Running From Runoff - a Spring Fishing Photo Essay

By: May 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Let's face it, runoff sucks.  Saddled in between two of my favorite fishing seasons (spring and summer), runoff is a dreaded time of year when my eagerness to fish is often trumped by Mother Nature.  So when it came time to plan a weekend fishing outing with some friends, my initial excitement was quickly thwarted by the reality of spiking river flows and excessive weekend moisture.  But my time out fishing is limited, so runoff or not I was going to find somewhere to wet...

Fly Fishing Report: Deckers May 19th

By: May 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With rivers blowing out with runoff across the state, tailwater fisheries with controlled flows are starting to get crowded.  Nonetheless, the South Platte River through Deckers is still fishing well and the water is clear.  With weather this weekend pushing into the mid seventies, with mostly sunny skies it is still a great time to get out on the water. Stream flows were at 93 CFS and the South Platte fished consistently with brown and rainbow trout keying in on egg patterns and San...

Learn How To Fly Fish This Week With Trouts

By: May 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you are interested in learning how to fly fish, Trouts has a sure-fire education curriculum this week that will get you enjoying the outdoors and into fish.  First, join us Thursday May 23rd from 5-7pm in Washington Park for our Casting & Cocktails event.  This is a FREE casting clinic where you will be able to try out a number of different premium fly rods and get casting tips from professional anglers.  This is a perfect primer to get you ready to get out on the...

Spotlight: Casting For Recovery 2013

By: May 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This past weekend Cody Hoeckelberg, Danny Frank and 12 other volunteers participated in Casting For Recovery.  Danny Frank writes the blog www.deltatroutforce.com and did an awesome write-up on the event and took some amazing photos.  Here is a sound bite: “Casting for Recovery is an organization that takes advantage of our planet’s natural healing powers by providing women in various stages of breast cancer with a weekend of relief and relaxation.  It is a...

CASTING AND COCKTAILS!  May 23rd

By: May 20, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Do you want to get the feel of a fly rod for the first time and learn the basic mechanics of fly casting?  Interested in testing out a Scott A4 7 wt rod before heading out on the Denver South Platte River?  Do you want to learn how to double haul, increase your line speed and punch your casts through the wind for more accuracy?  Join us for our second edition of Casting & Cocktails.  When: MAY 23RD Where: WASHINGTON PARK What Time: 5:00-7:00 PM  - FREE CLINIC...

Carp Month Continues!

By: May 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trout guru Reid Baker heeded the "Carp Month" call and went to the dark side like DARTH VADER. As the rivers start to blow out around here, carp fishing is a great alternative species to target with a fly rod. The fish in this photo ate a black Backstabber.  For an in depth overview of this carp fly, check out this gear review.  If you ever have questions on where to explore and look for carp or need some advice on your carp fly choices, stop in the shop or give us a call –...

Just Hit 20,000+!

By: May 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing just hit 20,000+ Likes on Facebook! We have all of our customers and followers to thank for it. By commenting on our posts, checking out our fishing reports, sending in photos for our contests, and sharing our stories with your friends we have one of the largest followings of any fly shop in the United States.  As a way to say thanks to our online followers and those who stop by the shop everyday, we’re now running the following promotion. 1) The first...

Road Trip: The Bighorn River

By: May 16, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Have you been thinking about taking a fly fishing road trip?  The Bighorn River in Montana is one to add to the list of potential front-runners if you don’t mind a big drive, big fish, and sharing some elbow room between the banks.  The Bighorn River was first discovered by Westerners and named in 1805 and runs approximately 461 miles from Wyoming into Montana.  It is a tributary of the Yellowstone River and takes its namesake from the Bighorn Sheep that roamed its’...