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Join Golden Fly Shop in the mountains on pristine streams and rivers for an experience of a lifetime. These fly fishing trips will leave lasting memories and make a great gift for the angler in your life!

For fly fishing beginners we recommend booking a full or half day wade trip. For anglers with at least a couple days of experience we recommend a full day wade or float trip to maximize your time.  

 

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Meet the Guides

Tyler Puisello

Tyler Puisello

Tyler is our Head guide here at the shop, and is on his 8th year guiding full time. He’s a top notch guide and and an all around good guy as all of his clients would attest!

What does fly fishing mean to you?
Fly fishing is an escape and distraction from everyday society. It allows me to forget the hardships I’m experiencing in life and aids in maintaining positive mental health.

Favorite species to target? Why?
His favorite fish to target are buck nasty browns, which explains his ability to catch a plethora of these large fish in his free time and with clients.

What song are you listening to when you roll up to the river?
You can catch him rolling up to the river listening to Your House by Steel Pulse.

Favorite river beverage?
Classic Pacifico with lime and a hint of Tajin.

Dale Herriman

Dale Herriman

I'm from Southeast Michigan, I have been fishing since I was a kid and I have been fly fishing since I was around 21.  I have been guiding for about 5 years.

What does fly fishing mean to you? 
To me, fly fishing means a vehicle to the outdoors. It presents a constant set of challenges that keep me physically and mentally engaged. It allows me to focus on the present and my surroundings.

Favorite species to target? Why?
My favorite species to target are jumbo Brown trout.  There is something amazing about a giant Brown destroying a mouse fly on top water in the dead of night.  The same goes for watching a seven pound brown peel off the bank in broad daylight to destroy a 6" streamer in the blink of an eye.

What song are you listening to when you roll up to the river?
My current jams pulling up to the river are John Hartford and Billy Strings.

Favorite river beverage?
My favorite river beverage is an ice cold Coors.

Sean Cowman

Sean Cowman

Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I grew up bait and spin fishing for warm water species on the Huron River in Southeast Michigan.  When I was a late Teenager my Father introduced me to fly fishing during the Hex hatch in Michigan. I was instantly hooked.  From there I fished for pretty much every species Michigan had to offer, just now on the fly rod.  I became a guide in 2020 after quitting my summer job for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.  I love fly fishing and I love teaching people to fish. 

What does fly fishing mean to you?
Peace of mind, an Escape.  When I was younger it was what kept me out of trouble.  I owe a lot of successes in my life to Fly Fishing. It means everything to me. I do not know where I'd be without it.

Favorite species to target? Why?Brown Trout - I remember my first one to this day.  SImply incredible fish.  

What song are you listening to when you roll up to the river?
Soundcloud Rap 

Favorite river beverage?
The coldest La Croix I can get.  When guiding; Red Bull! 

Ian Sullivan

Ian Sullivan

I am originally from Apple Valley, Minnesota but it wasn't until
I went to college in Boulder where I got into fly fishing. I have been fly fishing for 9 years now and guiding for the last 3. 

What does fly fishing mean to you?
Fly fishing to me is all about fishing in the most fun way possible. There is nothing better than seeing a trout sip on a dry fly or see a big brown chase a steamer. Getting to do this while exploring new places, enjoying the outdoors and meeting great people is what fly fishing is about for me.

Favorite species to target? Why?My favorite species to target is brown trout. There is something about their aggressiveness and their colors I can't get enough of.  

What song are you listening to when you roll up to the river?
When I roll up to the river you can find me listening to some Steely Dan or the newest Pardon My Take episode. 

Favorite river beverage?
Favorite river beverage is coffee in the morning and some cold
Modelo's in the afternoon.

Chris Burger

Chris Burger

Hey, my name is Chris Burger, and I'm a born and raised Colorado Native. I have been fly fishing for about 8 years now. I've had the privilege to fish all around the U.S all the way from saltwater to the freshwater streams here in Colorado. I just completed my first season as a fly fishing guide despite being the "baby" of all the guides here in the shop, and I enjoyed every minute of it and I plan on continuing to guide as the years come!

What does fly fishing mean to you?
I see fly fishing as an escape from anything going on in my life. Fly fishing is a great way for me to escape the stress of life, and to just go out and get lost somewhere in the mountains to fish for some beautiful fish. When I'm fly fishing, I feel so at peace especially when I'm fighting a fish. At that moment my mind is only focused on one thing. 

Favorite species to target? Why?
My favorite species of fish to target on the fly are backcountry Cutthroat Trout. I love targeting Cutthroat especially up in the high country. I love fishing small streams and alpine lakes for those Cutthroat. I love it because I know that I could be the first person and the last person to catch those wild fish. And who doesn't love an aggressive hopper take in the summer?

What song are you listening to when you roll up to the river?
When I'm pulling up to the river, I need to get a little "pregame" hype going to get me pumped up to slay some fish. I will always pull up to the river listening to Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers. This song will always hit the spot for me. 

Favorite river beverage?
As the baby of all the guides, my go to river beverage would easily have to be a classic Strawberry Kiwi Caprisun. No matter when and where, those Caprisuns will always satisfy me and keep me going on a slow day of fishing. 

Frank Orten

Frank Orten

I was born here in Colorado, in Denver, and raised in Westminster.  My Grandfather took me fishing for the first time when I was four years old.  He was fly fishing, and I had a Zebco, push button bait setup with an earthworm.  He caught one fish, and I caught none, it was so fun I have been fishing now since 1962.

My guiding status started in 2015, in Colorado Springs with Anglers Covey.

The majority of my fishing has been here in Colorado searching for trout of all sizes.  A small creek has trophy trout in there, which would be the largest fish the environment of the creek can support, as small as 8 inches, yet the largest fish in the water.  My largest trout is a 34 inch Brown Trout.

I enjoy working with fly fishers of all levels of experience.  It is very enjoyable to introduce clients of all ages to the world of fly fishing, and I hope they like it enough to keep fishing.  Those with more experience are also great to take and search for large fish. I get very excited when my clients hook and land a beautiful trout.

I love to tie the flies I use and give to my clients, and because of that I have a some different details on an few of the popular types of flies.

I do enjoy a Coors Banquet beer after a day on the water, but if I get to camp I will change over quickly to a bourbon.

Tight lines to you, and remember the least amount of line out off of the reel the better the chance you have to land the fish.

Testimonials

Dale and Chris guided a group of 4 of us on the Eagle River. Amazing day. These guys really know how to treat their clients, and make the experience special. Dale even cooked us a burger lunch on the bank of the river!

Mike Hatam

Tryston was a fantastic teacher on the river. After winning some fly gear through my work I decided I needed to learn. I decided to hire Tryston as my fly guide and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. He was patient and explained everything very well. He made my first day on the river fun and exciting. Highly recommend him if you want a great guide.

Thanks again Tryston.

Griffin Brill

Had Tyler as a guide for a day and it was nothing short of awesome. Tyler is a super cool guy and has a great knowledge for the sport of fly fishing. I am new to fly fishing and only know the basics. While being out on the river Tyler was very helpful answering any questions I had, and giving me tips and corrections as the day went on. And of course he helped me catch some beautiful fish. If you’re looking to gain more knowledge Tyler is definitely your guy.

Andrew Teklits

I was in town on a work trip and decided to stay an extra day and fish. I called Golden Fly Shop and spoke with Conor who connected me with Tryston for a guided day on Clear Creek. Tryston was super knowledgeable, patient and put us into the fish. I got the "trifecta", brook, rainbow, and a brown. It was a great day and having a guide like Tryston really made a difference. The shop itself is amazing! I've been into a lot of fly shops but Golden is up on the higher echelon of shops. They have everything and the folks that work there are super helpful and friendly, even offered me a Coors while I waited for my UBER :-).

David Hess

My husband and I had a fabulous time learning to fly fish with Tryston! He is patient and easy to work with. What a fun way to spend the morning.

Helen Hackworth

Cannot say enough good things about Golden Fly and Tyler for guided fly fishing. Got in early to an awesome location, all gear and some amazing sandwiches provided, and Tyler helped us land as some beautiful brown trout. We gained so much knowledge and had the BEST time. 10/10 would recommend.

Bekah Davis

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