Back To The Basics- Fly Selection Made Simple

By: Sep 19, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Choosing the "right" fly shouldn't be hard!

The Greenbacks/Fishpond End Of Summer BBQ

By: Sep 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Fly rods, good beer, good BBQ, all while supporting a good cause.... sounds like my idea of a good time!

Keepin’ It Glassy- Featuring Cameron Mortenson

By: Sep 18, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Cameron Mortenson, aka The Fiberglass Manifesto, gives us the skinny on fishing fiberglass fly rods.   

Bristol Bay- Take Action Now!

By: Sep 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The EPA official public comment period ends Friday at 8pm Alaska time. Act Now!

Making The Bobber Better

By: Sep 16, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill. As we begin to move into the fall (which if history proves correct, will be followed by winter) one thing pretty much becomes a guarantee. All of us will be spending quite a bit of time staring at a strike indicator in the months to come. 

Hatch Professional Series Fly Lines, Leaders & Tippet

By: Sep 13, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Premium fly lines, leaders and tippets, offered by the industries leading reel manufacturer.  I'll take two please.  

Livin’ It Up On The Frying Pan

By: Sep 13, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
The Green Drake Diet. The Frying Pan River has been on fire lately. 

GREAT DAYS 9: FISHING BELOW THE BORDER from Smith Optics

By: Sep 12, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Fly Fishing in Mexico with Smith ChromaPop. Anyone else want to book a plane ticket? 

Colorado Sportsman for Browns Canyon

By: Sep 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
There are a few issues that will forever resonate with the morals of anglers, two of which being the preservation and access to our nations fisheries. 

Granby Ranch - a Trouts Exclusive Property

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Guide Service is pleased to debut a new private water offering in our collection of Exclusive Properties.  

Product Spotlight- Simms Kinetic Jacket

By: Sep 04, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Performance. Comfort. Style. Don't pretend you don't need this jacket.  

End of August Colorado Float

By: Sep 03, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
A day on the Colorado with weather, is one you will always remember.

The Small Stream Equation

By: Sep 01, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I have no problem admitting it.....I'm a river guy. The bigger the better. 

Why Fall is the Best Time to be a Fly Angler

By: Aug 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time to get out and fish.  Sure, wet wading during the summer months always has it's allure, and the quality of fishing to be had in the spring is unmatched.  There is just something about spending time on a river as the fall colors begin to bleed across a mountainous landscape.

Product Spotlight- Simms Confluence Reversible Jacket

By: Aug 28, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Well there's no denying it.......the light at end of the Summertime tunnel is beginning to show. Fall is approaching.

Product Spotlight - Sage SALT Fly Rod

By: Aug 11, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts:  Sage has always been known as an industry leader in fly rod design and fabrication, what makes the SALT series fly rod stand out from the competition? Sage:  Our Konnetic Technology® is what really separates this from other rods (combined with Jerry’s unparalleled rod design skills) – it’s a giant step forward in blank design. Every fly rod family built by SAGE using Konnetic Technology has achieved awards of best in class and/or best of show. The other...

Connecting You With More

By: Aug 07, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is different than most the other fly shops.  Our mission here is to connect you to what you are most passionate about: fly fishing here in Colorado and across the globe. 

Exploring the Buffalo River - Jackson, WY

By: Jul 01, 2014 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Exploring the Hoback, Snake and Buffalo Rivers is a must for any fly angler and it's only 8 hours away.

New Product Spotlight: Scott SC Cane Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Jun 06, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
You need to see this to believe it.  Trouts Fly Fishing is proud to announce that we have received one of the only Scott SC Cane Bamboo Fly Rods that exist on the planet.  This is absolutely a unique rod for us and is radically different from other bamboo fly rods in the market.  Here is how Rick Mikesell put it after casting the SC this morning: "This rod is radically different from other cane offerings out there, and after casting it I can see it is one of the few bamboo rods...

Trouts Spotlight: Defend The Colorado River

By: May 30, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The Upper Colorado River - Photo Courtesy of Colorado Trout Unlimited Trouts Fly Fishing has been a supporter of Colorado Trout Unlimited and the work they do in the name of healthy rivers for many years now.  Rick Matsumoto is the President of Colorado Trout Unlimited, the lead conservation organization for Defend the Colorado. We caught up with Rick to talk in-depth about the threats to the Upper Colorado River and what’s being done to defend against those threats.

Happy Memorial Day from Trouts Fly Fishing!

By: May 26, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Just a reminder, we are open today from 10am to 7pm to keep you fishing this week. Stop by on your way to your favorite fishing spot.

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 today and we have plenty of H2s in stock to cast.

Trouts Spotlight: The Bozeman Reel Company

By: Mar 14, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is always on the hunt for the best new fly fishing gear that gives our clients an edge on fly fishing.  Earlier this year we came across the Bozeman Reel Company headquartered out of Bozeman, Montana.  When we talk about reels, most often we focus on reliability, durability and performance.  We’re happy to announce we are the first shop in Colorado to carry Bozeman Reels and become a dealer.

New Product Spotlight: Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Wader

By: Feb 20, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
As we continue to move toward prime-time fly fishing season here in Colorado, we will continue to showcase the new products that have caught our attention. Next up, the new Simms G3 Guide Stockingfoot Waders.

Closed For Renovations February 17th-19th

By: Feb 15, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing has had a great run here at 1303 East 6th Avenue since 2007, but it is now time to make a few upgrades.  Trouts will be closed February 17, 18, and 19th for some shop improvements and renovations.  Please bear with us during this time as we feel that you will really enjoy the improvements we make here at the shop.  In the meantime, check out great gear and equipment on our online store. We'll be back open for business on Thursday February 20th at 10:00am.

Trouts Spotlight: WCR Ranch and ISE Special

By: Jan 16, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With 2014 well underway, it is a great time to start planning your fly fishing adventures for the rest of the year.  As a way to help you make this happen, Trouts Fly Fishing and Guide Service would like to offer our customers a great way to visit and fish one of our most unique and compelling Exclusive Properties.  Here’s the deal: visit the Trouts booth at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition this weekend January 16-19th  and you can sign up for a summer...

New Product Spotlight: Patagonia Packs and Vests

By: Jan 14, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Courtesy of Patagonia At Trouts Fly Fishing we are continually evolving our equipment, gear and fly fishing apparel offering both in the shop and our online store.  We just received a shipment of waist packs, sling packs and travel bags that were hand picked from the new 2014 Patagonia line.  We like this gear a lot and we think you will as well. Here are a few items that caught our attention early on and a brief summary of what you can expect to find from Patagonia.

Your Year In Photos: Winner!

By: Jan 02, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The results are in!  The response to our “Your Year in Photos” photo contest sponsored by the Drake Magazine was overwhelming.  This was our biggest photography contest ever.  The voting, as always, was super close. We’re happy to announce that the grand prize goes to...

Trouts Spotlight: Fishpond’s Nomad Net Series - DeYoung Edition

By: Dec 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Derek DeYoung is a unique guy – his artwork is one-of-kind.  Fishpond’s Nomad Net Series is also quite unique as well – they are the most durable composite nets on the market.  What do you get when you put the two together? There are only 50 of them in production so you better move fast if you want to find out.

Trouts Spotlight: Holiday Gift Guide

By: Dec 10, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW HOLIDAY GEAR GUIDE If you are looking for gift ideas for the holidays, our new Holiday Gear Guide is a great place to start.  Each piece of equipment was hand chosen by a Trouts Fly Fishing employee.    Our Gear Guide covers a wide spectrum from fly fishing equipment - from hats all the way down to boots.  We have gift ideas ranging in price from five bucks and up.  We have included gear that is brand new as well as a few...

Trouts Spotlight: The Holiday Gift Certificate

By: Dec 06, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA: KEEP IT FAST AND EASY Check Out A Trouts Gift Certificate - Online Do you want to give the gift of fly fishing?  Finding the perfect holiday gift for the angler who already has everything isn't always an easy. Whether it's a holiday gift, birthday present, employee recognition gift, or a simple gesture of appreciation, a Trouts Gift Certificate will cover all the bases.  You can purchase a gift card online and it can be redeemed here in the...

Trouts Spotlight: Finn Utility

By: Dec 05, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Trouts Fly Fishing is constantly on the look out for new and innovative products when it comes to fly fishing gear.  We usually find those products originating out West and close to home.  In the case of Finn Utility, this proved not to be the case.  We gave Ryan McDonald, Founder and Chief Designer at Finn Utility, a call and decided to meet up this summer in Las Vegas at the International Fly Tackle Dealer.  It was Finn's first big fly fishing show.  We...

Name That Water - Fly Fishing In November

By: Nov 18, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The first person to name this water wins a party pack from Nautilus Reels (includes a signature cap, UV buff, and T-shirt).  Get after it!

Trouts Spotlight: Big Sky Rod Box

By: Oct 04, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Innovation – design – craftsmanship - durability.  These are four things that drew our attention to Big Sky Rod Box earlier this year.  Now, we’re happy to announce these innovative fly rod roof rack systems have arrived at Trouts Fly Fishing.     After a few conversations over the phone, an in person meeting here in the shop, and a number of months of thorough product testing on the roof of one our trucks, Trouts Fly Fishing is proud...

Brickhead Part II

By: Oct 03, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
QUINTANA ROO, Mexico - The year: 1982.  The month: March.  The day: Thursday, the 25th. Over a year had passed and he still had not caught a permit.  What had started out a mild curiosity had blossomed into a distant fascination.  Permit were a magnetic enigma - their behavior vexing and alluring all at the same time.  From there, things morphed into what Isaha, his closest associate and now fishing partner, called an unhealthy obsession.  “It es just a...

Trouts Spotlight: Suunto Sports Watch Collection

By: Sep 25, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Q: What time it? A: It is time to go fly fishing. At Trouts Fly Fishing we’re constantly trying to introduce our customers and clients to new and innovative equipment.  Most of the time, this means fly fishing gear.  Once in while, we come across complimentary hardware that helps to support the lifestyle of fly fishing. In this case, we’d like to introduce our customers to Sunnto Watches.  If your fly fishing adventures take you way off the beaten path...

Trouts Spotlight: There are only 250 of these…

By: Aug 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This one is #36 and just arrived in the shop yesterday.  If you want to check out what all the chatter is about, stop by Trouts Fly Fishing today and check out this Abel Super Series 7/8 with The Grateful Dead’s iconic Steal Your Face custom finish artwork.  These limited edition reels were designed in conjunction with Grateful Dead Productions and there is a cap on how many are made – this custom finish is only available on the Super or Classic Series. 

TROUTS SPOTLIGHT: MOUNTAIN KHAKIS

By: Aug 26, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Mountain Khakis originated in Jackson Hole Wyoming in 2003 and they have been on a wild ride ever since.  The next time you stop in the shop here in Denver, you are going to find a whole array of Mountain Khakis pants, shirts, and lifestyle clothing that we’re really proud to carry.  We’ve worn and product-tested this stuff and we believe you are going to be as satisfied with the results as we are.  Trouts Fly Fishing had a chance to sit down and talk with...

Trouts Spotlight: Delta Trout Force

By: Aug 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At Trouts Fly Fishing we like to help promote local stuff.  In this case, Trouts would like to highlight Danny Frank who writes the Delta Trout Force Blog and his introduction of Lee Molvie, another Trouts Fly Fishing customer.  Check out Danny’s blog and read all about Lee’s first trip to the salt.  If you have never taken a salt water trip, there is a lot of great information packed into this blog post.

TROUTS SPOTLIGHT - THE WCR RANCH

By: Jul 16, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The WCR Ranch is located on a small tributary of the upper Colorado River, approximately 35 miles in length. The creek rises in northwestern Grand County, in the Arapaho National Forest at the top of the continental divide and flows southeast toward the Colorado River. The WCR Ranch is home to Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pines, Douglas-Firs, and Aspen stands.  The creek itself meanders through a wide-open meadow closely cropped with willows, cut banks, and a variety of alpine...

TROUTS SPOTLIGHT - HOWLER BROTHERS

By: Jun 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When I first came across Howler Brothers, a few lines in their catalog caught my attention. “We are Howler Brothers.  We are not really related by blood.  But we are bonded by many shared calling: surfing, fishing, paddling, and the good things that come with these pursuits.  Things like fire pits, really good tequila, limes and pre-dawn coffee.” I thought to myself: ‘I like these guys already.’

Spotlight: Casting For Recovery 2013

By: May 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This past weekend Cody Hoeckelberg, Danny Frank and 12 other volunteers participated in Casting For Recovery.  Danny Frank writes the blog www.deltatroutforce.com and did an awesome write-up on the event and took some amazing photos.

Spotlight: Carp on the Fly

By: May 13, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Carp on the Fly “I used to be a respectable angler...now I fly fish for carp.” - John Montana If you have been in the fly fishing carp game – or idly standing on the banks or sidelines watching from afar – the name John Montana should ring a bell.  The blog Carp on the Fly should be on your radar screen if it isn't already. 

TROUTS SPOTLIGHT - BARRY REYNOLDS

By: May 08, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Around town and on the South Platte River, Barry Reynolds known simply as "the Godfather."   At Trouts Guide Service, Barry is our go-to guy for carp trips and other "cool water" adventures.   We had a chance to sit down with Barry to talk about what inspired him to start his carp odyssey, tips and tricks he's learned along the way and what he has up his sleeve for the fishing season in 2013. 

You Remember Tim Romano?

By: Apr 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Tim Romano Tim Romano just got back from a fly fishing tarpon mission in the Florida Keys and Miami – to call his fishing report and slide show epic… is an understatement. “My trip to Key West last week was a nutty one: two rods broken, three falls by one guy off the bow, a destroyed rental car, night fishing for tarpon, and a few new species in the bag.”

Product Spotlight: The Smethurst Stone Bomb

By: Apr 11, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Here is what Adam Trina, Owner of the Montana Fly Company has to say about the Bomb Squad patterns: “Most nymph patterns on the market were either no-bead patterns or single-bead patterns, and most of the single-bead patterns were brass, not Tungsten,” said Trina.  “The majority of Frank’s Bomb patterns have 2 Tungsten beads, and are designed to ride hook up, allowing the angler to use them as their lead fly, right on the bottom, minimizing the need for split...

Spotlight: Trout’s Guide Service – Fly Fishing in Colorado Online Catalog

By: Mar 28, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you have stopped in the shop or caught us one of our recent customer events in Denver, you most likely have picked up our seen our full color eight-page catalog highlighting our shop and fly fishing Guide Service.  If you haven’t, here is an online catalog.

Trout’s Spotlight: Scott Wells and Gyotaku Art

By: Mar 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Come by Trout’s Fly Fishing to see a select collection of gyotaku prints on display by Denver angler and artist Scott Wells.

Product Spotlight: The New Umpqua Packs Are In!

By: Feb 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Swing by the shop this weekend to check out the new Umpqua packs and bags that just arrived - including the Ledges Waist-Pack, the Overlook Chest Pack, the Surveyor Backpack, the Famous Boat Bag and the Deadline Wet/Dry Duffel.

Trout’s Spotlight: Simms Rivershed Boot

By: Feb 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Sometimes it is better just to let our satisfied customers do the talking.  We received this email last month about the Simms Rivershed Boot and thought we would share it in case you were trying to make a decision on wading boots for the upcoming season.  "Killed it again this weekend on the Blue River and I have to say I'm ecstatic about those new Rivershed boots!  Super easy on and off and the traction with 5 screws in front and 4 in back is absolutely the best...

Trout’s Spotlight: Davel Lovell

By: Feb 20, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
"Her first cast she put the fly right in my cheeck.  She thought she was snagged and kept pulling…I was hoping for a long distance release but that didn’t happen. We had a good laugh and I made her take a picture with me with the fly stuck in my face with blood running down my cheek.  I told her she just set a new IFGA world record catching a 150lb White Fish on 4x." - Dave Lovell Dave Lovell was born and raised in Colorado and has been fly fishing for 27...

Trout’s Spotlight: Copi Vojta

By: Feb 07, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you have picked up a recent copy of the Flyfish Journal and have been stunned by the photography, you’ll want to meet the man who helps to make it all happen.  We were lucky enough to catch up with Copi Vojta for a few minutes earlier this week to find out what is going on in 2013, we poached a quick river report for the Roaring Fork River Valley, and picked up a few tips for budding photo journalists interested in breaking into the magazine world of fly fishing.  We...

Trout’s Spotlight: The YR Ranch

By: Jan 29, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The YR Ranch is a Featured Private Water and favorite fishing destination for Trouts Guide Service.  Late February through April is a unique season for the YR Ranch. During this time, rainbow trout push out of the Colorado River into the Lower Blue River and anglers get a chance to target large and aggressive fish.  This property offers a variety of amazing fishing situations - dries, nymphs and streamers can all be productive throughout the spring.  Trouts Guide Service...

Spotlight: Sage CIRCA Fly Rod

By: Jan 10, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
“I was always a fan of the Sage 389 LL – it became a cult classic.  When I first cast the CIRCA my first impression was ‘WOW… this is just like a LL… but lighter.” - Michael Gracie/Fly Rod Junkie

Trout’s Spotlight: Cody Hoeckelberg

By: Oct 31, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Casting for Recovery is another reason we volunteer. 

Trout’s Spotlight: Geoff Mueller

By: Oct 09, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo: Kat Yarbrough Geoff Mueller is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman Magazine and currently senior editor at The Drake Magazine and a contributing editor at Angling Trade Magazine. A few weeks back Trout's Fly Fishing was lucky enough to recruit Geoff as an assistant burger flipper for our Customer Appreciation Day.  If you didn't get a chance to catch up with him at our event you are in luck - we were able to spend a few minutes with Geoff after the grill...

Trout’s Spotlight: Alex Landeen

By: Sep 11, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
(Trout's Fly Fishing's very own Rick Mikesell with a LA red - photo by Alex Landeen) Phenom - [fee-nom, fi-nom]  noun; Slang - a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy.  Trout's Fly Fishing has been a big fan of Alex Landeen's work for a few years now. 

Pulp Fly, Volume 1

By: Apr 01, 2012 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At long last, the time has come.  A colmunation of this kind of tallent doesn't come along often.  Great writers, artists and anglers writing about the simple passion that brings us all together.  We hope you all will buy an e-copy of the first volume, let's keep this idea alive!