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’...

Arkansas River Fly Fishing Report - Colorado Springs Gazette

By: May 15, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you enjoy fly fishing on the Arkansas River you might want to check out this article from the Colorado Springs Gazette.  Paul Klee has found some interesting data and makes some great observations based on a recent trip to this classic Colorado fishery.  Here are a few sound bites:  "The knock against the Arkansas, if there was one, was the lack of large trout.  That’s changing.  Studies indicate the population of brown trout longer than 14 inches experienced...

Fly Fishing Report: Cheesman Canyon May 12

By: May 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Reid Baker Reid Baker, our Guide Manager, spent his day off scouting and fishing the section of the South Platte River that flows through Cheesman Canyon.  He provided the following report for the Trouts contingent: The stream flow coming out of Cheesman Reservoir was right around 48 CFS and the water clarity was very, very clear.  The weather was great – sunny, warm, and the high for the day was 78 degrees – it really felt like summer time fishing in the Canyon...

Spotlight: Carp on the Fly

By: May 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Carp on the Fly If you have been in the fly fishing carp game – or idly standing on the banks or sidelines watching from afar – the name John Montana should ring a bell.  John writes the blog Carp on the Fly and has shared his trials, tribulations, touchdowns and defeats fishing for carp on the fly since at least 2006.  Here is a sound bite just to put you in the zone: “I used to be a respectable I fly fish for carp.” - John Montana If...

Deckers Fly Fishing Report in Black and White

By: May 10, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We fished the Gold Medal water section of the South Platte River on Wednesday May 8th.  The weather was dynamic – we had periods of sun, sporadic cloud cover, thunder showers, followed by a steady drizzle of rain – AKA – great spring fishing conditions.  The stream flow near Trumbull was right around 130 CFS.  For the month of May, the water has been bumping back and forth between ~89 CFS and ~130 and the river has been fishing great.  We started the... - National Guide Service Directory

By: May 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Interested in finding a guide service that specializes in targeting carp on the fly?  Check out  We know that a lot of our readers and followers live outside of Colorado.  This site has one of the only comprehensive carp-on-the-fly guide service directories for the United States that we know about - and a ton of other great related content.  Good stuff for all of you aspiring carp junkies.