Gear Review COSTA 580 Technology

By: Dec 29, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
COSTA 580 Technology Review - By Cody Hoeckelberg "I have been wearing the Caballito frames with Green Mirror Lenses for about a year, and they are worth their weight in gold especially when you are sight casting to feeding fish." - Cody Hoeckelberg

Best Flies for Winter

By: Dec 05, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing makes the dead of winter come alive Winter offers solitude and beauty, and with the right flies even a cold fish will summon up the personality of a fighter Here at Trout’s Fly Fishing we are all experienced in the finer points of the world’s finest sport, fly-fishing, but like everyone else we prefer a beautiful stream in mid-summer to a freezing pool of water. There’s a reason they call it the “dead” of winter. On the other hand, and again like...

Choosing the right eyewear

By: Dec 02, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trout’s Fly Fishing now an authorized distributor of Costa Del Mar sunglasses Created by fishermen for the sport’s enthusiasts, Costas sunglasses have it all: Cool, protection, correction, and fish spotting prowess The avid fly fisher has all of the requisite gear: fly rods and reels, leaders, tippets, waders, nets, fishing vests and outerwear, flies, and more. But there’s no doubt among the sport’s aficionados: no way they venture anywhere near a trout stream without a...

Basic Fly Fishing Knots

By: Oct 25, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing knots tie reel to line, line to lure and fearless anglers to their favorite activity Landing the prized fish requires a basic understanding of tying together all of the intricate pieces of fly equipment It is said, on something like a Promethean scale, that the weakest part of a fly angler’s arsenal of mental attributes and earthly equipment are the knots that tie it all together. Knots, of course, are the physical attachments that bind reel to line and line to lure, but they...

What’s in a Wader (besides an angler)?

By: Oct 10, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing waders have come a long way. Here’s what to look for... Presumably even the Roman fly angler had waders to keep their sandals dry, but today’s wader technology meets and weather and water conditions, and even helps the environment. When most people think of fly fishing, the images that first come to mind are rod and reel, the flies themselves, and of course the fish. But any true angler knows that to get far out on the stream takes a great pair of waders. After all,...

Loading fly fishing line and backing

By: Oct 06, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The basics of loading fly fishing line and backing: it's all in the knots Many fly fishing shops and outfitters provide expert fly line and backing loading so the angler will be ready to hit the stream – and the big fish – with the confidence that the line will enhance the experience. However, many fly fishing aficionados used to the nuances of the sport and their own personal preferences – like those who have taken to tying their own custom flies – like learning...

Gear Review: Korkers Chrome Boot

By: Sep 23, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Chrome boot is constructed of whitewater rafting material, which is very lightweight and very water resistant. The Toe cap on the boot is made out of a strong rubber composite that adds protection without unnecessary extra weight.