Two Successful Small Businesses in Denver Join Together to Promote Fly Fishing and Tourism in Colorado


From Trout’s Fly Fishing:

Trout’s Fly Fishing and Freestone Outfitters today announced a new partnership and full-service guided fly fishing business – Trout’s Guide Service.  Trout’s Guide Service is committed to making fly fishing more accessible for everyone, from would-be enthusiasts to dedicated anglers who want to explore Colorado’s abundant fishing resources in greater depth.

Through Trout’s Guide Service, Colorado residents and visitors will be offered a wide variety of guided fly fishing trips along the Front Range and beyond. Options include the South Platte River system, Colorado River drainage, and other Front Range creeks and tributaries within convenient reach of Denver.

“I think this partnership represents the best of the best, in that Trout’s is one of America’s finest fly shops, and Freestone Outfitters has some of the most savvy fly guides I’ve ever fished with,” said Kirk Deeter, an editor-at-large with Field & Stream Magazine, and editor of TROUT, the national publication of Trout Unlimited.  “This is a blockbuster deal that puts Trout’s in its own league in one of the ‘fishiest’ areas of the country.”

Trout’s Guide Service will help those new to fly fishing learn the basics via classroom seminars, as well as private and public-water fishing adventures.  Trips will include half or full-day excursions, as well as all-inclusive multi-day options that feature gourmet meals and world-class lodging.

For anglers who want to better understand how to fish publicly accessible river systems like the Blue River, South Platte River, Arkansas River and Colorado River, Trout’s staff of professional and seasoned guides is available for on-the-water-instruction.

For customers more interested in a quiet day on a stretch of water in total solitude, Trout’s has a network of private leases and lodges to offer. To see our full service catalog CLICK HERE.

“Since 1995, Trout’s Fly Fishing has been committed to providing the greater Denver angling community with the best in fly-fishing product selection, customer service and advice,” said Tucker Ladd, owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing.  “For 2013, we are excited to expand our ability to serve customers by offering the best outfitting and educational resources of any fly shop in Colorado.  This partnership will not only allow us to work with existing customers in ways that were not previously possible, but it will also allow us to reach an entirely new group of consumers that haven’t been exposed to everything the sport of fly fishing holds.”

Trout’s Guide Service is a four-season business, ready to show anglers Colorado’s rainbow, brown, cutthroat trout and other species all year round.

Today’s announcement of a formal commercial relationship signals the intent of both Trout’s Fly Fishing and Freestone Outfitters to leverage the strengths of both organizations to help promote fly fishing, outdoor recreation, and tourism in Colorado. Trout’s Fly Fishing is recognized as the premier retail provider and fly shop in the Rocky Mountain West.  Freestone Outfitters offers the best year round Colorado fly fishing opportunities on public and private water and is dedicated to introducing the lifelong sport of fly fishing to new anglers.

“Our seasoned and experienced guide staff has years of experience successfully guiding the most technical local public water fisheries as well as the unique ability to continually impress new customers with our exclusive private water options,” said Clint Packo, Owner of Freestone Outfitters and Trout’s Guide Service.  “By leveraging our expertise on the many local public waters of the South Platte, Bear Creek, Clear Creek, Urban Platte, and the Blue River, as well as the miles of private water on the Blue, North Fork, and Williams Fork Rivers, Trout’s Guide Service can provide the expertise and shape the experiences that leaves customers with memories and knowledge that will make fly fishing more enjoyable.”

Trout’s Guide Service is accepting reservations for fly fishing trips immediately.  Customers who are interested can call the shop at877.464.0034 for trip details and availability.

About Trout’s Fly Fishing

In addition to offering fully guided fly fishing experiences, Trout’s Fly Fishing is the premier fly-fishing outfitter of the Rocky Mountain West.  Trout’s carries a wide variety of fishing equipment and rental gear and is located in the heart of Denver.

About Freestone Outfitters

Freestone Outfitters is a premier fly-fishing guide service based out of Littleton, Colorado, offering the best year round Colorado fly-fishing opportunities on public and trophy private water, Rocky Mountain lodging and all-inclusive packages.

1303 E. 6th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-733-1434
Toll Free: 877-464-0034

For media inquiries contact:
Will Rice
Trout’s Fly Fishing
Director of Marketing
[email protected]
Toll Free: 877-464-0034
Mobile: 303.257.5443


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