Classic Pro Tips: 8 Must-Have Flies for Winter Fishing

Written by: The staff of Trouts Fly Fishing
Just a handful of staple patterns will get the job done during the winter months. Photo by Phil Monahan
We are very fortunate in Colorado that we have the opportunity to fish 365 days a year. And though we are now in December and it’s probably time to put away that hopper box until . . .
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Photos and Story: Into the Gunnison Gorge

Written and photographed by: Nick Swingle
The beautiful browns of the Gunnison Gorge were like icing on the cake of this incredible trip.
The temperature is unseasonably warm, even for western Colorado. We wait in the shade, knowing the hike ahead will offer ample opportunity for sun and sweat. We pass the time nervously with last-minute Macgyvering of our packs and . . .
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Story and Photos: How Fly Fishing Changed My Life

Written by: Josh Diller
Fly fishing has led Josh Diller far away from the self-destructive path he was on. Photo by John Bundy
I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and I enjoyed fishing, hunting, and roaming the fields when I was younger. As I got older, however, I fell into the. . .
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Video: Top 5 Flies for November 2018

This month's "Top 5" video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Head Guide Scott Dickson fishing the South Platte at Deckers. Dickson is all about small this time of year, and his selection features five patterns meant to imitate midges and . . .
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Packer’s Top 10 Flies for Fall on Colorado Freestone Rivers

Written by: John Packer, Fly Fishing Outfitters
Fall is a great time to catch colored-up brown trout in Colorado. Photo courtesy John Packer
As the days begin to get shorter and nights cooler, many Colorado anglers start to think more about elk and deer than about trout. But there's still some fantastic fishing to be had, and now . . .
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Video: Creekin’ in the Colorado High Country

Colorado has enjoyed some welcome snowfall in recent days, although a little white stuff certainly doesn't mean winter has arrived. It's still October, and  Trouts Fly Fishing  Online and Website Manager, Alex Kass, wanted to . . .
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Video: Top 5 Dry Flies for October 2018–Dropper Edition!

This month's "Top 5" video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Tanner Smith and guide Zeke Hersh. After a great day of fishing dry-dropper rigs with a Chubby Chernobyl on top and a nymph below, they suggest five great nymphs for the month . . .
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A Quest for Golden Trout in Colorado

Written by: Katie Burgert, Fish Untamed
Colorado's golden trout are hard to find and access, but they offer a gorgeous reward for the effort. Photos by Katie Burgert
Last summer, while my friend Ali and I were fishing for tiger trout, she asked me a seemingly insignificant question: “Have you ever caught a golden trout?” The answer was no, and I had never really put much more . . .
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