Sage ONE 990-4 Fly Rod

By: Jul 29, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
On a recent trip to Bolivia to chase Golden Dorado, I was fortunate enough to travel with our local Sage representative, who just so happened to have a prototype of the new Sage ONE in a 9' 9wt.  On our second day of fishing, I was given the rod to take out and put through the ringer. 

Gear Review: Rio Trout LT WF3F Fly Line

By: Jul 20, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Having been a fan of Rio's fly lines for many years, the Rio Gold and Rio Grand fly lines are fantastic.  Upon inspection of "line profile" I decided this is what I needed, a long body and front taper, wrapped around a extremely supple core.  I thought to myself that this thing should place a #16 Royal Stimulator into a 6" wide feeding lane with pinpoint accuracy, which it does...perfectly.

Gear Review: Waterworks Ketchum Release

By: Jul 07, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Gone are the days when that fish slips through your hands as your go to unhook it, only to speed off in an attempt to give you a "taste of your own medicine"...in the form of digging your dropper into your hand!  We've all been there...painful.

Gear Review: Amy’s Ant

By: Jul 07, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This is one of the most effective patterns we have fished with here in Colorado.  Rainbows, browns, cutthroat and brookies all want to eat this fly.

Gear Review: Cliff Outdoors Days Worth Fly Box

By: Jul 06, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I personally use my Day's Worth as a midge box, opting to keep all my tiny nymphs on the magnetic pad and my small midge dries on the foam strips. 

Gear Review: Palsa Pinch On Floats Strike Indicator

By: Jul 06, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I was first introduced to the Palsa Pinch On Floats strike indicators while fishing the Yampa River tailwaters below Stagecoach State Park.  This was probably 10 or more years ago, a time when the yarn poly-vee was as good as it got...at least, so I thought!  While sight fishing a decent run, holding a few wily rainbows, I noticed that whenever my massive "ball of yarn" came over them that they would move to the side.  Once my rig had drifted through, yep you guessed it,...

Gear Review: Nomad Guide Landing Net

By: Jun 28, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I will say I am impressed with Nomad's Long handle "Guide" net after using it on several outings and landing multiple species of fish. This net is made of a carbon-fiber graphite composite which makes the net very lightweight, yet durable and will tuck down the side of your pack and be relatively out-of the way of your legs.   (For my height I need four inches lopped off the bottom of the handle.) A huge upside to this net is the fact that it floats on the surface of the...