Fly casting: basic tips and techniques, plus practice, practice, practice

By: Feb 28, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Every beginning fly fisher thinks that the experienced angler is an expert who never misses a beat. Meanwhile, every experienced angler knows all too well that there are good days and bad days. Casting a fly rod is a lot like playing golf: practice and more practice will hone the skill and make it more possible to replicate the proper movements time and again. Even a Phil Mickelson or a Lefty Krey, on his best day, shanks one into the trees. But they keep on practicing. The object of mastering...

Ever Wonder Where that Abel Reel Came From?

By: Feb 28, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd

Where Should the Water Go?

By: Feb 27, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Mark Twain once wrote, "Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting."  Anybody living in the West knows all too well the contensious issue(s) that surround the use and conservation of one of our most precious resources.  And as communities continue to expand across the country, there is little doubt that the Water Wars of the West will continue to grow.  Colorado is currently at the forefront of this debate, with Northern Colorado Water Officials looking to divert up to 67% of...

Gear Review:  Hatch Tempest Pliers

By: Feb 07, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trout's good friend Kirk Deeter (editor-at-large for Field & Stream, editor at Angling Trade, and regular contributor at MidCurrent.com) just wrote up a great review of the Hatch Tempest Pliers.  We have always known Kirk to be a truthful and trusted source for information and advice, so we feel certain his review has little to do with all the free product Hatch is throwing his way having him test. "I have fished the Hatch pliers in South America for dorado, throughout the...

Save The Tarpon, Help Stop the Professional Tarpon Tour Series

By: Feb 06, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Please watch the following video, and read below to learn more about you scan help... I rarely like to use our blog as a soap box, but occasionally there comes a cause where I just cannot help myself.  First let me start off by saying that I am an angler and avid sportsmen.  I fish, hunt and do anything and everything I can outdoors.  I am not an elitist fly fisherman.  I have been known to throw a spin and bait cast rod, and have had a great time doing so.  I also...

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...