Author: Will Rice
2013 was a great year for Trouts Fly Fishing – we were able to meet a ton of new customers as well as spend time with old friends here in the shop and on the water. From a gear and equipment perspective, we introduced new products from partners and manufacturers that we have worked with for years. We also showcased brand new gear from new manufacturers who are coming up with new innovations. We’ll continue to follow this same path next year. Earlier this month we shared Part I of our Gear In Review, we now hope you enjoy our second installment...
2013 was a fairly big year of travel for Trouts Fly Fishing. 2014 will be a big year again for the shop. Tucker Ladd and his wife Whitney are kicking things off a bit early with a fly fishing trip to Argentina. Here is a quick spotlight on their pre-trip activity and travel plans.
"For this particular adventure I worked with the guys at Damonte Outfitters, a fly shop and guide service located in San Martin De Los Andes in Argentina," said Tucker Ladd. "They put together a weeklong fishing package that is designed to keep my wife happy, but also allow us to experience trout fishing in Argentina. For our week of fishing, we’ll be staying at La Casona Del Alto Lodge, which will give us the opportunity to fish a variety of rivers and lakes located around San Martin..."
Trouts Guide Service operates twelve months out of the year and we’re available just about every day of each season. Fly fishing in December can be cold and sometimes tricky but one big upside to fly fishing in the winter additional solitude you get on the water. On our last client trip we visited the main stem of the South Platte River near Deckers.
Flows on this section of the river have been hovering right around 100 CFS and the water is very clear. On the day we fished the water was right at 105 CFS. The weather warm for December – 48 degrees was the high with little cloud cover. Given the relatively low flows and sun being out most of the day, we took advantage of the good light and spent a majority of our time sight fishing – finding actively feeding fish in their winter feeding lanes.
What better gift can you give than an on-the-water fly fishing experience in Colorado?
Trouts Guide Service has just announced our On-Stream Fly Fishing Curriculum for the 2014 Season. We have great classes lined up for anglers of all skill levels. From our On Stream Beginner Fly Fishing Class that is held at the Rowdy Trout Ranch to our Intermediate Sight Fishing class being held at the WCR Ranch, our educational offering is wide and diverse.