It had been about 5 years since I had fished the Arkansas River, and was blown away at the healthy river, active fish, epic hatches, and overall amazing day on the water. The Ark is known for brown and rainbow trout – and that is what we were after. Make the jump for the entire report.
For most people, the sensation and experience when they finally sight, cast, present a fly, hook, fight and land a permit is one that stays with them for a lifetime. For me, the feeling lasted for all of about twelve and a half minutes. Give or take.
Join Simms Fishing Products live from their new headquarters in Bozeman, Montana for a discussion at 11am MST on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. This will be like "Ask A Gearhead" on steroids with a live question-and-answer period and cool product give-aways.
This is our first FREE hands-on casting clinic for the 2013 season that is geared to help improve your fishing knowledge and skills with the sole purpose of getting you into more fish. Come join the staff of Trouts Fly Fishing for Casting and Cocktails on April 25 (5-7pm) - if you joined us last year you know how much fun we have.
Photo by Kat Yarbrough Geoff Mueller is senior editor at The Drake Magazine and just authored the book "What a Trout Sees: A Fly-Fishing Guide to Life Underwater." The photography in the book is by Tim Romano and the forward is by Tom Bie (owner/publisher of the Drake Magazine). Geoff will be here in the shop on April 18 from 6-7pm to give a quick talk about the book and to sign new copies. Put this one on your calendar!
This rainbow trout was hooked in the Denver South Platte and taped at 19" - not too shabby for a city fish One of the projects that we have all been working so hard for has finally started. On March 25, The River Enhancement Project began in the section of the South Platte near the Carson Nature Center. This is the first of at least two projects that are designed to improve and enhance the metro section of the South Platte River. Here are a few quick facts and highlights that...
Think all flies are created equally? Think again. Meet Brian Schmidt, the man who was put on this earth to make sure that the Umpqua flies that end up in your fly box – and ultimately at the end of your tippet and in front of a fish - meet the most rigid design and production quality standards. All because… Brian wants you to catch more fish.
Come take a boat ride with the Ross RX fly rod. First, we fished just off the coast of Nantucket for hard charging albies and then visited Guanaja, Honduras and stalked ultra spooky bonefish. Two very different situations and fishing conditions – same 8 wt fly rod.