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Our History


Trouts Fly Fishing opened its doors to the Denver angling community in the spring of 1995. Located on Old South Gaylord Street, Trouts 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 Trouts customer Tucker Ladd came in and purchased Trouts 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 Trouts and the superior customer service that was always provided. With a desire to keep a Denver tradition alive, Tucker worked tirelessly to preserve the Trouts 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, Trouts 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, Trouts 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, Orvis, Ross Reels, Waterworks Lamson, Nautilus Fly Reels, Tibor Reels, Hatch Reels, Abel, Scientific Angler, Rio Products, Airflo, Patagonia, Fishpond, William Joseph, Howler Brothers, 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 Trouts is the warm feel the shop exudes, as well as the unmatched customer service offered by the Trouts knowledgeable staff. So come on by the shop, our home is your home, or maybe we’ll see you out on the water.

" Treat every customer with the same level of service, support, and advice, no matter who they are or how much they spend. "