Video: Top 5 Flies for July 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, guides Danny Strine and Scott Dickson fish Cheeseman Canyon on a July evening and then offer up their Top 5 flies for dealing with falling water in the Rockies. Since they’re dealing with . . .

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Video: Top 5 Warmwater Flies for June 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, General Manager Rick Mikesell offers his favorite patterns for chasing largemouth and smallmouth bass in late spring and early summer. It’s mostly a subsurface game in much of the . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for April 2019

This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Denver Regional Manager Tanner Smith and Head Guide Scott Dickson fishing on the middle Colorado River and finding some willing trout. April is all . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2019


This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver features Denver Regional Manager Tanner Smith and Trouts Frisco General Manager Zeke Hersh fishing on a snowy stretch on the Colorado River and finding some willing trout. Although . . .

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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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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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