Airflo Ridge Clear Tropical Fly Line Review | by Louis Cahill

By: Mar 23, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
There hasn't been a lot of new and inovative products to come about in the fly line category since the debut of the Sharkskin Fly Line by Scientific Angler a few years back.  Ultimately, there is only so much you can do to change the taper, color or make-up of a fly line to make the fly fishing industry go "WOW".  This is particularly true in that no many new fly lines actually aid the angler in catching fish.  All of this changed in 2012 with the debut of the Airflo Ridge...

Time to Leave Spawning Trout Alone | from The Wading Room

By: Mar 23, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It's spring, which means our rainbow trout friends are entering their annual spawn, so it's time for us to remind you all of our ethical obligation as anglers when it comes to fishing for spawing trout... DO NOT DO IT!  I know, I know, you really want that bad ass photo of you with a big trout, and what does it really hurt to grab that fish off their red for a quick picture.  Well let me put it to you this way, would you want me to come by your house, and rip you out of bed...

Fresh Off The Press, The Drake Magazine - Spring 2012

By: Mar 14, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
  GET SOME!!!

Guest Post on the Current Conditions at Waterton Canyon

By: Mar 08, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The current situation up in Waterton Canyon has been a hot topic this week.  After our post yesterday on the current conditions up in Waterton Canyon, we were contacted by Randy Hampton, Statewide Public Information Officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as he wanted to fill us all in on what his agency is doing to address the concerns of the angling public.  As such, we have decided to give Randy the floor here so to speak, and fill all of us in on what is going on up in Waterton...

Waterton Canyon Update

By: Mar 07, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
On March 1,  Waterton Canyon opened to the public for the first time since July 2010 (click here to learn more about the reasoning behind this closure).  While this was a highly anticipated event for the Denver angling community, high expectations of epic fishing were quickly deminished to tales of no fish, poor conditions and speculation that Waterton Canyon was now void of aquatic life.  By Monday morning, we were fielding numerous phone calls and emails in the shop from...

Fly fishing the ocean surf offers challenges and waves of adventure

By: Mar 06, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here in Colorado we have a ton of fly fishing enthusiasts, and each and every one of them has a favorite stream or spot on the river that provides both the serenity and thought of fly fishing, as well as the thrill of a good catch. But that’s most often on a stream with the current heading in one direction, or on a plains or mountain lake where the only real waves are made by pesky motor boat operators. For surf fishing, you have to travel to the ocean – the Northeast, the Southeast...

Redfish Rookie

By: Mar 05, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When I was told that I was going to be coming along to the Annual Trouts Redfish retreat to Port Sulphur, Louisiana, I was in complete disbelief and as excited as a giddy schoolgirl! For weeks prior to our trip I watched every Redfishing video I could find, and studied proper flats boat etiquette to try and prepare myself for what would be an “epic fishing trip!” After many sleepless nights and days spent daydreaming of Bull Reds, the time had come to head to NOLA. I had bought...

Waterton Canyon is OPEN

By: Mar 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At long last, Denver Water has re-opened the Waterton Canyon section of the South Platte River.  Having been closed for nearly a year, this will undoubtedly be a highly sought after fishing location for the coming month(s).  There will be another 3-4 week closure in the spring to allow the contract to remove the 75 ton dredger from the reservoir, but this is on hold until the ice on Strontia Springs Reservoir has fully melted.  In the mean time, head on out and enjoy some great...