You're already posting pics on Instagram....might as well win a free fly reel because of it.
We're just one week away! Make sure your plans include stopping by the shop!
The weather is looking good this weekend to get out on the water!
On the count of 3, let's all give a big "THANK YOU"
Check out the 5 things that our General Manager Rick Mikesell won't be heading to the river without this fall!
Mark Your Calendars! This Thursday 11/20 5:30pm!
You gotta love it when the Boss says "Let's close the doors and go fish!"
What are your thoughts on competitive fly fishing? Here's an interesting article where Kirk Deeter shares his thoughts.
Thanks to the good folks at Orvis, hours of entertainment awaits you...
One thing is true about fly fishing, you're never done learning. Or in this case...reading.
It's time to get a little bang for your buck...
Picture this- you're limited to one rod/reel/line setup, and only allowed 3 fly patterns for an entire year...what would you choose?
5 items I won't be heading to the river without this Fall.
Who will be one of the lucky two!?
On the off chance that anyone is sitting around their office dreaming about fishing......
If the approach of Winter means the end of your fishing season, properly storing your gear is a must.
Wofgang Man & Beast. Just the name alone is pretty cool. Thankfully so are their products.
Everyone here in the shop is...are you?
Like Beer And Supporting A Good Cause? Then this event is for you!
It's a great time to be a fly-fisherman in Colorado!
Orvis seems to be everywhere these days and making some of the best product available. We sat down with one of the men leading this charge for a little Q&A.
(Photo Credit: Louis Cahill.) It Is Halloween Afterall.
Late October. Bighorn River Montana. 4 days to do nothing but fish....This is gonna be good.
In our second installment devoted to Women and Fly-Fishing, we'll look at waders, boots, and clothing!
Now is the time to vote for your favorite fly shop.
Thoughts on presentation, retrieval, casting and on-water fly adjustments.
The weather is going to be amazing this weekend, get out and sight fish!
Just a little video action/distraction to help you get through the day.
Making the most out of your nighttime game.
Bring on the cold! Kast Extreme Fishing Gear: Weather is no longer an obstacle.
Let it be known- Everyone's Favorite Fishing Guide Is Coming Out With A Movie
The other day my wife mentioned I should do this post...
Looks like 2015 is going to be another good year for our friends over at Fishpond.
Am I the only one who's noticed these consistently chilly mornings?
We've all been there.....and by "there" I mean left empty handed after losing a big trout.
Tips and Tricks for rigging, fly rods, fly lines, and leader and tippet selection.
The long awaited book from Jim Klug is finally in!
It was a great day at H20 Car Wash this past Saturday!
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a fan of yard indicators for spooky trout.
How to make the most out of your subsurface game.
I know at least a few of you will be excited about this....
We now have fishpond's entire Westwater Pack Line on SALE!! Check out these ridiculous prices and get in on the action while it lasts.
Protect A River! Wash Your Car!
Check out this visual treat filmed in Browns Canyon. Just don't blame us if it makes you want to head south.
Kokanee Salmon are swimming in many of our rivers right now. Get out and catch one!
Stop by Saturday for a chance to win a Big Sky Rod Box!
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill. Here's a good article from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline about his first experience in Cheesman Canyon.
October.....it just feels good to say.
After a successful introduction of their Montana Tech Wool 1/4 zip last year, Simms has expanded their offerings for 2014.
If you've been to our Facebook page you may have seen a new wall post we've been doing every Monday called Let's Hear It!
Swing by the shop this upcoming Saturday 10/4 for a Customer Appreciation Sidewalk Sale.
Join one of Trouts Guide Service top guides as he discusses streamer fishing. You won't want to miss this!
If you've been in the shop lately, you may noticed we have two fairly new employees. We sat down to ask Kyle Wilkinson, our new Marketing Manager a few questions.
10 tips for dealing with spooky trout.
The other day I approached our owner Tucker with an idea.
(Photo Credit: Gear Patrol) The Legend himself shares his thoughts about life, his favorite fish, and his best cast ever.
The only thing more attractive than the price is the performance.
It Was Dry Fly Paradise In Crested Butte(iful)
Casting & Cocktails - Last One Of The Year This Thursday!
Back in college I made the mistake of leaving a birthday card from my mom out on the kitchen counter, which inevitably found its way into the hands of my roommates. Unfortunately my mom's nickname for me was divulged, beginning what would become my new moniker for my roommates and friends alike. Luckily that name has since died been reserved for my mother once again, but the memories of said episode will always be a fond memory of my younger years. Let's face it, we all have...
Exploring the Hoback, Snake and Buffalo Rivers is a must for any fly angler and it's only 8 hours away.
Choosing the "right" fly shouldn't be hard!
Fly rods, good beer, good BBQ, all while supporting a good cause.... sounds like my idea of a good time!
Cameron Mortenson, aka The Fiberglass Manifesto, gives us the skinny on fishing fiberglass fly rods.
The EPA official public comment period ends Friday at 8pm Alaska time. Act Now!
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.
Premium fly lines, leaders and tippets, offered by the industries leading reel manufacturer. I'll take two please.
The Green Drake Diet. The Frying Pan River has been on fire lately.
Fly Fishing in Mexico with Smith ChromaPop. Anyone else want to book a plane ticket?
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.
Trouts Guide Service is pleased to debut a new private water offering in our collection of Exclusive Properties.
Performance. Comfort. Style. Don't pretend you don't need this jacket.
A day on the Colorado with weather, is one you will always remember.
I have no problem admitting it.....I'm a river guy. The bigger the better.
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.
Well there's no denying it.......the light at end of the Summertime tunnel is beginning to show. Fall is approaching.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...