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Gear Review: Sage ONE Switch Rod

May 7, 2013
Author: Trouts Staff

Gear reviewer Reid Baker throws a two handed cast (Photo Mark Shamburg-Donohue)

Our Guide Manager Reid Baker just led our Switch Rod and Spey casting lesson last week and was able to field test and write a gear review about two Sage ONE switch Rods. Reid has extensive experience fishing in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.  He and our students cast the Sage ONE 5116-4 and 6116-4 and these rods produced results. If you are interested in an in depth review of this rod and why it is a great stick for the Rocky Mountain West this is a great gear review – here’s a taste.


"Stepping into the river and peeling off a moderate amount of line beyond the shooting head. My first snap-t cleared the running line with ease, causing the reel to growl as it hit the end of its slack. “Wow,” I thought while stripping in my line and readying for my next cast."

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Fly Fishing Report: May 3rd

May 6, 2013
Author: Trouts Staff

Last week brought a mixed bag of weather to the Front Range of Colorado.  We fished in blizzard conditions in the South Platte Drainage on Wednesday May 1st but by Friday May 3rd the weather near Deckers was back in the 50s and the sun was out. You have to love spring fly fishing conditions in Colorado.

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A Night with Kirk Deeter - May 16

May 6, 2013
Author: Will Rice

Come join Kirk Deeter on the second floor of the shop for an intimate evening where the author of Fly Fishing For Carp will give you a sneak preview into his new book as well as give you some inside information gleaned from his carp adventures here in Colorado and across the United States.  Fly Fishing for Carp talks about the history of the species, eating behavior, and challenge they pose for the fly angler.  Kirk will also talk about what he has on his plate for 2013.

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Fly Fishing For Carp In the Denver South Platte River - Part I

May 4, 2013
Author: Will Rice

Fly fishing for carp across the United States quickly turned from a grass roots underground movement to a full fledged trend with staying power seemingly overnight.  One of the fisheries that helped make this happen is located right here in the Mile High City. With spring run-off approaching, the Denver South Platte can be a great close-to-home alternative option.  May is "carp month" here at Trouts Fly Fishing and this is the first installment of a three part series. 

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Spring Fishing Report: The Roaring Fork River Valley

May 3, 2013
Author: Will Rice

We were able to spend four days in mid April fly fishing in different areas of the Roaring Fork River Valley.  For two days, we floated the lower Roaring Fork between the town of Basalt and the Colorado River.  We also had the chance to walk/wade the 'Fork above Basalt and had a great time fishing the lower section of Fryingpan River.  We hope you enjoy this fly fishing report and photo essay that captures the high points, low points and hijinks of this dynamic Colorado fishing destination. 

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