20,000+ Likes Gear Promotion!

By: Apr 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?  Naaaah.... Trouts Fly Fishing is fast approaching 20,000+ Likes on Facebook.  As a way to say thanks to our online followers and those who stop by the shop everyday, we're going to run the following promotion as soon as we hit 20,000 Facebook Likes...

Learn The Basics of Fly Fishing - May 2nd

By: Apr 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Learn The Basics of Fly Fishing When: May 2nd, 6:00pm-7:00pm Where: Here at the shop (1303 East Sixth Avenue - 3rd floor) Instructor: Cody Hoeckelberg Cost: $25 (But... receive a $25 Trouts Gift Card that can be used in the store or for additional classes, guided trips, etc) Are you interested in learning the basics of fly fishing so you can enjoy the sport this spring, summer, fall and for years to come?  The goal of this class is to instill a basic understanding of fly fishing...

Switch and Spey Casting Clinic: Trip Report

By: Apr 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Guide Service just wrapped up our Switch Rod & Spey Casting Clinic on the Lower Blue River. The weather was overcast and cool with sporadic snow showers early in the morning.  The students started the day working on sustained two handed casts with upstream and downstream anchors.  We worked on casting from both sides of the river for about two hours until each student had their basic two handed casts dialed in. Two-handed rods were first introduced to North America and...

Chris Santella: Why I Fish

By: Apr 24, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Chris Santella has authored another fly fishing book titled "Why I fish."  If you are not familiar with Santella’s work, he authored two editions of "Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die" and he also is a regular contributor at the New York Times.  In addition to this, when he goes steelheading he apparently wears a Trouts Signature Trucker Hat for good luck. We don’t have his new book in the shop yet but this excerpt and guest blog post makes us want to hunt a copy...

How Was Fishing This Weekend? – Photo Contest Edition

By: Apr 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Time to Vote for your favorite photo! Spring time fly fishing here in the Rocky Mountain West is officially gang busters.  We fished the Roaring Fork River and the Frypan River and had a blast (look for a detailed fishing report from the ‘Fork and the ‘Pan later this week).  In the meantime, here are the entries from this weekend’s photo contest.  Now, it is up to you to vote for your favorite.  Whatever photo has the most votes by Tuesday night will win...

Get Involved With the Denver South Platte!

By: Apr 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
There are two great opportunities for Denver fly anglers this week.  The first is Denver Trout Unlimited’s member meeting that is being held tomorrow (April 23) at 6:00pm at the REI Flagship Store.  The key note speaker will be the always insightful and entertaining Kirk Deeter.  Details below: April DTU Meeting     Kirk Deeter - On Carp, recent travels, destination fishing, and exotic species.  When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013        ...

condolences

By: Apr 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to offer our condolences to the families and friends of the five outdoor enthusiasts and industry professionals who were killed this weekend in the avalanche on Loveland Pass.  From the Denver Post: “The five men killed Saturday in Colorado's deadliest avalanche in 50 years were participants in a backcountry snowboarder event called the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Bash.  They were representatives and founders of snow-sport companies,...

Weekend Fly Fishing Photo Contest

By: Apr 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We’ve had some great customer photography sent to us over the past several weeks.  Our customers are fishing hard and we’re having fun hearing about all of your adventures.     This weekend we want to see what you are up to.  Send your best fly fishing photo taken on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to will@troutsflyfishing.  We’ll put a blog post up on Monday with the best-of-the-best and then let you vote for your favorite image.   The...