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TroutLeader is your Community-Driven Guide for Informed Fishing Decisions.

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, fishing journal and river segments. TroutLeader will not make you fish any better, but we can help you make better decisions on choosing a rivers or streams.

Craig Hoffman

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Craig lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Kristine, daughter Lily and their two dogs. Craig was born and raised in Chicago but moved 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 five years allowed Craig to spend nearly 300 days teaching outdoor experiential education in the mountains. Currently, he is a software engineer at the Global System Laboratory at NOAA in Boulder, CO. Although Craig feels most at home in the wilderness, his passions include rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, skiing, flyathons, troutman, photography, and of course, fly fishing.

Kristine Hoffman

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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. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, with endless mountain trails at her doorstep, she quickly fell in love with long-distance trail running. After a stay in Chicago to attend medical school, Kristine returned to Boulder, where she and her husband, daughter, and two dogs live today. Kristine is currently a podiatrist 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 whose 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 their signature events is the Flyathlon (run, fish, beer). 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, and conservation.