President and Owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing in Denver, CO, Tucker has worked in the fly fishing Industry for much of his adult life. Fly Fishing has always been a defining force for Tucker, whether as a recreational activity or a profession. He graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism with an emphasis on Commercial Tourism. During his college years, Tucker worked as a fly fishing guide in Colorado and Alaska, in addition to helping manage the former Gorsuch Outfitters in Edwards, CO. In May of 2005 a unique opportunity presented itself to purchase Trout’s Fly Fishing, a small fly shop in the heart of Denver, CO. Over the course of the next 8 years, Trout’s Fly Fishing has grown into one of the leading fly shops in the Rocky Mountain West.
Tucker has always loved being a part of the fly fishing industry, and through the years has come to realize how special and unique this sport and our industry trade group are. He has always believed in giving back, and has been honored to help direct AFFTA into this new age of business and conservation. Tucker currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Whitney and two labs.