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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Video: Top 5 Flies for March 2020

In the latest “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and guide Matt McCannel are fishing the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, where the trout are finicky and lazy. Matt’s guiding method may rub some the wrong way, but it . . .

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Video: Top 5 Flies for February 2020

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Trouts Denver Head Guide Scott Dickson are back out on the South Platte near Deckers to see what trout are eating. Scott offers his favorite . . .

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Video: Top Five Flies for January 2020, Euro-Nymphing Edition

In this month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Ivan Orsic and Russell Miller–Fly Fishing Team USA competitive angler and Director of Marketing at Umpqua–talk tight-line nymphing and fly choice. There’s also some cool footage from . . .

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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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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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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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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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