Be Fishy

The Backcast

TroutLeader was an idea by both Craig and Kristine Hoffman. The goal is to provide the most up-to-date fishing / river forecasts. TroutLeader can't make you fish any better, but we can help you make better decisions on choosing a river or stream.

Craig Hoffman

Craig was born and raised in Chicago but moved out to Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango. At Fort Lewis, Craig discovered the beauty of the mountains. Completing graduation, Craig took a mountaineering instructor position at the Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS). Working for COBS for over 5 years allowed Craig to spend close to 300 days in the mountains teaching outdoor experiential education. Craig has moved on from COBS and is currently a software engineer at the Global System Laboratory at NOAA in Boulder, CO. Craig feels most at home in the mountains, his passions include rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, skiing, photography, and of course fly fishing. Currently living in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Kristine, daughter Lily and their two dogs.

Kristine Hoffman

Kristine is a Colorado native who grew up exploring the waters of the South Platte drainage with her avid fly-fishing parents and twin sister. Kristine is also a longtime runner who started running track and cross country in middle school, expanding to longer distance trail running while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After a short stay in Chicago to attend medical school, Kristine returned to Boulder where she and her husband, daughter and 2 dogs live today. Kristine is currently a podiatrist at in the Department of Orthopedics and Denver Health Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction and limb salvage surgery. Kristine is a current board member for Running Rivers, a 501c3 organization who's mission is to facilitate the connection of people with healthy freshwater ecosystems through novel recreational events, educational activities and on-the-ground projects. One of there signature events is the Flyathlon. In 2016, despite coming in dead last, she was instantly in love with the event that combined her passions of running and fly fishing with craft (IPA) beer, conservation and an amazing crew of people.