Pro Tips: Top 10 Flies for Stillwater Trout

Written by: Drew Rodden, North Park Anglers


Drew Rodden shows off a gorgeous stillwater rainbow from Colorado.
Photo courtesy Drew Rodden

I grew up fishing with conventional tackle for warmwater species around Missouri. But spending my Saturday mornings watching fishing shows on TV, I began to take an interest in fly. . .

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Video: Small Stream Colorado, by Todd Moen

This classic video from acclaimed filmmaker and Catch Magazine editor Todd Moen is a love letter to the experience of chasing wild trout in the mountains of Colorado. In this world of “Instagram-worthy” trophy shots, guide John . . .

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Mayflies Across America: The Colorado Front Range

This week, our featured region is the Front Range of Colorado. Famous for well-educated trout, the technical challenges of mayfly fishing in the Centennial State can be a bit overwhelming at times, especially on rivers close to Denver. We recently caught . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Fish for Carp in Moving Water, Part II

Perhaps because carp are so frequently called “poor man’s monefish,” anglers new to the species often imagine they’ll be stalking a wide-open flat, making long casts to drop flies right on the noses of tailing fish. While that ideal scenario may arise . . .

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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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Pro Tips: Top 5 Flies for Winter Tailwaters

any people are surprised when I mention I’m a year-round fly fishing guide up in Colorado’s high country. Sure, fishing in -15° can get cold, and snow blowing in your face presents challenges. But fish are still hungry and tailwaters are still flowing, . . .

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Video: “Winter Blues” in Colorado

Winter fishing on Colorado’s famed tailwaters, such as the Blue River, can be spectacular. This video from Daniel Thistle and Matt Jimenez highlights a banner day on the water, featuring. . .

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Classic 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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Photos: One Last Trip into the Colorado High Country

It is a well-known fact that you never know what to expect from the weather in Colorado. So when a snow storm rolled through the state the day after Labor Day, it was no surprise. Tom and I had planned to do one last backpacking . . .

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