Fly fishing the ocean surf offers challenges and waves of adventure Categories: 232218

By: Mar 06, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here in Colorado we have a ton of fly fishing enthusiasts, and each and every one of them has a favorite stream or spot on the river that provides both the serenity and thought of fly fishing, as well as the thrill of a good catch. But that’s most often on a stream with the current heading in one direction, or on a plains or mountain lake where the only real waves are made by pesky motor boat operators. For surf fishing, you have to travel to the ocean – the Northeast, the Southeast...

Redfish Rookie Categories: 2218

By: Mar 05, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When I was told that I was going to be coming along to the Annual Trouts Redfish retreat to Port Sulphur, Louisiana, I was in complete disbelief and as excited as a giddy schoolgirl! For weeks prior to our trip I watched every Redfishing video I could find, and studied proper flats boat etiquette to try and prepare myself for what would be an “epic fishing trip!” After many sleepless nights and days spent daydreaming of Bull Reds, the time had come to head to NOLA. I had bought...

Waterton Canyon is OPEN Categories: 2220

By: Mar 02, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At long last, Denver Water has re-opened the Waterton Canyon section of the South Platte River.  Having been closed for nearly a year, this will undoubtedly be a highly sought after fishing location for the coming month(s).  There will be another 3-4 week closure in the spring to allow the contract to remove the 75 ton dredger from the reservoir, but this is on hold until the ice on Strontia Springs Reservoir has fully melted.  In the mean time, head on out and enjoy some great...

Fly casting: basic tips and techniques, plus practice, practice, practice Categories: 23

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? Categories: 2320

By: Feb 28, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd

Where Should the Water Go? Categories: 20

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 Categories: 21

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...