Roaring Fork River Fly Fishing Report: April 16th

By: Apr 16, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
AKA: The Calm Before the Storm.

How Was Fishing This Weekend? – April 15th Edition

By: Apr 15, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We asked for the question… again.  Our customers delivered the goods.  Here is what we found in Monday’s mailbag: 1) Deanna Dozsak had this to say about fishing on the South Platte River:“Great fishing!!! Here are some of our pictures. We enjoyed every minute of the great outdoors of Colorado. Beautiful day of beautiful trout fishing!” 2) Andy McKinley from our pals down at Duranglers hooked and landed this rainbow on the Animas River. 3) Looks...

You Remember Tim Romano?

By: Apr 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Tim Romano Tim Romano just got back from a fly fishing tarpon mission in the Florida Keys and Miami – to call his fishing report and slide show epic… is an understatement.  Here’s a taste: “My trip to Key West last week was a nutty one: two rods broken, three falls by one guy off the bow, a destroyed rental car, night fishing for tarpon, and a few new species in the bag.”   Photo: Tim Romano Tim Romano was in the shop last month and gave a...

Arkansas River Fly Fishing Report: April 12, 2013

By: Apr 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Based on the Arkansas River report from April 6th, a return trip was required.  This time we decided to try a new section of the river and fished the lower Ark between Cañon City and Cotopaxi.  The weather was about the same – chilly with moderate and sporadic wind.  The water was a bit off color so we decided to get the morning started by nymphing – we threw stonefly nymphs including the Stone Bomb, San Juan Worms, and mercury RS2s… and then the hatch...

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...