Meet Our Guides
Clint Packo - Owner, Trout's Guide Service
Originally from Colorado, Clint began guiding in 1994 on the Colorado Front Range. Since then, he has fished and hosted anglers throughout the world and continues to learn and grow as an angler and guide. As founder and owner of Freestone Outfitters and Trout’s Guide Service, Clint is devoted to providing the best customer service, highest quality and knowledgeable guide staff, and diverse angling opportunities in Colorado.
Reid Baker - Guide Manager
Growing up on the trout and steelhead waters of Oregon, many of Reid’s earliest memories revolve around fly fishing trips with his father. Since becoming a professional guide, he has come to understand how much he truly lives to watch his infectious excitement for the sport rub off on others. When not guiding, he travels the world, fly rod in hand, constantly amazed by the remarkable people and places fishing has shown him.
Dave Lovell - Head Guide
As a native of Colorado, Dave has been fly-fishing for 27 years, and has fished throughout the United States and internationally. As a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, he thoroughly enjoys instructing and building rapport with customers of all skills and abilities. Dave’s passion, energy, knowledge and humor make for memorable days on the water for anyone who fishes with the accomplished guide.
Kyle Wilkinson- Professional Fly Fishing Guide/Trout's Fly Fishing Marketing Manager
Kyle got his first fly rod at the age of 10 and immediately began harrassing the bluegill and bass swimming in the ponds of his family farm in Southeast Kansas, where he was raised. His parents made the mistake of taking him to Montana in high school, where he immediately fell in love with being out West and in the mountains. Fly fishing means more to Kyle than just catching fish. It's about connecting with the people, places, and experiences that this sport provides. Kyle is a very knowledgable, enthusiastic and patient teacher who has a deep passion for sharing the great outdoors with others.
Toby Stuart - Customer Service/Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Raised in northern Colorado, Toby has been an integral part of the Colorado fly fishing industry since the late 90’s. As an aquatic biologist and avid outdoorsman, Toby appreciates all aspects of the river and truly enjoys his time on the water with guests.
Scott Dickson - Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Scott has been fishing as long as he can remember, but it wasn’t until the early 90’s when he picked up his first fly rod. One of the many things Scott loves about fishing is the fact that you’re never done learning. There’s always room for improvement, new things to learn, and new “tricks” to try. Being able to share his skills, knowledge, and experience he’s acquired over the past 20 years with the most novice anglers to the more experienced anglers is just one of the many reasons that keep him guiding year afteryear.
Barry Reynolds - Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Barry is a true renaissance man of fly fishing with extensive experience guiding and hosting fly fishers to angling destinations all over the world. He’s probably most known for his prowess stalking carp and is author of Carp on the Fly: a Flyfishing Guide. Barry’s love for fly fishing and the outdoors is evident in the numerous written articles and photographs he has sold to magazines such as American Angler, Wild on the Fly, Warm Water Angler, and Southwest Fly Fishing. Barry is a certified casting instructor and master fly tier.
Chris Barry - Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Originally from Connecticut, Chris has been fishing and exploring in the Colorado Rockies for over 20 years. Chris loves to fish anywhere from the remote high alpine streams, to metro lakes close to home. Over the years he has enjoyed educating and introducing hundreds of people to the joy of fly fishing. His favorite river is the South Platte river near Deckers, which he believes is the best place to teach people the essential Colorado fly fishing techniques.
Ryan Sullivan - Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Ryan began fly fishing at an early age, with influences like his father, David James Duncan, Thomas McGuane, and Ed Engle. Any client that is fortunate enough to be with Ryan, will experience a guide who is passionate, knowledgeable, and patient. Ryan can be seen on the water along the front range of Colorado year-round.