Cutthroat Anglers

Cutthroat Anglers

Business Hours:

Everyday: 7:00AM - 5:00PM

Located: 400 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne CO 80498

Contact Us

Phone: 970-262-2878

Email: anglers@fishcolorado.com

Our Guided Trips

There’s a reason that the people of Summit County have voted Cutthroat Anglers the “Best Fly Fishing Outfitter” for the last six years in a row — it’s because our guides are the very best in the Rockies. Put simply, we have a team full of true fishing folks, with the rivers of Colorado practically running through their veins

We offer first-class trips for fishing enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience. Our trips include floats, wades, private water access fishing and dry-land lessons. For fly fishing floats or wades, you can choose between a full or half day. All of our trips include water, soft drinks and the gear you need, and all full-day trips include lunch.

Public Waters Guided

-Blue River, Kan
-Colorado River
-Arkansas River
-Williams Fork
-Eagle River
-South Platte River
-Roaring Fork

equipment Included

- Rods
- Flies

Ammenties

- Boots
- Waders

Private Waters Guided

-Troublesome Creek
-Hidden Valley Trophy Pond
-Santa Maria

Trip Types

- Float Trips
- Wade Trips
- Private Water Lessons
- Dry-Land Lessons
- Flattops by Horseback
- Overnight Trips

Fish Species

- Rainbow Trout
- Brown Trout
- Green Cutthroat Trout

Guides

A great guide finds joy in teaching and sharing that knowledge with others. Our guides’ proudest moments aren’t reeling in fish of their own. Instead, they’re proudest watching a guest connect with a cast for the first time

Meet Our Guides

Mitch Melichar

Mitch Melichar

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We think Mitch started guiding in Summit County before history was recorded on paper. Mitch’s exploits may have first appeared in Izaak Walton’s Complete Angler – a book first published in 1652 that contains the first known detailed text about fly fishing. While we cannot vouch for the fairy tale components of his past, we do know that Mitch has the local waters flowing through his veins.

Mitch fills his free time remodeling his house and playing in local hockey leagues. Mitch is known for his exceptional local fishing knowledge. At times, you will swear he is fluent in fish-jargon – a specialized vocabulary unique to his biorhythms and natural instincts of the trout. Couple that with a great personality and you will quickly understand why many of his repeat clients have tried to steal Mitch as their full-time, personal guide.

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Reed Ryan

Reed Ryan

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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 traveled 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’s professional approach to guiding pairs well with his lighthearted demeanor—you’ll swear you’re fishing with a friend of many years. Reed is a member of the R. L. Winston pro staff. In 2019, Reed took the reins as Head Guide for Cutthroat Anglers. 

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Jimi Omori

Jimi Omori

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Known affectionately as “Jimi O” by friends in Summit County, Hajime Omori was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Jimi moved to Kremmling, Colorado in 1986 and became a professional fly fishing guide at Elktrout Lodge.

For the past 20+ years he has guided in Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. Jimi’s extensive knowledge of Western Fly Fishing combined with his easygoing demeanor and contagious smile always make for a great day on the water.

Jimi is also the inventor and owner of Ninja Strike Indicators. This innovative product provides convenience and flexibility for anglers fishing with nymphs. We are proud to sell these products in our shop or you can purchase them online at NinjaFlyFishing.com

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Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan

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Mr. Morgan emerged from Kentucky, where he was raised as a whitewater enthusiast. His love for water served as a gateway into the world of fly fishing. At the age of 11, Adam picked up his first fly rod. The rest was history. Adam quickly developed an obsession with smallmouth bass on the fly, with tailwater trout fishing serving as a close second.

In 2007, Adam made the decision to turn his passion into a career by attending a fly fishing guide school in Montana. Adam landed a guide job with Cutthroat Anglers in the spring of 2009, and the move to Colorado was the catalyst of a serious problem- a true addiction to fly fishing. Lovingly known as “Captain Newjack,” Adam is fueled by youthful enthusiasm and a genuine love for the sport of fly fishing

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Brandon Omahen

Brandon Omahen

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Brandon first began fishing in the Atlantic Ocean and in small lakes and streams across the Northeast at the age of 4. Growing up chasing everything from sunfish and perch to tuna he landed at Colorado College years later where he started his fly fishing career. He joined the Cutthroat Anglers team in 2010.

Always up for some exploring, he’s constantly ready to fish new water. Brandon’s relaxed and patient demeanor coupled with his sense of humor make him a great teacher and guide, and enjoyable to spend time with on the water.

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Allen Stretton

Allen Stretton

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Born in Maryland, Allen grew up running a variety of the rivers throughout the mid-Atlantic states.  As soon as he realized the east coast was not for him, he headed west to Colorado. After a few misspent years working for the resorts of Summit County, Allen became a whitewater rafting guide and a passion for taking guests into the wild was born.  Later, a love of fly fishing and boating became a major driving influence in his life. All of which conspired to bring Allen to Cutthroat Anglers. Allen’s boating mastery, years of fly fishing experience, rapier wit and local charm combine to make Allen one of our most requested guides.

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Brandon Omahen

Brandon Omahen

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Brandon first began fishing in the Atlantic Ocean and in small lakes and streams across the Northeast at the age of 4. Growing up chasing everything from sunfish and perch to tuna he landed at Colorado College years later where he started his fly fishing career. He joined the Cutthroat Anglers team in 2010.

Always up for some exploring, he’s constantly ready to fish new water. Brandon’s relaxed and patient demeanor coupled with his sense of humor make him a great teacher and guide, and enjoyable to spend time with on the water.

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Matt Weiler

Matt Weiler

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Matt “Wheels” Weiler grew up fishing on the Great Lakes of Wisconsin. He fished every day that the weather allowed.  As a young’un, Matt funded his passion for fishing with a paper route. When he was old enough for a “real job” he chose, shocker, the fishing guide and fly shop trades.

Matt is not only one of the top guides in Colorado; he is one of the most knowledgeable retail experts in the fly fishing business. It was after Matt moved to Colorado in 1994 that his passion for fishing grew into an obsession with fly fishing.

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Charlie Schmidt

Charlie Schmidt

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Armed with his first fly rod at 14, fishing light dries in the high winds of Park County soon became a common pastime, and the spinning rod was left to gather dust.

After attending college in Durango, Charlie moved back to Summit County where he started work as a Dog Sledding Guide during the winters. It was here that he discovered he had a knack for teaching and working with people. This soon transcended into Fly Fish Guiding when he combined his passion of fishing and his ability to teach by joining the Cutthroat Angler crew in 2009. During Charlie’s time with Cutthroat he has created many popular flies including the TDJ Golden, TDJ Oprah, and the Chronic Caddis.

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Matt Campanella

Matt Campanella

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Matt developed his fly fishing skills early in life fishing the lakes, ponds, and rivers of upstate New York, Connecticut and Vermont. He cannot remember a time when fishing was not in his life.

His Mother is famous for telling everyone “He came out with a fishing pole in his hand.” In 1998, and hungry for bigger mountains to ski and new rivers to explore, he moved to Colorado and has been chasing our trout ever since.

“Colorado has twelve months of great fishing each year, that’s why I moved here.” If you fished well over 100 days a year for almost 20 years in Colorado and share a passion for catching fish every month of the year, then you’d be Matt Campanella!

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Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace

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Mike grew up fishing for bass, crappie, and bream in Alabama and Mississippi with his dad and grandparents. At about 5 or 6, he learned the basic clinch knot from his grandmother. He started fishing professionally on charter boats in Destin, Florida at age 15.  He learned to catch everything in the Gulf of Mexico from inshore redfish and speckled trout to offshore blue marlin, dolphin, wahoo, and tuna. They also frequently fished for grouper, red snapper, amberjack, and triggerfish. 

Later, Mike worked on private yachts where he traveled to the Bahamas. They did everything from billfish tournaments to light tackle fishing for cobia, king mackerel, tarpon, bonefish and anything else that would bite. A few years later, in 2001, Mike’s dad brought a Fenwick 8wt fly rod on one of his visits from Alabama. This rod relit the fire and soon after, Mike scored a 5wt Sage outfit on sale and has been addicted to fly fishing ever since.

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Cam Carlson

Cam Carlson

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Cam Carlson is a Colorado native who grew up playing all sorts of sports in the Frisco area.  He fell in love with fishing when he was 10 and discovered fly fishing in middle school when Mark Jones (Trent Jones father) took him fishing on the Blue River.  Cam spends his free time traveling and fishing through the Rocky Mountains and as far as New Zealand. Exploration is his passion and his great sense of humor, laid back style, and pure passion for fly fishing makes him a pleasure to be around.  

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Guided Trip Packages

Half Day Trips

STARTING AT
$274.99
$ 250
  • 4-Hour Trip
  • Waders
  • Rods
  • Reels and Flies
  • Drink
  • Premium Guide Service
MOst Popular

Full Day Trips

STARTING AT
$374.99
$ 325
  • 8-Hour Trip
  • Waders
  • Rods
  • Reels and Flies
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • Premium Guide Service
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We Also do Trips By Horseback

is a stout day trip adventure either leaving from Cutthroat Anglers or meeting in Sweetwater, CO. We’ve teamed up with Flattops Wilderness Guides to offer a backcountry angling experience like no other! The professional wranglers and their horses will deliver us into the Flattops Wilderness for a day of wade fishing. The remote lakes and streams can only be accessed by foot or hoof so expect a truly wild experience

Additional Information about our Trips

More About Us

The Denver Fly Shop is a full service fly shop located 10 minutes from downtown and just minutes away from quality angling opportunities.  Located just north of Colorado Blvd and I-25, we have easy access with plenty of parking available.  We specialize in guided trips to Colorado’s finest waters and have a year ’round class schedule with a broad array of classes ranging from an introduction to fly fishing all the way to Bamboo Rod Making. Our fly selection has grown four fold since May of 2015 with a focus on ensuring all of the flies for our front range waters and beyond are in stock and affordable. Our ladies apparel and gear selection is the strongest offering in Denver!!

Great Guides. Great fishing