Spring Options - Talk To Big Small-E

By: May 24, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Are you trying to figure out fly fishing options for this weekend as we approach spring run off in Colorado?  Here are a few ideas and resources to think about: 1)   Think tailwaters – right now the dam fed rivers are going to be the best bet for clear water and consistent flows.  The increasing temperatures that are predicted for this weekend are going to make freestone rivers more dynamic and unpredictable.  Freestone rivers, which are not dam controlled, will...

Trouts APB: Be On the Lookout For This Fly Fishing Gear

By: May 24, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts APB: Be On the Lookout For this Fly Fishing Gear Trout’s Contingent: one of our good friends and customer here at the shop just had his car broken into.  The following list of fly fishing gear was stolen.  We ask if that if you come across any of this equipment for sale (online, in a pawn shop, etc) please give our pal a call at 303.918.4190. To whoever stole this gear: you suck.  May you have terrible fishing karma for the rest of your miserable life.  If...

Win A Free On Stream Beginner Fly Fishing Class!  Tonight!

By: May 23, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Who wants to win a FREE On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing Class? Here's how: show up TONIGHT (5/23) for our Casting & Cocktails event in Washington Park, drop your name in the hat, and you will be entered to win a trip this Saturday to a private ranch on the North Fork of the South Platte River. You must be present to win and you must confirm your availability for the trip on Saturday May 25th. Get-in-it-to- win-it! See you tonight at Washington Park 5pm-7pm. For more on both events CLICK...

Running From Runoff - a Spring Fishing Photo Essay

By: May 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Let's face it, runoff sucks.  Saddled in between two of my favorite fishing seasons (spring and summer), runoff is a dreaded time of year when my eagerness to fish is often trumped by Mother Nature.  So when it came time to plan a weekend fishing outing with some friends, my initial excitement was quickly thwarted by the reality of spiking river flows and excessive weekend moisture.  But my time out fishing is limited, so runoff or not I was going to find somewhere to wet...

Fly Fishing Report: Deckers May 19th

By: May 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With rivers blowing out with runoff across the state, tailwater fisheries with controlled flows are starting to get crowded.  Nonetheless, the South Platte River through Deckers is still fishing well and the water is clear.  With weather this weekend pushing into the mid seventies, with mostly sunny skies it is still a great time to get out on the water. Stream flows were at 93 CFS and the South Platte fished consistently with brown and rainbow trout keying in on egg patterns and San...

Learn How To Fly Fish This Week With Trouts

By: May 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you are interested in learning how to fly fish, Trouts has a sure-fire education curriculum this week that will get you enjoying the outdoors and into fish.  First, join us Thursday May 23rd from 5-7pm in Washington Park for our Casting & Cocktails event.  This is a FREE casting clinic where you will be able to try out a number of different premium fly rods and get casting tips from professional anglers.  This is a perfect primer to get you ready to get out on the...

Spotlight: Casting For Recovery 2013

By: May 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This past weekend Cody Hoeckelberg, Danny Frank and 12 other volunteers participated in Casting For Recovery.  Danny Frank writes the blog www.deltatroutforce.com and did an awesome write-up on the event and took some amazing photos.  Here is a sound bite: “Casting for Recovery is an organization that takes advantage of our planet’s natural healing powers by providing women in various stages of breast cancer with a weekend of relief and relaxation.  It is a...

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: 5:00-7:00 PM  - FREE CLINIC...