Snowpack Update

By: Apr 13, 2016 | Author: Tucker Ladd
All in all we are sitting primed and ready for a solid Spring and Summer fishing season

Saturday Repost: How To Unravel Prepackaged Leaders

By: Apr 09, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Because we've all been there....

It’s Back! Casting & Cocktails April 20th!

By: Apr 06, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Spring has arrived and you know what that has Casting & Cocktails!

Who’s Fishing This (beginning of April) Weekend!?

By: Apr 01, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If the answer is YOU make sure you also have a valid 2016 fishing license!

My Number 1 Fly Casting Tip

By: Mar 28, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson

Fly Selection: As Explained Through A Bag Of Doritos

By: Mar 25, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson

Tips From The Guide Shack: ft. Kyle Wilkinson

By: Mar 23, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Just remember- "Whoever Pulls First Loses"

Have You Redd It?- From The Trouts Archives

By: Mar 22, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
What Exactly Happens During "The Spawn"?  

Get Your Rig Right: Pegging An Egg

By: Mar 20, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Pegging an egg can be a very effective and efficient way to target fish from Fall through Spring. Here's how to do it the right way. 

3 Tips To Quickly Improve Your Sight Fishing

By: Mar 17, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Put these three tips to use next time you decide to catch a trout by lookin' at him!

Fly Fishing For Carp In-Store Preso ft. Dan Frasier!

By: Mar 16, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Here's your chance to learn from one of the nation's leading authorities on carp fishing!

Why You Should Join Trout Unlimited

By: Mar 02, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Aside from the fact that we have FREE memberships available!

Does The Color Of Your Sunglass Lens Really Matter?

By: Feb 15, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Yes. It Does.

Sign Up For An Orvis 101 Today!

By: Feb 05, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Learn to fly-fish for FREE with Trouts Fly Fishing!

4 Ways To Catch More Tailwater Trout

By: Feb 03, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If the arrival of Winter does not signal and end to your fishing, chances are high you'll be spending some time on a tailwater. 

Beyond The Flies: Making The Most Out Of Your Winter Fishing

By: Jan 25, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Courtesy of Gink & Gasoline

Fly Fishing The North Platte: In-Store Presentation ft. Blake Jackson!

By: Jan 20, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Save The Date! Tuesday February 2nd! 

Fly Fishing Cuba: In-Store Presentation ft. Art Webb

By: Jan 14, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Save The Date: Friday January 22nd!

A Guide’s Guide To Fishing The South Platte During Winter: In-store Presentation!

By: Jan 07, 2016 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Join Trouts Outfitting Manager Kyle Wilkinson as he discusses fishing the South Platte during Winter!

South Platte River Report: 12/15

By: Dec 15, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If you enjoy winter fishing, then head to the South Platte!

I Know My Flies Are Right….So What’s Wrong?

By: Dec 08, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Have you ever found yourself in this position? 

Top 10 Flies For Winter On Colorado’s Front Range

By: Nov 23, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Coutesy of

The Bighorn River- The World’s Best Tailwater

By: Nov 18, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Tune in tonight!

What Happens To A Trout During Winter?

By: Nov 16, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Common Comment: "Oh yes, we definitely fish all year round here" Common Response: "You do?"

How To Wash Your Simms Gore-Tex Waders

By: Nov 13, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Did you know Simms Gore-Tex Waders can be washed in a washing machine? This will add years of life to the wader and increase breathability- and who doesn't want that?

Mind Your Manners: Stream Etiquette 101

By: Nov 12, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It all starts with a simple question.

Streamer School: Part 3

By: Nov 10, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Thoughts on presentation, retrieval, casting and on-water fly adjustments. 

Sign Up Today! Orvis 101 November 12

By: Nov 05, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Space is still available for next Thursday's class!

10 Items You Should Always Take To The River

By: Nov 05, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Let's face it, there's always been and will always be, an endless supply of 'things' to buy for your fly-fishing. 

Streamer School: Part 2- Rods, Lines & Rigging

By: Oct 31, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Tips and Tricks for rigging, fly rods, fly lines, and leader and tippet selection.

4 Reasons Why You Need A 4 Weight

By: Oct 28, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Just get one already.......

Fall/Winter Orvis 101 Schedule Announced

By: Oct 22, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
There's no time like the present to start fly-fishing!

Back To Basics: Your First Fly Rod

By: Oct 21, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
A quality fly rod and reel combo doesn't have to break the bank. 

Streamer School: Part 1

By: Oct 08, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Tis' The Season To Feed Them Meat! 

My 5 Step Strategy For Covering Water

By: Oct 05, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I use the term 'covering water' alot in my writings. Here's what this means to me in 5 simple steps.

Fly Fishing In October

By: Oct 02, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We've only waited 9 months for this...

How To Clean A Fly Line

By: Sep 21, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It only takes a couple minutes to get your dirty fly line looking good again!

Back To Basics: Know The Flow

By: Sep 18, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
What's with this 'CFS' term I keep hearing everyone mention? 

Back To Basics: Loop To Loop Connection

By: Sep 12, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I know the customers in my Orvis 101 classes aren't the only people who could benefit from this.

Why You Need Dry Shake

By: Sep 10, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Trust us, just get some. 

The Guide’s Playbook: Late Summer/Early Fall

By: Sep 07, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If you pay any regular attention to this Blog, you’ve probably noticed me mention more than once lately that the fishing has been really good this past month.

What’s With The Numbers?

By: Aug 27, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I’d venture to say one of the first things any budding young fly-fisher is quickly going to notice when delving into this wonderful sport called fly-fishing is the ‘numbers’ side of it.  

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Hopper Fishing

By: Jul 20, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
It's HOPPER time!!!! 

5 Tips For Landing Big Fish In High Water

By: Jul 02, 2015 | Author: Mitchell Blain
These tips will help you land big fish when the odds are stacked against you

Take Your Orvis 201 With Trouts!

By: Jun 24, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
So you've taken our Orvis 101 classes. Now what? 

Save The Date! In Store Presentation: The South Platte Made Simple

By: Jun 06, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson

Stock Your Fly Box From Your Computer!

By: May 30, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We are pleased to annouce we will now be taking our fly bins to the internet!

Making The Most Of Runoff

By: May 29, 2015 | Author: Lee Molvie
Now can be one of the best times of the year to experience some truly phenomenal fly fishing! 

Orvis 101’s- Now EVERY Wednesday through August!

By: May 27, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Learn to fly-fish for FREE with Trouts Fly Fishing!

7 Tips For Safe Wading This Season

By: May 18, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Check out our top 7 tips for staying safe and staying upright when wading during runoff.

The Deadly Half Dozen

By: May 12, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
No matter where you're headed during these next 4 weeks, these flies are sure to produce.

Casting and Cocktails - Winston and Scientific Anglers

By: Apr 29, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Let's kick things off with a bang tomorrow night! Winston rods, Scientific Anglers Fly Line Challenge, cold beverages....what more do you need?

Trouts Fly Fishing: Your NEWEST Orvis 101/201 location!

By: Apr 22, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Trouts Fly Fishing is PLEASED to announce we are now your NEWEST location to participate in Orvis 101 and 201 classes here in Denver!

Blue Wings On The Brain: The Refresher Course

By: Apr 06, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Last Fall I wrote a piece about Blue Wing Olives (Baetis) mayflies. Additionally, you may have noticed I've been mentioning this little bug a lot lately in my fishing reports. The trout are really keying in on them right now, and in case you missed this article during the last go-round, here it is again for a little refresher. 

Orvis 101 - 5/20 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

By: Apr 01, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Orvis 101 - Wednesday 5/20 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Orvis 101 - 5/6 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

By: Apr 01, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cooke
Orvis 101 - Wednesday 5/6 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Back By Popular Demand: Learn The Basics Of Fly Fishing April 1st

By: Mar 21, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Due to the growing popularity with this class geared towards beginning anglers, Trouts will now be offering our Learn The Basics class TWICE a month. 

Class Is In Session: Private Casting and Fly-Tying Lessons

By: Mar 12, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Let Trouts help you become the best angler you know!

2015 Fishing Licenses Now On Sale

By: Mar 11, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I'm not really sure there's any way to add a creative element to this post....

Learn The Basics Of Fly Fishing- March 18th-SOLD OUT!

By: Mar 11, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We are currently sold out of spots for our Learn The Basics class next Wednesday the 18th. Our next scheduled Learn The Basics will be Wednesday April, 15th. 

Learn The Basics Of Fly Fishing- February 18th.

By: Feb 09, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
New to the sport of fly-fishing? Join us for this class designed just for beginners!

Fly Fishing Knots - The Blood and Improved Clinch Knot

By: Jan 31, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cooke
We stumbled upon this fly fishing knots infographic on and thought it was worth sharing. 

Let’s Do It Again! A Guide’s Guide To Fishing The South Platte During Winter. THIS THURSDAY 1/29

By: Jan 27, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
In an attempt to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to hear this great presentation we're going to have Round 3 this Thursday!

Casting Quick Fix: Saltwater Edition

By: Jan 22, 2015 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Got a saltwater trip on the books? Here are 4 quick tips sure to improve your distance and accuracy!

#Fly Fishing Show Instagram Pictures -The Latest and Greatest

By: Jan 10, 2015 | Author: Kevin Cooke
#FlyFishingShow Instagram Pictures - 2015 

Winter Trout Fishing: Part 3

By: Dec 30, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Presentation, Reading Water and Final Thoughts

Winter Trout Fishing: Part 2- Flies and Food Sources

By: Dec 20, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Winter Bug Life: What does a trout eat during Winter? 

Winter Trout Fishing: Part 1

By: Nov 26, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Let's start from the top: What Happens To A Trout During Winter? 

Winter Fishing- In-Store Presentation: Follow Up

By: Nov 25, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
I would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by the shop last Thursday. 

Tips For The Off-Season: Gear Storage

By: Nov 07, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
If the approach of Winter means the end of your fishing season, properly storing your gear is a must. 

Night Time Is The Right Time

By: Oct 24, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Making the most out of your nighttime game. 

Fightin’ Lunkers: How To Play And Land Trophy Trout

By: Oct 17, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
We've all been there.....and by "there" I mean left empty handed after losing a big trout.

Weighing In On Weighting Up.

By: Oct 10, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
How to make the most out of your subsurface game. 

Let’s Go Catch A Kokanee!

By: Oct 03, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Kokanee Salmon are swimming in many of our rivers right now. Get out and catch one!

Those Darn Smart Trout!!

By: Oct 02, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Photo Credit: Louis Cahill. Here's a good article from Louis Cahill over at Gink & Gasoline about his first experience in Cheesman Canyon. 

What Do You Want To Know About Fly Fishing?

By: Sep 30, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
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! 

Fall Streamer Tactics with Reid Baker

By: Sep 29, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Join one of Trouts Guide Service top guides as he discusses streamer fishing. You won't want to miss this!

Back To The Basics- Fly Selection Made Simple

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

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. 

Fly Fishing in September

By: Sep 11, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
September will be a great month for fly fishing in Colorado. What to expect and where to go this month!

On Stream Beginner School September 13th.

By: Sep 09, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Only 2 spots left for our On Stream Beginner School.  Join Trouts Guide Service for a great day of fly fishing! 

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. 

Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing- September 3rd

By: Aug 28, 2014 | Author: Kyle Wilkinson
Join us September 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm for our hugely popular Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing class! 

The Season of the Hopper

By: Aug 21, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Everyone has their favorite time of year and a subsequent favorite type of fly.  Some prefer early season caddis, other pegging eggs in the spring and fall, or maybe big streamers throughout the year.  Myself, I'm a confessed hopper man. 

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. 

Trouts Does Tenkara

By: Jul 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
At Trouts Fly Fishing we are always ready to try new things and to introduce our customers to innovative fishing techniques and equipment.  For some time now, Tenkara fishing has been a captivating style of fly fishing.  There is no doubt that the simplicity of Tenkara has a place here in Western fisheries. In effort to explore this style of fishing and introduce our clients, Trouts is pleased to announce that we are now a Tenkara USA dealer.  We now have a wide variety of rods...

Trouts Hosted Trip at the Rowdy Trout Ranch

By: Jul 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd

On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - July 12th

By: Jul 01, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - July 12th   Interested in fly fishing? Join Trouts Fly Fishing on Saturday, July 12th for our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School. This one-day fly fishing school will cover casting, reading water, basic entomology and fly selection. Space is limited so grab a spot today!   Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Cost: $195 per person If you are interested, stop by or give us a call (303) 733-1434. 

How to Set up a Double Nymph Rig - Denver Post Featured Video

By: Jun 26, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Are you interested in learning how to set up a double nymph rig? Check out this video that our friends at the Denver Post put together covering the entire Double Nymph Rig from fly line to fly. If you are interested in learning more, stop by the shop, give us a call or check out one of our upcoming events. Learn the Basics of Fly Fishing - July 9th - 5:30pm - 6:30pm On Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - July 12th - All Day On Stream Intermediate Fly Fishing School - July 19th - All Day

How To Roll Cast - Denver Post Featured Video

By: Jun 22, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
A big THANK YOU to the Denver Post for helping produce this great instructional video in conjunction with Trouts Guide Service.  With fishing starting to light up across the state, now is a great time to get into the sport of fly fishing.  Be sure to check out our comprehensive educational offering scheduled through the rest of the summer, or just come by the shop and allow our experienced staff to help get you into this great sport.

A Fly Fisherman’s Guide to Fishing Post Runoff

By: Jun 21, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Substantial runoff years like we're currently experiencing are really a blessing in disguise.  On one hand it's nothing but a burden on fisherman, as the high and off-color rivers impede our desire need to fish.  Yet at the same time the abundance of water will help guarantee an explosive late-summer fishing season, as well as reservoirs and rivers that will be flush full of cool mountain water.  So the big question on the first day of summer is when will the 2014 runoff...

Learn the Basics Of Fly Fishing - June 18th

By: Jun 17, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
If you would like to learn the basics of fly fishing we have two seats available in our upcoming class being held Wednesday June 18th from 5:30-6:30pm. The goal of this class is to instill a basic understanding of fly fishing gear, equipment, and essentials to prepare first time anglers for a day on the water.  We also spend quite a bit of time teaching how to tie knots and rigging. We will also have plenty of time for hands on questions and answers.  If you or someone you know has...

On Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School - June 21st

By: Jun 12, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We’re just moving into prime time trout season here in Colorado. If you have been thinking about giving this challenging sport a try, our On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School is a learning opportunity that you do not want to miss.  Right now we have three (3) spots available for our class being held June 21st.  When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 (full day guided trip) What Time: 08:00 am - 5:00 pm School Cost: $195 per person - limited to six (6) participants (full day) This is...

Salmonfly Season

By: Jun 10, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The first time I ever tried to hit a salmonfly hatch was on the banks of the Deschutes River in central Oregon.  I did my planning, my research, and lined everything up with a buddy who lived in Portland.   After a three hour flight and a 2 ½ hour car ride we arrived on the Big-D and immediately found giant salmonflies in the grass, willows and Russian olives.  They were seemingly everywhere.  Then, without ceremony, my buddy grabbed a bug and chucked it into...

Customer Events: Casting & Cocktails May 22nd

By: Jun 10, 2014 | Author: tlashkari
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South Platte River Clean Up: April 26th

By: Jun 10, 2014 | Author: tlashkari
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Fly Fishing For Carp: Stillwater Edition

By: Jun 09, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
When flows are high, it is a great time to explore stillwater fisheries.  Close to home here in Denver we are pretty lucky and have a number of close by lakes, reservoirs, and smaller ponds.  In addition to a wide variety of species like pike, small and largemouth bass, and wipers, many of these fisheries are chock full of carp.   The most prevalent species is the common carp but you will also find mirror and grass carp as well.  Two weeks ago we talked a bit about fly...

On-Stream Intermediate Fly Fishing School: July 19th

By: Jun 06, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
This is a one day fly fishing school that demonstrates the finer points of dry fly fishing and allows students who have some experience to advance their skill level and fine tune their approach.  Our Intermediate Dry Fly Clinic will be held at our WCR Ranch - 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...

Casting & Cocktails: Thursday June 26th

By: Jun 03, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Courtesy of Adam Barbour Join Trouts Fly Fishing and St. Croix Fly Rods for Casting & Cocktails Thursday June 26th in Denver's Washington Park.  This is a FREE fly rod casting clinic that will be held from 5-7pm.  Never cast a fly rod before?  No problem.  We’ll get you casting in no time at all. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in getting a few tips from the casting experts. Where to meet:  Southeast corner of the park...

Straight from the Horse’s Mouth - Gunnison River Flow Update

By: May 25, 2014 | Author: Tucker Ladd
It's never our intention to be the bearer of bad news, remember we're just the messengers.  But with the famed Salmon Fly hatch about to begin in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River and the Gunnison Gorge, we felt it necessary to keep our customers up to speed on what will be a dramatic increase in flows through these hallowed waters.  From the BLM: ATTENTION BOATERS AND FISHERS: Flows in the Gunnison River through Black Canyon and the Gunnison Gorge are expected to...