Catching up with Kory Lewis on the Blue River

If you dont know Kory, you probably should. Kory's a native of Colorado and has a wealth of fishing knowledge. Join us as we spend a day fishing the Blue River.

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Tips, Tricks, and Pics: Afternoon Streamers with Guide Cam Carlson

We spent an afternoon with Guide Cam Carlson on the Eagle River looking for colorful streamer eating trout...

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Employee Feature: Brandon Omahen

Ben McCormick sat down with seasoned guide Brandon Omahen to chat fishing, ski patrolling and where the nickname Moonbeam came from.

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How I Hit the Fly Shop Lottery

Ben McCormick recaps how he came to own Cutthroat Anglers and why he believes this is the best fly shop in the state of Colorado.

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New Trip Offering! Cutthroat Anglers Evening Float

We have a new float trip offering this year and we believe it may be our best trip come this fall. Harlan Kimball, Reed Ryan, and Grant Chacoski went out to test out the food and evening dry fishing.

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Employee Feature: Tim Joyce

Tim Joyce and Ben McCormick sat down to chat hunting and fishing.

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August Kid's Camp and Wading Academy Adventures

We are hosting two new education opportunities this August. This blog installment covers why you should check em out!

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Employee Feature: Matt Weiler AKA Wheels

Ben McCormick sat down with Guide Matt Weiler to chat sailing, fishing and gear. Enjoy!

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Small Stream Fishing by Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace provides one heck of an argument for why you should get off the beaten path and explore small water more.

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July Fishing Outlook with Reed Ryan

Head Guide Reed Ryan gives us the rundown on what to expect in July.

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Employee Feature: Jacob Lutz

Ben McCormick sat down with Jacob Lutz to talk fly fishing, art and fly tying.

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Tuesday Ties: The Purple Haze

Learn how to tie one of the most all around effective dry fly patterns in Colorado.

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Wind River Gear Entomology Kit Product Review

Jacob Lutz and Ben McCormick hopped behind the shop to test out our new Entomology Kit on the Blue River.

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Tuesday Ties: The UV Midge with Trent Jones

Trent Jones demonstrates how to tie an extremely effective midge pattern that is great for technical fisheries and high alpine lakes.

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Tuesday Ties: The Chubby Chernobyl with John Spriggs

Guide John Spriggs walks through how to tie one of our best terrestrial imitations in Colorado, The Chubby Chernobyl.

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Sunglasses: The Most Underrated Fly Fishing Tool

Ben McCormick covers the importance of finding the right eyewear and using your eyes more.

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Cutthroat Anglers Kid's Camp Summer 2020

Mike Wallace gives some awesome details on our new Kid's Camp coming up this summer!

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Simms Riverbank Chukka Product Review: Outdoor Slippers

Ben McCormick gives us his take on the Simms Riverbank Chukka after 4 months rocking the "outdoor slippers"

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Tuesday Ties: The Black Betty Crawler with Mike Wallace

Check out this tutorial on Mike Wallace's custom mayfly tie, The Black Betty Crawler.

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Flattops Recon

Mike Wallace and the crew took a test run at our new Flattops Wilderness destination. Check out Mike's vivid recap of the day.

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June Fishing Outlook from Head Guide Reed Ryan

Reed Ryan runs through what to expect bug, water, and fish wise in June.

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Chasing Golden Dorado

Ben McCormick recaps his experience pursuing Golden Dorado with Reed Ryan and Andes Drifters this February.

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Tuesday Ties: The Beadheaded Pheasant Tail with Trent Jones

Trent Jones demonstrated how to tie a staple fly that should be in every anglers box in large quantities when fishing Colorado waters, the Beadheaded Pheasant Tail.

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A May Fishing Outlook from Reed Ryan

Cutthroat Anglers Head Guide, Reed Ryan, gives us his take on whats to come this month and bugs/fishing he is looking forward to.

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Tuesday Ties: The RS2 with John Spriggs

John Spriggs demonstrates how to tie a Colorado classic, the RS2.

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Tuesday Ties: The Zebra Midge

Trent Jones walks us through how to tie the classic zebra midge. An extremely effective fly in all of our Colorado home waters year round.

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Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocol

A list of applicable measures we have implemented to comply with Summit County Public Health Orders.

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The Speed of Flow

Jimi O, creator of the Ninja Leader System, walks through the speed of river flow at different river depths and how the Ninja Leader System is designed to elevate your nymphing game.

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TUESDAY TIES

Introducing our new fly tying series, Tuesday Ties. One video a week from our guide team progressing from the basics to advanced ties.

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A Trout's Eye View by Mike wallace

Every wonder what life and food looks like from a trout's perspective? Mike Wallace gives us a rundown on the science behind trout vision and how you can apply this to your tying strategy and how you approach the water.

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3 Keys to Inlet Fishing with John Spriggs

John Spriggs drops some inlet knowledge that should help you navigate lakes in general as the ice begins to melt..

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Edwards to Eagle Fishing Report

Matt Campanella just moved to Vail Valley area and has been spending a lot of social distancing time on the Eagle. In this blog installment, Campy give us a very detailed rundown on fishing conditions below Edwards.

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Fly Fishing COVID-19 First Responders

The fly fishing community is made up of more than just guides, shop staff, and fish bums. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight members of the fishing community that are first responders fighting COVID-19 on the front-lines. Their stories, how we can help, and what they love about fly fishing. Enjoy!

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Guide Q&A with Reed Ryan and Mitch Melichar

We give you an inside scoop on the lower Colorado River and how our world class guides share fishing conditions/information.

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Echo Gecko Kids Rod Review

With kids out of school we are all gaining a much better appreciate for our education system and our teachers. Helpful hint. Take em fly fishing. Blake Montey gives us a rundown on the Echo Gecko kids fly rod. Enjoy!

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Eagle River Fishing Report

Guide and winter shop guy Matt Campanella spent some time on the Eagle River earlier this week and had a DAY. Check out his quick write-up on the fishing conditions.

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Product Review: Scientific Anglers Sonar Titan Sinking Fly Line

Guide Blake Montey took a recent trip down to Costa Rica and put Scientific Angler's Sonar Titan Sinking Line to the test.

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The Scott Fly Rod Difference

We had the opportunity to visit Scott Fly Rods in Montrose, CO to learn more about these hand crafted fly rods and the people behind the product.

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Trout, Bugs and Water. What's Changing with Winter?

December is a transitional period for trout behavior, river conditions, and angling techniques. Jacob Lutz dives in to key details to consider during this transition period.

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A List for Santa

We took the stress out of shopping and compiled a list of top gifts in our store and online.

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Midges in the Snow

Matt Campanella gives us a rundown on flies to try in this snowy weather.

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Matt Campanella's Winter Fishing Playbook

Campy covers the key variables to consider for winter fishing success.

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Winter Layering Tips

We provide some layering tips and our favorite products to help you stay warm on the water this winter.

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Rocky Mountain High at Cutthroat Anglers

Fly Fishing Trade wrote up an article on Trapper Rudd and how we got our start back in the early 2000s. Some of you may know our story but our bet is a lot of you don't. Enjoy!

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How to Improve Your Cast With Greg Hardy

Trout Unlimited's Greg Hardy (Certified Casting Instructor - Fly Fishers International) sums up his key casting tips. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced caster, these tips are sure to help you out on the water.

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Sumo Magnetic Rod Carrier Product Review

Guide John Spriggs explains why the Sumo Rod Carrier is one of his go too fly fishing tools. The Sumo is a lower profile, flexible and affordable alternative to the standard roof rod rack.

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September in Photos

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Reading the Water with Blake Montey

How to identify different types of water that will hold fish

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The Pheasant Tail, By Jacob Lutz

The steps to tie a pheasant tail fly illustrated

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Friday Flies Meat Edition with Ben McCormick

In this installment of Friday Flies, we cover streamer tactics and fly recommendations

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Small Water, Big Dries

We spent an afternoon scouting some of our private water access on the Upper Arkansas.

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Friday Flies with Kory Lewis

Fly recommendations to get you through the next week on the water.

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Cast with Cutthroat

So you think you can cast? Do you work in the fly-fishing industry? Are your lovely children younger than 12? Or do you just like fishing enough to come hang out with us at the shop? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join us at Cast with Cutthroat casting competition benefiting Project Healing Waters.

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Friday Flies with Chris Refakis

Because one of our main goals in life is to help you all catch more fish, we are kicking off a new series called Friday Flies.  Each week we will post our favorite flies to try out over the course of the next week.  Each of these flies were hand picked by the buggiest nerds around.  

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Common Fly Fishing Mistakes by Blake Montey

What are the most common mistakes you see people trying to learn fly fishing make? We've narrowed the recent riverside jargon down to our top three common mistakes all levels of fly fishers can learn from.

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JULY NEWSLETTER

The first day of July brought us peaking river flows and every day since, the freestones on both sides of the divide have been dropping. This means that the fishing has been getting better every day.

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HeadWaters: The Prince Nymph, by Blake Montey

Quick tips from a Colorado fly fishing guide By Blake Montey

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Springtime Fishing in Summit County

Check out some of the best fishing spots throughout Summit County that we recommend checking out!

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A Guide to Streamer Fishing - by Nick Freeman

As the high country gradually defrosts, you would think that there is nothing to look forward to in the near future for the stream-starved fly fisherman. But nothing could be further from the truth. Now is the time to get ready for those warm spring days that come every so often and take advantage of savage trout as the ice starts to melt and springtime starts to emerge in the Rockies.

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Healing Waters Project Sponsorship - by Nick Freeman

Project Healing Waters helps veterans heal from past traumatic experiences through the power of fly fishing. Cutthroat Anglers is a sponsor of their annual fundraiser. Learn more about the project and how you can be involved!

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Winter Doldrums - by Nick Freeman

Just because it's snowing, doesn't mean you have to stop fishing. Learn some ways that you can fulfill your fishing passions in the middle of the coldest month of the year.

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Fishpond Product Review - By Nick Freeman

Native Colorado fishing gear manufacturer Fishpond, has come out with some amazing new products for 2019. We are proud to carry them in our fly fishing store in Silverthorne.

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Alaska Adventure Close to Home - by Nick Freeman

The spawning of the Kokane Salmon in Summit County is one of the most exciting times for anglers in the lower forty-eight.

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Yellow Leaves and Running Browns - By Nick Freeman

Fishing the high country in the fall is one of the most rewarding times to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of our high alpine lakes and rivers. This post explores some tips and tricks that will help improve your chances of hooking on to a feisty brown trout.

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Late Summer Fun - By Nick Freeman

Now that the summer is in full swing, we’re happy to report that the local rivers and streams are all in really good condition. Although we are in a drier year than most, the reservoirs in Summit County give the rivers enough water to stay in good shape.

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Live and Let Live: Catch & Release Techniques by Nick Freeman

The fly-fishing community has adopted a philosophy of catch and release in order to maintain local waters full of healthy fish. This gives future generations a chance to enjoy the thrill of snagging a good sized fish in popular fishing waters.

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Primetime in the Rockies - By Nick Freeman

The summer months in the Rocky Mountains are no less than any Angler's dream come true. With numerous hatches taking place, crystal clear water, and plenty of sunshine, you won't want to miss out on the magic that brings all the fish out to play.

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Spring Runoff and Blown out Rivers

Heavy flow and muddy water tend to keep anglers at bay this time of year; however, to those who know where to go and what flies to use, this is the best time of the year. The fact is that trout are very hungry this time of year, and they must feed. Further, the famous salmonfly hatch begins when the water temps reach 54-56 degrees. This brings the bigger fish to the surface for the protein-packed snacks.

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Bucket List Trip: Golden Dorado on the Fly in Argentina

Jim Buckler shares the story of his trip to Argentina to fish for the infamous Golden Dorado.

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Fly Fishing Alaska, the Sportsman’s Dream - By Nick Freeman

The Alaskan wilderness is a calling that has been inspiring people who enjoy being immersed in the beauty of nature while pursuing the challenge of a perfect fly cast. An guided excursion can lead to once in a lifetime memories in one of the most spectacular places on Earth.

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Fly Fishing 101 - Hook, Line, and Sinker

If you are thinking about taking up fly fishing as a hobby, you are in good company. The popular sport has gained many new enthusiasts over recent years as more and more people are finding out about the many rewards. Before you get started, take some time learn about the equipment you will need to get the most out of your time on the water.

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How To Fly Fish - by Nick Freeman

Learning to fly fish is a rewarding pursuit that provides benefits that go way beyond the fish that you catch. It is a way of life rich in tradition and mastery. Read on to lean some valuable insights for beginners.

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The Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns this Friday, February 9th!

The Fly Fishing Film Tour (f3t) again benefits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and is sponsored by The Town of Silverthorne, Alpine Bank, Summit County Rotary, Cutthroat Anglers, The Mountain Angler, and Breckenridge Outfitters.

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About the Author - Nick Freeman

The legendary tradition of fly fishing being passed down through generations is what continues to inspire legions of fanatics to this sport. We are thrilled to announce our new blog author, Nick Freeman. He is the quintessential outdoorsman, with deep knowledge and true passion for all aspects of the sport we love. Click here to learn more about Nick.

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Alaska Trip Update

Join Cutthroat Anglers at Bear Trail Lodge, September 3 – September 10, 2017, $250 Cutthroat Anglers Gift Card Included trouthead.jpgIf Alaska has been on your bucket list, this is absolutely the trip for you.

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Guanaja Honduras Trip!

Start off 2017 right by escaping Winter and joining Cutthroat Anglers for our return trip to Guanaja, Honduras from March 25 – April 1, 2017.

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Alaska Sportsman's Bear Trail Lodge Trip!

If Alaska has been on your bucket list, this is the trip for you. We will be targeting Silver Salmon, Grayling, Arctic Char, and, of course, Trophy Rainbows.

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Simms Intruder Boot Review

Jim B. has a reputation of being clumsy when it comes to wading. We don’t know if it’s because of his big feet or that he simply lacks coordination, but it was never so true as when he fished the Henry’s Fork last year.

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Reliving Past Glory

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Short Rod Fishing

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Wading Gear

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Carrying a Net

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River Etiquette

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