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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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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Pro Tips: Top 5 Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass

Written by: Alvin Dedeaux, All Water Guides


Subsurface patterns, such as this crawfish, will take bass when they’re not willing to eat bugs on top.
Photo courtesy All Water Guides

Just like trout, largemouth bass spend most of their time feeding below the surface. And as most people would agree that catching trout on dry flies is more exciting, watching a bass explode on . . .

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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: 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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Pro Tips: Top 5 Topwater Flies for Largemouth Bass

Few things in fly-fishing are as exciting as watching a largemouth bass smash a fly on the surface, and Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides gets to watch this spectacle more than most anglers. Based in Austin, Texas, Dedeaux was a 2016 Orvis-Endorsed . . .

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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 May 2019

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Regional Manager Tanner Smith fishes some Wyoming still waters with former Trout Bum of the Week Bob Reece. With serious runoff kicking in across the Rockies, many anglers . . .

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5 Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs: huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the . . .

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