Summit County business briefs: Blue River Anglers changes ownership |

Summit County business briefs: Blue River Anglers changes ownership

Blue River Anglers in Frisco recently saw a change of ownership. The store, renamed Trouts Flyfishing, has been remodeled and will open soon to the public.
Sebastian Foltz / | Summit Daily

Blue River Anglers recently changed ownership, and the Frisco-based storefront is now owned by Tucker Ladd of Denver-based Trouts Flyfishing. In addition to the change of name, the store at 309 B Main Street is also getting a total remodel.

The retail and guide-service company will begin operations in April, with a grand opening scheduled after Main Street construction is finished.

In addition to offering fly patterns specific to the Rocky Mountains, the new store will offer equipment from well-known industry brands, and plans to offer guided trips for float fishing and wade fishing on the Blue River, Colorado River, Williams Fork River, Eagle River, Roaring Fork River, Frying Pan and Arkansas River.


Breckenridge Outfitters was recently announced the 2016 Orvis Shop of the Year. The fly fishing, hunting and sporting goods distributor selected Breckenridge Outfitters from more than 525 U.S. retailers and more than 250 worldwide.

“We have a very loyal and diverse group of excellent retailers that do an outstanding job selling our product and exposing the Orvis brand,” director of Orvis Wholesale Bill Reed wrote.

The award is not just based on sales volume or product purchased, but also includes the retailer’s support of the Orvis brand, product merchandising, credit rating, and participation in Orvis programs such as ELOG, or FF101.

In addition, one of the more important criteria is how the retailer is viewed by its customer base.


Due to last weekend’s weather, the grand opening for the new Dillon-based dispensary, Altitude Organic Cannabis, was rescheduled for Saturday, April 23 from noon to 5 p.m. The store is located at 817 Little Beaver Trail in Dillon.

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