The Arkansas River: Gold Medal Fly Fishing

By: Feb 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
January was a really busy month for us here at Trouts.  Somehow, we forgot to share this article about the fly fishing prospects on the Arkansas River and the new Gold Medal water designation.  As always, Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post delivers a great piece talking about why this is important for the Arkansas as well as the State of Colorado.  Here is a sound bite: “After years of efforts to repair the impacts of mining pollution from the Leadville area near the...

YR Ranch Update – Only 21 Days Available

By: Jan 31, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The YR Ranch is an extremely unique property in the spring months.  If you have fished it before, you know what we’re talking about.  If you never have, you need to put the YR on your list for 2014.  Located on the renowned Lower Blue River just outside of Kremmling, The YR Ranch does not receive any stocking and produces many wild trophy fish each year.  The property fishes especially well early and late in the season, when some of the largest wild trout seen in...

Denver Trout Unlimited Member Meeting - Feb 4th

By: Jan 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you haven’t noticed, at Trouts Fly Fishing we spend a lot of time fishing and talking about the South Platte River.  The South Platte is our home water.  Very specifically, the Denver South Platte section is the closest fishery to the shop and is home to trout, carp, smallmouth bass and other species that can be chased on the fly. One organization that is trying to improve this fishery is the Denver chapter of Trout Unlimited.  For years, Denver Trout Unlimited has...

South Andros Island Bonefish Video

By: Jan 29, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Courtesy of Deneki Outdoors In preparation for our trip to the Andros South Lodge in the Bahamas in mid March, I’m in a constant state of research and preparation.  I haven’t been to South Andros Island in almost 10 years.  For many of our clients, this will be their first salt water fly fishing adventure – ever.  For me, there is always a sense of excitement as a trip nears.  We will be taking our clients out for a private casting clinic later in...

Surface Film 2014

By: Jan 28, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It was great to see the Denver Fly Fishing community representing in force this past weekend.  Now, you have another chance to do it again.  The Greenbacks are holding their 4th annual Surface Film event showcasing some of the nation’s best fishing photography from across the globe at the Anthology Fine Art Gallery on Thursday February 6th, 2014. If you have never been to Surface Film before, this is a ‘don’t-miss-winter-event’ held only here in the Mile High...

Denver Fly Fishing Film Tour Recap

By: Jan 27, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to thank everyone who attended the Fly Fishing Film Tour this past Saturday evening.  Together, in partnership with the Orvis Company, we were able to raise $1500+ for the Defend the Upper Colorado River Coalition with our two reel raffles.  A BIG thanks goes out to each and everyone of you who purchased a ticket and helped the cause!   The films were great this year and we had a blast.  If you live outside of Denver and the Tour comes around...

Fly Fishing Report: Winter South Platte Carp

By: Jan 24, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Kyle Wilkinson There is something to be said about starting out a new fishing season.  Out with the old – in with the new.  In my case, 2013 was a pretty terrible year for fly fishing for carp in the South Platte River.  My biggest problem: I didn’t get out enough.  A secondary issue, we had a lot of big and off color water last year that made sight fishing difficult.  Thirdly - and this is just a working theory at this point - the fish in the Denver...

Tying Colorado Classics: February 12th

By: Jan 23, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Learn the basics of tying classic Colorado fly patterns with our in-house signature fly tier David Luna.  Price: $50 p/person (inquire about special bundled offer for $150 that includes an Umpqua Feather Merchants Deluxe Fly Tying Kit containing vice and all the tools you need).  Call the shop today to reserve your spot in this beginner to intermediate tying class and get your fly tying started off right in 2014 - 303.733.1434.  There are only six (5) spots available for this...