Our History

Trout’s Fly Fishing opened its doors to the Denver angling community in the spring of 1995.  Located on Old South Gaylord Street, Trout’s started as a quaint neighborhood fly shop that serviced the greater Washington Park Neighborhood.  The store remained in its original location for over 10 years, establishing itself as one of the top fly shops in the greater Denver area. 

In May 2005, Denver native and long time Trout’s customer Tucker Ladd came in and purchased Trout’s Fly Fishing just before the shop was about to shutter it’s doors.  Having patronized the shop for years as a young angler, Tucker had a deep fondness and respect for Trout’s and the superior customer service that was always provided.  With a desire to keep a Denver tradition alive, Tucker worked tirelessly to preserve the Trout’s name and the renowned reputation it had achieved in their decade of business.  So with a fresh stock of inventory and a new energy and feel, Trout’s quickly reopened its doors to their faithful following.  It didn’t take long for the shop to out grow its space, so in the winter of 2007 the shop was moved to its current location on East 6th Avenue.

Located in a historic 19th Century home in the Morgan’s Historic District of Denver, Trout’s now boasts over 2000 sq/ft of retail space as well as an in house fly fishing learning center, world class guide service and destination travel division.  The shop carries the top brands in the business including:  Simms Fishing Products, Sage Fly Rods, R.L. Winston Rod Company, Scott Fly Rods, G-Loomis Fly Rods, St. Croix, Redington, Ross Reels, Waterworks Lamson, Nautilus Fly Reels, Tibor Reels, Abel, Scientific Angler, Rio Products, Airflo, Patagonia, Fishpond, William Joseph, Hairline Dubbing, Whiting Farms, Costa Del Mar, and Smith Optics just to name a few.

But what will strike you most on your initial visit to Trout’s is the warm feel the shop exudes, as well as the unmatched customer service offered by the Trout’s knowledgeable staff.  So come on by the shop, our home is your home, or maybe we’ll see you out on the water.

Trout's Fly Fishing Outfitter Company History

As an avid fly fisherman, Tucker Ladd took over Trout's as it was about to close in 1995 and he later moved it to its current location in Cherry Creek. Trout's is a premier destination in Denver and online for any fly fishing equipment, resources, trips or information every fisherman of any level of expertise can count on.