Fly Fishing Report: The YR Ranch

By: Jul 09, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
As we recently reported in the “1303” newsletter, our property on the YR Ranch is fishing exceptionally right now.  Brown and rainbow trout are actively feeding on midges, caddis and grasshoppers.  Early in the morning, fish were recently found gently sipping smaller flies in the tailouts.  This required delicate and accurate presentations.  Later in the day the fish seemed to move out into faster water and eagerly charged larger patterns including Parachute...

Fly Tying Class - Warm Water Patterns July 25th

By: Jul 08, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This intermediate to advanced clinic is designed to expand fly tier’s ability to create effective warm water patterns for targeting aggressive species like smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pike and musky – the warm water bite will turn on in August.   We keep our tying classes small – this tying class is limited to six (6) participants. 1 Night Only - $50/Person  - 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Call the shop today to reserve your spot - 303.733.1434.

Dog On the Blog II

By: Jul 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It is time for another doggy casting call – we want to see your fly fishing dog on our blog!  Once your dog is on the blog, the entire Trouts Fly Fishing contingent will get a chance to vote for their favorites.  The dog with the most votes will win this awesome Orvis FleeceLock Wrap Around Dog Bed and a Trouts Signature Trucker Hat! Dogs that have been on our blog are welcome back – just take a new shot.  Abigail, Bodhi, Como Dallas, Harper, Ladybird, Lucy, Shelly,...

Fly Fishing Report: The Colorado River

By: Jul 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Colorado River was flowing clear – clear enough to easily follow a streamer as it was retrieved from the bank towards our boat as we floated lazily between the massive red sandstone walls.  Sometimes the strips were short and fast, other times slow and deliberate.  And when a fish followed from a deeper hole or recess in the river, we could watch that as well. The only problem was – the fish wouldn’t commit.  They’d poke and punk at the smaller...

Eagle River Float Fishing - a photo essay

By: Jul 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd

Hosted Trip on the Piney River - July 20th

By: Jul 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Come and experience one of the most scenic and wild trout fisheries in the West.  Trouts Fly Fishing will host a guided day of fly fishing with Vail Valley Anglers.  The Piney River is a 28.2-mile-long tributary of the Colorado River. The Piney flows from high in the Gore Range to the confluence with the Colorado near State Bridge.  The River is mostly hidden from the road and the private ranch we fish is completely isolated and accessed via Polaris Rangers. The Piney is...

Learn The Basics of Fly Fishing - July 24th

By: Jul 02, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Join Cody Hoeckelberg here at the shop for our "Learn The Basics" fly fishing class.  The goal of this in-store clinic is to instill a basic understanding of fly fishing gear, equipment, and essentials to prepare first time anglers for a day on the water.  If you or someone you know has been on the fence and thinking about giving fly fishing a try, this class provides a great baseline and foundation.  Limited to six (6) participants. July 24th, 6-7pm - $25 (but… receive...

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,...