Tucker Ladd - Owner
Tucker Ladd was born and raised in Colorado. For Tucker, fly fishing is more than just a hobby. It’s a lifestyle that keeps him close to nature and the natural world. Tucker fly fishes for the camaraderie it brings with friends and family. Fly fishing has become an activity that brings peace and relaxation to his life, and is something the he tries to share with every person he meets.
In addition to owning Trouts Fly Fishing, Tucker is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.
“I am not only proud to become the AFFTA Chairman, but I am honored to be the first retailer to ever hold this position. This is a testament of the commitment to the retail base of our industry by the current Board of Directors, as well as AFFTA as a whole. I have always believed that retailers are the life-blood of our sport and industry, and I am excited to have the opportunity to represent this segment of our trade group. 2014 will undoubtedly be an exciting year for AFFTA, and I am looking forward to helping drive our trade group to new levels of success, relevancy and growth"
Rick Mikesell - General Manager
Rick Mikesell began working at Trouts Fly Fishing in June of 2010. If you have a question about equipment, flies or gear – regardless of how technical – Rick will have an answer and most likely a pointed opinion. In addition to fishing for trout in the higher elevations of Colorado, Rick is often found chasing a wide range of species in Colorado including pike, muskie, bass and carp.
“Fishing is a constant challenge," said Rick. "On the water, all of the complications and nuisances of life disappear and all that is left is a very real connection with the grandeur and complexity of the natural world - it is never boring or the same. Nature always has a new set of variables and new challenges to offer.”
Kyle Wilkinson - Outfitting & Communications Manager
Kyle Wilkinson is the Outfiting & Communications Manager at Trouts Fly Fishing, as well as one of our fly fishing guides. Born and raised in Southeast Kansas, Kyle received his first fly rod at age 10 and the deal was pretty much sealed. Now, 20 years later, Kyle's love for the sport and teaching others continues to grow by the day. He has traveled extensively throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains and multiple saltwater locations chasing any fish that will eat a fly. When not on the water, Kyle can usually be found relaxing with his wife Katie and their two King Charles Spaniels Maddie and Nelli.
"Simply put......It's all about the journey"
Nate Satterelli- Events & Education Coordinator
Nate Satterelli is in charge of the educational programs, events and is a fly fishing guide for the shop. Born and raised in Mason, Michigan he received his first fly rod at age of 7 from his grandmother, who is also a die-hard fly angler! Nate was brought to CO in 2009 from the US military, serving over 5 years on Buckley Air Force Base.
His main passions are teaching and guiding the sport of fly-fishing. In his free time he is either fly-fishing the many rivers of the Front Range or Carp fishing in local ponds, lakes or on the Denver South Platte. When not out fly-fishing, Nate is either spending time with his wife Brittany and his 4-year daughter Olivia or is at CU Boulder pursuing an education in philosophy.
“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes”
Leonardo De Vinci