The Things They Carried: Whipray Caye Belize

By: May 01, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When Tucker gave us our 2014 Destination Travel marching orders I immediately thought about one thing: permit.  As anyone who has been in the shop or has read our blog over the last year knows, I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to land a permit for quite some time.  Permit fishing is a high stakes game – big risk with a big reward and a lot of variables to think about. With my mind made up about the target species, the next question became where and when and with...

Cleaning Up The Denver South Platte River

By: Apr 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This past Saturday Trouts joined our good friends at Denver Trout Unlimited and the Greenway Foundation to help clean up the South Platte River and help raise awareness about the $22 million river restoration project that is being launched to help improve our home water.  After the river sweep and clean up, the Greenway Foundation hosted a Ceremonial Groundbreaking where volunteers of all ages from across the city learned how to help improve the urban greenways that surround the South...

Fly Fishing Report: Spring Conditions On The South Platte River

By: Apr 29, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The main stem of the South Platte River continues to fish well as we push into spring and the flows continue to rise.  Higher flows are dislodging a lot of debris, bugs and other organisms into the river and the water also has a nice stained color and fish are actively feeding throughout the day. On the day we fished the South Platte River with our On-Stream Beginner School,  the stream flows at the gauging station near Trumbull were right at 290 CFS.  We found most of our...

Hosted Trip To the Rio Grande River: SOLD OUT

By: Apr 29, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts would like to thank all of our customers who signed up for our Hosted Trip to the Rio Grande River.  This trip is officially sold out!  If you missed out on this one, you can still sign up for our next hosted trip to the Rawah Ranch scheduled for July 11th-13th.  This trip includes two full days of guided fly fishing on private water, single occupancy cabins and accommodations, and all meals.  The Ranch is located on the Big Laramie River and you will also have...

2014 Destination Travel Plans

By: Apr 28, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Destination travel is a very big interest for a lot of our customers here at Trouts Fly Fishing.  We have some extremely seasoned anglers who spend a significant of time each year researching new destinations and returning to amazing fisheries across the globe.  We also have a number of clients who are looking to branch out for the first time.  From steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, redfish in Louisiana to chasing bonefish, permit and tarpon in the Caribbean, there is no doubt...

Helios 2 Challenge

By: Apr 25, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here’s the deal: stop into Trouts Fly Fishing between April 26th and May 4th to cast an Orvis Helios 2 fly rod and you’ll get entered to win a trip to Belize, a pair of Silver Sonic Waders or a Guide Sling Pack.  Sound pretty simple?  It is.  The challenge begins Saturday April 26th and we have plenty of H2s in stock to cast.  Here are the official rules and regulations: "The Challenge begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“ET”) on April...

Mother’s Day Gear Guide

By: Apr 25, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Mother’s Day is super special and it is right around the corner.  With the days ticking down toward Sunday May 11th, if you are still trying to figure out what to get your mom or wife, Trouts has put together a Mother’s Day Gear Guide to make it easy. This year we’ve put together our first Mother’s Day Gear Guide that will have that special lady in your life well equipped for a great day on the water. From the Simms Women’s Headwaters Boots to Orvis’...

Video Spotlight: Scott Fly Rods

By: Apr 24, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you are not familiar with Scott Fly Rods out of Montrose Colorado or have never cast a Scott rod before, this is a great video that will give you insight into what they are all about. Their story is fairly simple: with over thirty-five years working to perfect the design and performance of fly rods, Scott  has developed a way of doing things that they call “The Scott Difference.”  The difference is focused on handcrafting every rod they sell. It’s driven by their...