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25% discount offered on Sage xi3 by Cutthroat Anglers, the best Summit County fly shop and guide service in Silverthorne, Colorado. 7wt, 8wt, 9 wt and 10 weight saltwater, blue-water rods available in-store or in Cutthroat Anglers online store. more...

Buyers Guide: Summit County Tackle Shops

A few things about fly fishing never seem to change. You need the right tackle, and you need the right gear. It does not take a pro fly fisher to figure out that Colorado mountain streams and rivers are cold, and fish will only bite what looks like an insect they would eat. Get the right gear at the right price from Cutthroat Angler Summit County tackle shops and our online store. more...

Trips: Never Pay For Churros at Amusement Parks Again: Take Your Family Fly Fishing in Colorado

Guided fly fishing trips in Colorado are perfect for people that enjoy doing more than sitting around and reading magazines while on vacation, and Colorado boasts some of the best Gold Medal fly fishing in the country. Many experienced fly fishers can get the most out of a trip to Colorado by booking a guided fly fishing trip with Cutthroat Anglers, and many beginners can get hooked on fly fishing. Fish Colorado, and see the best in freshwater fishing. more...

Fly Fishing Guide School: Cutthroat Anglers Currently Taking Fall 2014 Reservations

Do you want to be a fly fishing guide in some of the best streams and rivers on the planet? Get started by attending Cutthroat Anglers Fly Fishing Guide School. Our Colorado fly fishing guide school will teach you everything you need to know to become a professional fly fishing guide. more...

Expert Advice

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General Info: River Etiquette

As more people join the sport of fly fishing, the rivers will continue to be more crowded each season. A little common courtesy will help everyone have a more enjoyable day on the river. Even with the crowds, there is plenty of productive water for everyone to fish. more...

General Info: Weather Patterns

While the weatherman may not always offer the most reliable forecast, anglers should always be prepared for the worst. As the locals say, "if you don't like the weather now… wait a few minutes." The weather can dramatically change in the mountains, so if you are far away from your vehicle you should be prepared with a rain jacket and plenty of water. High mountain peaks are notorious for hiding storms until they store enough energy to surpass the peaks and rapidly charge ahead. more...

General Info: Polarized Sunglasses

Probably the most overlooked piece of equipment, polarized sunglasses protect your eyes and help eliminate glare. While they aren't magic, they can greatly improve your ability to see fish holding in rivers. The filter in the lens will also filter harmful light rays and ease eyestrain. Most importantly, sunglasses protect your eyes from errant hooks, so even during low light conditions you should wear glasses. more...

General Info: Fluorocarbon

During the last decade, one of the hottest trends in the fly fishing industry is using fluorocarbon leaders and tippets to help catch more fish. These new tippets and leaders give the angler a great advantage over normal monofilament. more...

General Info: Tungsten vs Standard Beadhead Nymphs

If you read our fishing reports or search through your local shop's fly bins you will eventually find a recommendation to use tungsten bead heads instead of traditional bead headed nymphs. Standard beads are mostly made of steel or tin. more...