Planning A Saltwater Fly Fishing Trip

By: Nov 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  I am a MUCH better person to be around when I have a saltwater trip on the books.  For me, half of the fun about a trip to new and exotic fly fishing locations is the preparation, research and planning that goes into a trip.  Like a brown trout who can feel the winter approaching with the changing of the Aspens, the fall for me means that it is time to get a trip on the calendar.  Last year around this time I was...

Holiday Food Drive

By: Nov 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Trouts on December 11th and help us kick off our week long food drive to benefit the Food Bank Of the Rockies.  All you need to do is drop off five cans of food between December 11th-18th and you will be put in the running to win a $500 SIMMS SHOPPING SPREE here in the shop or our online store. If you stop in on December 11th you will get a chance to check out the entire new Simms 2014 line and talk to Scott Harkins, our Simms representative and a product expert.  Also, if you...

Trouts Hosted Trip To Andros South Lodge: SOLD OUT!

By: Nov 27, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to thank everyone who expressed interest about our Hosted Trip to the Andros South Lodge.  We’d also like to thank all of our clients who signed up for this trip.  We’re now officially SOLD OUT and we look forward to getting geared up and prepared for a great adventure in March of 2014.  Stay tuned to the Trouts blog/news site, instagram and twitter feeds as well as our Facebook page as we plan on sharing interesting information we come...

Small Business Saturday: November 30th

By: Nov 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please visit Trouts Fly Fishing on Small Business Saturday, the day we all Shop Small and support small businesses around the country.  If you register with AMEX between now and November 30th and register for a new credit card, you will be eligible for a $10 credit that you can use here at the shop.  As a reminder, we're located at 1303 East 6th Avenue and we're open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays throughout the winter months.  Don't forget to check out why...

Shop Hours November 28th-December 1st

By: Nov 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please note that Trouts Fly Fishing will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day but we will be operating with normal business hours for the remainder of the weekend.  Also, don’t forget that November 30th and Small Business Saturday.  Our weekend holiday hours are as follows: ·       Thursday Nov. 28th - CLOSED ·       Friday Nov. 29th - 10am to 7pm ·       Saturday November...

How You Catch And Release Fish: It Matters

By: Nov 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Will Rice Here is an interesting article we came across last week about catch-and-release landing practices for steelhead on the Gink and Gasoline blog.  If what these biologists found out about the vulnerability of big BC steelhead has any overlap on what can happen to trout if they are not landed and/or released properly, it makes you think a bit.  Here is an excerpt: “Common landing practices can kill fish without the angler ever knowing. A team of biologists...

WAYPOINTS Film Review

By: Nov 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Courtesy of Jim Klug We know that a LOT of our customers and fly fishing clients joined us at the WAYPOINTS show on November 8th. We had a great time at the show and we raised a lot of money and awareness for the Defend the Upper Colorado River Coalition. Here is the first review of the film.  Our pal Kirk Deeter from Field & Stream's Fly Talk is well known for calling 'em like he sees ‘em – and this review he pulls no punches. Here’s a snippet from a...

Simms GORE-TEX - Waders and Jackets

By: Nov 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
As one of the only wader manufacturers who has a highly skilled work force designing and building GORE-TEX waders here in the United States, it was eye-opening to watch the entire wader construction process first hand and to learn more about the materials themselves.  From GORE-TEX fabric being cut on a table, all the way through to the testing and quality assurance process – we saw it all. As always, every time we hit the road we try to bring back something to our...