If you have been following Trouts Fly Fishing or visited us here at the shop, you know that most of us here are unabashed carp junkies. Here is a quick list of things you should know about carp and the Denver South Platte River if you decide to take on this challenging species on the fly.
Trouts would like to thank all of our customers and students who have signed up for our Education Programs this month. Next week’s “Learn The Basics” class is SOLD OUT and we have one new opening in our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School being held on May 31st (this class was previously sold out but we had a student cancellation). Here are a few other classes and trips to be aware of that are filling up fast...
Here is another interesting article by Scott Willoughby of the Denver Post about the challenges and rewards of fishing lakes and reservoirs here in Colorado.
Flows are currently rising on bear creek with current flows above 115. When I started fishing the creek on Sunday the water was at 100 cfs around 3:00 PM and slowly dropped to 94 cfs as I was leaving around 7:00 PM. Water clarity was a little murky when I first started but appeared to improve as the afternoon continued. For the latest bear creek flows: click here
Andrew P, a shop client, shows off his first ever fly caught carp from the Denver South Platte River in May People ask me all the time: “What is a good time to fish the South Platte River in Denver for carp?” My first answer: “It depends a lot on the flows.” On a recent scouting mission to upper section of the South Platte River – closer to Chatfield Reservoir – the water was low and clear.
At Trouts Fly Fishing, we’re always working with customers to help them make the best decisions when it comes to choosing the right fly line. We always want to find out what equipment you are pairing a fly line with, what your casting experience has been to date, and what you are trying to accomplish on the water. We wanted to share this quick video with from Rio Products because it breaks down many of the different fishing situations anglers will come across and...
The fishing on the main stem of the South Platte River continues to be excellent with flows right in line with historic averages. On one of our recent guide trips we started fairly early and we were on the water before 8:00am. The water was clear and the Stream Flow was at 288 CFS. We had clear skies and the river was pleasantly un-crowded. We began fishing just downstream of Deckers and found a few feeding rainbows right out of the gate.
A few months back, I recall turning to a coworker after picking up the fishpond Westwater Sling pack and saying, “This is the sling pack that I want!”