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“Trouts Guide Service represents the best of the best, in that Trout’s is one of America’s finest fly shops and has some of the most savvy fly guides I’ve ever fished with. Trout’s is in its own league in one of the ‘fishiest’ areas of the country.”

- Kirk Deeter, editor-at-large with Field & Stream magazine, and editor of TROUT, the national publication of Trout Unlimited.

“The South Platte is my home river, but I had not fished it much. Intimidated I guess. What a great day it turned out to be! Reid’sservice was great, his technical knowledge outstanding and fish were caught. I feel totally
confident returning to the Platte and fishing it on my own in the future.”

- E. Stone

“Trout’s is much more than just a fishing shop. Not only do they have friendly staff and a great selection, they have helpful resources. They provide fishing reports and info on fishing destinations. You can even book your
fishing trip through them. Best of all, my wife and I just signed up for private fishing lessons and we are really looking forward to the trip!”

- Gerry Stringer

“I Live in Longmont and have a few shop options locally but will drive down to Trouts for my fly fishing gear. Their fly selection is one of the best on the front range whether its trout, carp, bass, pike and salt water they have it covered. Try finding a shop locally that does more customer events than Trouts, you wont. The staff is seasoned anglers who have put the time on the water that gives insight to the knowledge they can pass on to your fishing needs. Just stop in to one of their happy hour events and meet new people who have the same passion and will road trip to a river on a moments notice. I have met some great fishing friends there.”

- Doug H (via Yelp)

“What I've learned about this water (the South Platte River): We've established too many "rules" when it comes to fishing Deckers. It's OK to break from conventional wisdom and swap the nymph rig for a giant switch rod.  On this day, I had the pleasure of fishing alongside a pair of river gurus from Trout's Fly Fishing, a fly shop and guide service in Denver. Reid Baker, the shop's guide manager, and Will Rice, the marketing director, led me on a fishing trip with a purpose.  What better way to disprove this myth than to catch fish on three unique methods - nymphing, streamer fishing and with dry flies - in the same day? I can’t say enough about the Trout’s staff, including guide manager Reid Baker, if you are looking for a fishy eye for your next outing. ”

-  Paul Klee, Sportswriter for the Colorado Springs Gazette

“I had a great day! Dave & Scott were fabulous!! I will use Trouts again as we venture into this new hobby…”

-  On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School Student

“I booked a trip at the YR Ranch on the lower Blue for my father in law (first timer) and me (experienced former guide). Dave was our guide, and he was unfailingly patient and gave us exactly the trip we were looking to have. He spent most of his time with my father in law, ensuring he had a good first day that would leave him wanting to come back for more. He let me fish how I wanted to fish, and provided advanced pointers in a way that wasn't heavy handed and will make me a better angler.”

“We had one of the best days on the water I have ever had, and I think my father in law is a convert. It was amazing to see how much he learned in one day.”

- Charlie T – Trouts Guide Service Client (via Yelp)

“I think Martin did a great job and I really learned a lot. My daughter caught her 1st fish with a fly rod and was very happy. I would definitely recommend Martin and will plan to go again in the future.”

- Trouts Guide Service Client

“Dave is a master of what he does! If he continues teaching the way he does, you will have people lined up out the door to take his class.”

-  On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School Student

“By far the greatest fishing experience of my life. Thank you.”

-  On-Stream Beginner Fly Fishing School Student

“I went into Trouts the other day after driving by numerous times, and was immediately blown away by the depth and quality of the shop and the products they offered. The staff was amazing knowledgeable and helpful,
and were more than willing to answer all the questions I had. I will definitely be back, and would encourage anybody looking for a great Denver fly shop to look no further then Trouts Fly Fishing!”

-  Jerry David