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...

What’s in a Wader (besides an angler)?

By: Oct 10, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fly fishing waders have come a long way. Here’s what to look for... Presumably even the Roman fly angler had waders to keep their sandals dry, but today’s wader technology meets and weather and water conditions, and even helps the environment. When most people think of fly fishing, the images that first come to mind are rod and reel, the flies themselves, and of course the fish. But any true angler knows that to get far out on the stream takes a great pair of waders. After all,...

Loading fly fishing line and backing

By: Oct 06, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The basics of loading fly fishing line and backing: it's all in the knots Many fly fishing shops and outfitters provide expert fly line and backing loading so the angler will be ready to hit the stream – and the big fish – with the confidence that the line will enhance the experience. However, many fly fishing aficionados used to the nuances of the sport and their own personal preferences – like those who have taken to tying their own custom flies – like learning...

Gear Review: Korkers Chrome Boot

By: Sep 23, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Chrome boot is constructed of whitewater rafting material, which is very lightweight and very water resistant. The Toe cap on the boot is made out of a strong rubber composite that adds protection without unnecessary extra weight.

Fly Fishing Ethics 101

By: Sep 22, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Anyone who has taken to fly fishing already understands that it is a sport far above the ordinary. The enlightened angler should also be above reproach. “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat” – the old catch-phrase of ABC’s Wide World of Sports – pretty much sums up the sport of fly fishing. The angler is there for the sport, not the spoils, so it’s very important to take the experience and leave everything else in the shape it was found or, if at all...

Gear Review: Cornerstone Creek Nets - Medium Handled “Avalanche” Net

By: Aug 29, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Having recently lost my net, recently being last summer, I have been in the market for a new one.  Luckily for me Brandon Lenderink, Owner of Cornerstone Creek Nets, came walking through the door here at Trout's Fly Fishing to showcase his new line of high-quality wooden landing nets with clear PVC bags.

Gear Review: R.L. Winston Boron IIIx 486-4

By: Aug 22, 2011 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Catching the green drake hatch on the Fryingpan is one of the greatest spectacles found here in the Rocky Mountain West.  I was well prepared for such an event due to the fact that in my hand was a Winston BIIIx 4 weight, 8' 6", dry fly chucking machine.  The rod is light in the hand, extremely versatile and deadly accurate.