Wading Saltwater Flats 101

By: Dec 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Sometimes the best lessons are the ones that sting the most. Last year I was walking a flat with Captain Mike Hennessey just off the coast of Oahu.  We weren't far from Waiki Ki Beach.  This section of Hawaii has fairly extreme tidal shifts - when the water recedes the flats are barren and dry out in the sun.  A few hours later... water three or four feet deep submerge the flats.  It happens fast.  The game plan was to find bonefish on the tidal rise.  You...

Your Year In Photos: Photography Contest

By: Dec 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We’ve had great customer photography sent to us in 2013. You've been fishing hard and we’re having fun living vicariously through your adventures. As 2013 comes to a close, we've teamed with The Drake and drakemag.com to run our year end photo extravaganza. What’s up for grabs? 1) A one-year subscription to The Drake Magazine. 2) A $100 gift certificate to Trouts or our Online Store. 3) A Trouts Signature Trucker Hat and Water Bottle. 4) An...

Kevin Cooke - Welcome Aboard!

By: Dec 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to welcome Kevin Cooke as the newest member of our team!  Kevin recently accepted our offer as our new E-Commerce Manager and his first day on the job was December 1st.  As our E-Commerce Manager, Kevin is responsible for the management of Trouts Fly Fishing Online Store and also online sales and fulfillment in multiple digital market places. 

Trouts Spotlight: The Holiday Gift Certificate

By: Dec 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA: KEEP IT FAST AND EASY Check Out A Trouts Gift Certificate - Online Do you want to give the gift of fly fishing?  Finding the perfect holiday gift for the angler who already has everything isn't always an easy. Whether it's a holiday gift, birthday present, employee recognition gift, or a simple gesture of appreciation, a Trouts Gift Certificate will cover all the bases.  You can purchase a gift card online and it can be redeemed here in the...

Trouts Spotlight: Finn Utility

By: Dec 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is constantly on the look out for new and innovative products when it comes to fly fishing gear.  We usually find those products originating out West and close to home.  In the case of Finn Utility, this proved not to be the case.  We gave Ryan McDonald, Founder and Chief Designer at Finn Utility, a call and decided to meet up this summer in Las Vegas at the International Fly Tackle Dealer.  It was Finn's first big fly fishing show.  We...

Winter Fly Fishing Report: The Arkansas River

By: Dec 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
"Thanks for inviting me out today gents, I'm pumped to fish some new water," I said as we began pulling piles of gear out of the car not far from the banks of the Arkansas River.  Working in a shop, I get a lot of invitations to fish from clients but I rarely get to take people up on their offers.  When I received the email from a couple of guys I had met at a Denver Trout Unlimited member meeting a few years ago, I decided to make it happen. With the weather in the...

Planning A Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip

By: Nov 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I am a MUCH better person to be around when I have a saltwater trip on the books.  For me, half of the fun about a trip to new and exotic fly fishing locations is the preparation, research and planning that goes into a trip.  Like a brown trout who can feel the winter approaching with the changing of the Aspens, the fall for me means that it is time to get a trip on the calendar.  Last year around this time I was...

Holiday Food Drive

By: Nov 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts on December 11th and help us kick off our week long food drive to benefit the Food Bank Of the Rockies.  All you need to do is drop off five cans of food between December 11th-18th and you will be put in the running to win a $500 SIMMS SHOPPING SPREE here in the shop or our online store.