Gear Review: Umpqua Ledges 500 Waist Pack

By: Jul 01, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
What we say I began using/testing the Umpqua Ledges 500 Waist Pack in March of 2013.  For me, a waist pack needs to be all-purpose.  To that end, I first used the Ledges 500 for a week on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico – spending time walk/wading the flats and the beach looking for bonefish and permit.  Since then I’ve taken the pack to Montana and rivers closer to home here in Colorado.  The pack has gotten partially wet, snowed on, fully submerged, dirty,...

Films On Tap - July 18th

By: Jul 01, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
1 night only - $0/person – July 18th, 8pm-10pm Where: The Thin Man Tavern - 17th Avenue and Race Street (2015 East 17th Ave) Come enjoy great beers, great company and great fly fishing films all at a fantastic local outdoor venue!  Costa Sunglasses is traveling the country setting up film nights in brew pubs, galleries and Trouts Fly Fishing has sponsored the Denver event.  Costa Films on Tap will be held at the Thin Man Tavern in the West City Park Neighborhood.  The...

Mako Madness With Rick Mikesell

By: Jun 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
All Photos and Video by Alex Landeen As a young man, the memory that resonates strongest from my first few elk hunting trips with my dad is the transition from an insufferable, agonizing wait, to an immediate and extreme adrenaline rush. Hours of wandering thoughts and delusions of grandeur switch instantly to cold sweats and uncontrollable shaking as your target enters the field of view. The analogy between big game fly fishing and big game hunting may be a bit tired, but it holds very...

On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - July 13th

By: Jun 27, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
1 Day - $195.00/person – limited to six (6) participants July 13th - Full Day Trip (~8:00am-~5:00pm) Thinking about giving fly fishing a try for the first time? Don’t worry, fly fishing is not as intimidating as it might seem. Our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School is a great way to learn the basics and increase your productivity and enjoyment on the water.  This is a one-day fishing school on one of our world-class private properties. Students will learn the basics of fly...

We Have a Winner!

By: Jun 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The people have spoken and we have a winner for our fly fishing photo contest!  Or maybe winners… we’re not sure who actually took this photo – either Scott DeMoss or Jeff Johnson.  This week’s photo prize pack is a Trouts Signature Trucker Cap and a Signature Fly Box jammed with flies.  Scott and Jeff will have to flip a coin or have an arm wrestling match to figure out who gets what.  As always, a big thanks to everyone who contributed photos and...

Fly Fishing’s Best Movie - As Voted By You

By: Jun 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Drake Magazine is looking for your vote.  Make the jump to cast your vote for the Reader’s Choice Best Flyfishing Film of All Time Award.  Whatever movie gets the most votes between now and July 5th will be screened at this year’s 8th Annual Drake Video Awards being held in Las Vegas.  New fly fishing films will also be showcased at this year’s event which is sponsored by Simms and being held at the Las Vegas Hotel on Wednesday July 10th.  The staff at...

How Was Fishing This Weekend? – June 24th Edition

By: Jun 24, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo - Alex Landeen It looks like everyone had a lot of fun this weekend – the staff here at Trouts included.  Rick was able to connect with a number of mako and blue sharks in San Diego, Tucker fished the Eagle River with a group of our clients and I was able to spend a couple of days on the Colorado River. As always, vote for your favorite!  The photo with the most votes will win a Trouts Signature Fly Box filled with flies and a Trouts Trucker Cap.  Let your voice be...

Who’s Ready To Fish This Weekend?

By: Jun 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Looking for fly fishing options this weekend?  Here are some resources to get you started.  With much of the peak run off behind us, there is some GREAT fishing to be had this weekend.  One thing we do want to note is that there is some fire activity around the Deckers Area.  We know a lot of our customers fish this area.  Before you head out the door, please check this site for the most up to date information on the situation and road closures.  This link was...