Video: Top Five Flies for December 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Zeke Hersh and Ivan Orsic hit the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado. Winter has arrived here in Colorado, so it’s important to get your flies in the zone. Trout won’t move very far to eat . . .

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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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Video: Top Five Flies for November 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Head Guide Scott Dickson gets out on the South Platte for some serious small-fly action. Scott broke out the size 20s (and smaller!) and the tiny tippet and got into his fair share of fish, . . .

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Photos: A Fish Every Month for 5 Years

You know you have a fishing problem when you schedule a knee surgery around your fishing schedule! I’ve been trying to see how long I can go catching at least one fish a month. When I tore my meniscus earlier this year I postponed the surgery . . .

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Video: Top Five Flies for September 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Eric Schmidt and Zeke Hersh float the Colorado River throwing hoppers. Then they head back to the shop to share their Top 5 patterns for this time of year. As you might expect these are . . .

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Story and Photos: A Four Corners Fly-Fishing Extravaganza

We launched our journey from scalding hot valley of Phoenix, and headed for the 46-degree Colorado River tailwater in Lee’s Ferry. We were lucky enough to catch a special time on this unbelievable fishery, the summer cicada sing. This white noise . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for August 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and the legendary Landon Mayer fish the “Dream Stream” section of the South Platte and find some pretty trout. Then they sit on the tailgate of the truck and list Landon’s . . .

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Video: How to Find and Fish Alpine Lakes for Trout

The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is all about getting away from the crowds by hiking into the mountains to fish high, alpine lakes. He offers valuable tips for how to find lakes that haven’t already been fished by the . . .

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