Product Spotlight: The Smethurst Stone Bomb

By: Apr 11, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo by Nate Bronson Here’s what we have to say about the Smethurst Stone Bomb: “If you're looking for a dirty stonefly pattern, look no further than the Smethurst Stone Bomb.  Heavy, durable and realistic, this fly has it all.  Nymph is deep or behind a big bushy hopper, either way it's a fish catching machine. “Frank Smethurst is well known for his work in Running Down The Man, and Eastern Rises (two cult classic fly fishing films), and makes his...

Get your switch on – April 20th

By: Apr 10, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This fish was hooked and landed on our Featured Property - fishing report below We have only three seats left for our Switch Rod and Spey Casting Clinic being held on April 20th.  The class is only $275 and you will get a chance to get into big migratory rainbow trout that are moving from the Colorado River up into the Lower Blue River.  In addition to a great fly fishing opportunity, you’ll also get to learn the basics of two handed casting and the benefits of single hand...

Trouts Fly Of the Week Challenge

By: Apr 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Who’s that guy holding the brown trout and what fly did that fish just eat?  The first person that can come up with these two answers wins a Trout’s Signature T-Shirt.  If you’re looking for a clue, check out the new issue of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine – Spring 2013, pg. 6.  Or check out our flies online – conveniently organized by bug hatch.

How was fishing this weekend?

By: Apr 08, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Will Hollister stuck this cut in a tributary of the Colorado River We asked the question.  You sent the photos.  See for yourself what fly fishing in the springtime looks like in Colorado.  Steven Michels landed this cuttie in the South Platte drainage. Josh Wallis shows off an awesome fish – location: unknown. Chris Pepper is becoming a regular here on the Trouts page.  Chris hooked and landed this fish in the South Platte system.  Another...

Arkansas River Fly Fishing Report: April 6, 2013

By: Apr 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
 The Ark is known for brown and rainbow trout – and that is what we were after.  Make the jump for the entire report. 

The Permit Monkey

By: Apr 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
For me, the feeling lasted for all of about twelve and a half minutes.  Give or take.

SIMMS ONLINE EVENT - WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 11AM

By: Apr 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This will be like "Ask A Gearhead" on steroids with a live question-and-answer period and cool product give-aways.

Back By Popular Demand: Casting and Cocktails!

By: Apr 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here’s what we bring - a quiver of Sage ONEs, Scott A4s, a couple switch rods, and a massive Yeti cooler filled with ice. Here’s what you bring - a desire to learn how to fly cast or improve your current casting skills... and BYO canned B (be aware, Park regulations state beer needs to be 3.2%). Here’s where/when we bring it: April 25th 5:00-7:00pm on the South East Corner of Washington Park (Louisiana and Gilpin). -       Do you want to get...