Fly Fishing For Carp In the Denver South Platte River - Part II

By: May 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Carp 101 - Common Carp In the first part of this series, we talked about the Denver South Platte River as a carp fishery as well as the fly fishing gear you’ll need to get started on the water.  In this installment, we’ll cover the basics of carp physiology to help you understand what makes them tick.  In our final piece, we’ll talk more about carp behavior and how to make effective fly presentations to carp in a river environment. Scientific Name:Cyprinus carpio...


By: May 08, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Around town and on the South Platte River, Barry Reynolds known simply as "the Godfather."   At Trouts Guide Service, Barry is our go-to guy for carp trips and other "cool water" adventures.    He's been fishing for carp on the fly longer than anyone else than we can remember.  Barry has guided the annual Carp Slam event every year since its inception and quite literally wrote the book on carp fishing.    We had a chance to sit down with Barry to talk...

Help Protect Our Rivers

By: May 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you fly fish in Colorado pay attention to this: with strong bipartisan support, the Colorado General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 224 to create the Protect Our Rivers license plate. The plate will be available to all CO residents through a tax-deductible contribution of $25 to Colorado Trout Unlimited and 100% of the funds will be used locally to protect, conserve and restore Colorado rivers. Here’s what you can do if you support this effort and Colorado TU: sign the CTU...

Gear Review: Sage ONE Switch Rod

By: May 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Review of the Sage ONE 5116-4 and 6116-4

Fly Fishing Report: May 3rd

By: May 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Last week brought a mixed bag of weather to the Front Range of Colorado.  We fished in blizzard conditions in the South Platte Drainage on Wednesday May 1st but by Friday May 3rd the weather near Deckers was back in the 50s and the sun was out. You have to love spring fly fishing conditions in Colorado.  Our clients Mike and Jerrod were able to get into fish right out of the gate.  The water was clear and running just over 130 CFS – the fish were keying in on egg...

A Night with Kirk Deeter - May 16

By: May 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
A Night with Kirk Deeter – Author/fishy dude                                    1 night only - $0/person May 16, 2013 6-7pm Come join Kirk Deeter on the second floor of the shop for an intimate evening where the author of Fly Fishing For Carp will give you a sneak preview into his new book as well as give you...

Fly Fishing For Carp In the Denver South Platte River - Part I

By: May 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing for carp across the United States quickly turned from a grass roots underground movement to a full fledged trend with staying power seemingly overnight.  One of the fisheries that helped make this happen is located right here in the Mile High City.  The Denver South Platte is one of the most prolific fisheries when it comes to sight fishing to carp.  Fly fishing for carp on Denver South Platte has been featured in the Denver Post, Fifty More Places to Fly Fish...

Spring Fishing Report: The Roaring Fork River Valley

By: May 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We were able to spend four days in mid April fishing in different areas of the Roaring Fork River Valley.  For two days, we floated the lower Roaring Fork between the town of Basalt and the Colorado River.  We also had the chance to walk/wade the Fork above Basalt and had a great time fishing the lower section of Fryingpan River. When the wind wasn’t blowing our boat back up the river on the Roaring Fork, we had an awesome time trying to make accurate BWO presentations to...