02, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The results are in!  The response to our “Your Year in Photos” photo contest sponsored by the Drake Magazine was overwhelming.  This was our biggest photography contest ever.  The voting, as always, was super close. We’re happy to announce that the grand prize goes to...

Join Trouts At The Fly Fishing Show January 3-5

By: Jan 02, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
IT IS NOW... OFFICIALLY... SHOWTIME!  January is fly fishing and outdoor adventure showtime here in Denver.  Find Trouts Fly Fishing at the Fly Fishing Show Friday January 3 through Sunday January 5th at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  We'll have the brand new "Trouts Thunderdome" and you can "spin-it-to-win-it" for a chance to win cool prizes and get entered into our show raffle and a chance to win a brand new St. Croix Avid Fly Rod.

2013 Holiday Food Drive: Winner!

By: Dec 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing and Simms Fishing Products would like to congratulate Mark Scharfenaker for his contribution to our 2013 Holiday Food Drive and his big raffle prize win!  Mark just won a $500 Simms Shopping Spree here at the shop. In addition to thanking Mark for his contribution, we’d like to thank all of our customers who made canned and packaged food donations.  Together, we were able to raise over 250+ cans and packages of food that will be donated to the Food Bank of...

Your Year In Photos: Time To Vote!

By: Dec 18, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The finalists for our “Your Year in Photos” photography contest have been chosen and now it’s up to the Trouts contingent to choose this year’s winner!  Big thanks to the Drake Magazine who helped get the word out and who will be donating a year magazine subscription to the winner.  What else is up for grabs?  A $100 gift certificate to Trouts or our Online Store, a Trouts Signature Trucker Hat and Water Bottle and an assortment of Drake flyfishing...

FREE 2 Day Shipping!

By: Dec 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts would like to offer our customers FREE 2 Day shipping at our online store!  If you have been slacking on your holiday shopping this is a great opportunity to make sure you get your holiday gift delivered ON TIME.  Shopping at Trouts Fly Fishing’s online store is quick and easy.  When: Tuesday December 17th - Friday December 20th Details: Spend $50 or more and receive FREE 2 Day Shipping on all of your holiday purchases

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: Clyde

By: Dec 16, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The much anticipated Drake Holiday Gift Guide was just released.  Each year, this proves to be the pinnacle-shopping guide for the discerning fly angler.  Looking for that special gift to get that angler who already has everything?  How about Christmas Island?  Looking to wow your fellow anglers at the put-in or parking lot of your favorite creek or stream?  Ride in style to the river with Clyde (super bargain!).  You can read the entire Drake Holiday Gift Guide...

Special Holiday Store Hours

By: Dec 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing will be opening for Special Holiday Store Hours starting tomorrow, December 15.  Here's a list of our store hours through December 24: Sunday December 15, 11am - 5pm Monday December 16, 10am - 7pm Tuesday December 17, 10am - 7pm Wednesday December 18, 10am - 7pm Thursday December 19, 10am - 8pm Friday December 20, 10am - 8pm Saturday December 21, 9am - 6pm Sunday December 22, 9am - 6pm Monday December 23, 10am - 7pm Tuesday December 24, 10am - 4pm We will...

Save The Colorado River

By: Dec 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Back by popular demand.  Stop by the shop or online store and pick up a limited run "Save The Upper Colorado" T-shirt by fishpond and Trouts Fly Fishing - there are only 100 of these produced for the Denver WAYPOINTS show and $20 from each purchase is going directly to the help support the Defend the Upper Colorado River Coalition.

Kevin Cooke - Welcome Aboard!

By: Dec 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to welcome Kevin Cooke as the newest member of our team!  Kevin recently accepted our offer as our new E-Commerce Manager and his first day on the job was December 1st.  As our E-Commerce Manager, Kevin is responsible for the management of Trouts Fly Fishing Online Store and also online sales and fulfillment in multiple digital market places. 

Holiday Food Drive

By: Nov 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts on December 11th and help us kick off our week long food drive to benefit the Food Bank Of the Rockies.  All you need to do is drop off five cans of food between December 11th-18th and you will be put in the running to win a $500 SIMMS SHOPPING SPREE here in the shop or our online store.

Small Business Saturday: November 30th

By: Nov 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please visit Trouts Fly Fishing on Small Business Saturday, the day we all Shop Small and support small businesses around the country. If you register with AMEX between now and November 30th and register for a new credit card, you will be eligible for a $10 credit that you can use here at the shop.

Shop Hours November 28th-December 1st

By: Nov 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please note that Trouts Fly Fishing will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day but we will be operating with normal business hours for the remainder of the weekend.  Also, don’t forget that November 30th and Small Business Saturday.  Our weekend holiday hours are as follows: ·       Thursday Nov. 28th - CLOSED ·       Friday Nov. 29th - 10am to 7pm ·       Saturday November...

John Gierach Book Signing - November 14th

By: Nov 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd

Closing At 5:00pm November 8th

By: Nov 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing will be closing at 5pm on Friday November 8th.  We are hosting the WAYPOINTS Premiere at the Oriental Theater and we hope to see you over at the show.  The doors at the Oriental Theater will open at 7:00pm and the show will start at 8:00pm. Tickets are still available.  Also, you can check out some of the awesome raffle items we're giving away at the show's intermission!

What’s Hatching On Friday November 8th?

By: Nov 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts Fly Fishing and Hank Patterson – your guide for Denver Waypoints Premiere – this Friday night November 8th.    We still have GA tickets available but they will not last long.  You can purchase tickets here in the shop or at our online store.   Tickets are only $15 bucks and we’re going to have an outstanding intermission raffle with top notch gear from Costa Sunglasses, fishpond, Hatch Outdoors, Umpqua… not to mention a full day...

Under The Big Top Sale - October 26th

By: Oct 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
ONE DAY ONLY GEAR LIQUIDATION SALE - SAVE UP TO 70% UNDER THE BIG TOP. Trouts Fly Fishing is throwing our second annual Fall Customer Appreciation Day and this year we're going to have great fly fishing gear deals Under The Big Top - not to mention a grill, tasty brats, and our Yeti Cooler packed with ice and cold beverages.  This is a one day-only sale here at the shop on Saturday October 26th, 9am-5pm.  Select fly fishing gear and equipment will be marked 30%, 50%, and 70%...

Fall Fishbeer

By: Oct 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It is now time for your quarterly dose of… you guessed it… Fishbeer.  The always entertaining, sometimes vexing, and never disappointing Matt Dunn bestows upon us another rich and hypnotic yarn and some really cool photos.  Get ready to get your Zara Spook on and enjoy!

Good News For Colorado Rivers

By: Oct 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Denver Post just published this article about a few of the recent flood ravaged rivers in Colorado and included great input from experts at the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.  This looks like pretty positive news for the fly fishing community.  CLICK HERE for the full Denver Post article by Tom Boyd. 

Issues on the Fryingpan River?

By: Oct 01, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Aspen Daily News is reporting potential issues on the Fryingpan River near Basalt, CO and a multi-pronged assessment by the Roaring Fork Conservancy to better understand what is going on. The initial alarm was raised by fly fishing guides on the river.  “When the first reports started to trickle in about something unusual on the Fryingpan River, Sharon Clarke thought a few fishermen were simply having bad days on the river.  The hatches were occurring below the Ruedi...

Top Fly Fishing Dog On The Blog!

By: Sep 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The votes were counted… and then recounted.  Now, the results are in!

The Things They Carried: Denver South Platte Carp Slam

By: Sep 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With the Carp Slam just eight days away I decided to get out and after it one last time before the fly fishing moratorium kicked in.  In addition, I decided to share what I’ll be rolling with on Saturday morning for Carp Slam 7 on the South Platte River.  I’m of the opinion that “less is more” on the South Platte so I’ll be traveling light.  These are the things I’ll be carrying – so to speak.  I’ll start from the ground up.

New Fall Shop Hours

By: Sep 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We have new shop hours for the fall fly fishing season: Monday  10am - 6pm Tuesday  10am - 6pm Wed  10am - 6pm Thursday  10am - 7pm Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday  9am - 6pm Sunday  11am - 5pm

New Product Spotlight: Topo Designs

By: Aug 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you haven’t heard of Topo Designs yet, chances are… you will very soon.  These guys are local here in Denver, they have great ideas, and they use inspiration from their outdoor activities across the globe in their design and production of their bags, apparel and accessories.  Here’s a quick sound bite from the guys at Topo Designs...

Casting & Cocktails With Scott Fly Rods - September 5th

By: Aug 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts Fly Fishing and the Scott Fly Rod Company and cast the new line of Scott Fly Rods including the brand new Radian 905/4.  In addition to casting these rods that are designed and manufactured right here in Colorado, you’ll get to interact with subject matter experts who are knowledgeable about every design nuance that makes these high performance fly rods so unique. This FREE Casting Clinic will in Washington Park from 5:00-7:00pm on the Southeast corner of the park at the...

What’s up with those dogs on the blog?

By: Aug 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Q: What’s up with those Dogs on the Blog? A: We’ve decided to announce the big winner of our “Dog on the Blog” photo contest next week in the “1303” Newsletter which is being sent electronically on September 6th.  Want to be the first to see who wins big?  Just type your email into the upper right hand corner of the Trouts website.  In addition to finding out this year’s “Top Dog”, you’ll also get monthly fishing...

An Evening For the South Platte River

By: Aug 27, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Carp Slam 7 is sold out but there is still time to jump on the fund raising train to help support Denver’s local river and fishery.  If you want to support Denver Trout Unlimited, help rehabilitate Denver’s home water, and have a lot of fun doing both, stop in the shop today to purchase a ticket for “An Evening For the South Platte” (or purchase a ticket online).  This event is the Carp Slam after-party where you will get to listen to live music, check out...

Trouts Fly Fishing Is Hiring: Full Time Sales Associate

By: Aug 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is looking for a Full-Time Sales Associate to join our dynamic team of fly fishing subject matter experts. The Full-Time Sales Associate position at Trouts Fly Fishing requires a passion for the fly fishing lifestyle and an outgoing personality that takes initiative, has integrity and is committed to world class customer service.

Northern Pike In The Upper Colorado River?

By: Aug 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It looks like this story might have some teethe.  Read the entire fly fishing report and the danger this species represents to the Colorado River drainage by Scott Willoughby in the Denver Post. 

More Good News for the Arkansas River

By: Aug 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
(Photo: Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post) Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post has written about another great river conservation/rehabilitation success story here in Colorado.  Here’s a sound bite: “Perhaps the most remarkable thing about stream restoration is its immediacy. Take the pollution out of the river and fish can survive. Add some structure, dig out a few pools, shore up eroding banks, and the fish move into the improved habitat almost instantaneously. It...

Dog On the Blog!

By: Aug 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings The wait is finally over!  At Trouts Fly Fishing we have a blog… and here are the dogs! This year’s “Dog on the Blog” photo contest entries are absolutely outstanding. Have fun checking out our 28 entries (posted alphabetically).  Vote for your favorite dog on the blog between now and August 16th!  Shortly thereafter we’ll tally up all the votes and the...

The South Platte River Through a Guide’s Eye: Aug 22/24

By: Aug 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This intermediate fly fishing class is going to be great for anglers with varied levels of experience.  This is a two part series that is focused on giving you a better understanding of the South Platte River drainage, which will help you fish more effectively on your own.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Write A Trouts Fly Fishing Review

By: Aug 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Have you had a positive experience with Trouts Fly Fishing either in the shop, at a customer event, our blog, on the water or at our online store?  If so, hop on over to google or yelp to let the world know about your experience.  At Trouts, we’re always interested in hearing a customer’s story from the water or about their experience with our service, products, content, and educational curriculum.  Writing a review is a quick and easy way for you to support a local...

Evan Lichtenfels’ Open @ Lake Carol Anne - August 2nd

By: Jul 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Evan Lichtenfels' Open @ Lake Carol Anne - August 2nd Trouts Fly Fishing would like to invite all of our customers and friends to the Evan Lichtenfels' Open @ Lake Carol Anne this coming Friday August 2 at 5:00pm.  This event is a way to connect with fellow anglers and friends to raise funds and honor Evan Lichtenfels. The event at Lake Carol Anne will include: dinner, beer, appearances from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, fishing, silent auction, games, fish tales, fellowship...

Book Your Guided Fly Fishing Trip Today

By: Jul 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Guide Service would like to thank all of our customers who have booked guided trips with us over the past few weeks.  We're having a great time getting our clients on the water and into fish.  We are at capacity this weekend but have openings for both private and public water trips beginning Monday July 29th.  As the season continues to pick up, we recommend that if you have interest in taking a trip with us in August or September, please book your trip as early as...

Unique Employment Opportunity

By: Jul 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Our friends at the Wigwam Club - which is located on the South Platte River - have a really unique seasonal employment opportunity.

Denver Trout Unlimited: Member Meeting July 23rd

By: Jul 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Don’t forget to join Denver Trout Unlimited at the Skylark Lounge this Tuesday July 23rd for a member meeting and social gathering.  Topics will include updates on the South Platte River as well as a kick off of this year’s Carp Slam 7.  The July 23rd meeting will start at 7:30pm at the Skylark Lounge

Two Spots Left for the Piney River Hosted Trip - July 20th

By: Jul 15, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We currently have two open spots to fish a stretch of river that you most likely have never set eyes on.  Come and experience the Piney River with Trouts Fly Fishing and get a chance to fish one of the most scenic rivers in the West on Saturday July 20th.

What’s In This Box?

By: Jul 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We just received this special shipment today.  The first person who can guess what’s in this box is going to win a prize that we GUARANTEE your friends don’t have.  We’ll let this one run over the weekend and we’ll announce the winner on Monday morning.  Have at it!

Dog On the Blog II

By: Jul 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It is time for another doggy casting call – we want to see your fly fishing dog on our blog!  Then we’ll give our readers a chance to vote for their favorite photo - and the winning hound gets a super-pup-prize-pack including an Orvis FleeceLock Wrap Around Dog Bed and a Trouts Signature Trucker Hat!

Films On Tap - July 18th

By: Jul 01, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Come enjoy great beers, great company and great fly fishing films all at a fantastic local outdoor venue!  Costa Sunglasses is traveling the country setting up film nights in brew pubs, galleries and Trouts Fly Fishing has sponsored the Denver event.

We Have a Winner!

By: Jun 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Drum roll please... we have a winner for our fly fishing photo contest! 

Fly Fishing’s Best Movie - As Voted By You

By: Jun 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Drake Magazine is looking for your vote.  Make the jump to cast your vote for the Reader’s Choice Best Flyfishing Film of All Time Award. 

Winner!  The 303 Shootout

By: Jun 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to thank everyone who participated in the “303 Shootout” last night. We had one BIG winner.  Here's how it went down.

Ten Best Shops

By: Jun 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Find out why Denver’s Westword rated Trouts Fly Fishing one of the "10 Best Shops on 6th Avenue" and meet some of our neighbors:  “In these days of big-box stores, the shop-owner-as-expert paradigm is fading; it's as refreshing as a wade in a mountain stream to find a store that cares so much for its customers.”

the “303 Shootout” and Casting & Cocktails - June 20th

By: Jun 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Do you have the casting skillz to pay the billz?  Do you want a shot at winning a St. Croix Avid Fly Rod?  Registration is free - step right up and go toe-to-toe with the best casters in the Mile High City.  Queue the Fist Full of Dollars theme song.

Fly Fishing Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

By: Jun 11, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Hey Ladies!  Looking to get the fly fishing father in your life a gift he won't forget?  Here are two options.  Check out Trouts Top 10 Father's Day Pro Gear Guide.  Or... does the dad you have in mind have every piece of fly fishing equipment under the sun? Check out the fishing "gear" our pals over at SOL have for sale at there shop or online. SOL is a locally owned specialty shop right down the street from us so if you stop by Trouts for a gift it is an easy...

Something New is Coming to Trouts Fly Fishing

By: Jun 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I've owned Trouts Fly Fishing for over 8 years now.  It’s been an exciting run.  Highlights include the move to our vintage location on 6th and Marion, launching Trouts Guide Service in partnership with Freestone Outfitters, and of course bringing together the most knowledgeable and friendly staff in all the Front Range.  But something new is afoot, and I can honestly say that it has created more buzz within my shop walls than anything else. I've always kept...

Want to float but don’t have a boat?

By: Jun 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts is trying to help out a customer who is looking to sell a 50% share and ownership of a NRS E 136 raft and fishing frame. Make the jump to see how the raft and ownership opportunity is being advertised and also how to get in touch with the owner if you are interested.

Spring/Summer fishbeer

By: May 31, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It has been awhile since we have read a blog post from our good pal Matt Dunn.  Hold your breath no more… for behold, a new fishbeer has arrived at our e-doorstep.  If you like Matt Dunn’s work he will be a contributor in the new Pulp Fly Volume II which is due out in late June.  The Pulp Fly buzz is building...

Win a Redington Crosswater Outfit!

By: May 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Who out there is interested in hearing more about our in-shop events, online promotions, up-to-date fly fishing reports, guided fly fishing trips and education opportunities?  Who wants a shot at winning a Redington Crosswater 5 wt fly rod, reel, Rio Mainstream fly line, and travel case?  If you are interested in both sign up for the “Trouts Preferred Customer Mailing List” by responding to this two (2) question survey.

CASTING AND COCKTAILS!  May 23rd

By: May 20, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Do you want to get the feel of a fly rod for the first time and learn the basic mechanics of fly casting?  Interested in testing out a Scott A4 7 wt rod before heading out on the Denver South Platte River?  Do you want to learn how to double haul, increase your line speed and punch your casts through the wind for more accuracy?  Join us for our second edition of Casting & Cocktails.  WHEN: MAY 23RD WHERE: WASHINGTON PARK WHAT TIME AND HOW MUCH: 5-7 PM  - FREE...

Just Hit 20,000+!

By: May 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing just hit 20,000+ Likes on Facebook - and you now have a chance to save BIG on fly fishing gear and equipment!

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