We’ve been working with quite a few clients who are going to be traveling to salt water destinations. One natural element that anglers are often times challenged by – both here in Colorado in ocean fisheries – is wind. Here is a quick video created by the Orvis Company that gives a few solid tips on how to both overcome windy conditions, but also how to use the wind to your advantage.
With March nearly half way over, it's time to start looking forward to spring and summer, and the amazing fishing options these times of year have to offer. The winter of 2013/2014 has been tremendous, with ample snowfall across the state. While winter is certainly not over, it is fair to say that we are looking at a very healthy snowpack leading into our spring and summer fishing seasons. Currently we are at a Statewide Snowpack of 116% of the historical average, well...
Trouts Fly Fishing is always on the hunt for the best new fly fishing gear that gives our clients an edge on fly fishing. Earlier this year we came across the Bozeman Reel Company headquartered out of Bozeman, Montana. When we talk about reels, most often we focus on reliability, durability and performance. We’re happy to announce we are the first shop in Colorado to carry Bozeman Reels and become a dealer.
With our hosted trip to the Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas just a few short days away, most of our planning and preparation is behind us. We’re now in “pack it up” mode. Between rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippets, and flies – organization and planning can go a long way.
Our good pals over at Field and Stream’s Fly Talk are always sharing quick and easy to understand fly fishing tips. This one, about setting your hook downstream vs upstream, will help you avoid pulling your fly from a fish’s mouth and missing that connection.
Stop into Trouts Fly Fishing for your new 2014/2015 Colorado Fishing License. Don't forget: your 2013/2014 License Expires on March 31st, 2014. We can renew your existing Colorado Fishing license beginning tomorrow, March 12, very quickly here at the shop. Or, we can process a new fishing license if you have never purchased one before.
It looks like we’re officially off to a good start here in Central Colorado from a snow level perspective. “The Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says as of March 1, Colorado snow levels are 16 percent above normal. The state should be in good shape even if the next few weeks do not bring as much snow as usual.” – Mike Lamp, Colorado Public Radio
If you've never connected with Trouts Fly Fishing, here is what it looks and feels like. Last fall, Trouts Fly Fishing and Guide Service headed out to the YR Ranch and spent a few days camping and fishing on the river - throwing both single and double handed rods. We had all kinds of weather and fishing conditions thrown at us. This quick video gives you a chance to experience what we saw on the water in high definition.