Gear Review:  Fishpond Nimbus Pack

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When Fishpond sends Michael Gracie, Trout's IT Guru and master blogger, a free Fishpond Nimbus Guide Pack, what's an owner to do other than say "fish it, and be kind".  Well he did, and he was: "Despite the size, the pack remains featherweight. Add extra beefy nylon zippers (salt friendly), a slot between the lumbar support and the pack for your net handle, and a thick, single carry strap up top which is perfect for grabbing and then slinging all your gear straight into the...

ROAR Attempts to Block the Controversial “Over The River” Project

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
from The Denver Post DENVER—Opponents of the artist Christo's plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that federal officials violated environmental laws in deciding last year to approve his Over the River project. A group of University of Denver law students filed suit in federal court on behalf of Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, just as Christo and his team were making their case before Fremont County...

Preparing, and packing, for guided fishing trips

By: Feb 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Professionally guided fly fishing trips offer the novice and the experienced angler alike an opportunity to take fly fishing to a whole new level, but you have to be prepared. A fly fishing trip with a professional guide is often cited by novice and experienced anglers alike as among the most memorable experiences of their lives. To help ensure that the memory is a lasting and favorable one, Trout’s Fly Fishing of Denver has asked some veterans for ideas on what to pack to be fully...

Gear Review COSTA 580 Technology

By: Dec 29, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
COSTA 580 Technology Review - By Cody Hoeckelberg "I have been wearing the Caballito frames with Green Mirror Lenses for about a year, and they are worth their weight in gold especially when you are sight casting to feeding fish." - Cody Hoeckelberg

Best Flies for Winter

By: Dec 05, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing makes the dead of winter come alive Winter offers solitude and beauty, and with the right flies even a cold fish will summon up the personality of a fighter Here at Trout’s Fly Fishing we are all experienced in the finer points of the world’s finest sport, fly-fishing, but like everyone else we prefer a beautiful stream in mid-summer to a freezing pool of water. There’s a reason they call it the “dead” of winter. On the other hand, and again like...

Choosing the right eyewear

By: Dec 02, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trout’s Fly Fishing now an authorized distributor of Costa Del Mar sunglasses Created by fishermen for the sport’s enthusiasts, Costas sunglasses have it all: Cool, protection, correction, and fish spotting prowess The avid fly fisher has all of the requisite gear: fly rods and reels, leaders, tippets, waders, nets, fishing vests and outerwear, flies, and more. But there’s no doubt among the sport’s aficionados: no way they venture anywhere near a trout stream without a...

Basic Fly Fishing Knots

By: Oct 25, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing knots tie reel to line, line to lure and fearless anglers to their favorite activity Landing the prized fish requires a basic understanding of tying together all of the intricate pieces of fly equipment It is said, on something like a Promethean scale, that the weakest part of a fly angler’s arsenal of mental attributes and earthly equipment are the knots that tie it all together. Knots, of course, are the physical attachments that bind reel to line and line to lure, but they...