Winner!  The 303 Shootout

By: Jun 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing would like to thank everyone who participated in the “303 Shootout” last night.  We’d also like to thank St. Croix Fly Rods and PBR for sponsoring the event as well as all of the others who joined us for Casting & Cocktails.  We had a blast and we hope you did as well. Here are a few photos from the big event... Jay Park goes long in round 1 Mark Vibber checks out his back cast The Dr. is in the house - Fred Miller with his eye on...

Shark Bite

By: Jun 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Rick Mikesell and Alex Landeen are going to attempt to catch a mako shark this weekend with Conway Bowman... on the fly.  They might.  They might not.  That's fly fishing.  If they do... you will see it first on our instagram hashtag at #troutsflyfishing.  Follow the action all weekend long. Good luck Rick, Alex and Conway! Never seen a mako hooked on the fly before?  Can you say "Oh my god!"??  

Fly FIshing Denver’s South Platte River

By: Jun 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here is another great article about fly fishing and the Denver South Platte River.  This piece was written by Ricardo Baca and published yesterday in the Denver Post.  John Davenport and Ronnie Crawford who are featured in the in the article and photo essay are both members of Denver Trout Unlimited.  Here’s a sound bite from Carp Slam veteran Luke Bever: "Some of these places aren't the most serene places to fish, but I can go six minutes from my house to the Platte...

Fly Fishing Report: Bear Creek June 16th

By: Jun 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Stream Flow gauge for Bear Creek at Morrison has been steady for some time now.  We fished Bear Creek right around ~30 CFS.  The water seemed quite a bit clearer up closer toward Evergreen Lake.  This might have had to do with the estimated 6 billion people (!?) recreating in the river over Father’s Day weekend.  Bear Creek is not big in size and has quite a bit of overhanging trees and bushes to contend with.  Think about bringing a smaller rod if you have...

On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - Fishing Report

By: Jun 18, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We wanted to give everyone a quick report on our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing Class that was held this past Saturday at the Rowdy Trout Ranch.  The Rowdy Trout Ranch is one of our exclusive fishing properties, located the banks of the North Fork of the South Platte River only an hour drive from Denver.  Our students had varied experience fly fishing – with two anglers who had never caught a fish on a fly rod before.  We started out covering the basics of fly fishing...

Ten Best Shops

By: Jun 17, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Find out why Denver’s Westword rated Trouts Fly Fishing one of the "10 Best Shops on 6th Avenue" and meet some of our neighbors: "While Sixth Avenue may be less celebrated than other Denver streets, the lineup of unique shops between Grant and Downing streets definitely make this strip one of the city's most convenient shopping areas. In these days of big-box stores, the shop-owner-as-expert paradigm is fading; it's as refreshing as a wade in a mountain stream to find a store...

Fly Fishing For Carp - By Kirk Deeter

By: Jun 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here are 10 Reasons you should buy "Fly Fishing For Carp" by Kirk Deeter. Because this soon-to-be-best-seller just arrived in the shop TODAY.  If you are looking to crack the code on this sometimes elusive and always challenging species, this book is a must read.  You'll get great insight on topics like: 1) why carp? 2) senses of carp 3) where carp live 4) what carp eat 5) gear  6) finding fish 7) the approach 8) picking the right fly 9) casts and presentations...

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

By: Jun 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
June 20th, 2013 - 5-7pm 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. Trouts Fly Fishing, St Croix, and PBR are proud to present the “303 Shootout” - a casting competition that will be held in Washington Park on June 20th.  The “303 Shootout” is an...