Gear Review:  Hatch Tempest Pliers

By: Feb 07, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trout's good friend Kirk Deeter (editor-at-large for Field & Stream, editor at Angling Trade, and regular contributor at MidCurrent.com) just wrote up a great review of the Hatch Tempest Pliers.  We have always known Kirk to be a truthful and trusted source for information and advice, so we feel certain his review has little to do with all the free product Hatch is throwing his way having him test. "I have fished the Hatch pliers in South America for dorado, throughout the...

Save The Tarpon, Help Stop the Professional Tarpon Tour Series

By: Feb 06, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please watch the following video, and read below to learn more about you scan help... I rarely like to use our blog as a soap box, but occasionally there comes a cause where I just cannot help myself.  First let me start off by saying that I am an angler and avid sportsmen.  I fish, hunt and do anything and everything I can outdoors.  I am not an elitist fly fisherman.  I have been known to throw a spin and bait cast rod, and have had a great time doing so.  I also...

Gear Review:  Fishpond Nimbus Pack

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When Fishpond sends Michael Gracie, Trout's IT Guru and master blogger, a free Fishpond Nimbus Guide Pack, what's an owner to do other than say "fish it, and be kind".  Well he did, and he was: "Despite the size, the pack remains featherweight. Add extra beefy nylon zippers (salt friendly), a slot between the lumbar support and the pack for your net handle, and a thick, single carry strap up top which is perfect for grabbing and then slinging all your gear straight into the...

ROAR Attempts to Block the Controversial “Over The River” Project

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
from The Denver Post DENVER—Opponents of the artist Christo's plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that federal officials violated environmental laws in deciding last year to approve his Over the River project. A group of University of Denver law students filed suit in federal court on behalf of Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, just as Christo and his team were making their case before Fremont County...

Preparing, and packing, for guided fishing trips

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Professionally guided fly fishing trips offer the novice and the experienced angler alike an opportunity to take fly fishing to a whole new level, but you have to be prepared. A fly fishing trip with a professional guide is often cited by novice and experienced anglers alike as among the most memorable experiences of their lives. To help ensure that the memory is a lasting and favorable one, Trout’s Fly Fishing of Denver has asked some veterans for ideas on what to pack to be fully...

Gear Review COSTA 580 Technology

By: Dec 29, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
COSTA 580 Technology Review - By Cody Hoeckelberg "I have been wearing the Caballito frames with Green Mirror Lenses for about a year, and they are worth their weight in gold especially when you are sight casting to feeding fish." - Cody Hoeckelberg

Best Flies for Winter

By: Dec 05, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing makes the dead of winter come alive Winter offers solitude and beauty, and with the right flies even a cold fish will summon up the personality of a fighter Here at Trout’s Fly Fishing we are all experienced in the finer points of the world’s finest sport, fly-fishing, but like everyone else we prefer a beautiful stream in mid-summer to a freezing pool of water. There’s a reason they call it the “dead” of winter. On the other hand, and again like...