Fly Fishing Report: May 3rd

By: May 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Last week brought a mixed bag of weather to the Front Range of Colorado.  We fished in blizzard conditions in the South Platte Drainage on Wednesday May 1st but by Friday May 3rd the weather near Deckers was back in the 50s and the sun was out. You have to love spring fly fishing conditions in Colorado.  Our clients Mike and Jerrod were able to get into fish right out of the gate.  The water was clear and running just over 130 CFS – the fish were keying in on egg...

A Night with Kirk Deeter - May 16

By: May 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
A Night with Kirk Deeter – Author/fishy dude                                    1 night only - $0/person May 16, 2013 6-7pm Come join Kirk Deeter on the second floor of the shop for an intimate evening where the author of Fly Fishing For Carp will give you a sneak preview into his new book as well as give you...

Fly Fishing For Carp In the Denver South Platte River - Part I

By: May 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing for carp across the United States quickly turned from a grass roots underground movement to a full fledged trend with staying power seemingly overnight.  One of the fisheries that helped make this happen is located right here in the Mile High City.  The Denver South Platte is one of the most prolific fisheries when it comes to sight fishing to carp.  Fly fishing for carp on Denver South Platte has been featured in the Denver Post, Fifty More Places to Fly Fish...

Spring Fishing Report: The Roaring Fork River Valley

By: May 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We were able to spend four days in mid April fishing in different areas of the Roaring Fork River Valley.  For two days, we floated the lower Roaring Fork between the town of Basalt and the Colorado River.  We also had the chance to walk/wade the Fork above Basalt and had a great time fishing the lower section of Fryingpan River. When the wind wasn’t blowing our boat back up the river on the Roaring Fork, we had an awesome time trying to make accurate BWO presentations to...

Save Bristol Bay - Right Now

By: May 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Our pals over at Simms brought this time sensitive opportunity to our attention. The time to act is now to Save Bristol Bay- the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment about the Pebble Mine project.  The Pebble Mine would be one of the world's largest open pit mines and would jeopardize one the world's greatest salmon fisheries.  The mine could potentially destroy $500 million commercial and sport fishery along with a native way of life that...

10 Questions To Ask Before You Take A Guided Fly Fishing Trip

By: May 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here are ten questions you should ask when trying to find the best fly fishing guide service to ensure that you have a world class experience in Colorado.  1) Is the guide service licensed, bonded and insured?  If an outfitter is not licensed, bonded and insured in Colorado they are guiding illegally.  2) Is a fishing license required?  Yes.  If you live in Colorado, are visiting from out of the state or out of the country, you must purchase a fishing license and in...

Tying Deadly Streamer Patterns - May 9th

By: May 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
1 Night Only - $50/Person May 9, 2013 6pm-8pm This class is designed to expand fly tier’s ability to create effective streamer patterns with the sole purpose of catching BIG fish. In this class you will learn specific techniques including articulation, spinning deer hair, and other methods designed to maximize movement of advanced streamers. The class size is limited so call today to reserve your spot.  If you have any questions about this class, don’t hesitate to call the...

May 2013 Customer Events and Fly Fishing Classes

By: May 01, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It might be snowing today but May is going to be HOT!