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2013 Drake Video Awards

August 8, 2013
Author: Will Rice

When the staff at Trouts Fly Fishing attended the IFTD show in Las Vegas we were able to catch the Drake Magazine’s 2013 Video Awards.  There was new stuff… old stuff… and most importantly, videos that you voted on. 

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More Good News for the Arkansas River

August 7, 2013
Author: Will Rice

(Photo: Scott Willoughby, The Denver Post)

Scott Willoughby from the Denver Post has written about another great river conservation/rehabilitation success story here in Colorado.  Here’s a sound bite:

“Perhaps the most remarkable thing about stream restoration is its immediacy. Take the pollution out of the river and fish can survive. Add some structure, dig out a few pools, shore up eroding banks, and the fish move into the improved habitat almost instantaneously. It happened last spring on the South Platte at Carson Nature Center. And it happened on the Arkansas last week.”

Fly Fishing Report: The Denver South Platte River - August 6th

August 6, 2013
Author: Will Rice

This past weekend I had a chance for a solo trip to the Denver South Platte and I took it.  I knew that the conditions were not ideal.  For starters, the night prior to my outing we had tornado warnings for the Mile High City and a massive storm rained enough to flood the streets, dropped tennis ball size hail in some areas of the front range, and spiked the Denver South Platte past 3000 cfs. In the course of ~4 hours I had three great opportunities to hook and land fish… and I blew all three. 

Here’s what went wrong.

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The Yellow Sally Phenomenon

August 6, 2013
Author: Will Rice

Gink & Gasoline is a fly fishing blog we follow on a regular basis.  Kent Klewein just put together a top 10 list of Yellow Sally fly patterns that is quite fitting for the month of August. Little Yellow stoneflies are a prolific bug hatch here in Colorado – if you don’t have a few in your fly box, you should think about adding a few to your arsenal.

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Casting & Cocktails August 15th

August 5, 2013
Author: Will Rice

This FREE Casting Clinic will be held in Washington Park from 5:00-7:00pm on the Southeast corner of the park at the intersection of Louisiana and Gilpin on Thursday August 15th.  This event is a great way for beginners and intermediate anglers to improve fishing knowledge and casting skills.  Casting & Cocktails is also an excellent opportunity if you have never cast a fly rod before.

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