10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Colorado

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Colorado

With so many great fishing spots in the Centennial State, it’s no wonder why Colorado has plenty of top-notch bait and tackle shops too. Many of these shops have been serving Colorado fishermen for decades. No matter if you need a new reel or are searching for guided fly fishing tours, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at these 10 best bait and tackle shops in Colorado. 

1. Kirks Flyshop, Estes Park, CO

If you’re visiting Estes Park and looking for some great fly fishing gear, head to Kirks Flyshop. This bait and tackle shop not only supplies great gear but also offers fly fishing trips along the Big Thompson River and Rocky Mountain National Park, among other great Colorado fishing locations. 

2. Discount Fishing Tackle, Denver, CO

For fishermen on the budget, Discount Fishing Tackle is a great option located in the Mile High City. This locally-owned tackle shop offers guided fly fishing trips as well as a fine selection of fishing products like rods, reels, lines, lures and more. 

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3. Front Range Anglers, Boulder, CO

Since 1982, Front Range Anglers has been serving the Boulder fishing community. You’ll find the best brands of fly fishing gear, such as Sage, Scott, Costa and more. This Boulder shop also specializes in fishing trips not only in Colorado but guided and non-guided trips in the United States and abroad. 

4. Rocky Mountain Anglers, Boulder, CO

Rocky Mountain Anglers is another Boulder bait and tackle shop to make this list. Novice fishermen will enjoy the expert advice from the staff and the fly fishing classes provided here. However experienced fishermen are pleased to find high-quality products at Rocky Mountain Anglers.  

5. Angler's Covey, Colorado Springs, CO

This Colorado Springs bait and tackle shop has been in operation for more than 30 years. The 6,500-square-foot store will most definitely have everything you need to have a great fly fishing trip. You can even test the cast of your new rod at the two on-site casting ponds here. 

6. Minturn Anglers, Multiple locations

With locations in Minturn, Denver, and Vail, Minturn Anglers is a locally-owned bait and tackle shop that provides a wide variety of gear options for local fishermen. Here you’ll find popular brands like Winston, Abel, Sage and plenty more. You can even test out your fishing gear on the Eagle River, which runs right behind Minturn Anglers. 

7. Vail Valley Anglers, Edwards, CO

If you’re looking for a guided fishing tour  as well as great gear in the Vail area, head to Vail Valley Anglers. This bait and tackle shop offers fly fishing expeditions on the Eagle River, Roaring Fork River and Colorado River. There is plenty of fishing gear always stocked with the best brands here too. 

8. Anglers All, Littleton, CO

Shop at Anglers All store in Littleton or even view and purchase it’s large selection of fishing gear online. Since Anglers All has been equipping Colorado anglers for 60 years, you can trust the gear, clothing and classes found at this bait and tackle shop. 

9. Blue Quill Angler, Evergreen, CO

Located 30 miles west of Denver, Blue Quill Angler serves Front Range fishermen with excellent gear and knowledge. Since 1988, this bait and tackle shop in Evergreen has offered both guided fly fishing trips and gear that will last. 

10. Arbor Anglers, Golden, CO

This Golden bait and tackle shop is sure to have your favorite fly fishing brand on its shelves. Shop among iconic brands like Patagonia and SMITH Optics to fishermen’s favorites like Fenwick and Abel at Arbor Anglers.