Cutthroat Anglers

Reed Ryan


Reed might be one of those guys born with a fly rod in his hand. In fact, he was born while his parents were fly-fishing the Lammer River in Austria.  Reed grew up plying the waters of New England for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore.  He has since travelled across the globe in search of a tight line. Before arriving in Colorado, Reed guided expeditions in northern Canada for 7 years in pursuit of landlocked salmon, brook trout, and undiscovered canoe routes.  A career in ski patrolling brought him to our doorstep, and he has been a mainstay of our staff ever since.

Reed is the guide who will do anything it takes to get clients on fish. To this end, if you are fishing with him, you’ll know you’re headed to the best fishing. His professional approach to guiding pairs well with his lighthearted demeanor—you’ll swear you’re fishing with a friend of many years.


Peter Haber (from Denver, Colorado) says, "Reed's keen knowledge of the river and ability to put me on fish made for a very successful trip. For the less experienced, he shows patience and positive instructions. Highly recommended for a great time."

Reed spends his winter ski patrolling at Copper Mountain with fellow Cutthroat Anglers trout enthusiast, Matt Hartsel. He lives in Silverthorne with his wife, daughter, and neurotic black lab.

Reed appears on the Hyde Drift Boats Pro Staff. For more information about Hyde Drift Boats you can visit their website at

Reed Ryan Quick Facts:

Originally From: Darien, CT
Favorite Local Fishing Spot: Middle Colorado River
Favorite Place on Earth: Sakami River, Quebec
Most Used Rod, Reel & Line: Composite 6wt GLX Classic, Ross Evolution, Rio Grand WF6
Movie Quote: "It's Spaceball One.... they've gone to plaid!" -Spaceballs
Destinations Fished: Belize, Chile, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Montana, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Labrador, Quebec.