the “303 Shootout” and Casting & Cocktails - June 20th

By: Jun 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Do you have the casting skillz to pay the billz?  Do you want a shot at winning a St. Croix Avid Fly Rod?  Registration is free - step right up and go toe-to-toe with the best casters in the Mile High City.  Queue the Fist Full of Dollars theme song.

Hosted Float Trip on the Eagle River - UPDATE

By: Jun 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Just received this update on our Hosted Fly Fishing Float Trip on the Eagle River from our pals up at Vail Valley Anglers.

Fly Fishing Gift Ideas For Father’s Day

By: Jun 11, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Hey Ladies!  Looking to get the fly fishing father in your life a gift he won't forget?  Here are two options.  Check out Trouts Top 10 Father's Day Pro Gear Guide.  Or... does the dad you have in mind have every piece of fly fishing equipment under the sun? Check out the fishing "gear" our pals over at SOL have for sale at there shop or online. SOL is a locally owned specialty shop right down the street from us so if you stop by Trouts for a gift it is an easy...

About the new Scott Radian, and betting on whether Gracie will get kicked off the pro staff

By: Jun 11, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Scott Fly Rod sent our guy Michael Gracie a prototype rod to test and provide feedback on.  He did as they asked, except when it came to keeping mum on his findings.  Roughly a month before the rod hits shop floors, he’s gone and blogged about it.  Read the brief review of the new Scott Radian 905/4 here.  We are now taking wagers on how Scott will react to the premature disclosure – sending black helicopters to surveil Michael’s...

TAKE A ROADLESS ROAD TRIP

By: Jun 10, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Exploring new fisheries and experimenting on your own is a great way to experience the State of Colorado with a fly rod.  Here is an article on the same topic that was published in the Drake Magazine that might be of interest if you have aspirations of going off the grid and exploring new frontiers on your own.

Fly Fishing Report: Waterton Canyon June 1st

By: Jun 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The first fish I hooked after a six mile bike ride up Waterton Canyon was a 13” or 14” rainbow that ate a red tungsten rojo midge.  The fish took the fly in a small section of slower moving water right in front of a two foot waterfall.  It first came toward me and then turned downstream just as quickly.  I knew that if the fish went into the faster water and over the small falls it was game over – there would be no chase due to the large and loose rocks...

TROUTS SPOTLIGHT - HOWLER BROTHERS

By: Jun 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When I first came across Howler Brothers, a few lines in their catalog caught my attention. “We are Howler Brothers.  We are not really related by blood.  But we are bonded by many shared calling: surfing, fishing, paddling, and the good things that come with these pursuits.  Things like fire pits, really good tequila, limes and pre-dawn coffee.” I thought to myself: ‘I like these guys already.’

Hopper Madness - Tying Grasshopper Patterns - June 27

By: Jun 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This fly tying class is designed to expand fly tier’s ability to create effective grasshopper patterns in anticipation of the amazing grasshopper fishing we should see in July and August.   We keep our tying classes small – Hopper Madness is limited to six (6) participants.