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About Our Chapter

Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conservation, preservation and restoration of coldwater fisheries and watersheds. TU was founded on the banks of the Au Sable River in Michigan in 1959 and started when a ground of concerned anglers banded together to ensure the future health of trout, their habitat and the sport of angling. TU now consists of over 150,000 members organized in 400 chapters across the country.

The Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CCTU) was formed in the South Denver metro area in the early 1960s. CCTU is the oldest TU chapter in Colorado and was the just the seventh chapter established nationally. Now comprised of 1500 members, CCTU is also the largest TU chapter in Colorado. The bulk of CCTU members reside in Littleton, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, Castle Pines and Castle Rock, but we have a number of committed and generous members that live outside of Colorado. CCTU is very proud of its strong tradition and legacy.

CCTU hosts monthly meetings to discuss conservation and angling topics, meet new friends and swap a few fish stories. Visitors and new members are always welcome! For more information regarding CCTU meeting dates, times and location, click here.

Upcoming Events

Tue 27
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Project Healing Waters Crystal Lake Trip – June 27th

June 27 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

PROJECT HEALING WATERS CRYSTAL LAKE TRIP – CRYSTAL LAKE, TUESDAY, JUNE 27TH, 7AM-APPROX 3PM The Cutthroat Chapter will host Project Healing Waters disabled veterans this year on Tuesday, June 27th.  This will be the sixth consecutive year that Cutthroat has hosted this event.  There will be 12 veterans from Denver and Pueblo at this event.  […]

Sun 23
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Come Fish With Us July 23rd – Lake Lehow

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on July 23rd from 8am to 12pm for another CCTU Come Fish With Us event at Lake Lehow.  These events are focused on getting to know new chapters members and helping to expand their fly fishing skills.  Experienced CCTU board members and chapter members will be on-hand at all events to answer questions, offer […]

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Sat 05
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Hayman Fire Rehabilitation, Horse Creek (CCTU and CUSP Joint Project) – Saturday, August 5 2017

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 Project Location: Horse Creek Drainage Difficulty Rating: Easy/Moderate/Difficult Project Times: 9am-3pm Meeting Location: Meet at Deckers Community Hall parking lot, behind Flies and Lies. 8570 S Co Hwy 67, Sedalia, CO 80135 Number of Volunteers Anticipated: OPEN CALL; 30 volunteers maximum Workday Description: To date the Hayman Fire in 2002 […]

Fri 11
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Ladies Fishing on the Fly #2 – August 11 & 12, 2017

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LADIES FISHING ON THE FLY #2 – AUGUST 11 & 12, 2017, HIGHLANDS RANCH EASTRIDGE RECREATION CENTER Join CCTU’s Cyndy Scholz and her team of instructors for the sixth year of the very popular Ladies Fishing on the Fly.  The Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association teams up with the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited to […]

Conservation

The Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited (CCTU) regularly undertakes important conservation and habitat improvement projects intended to CONSERVE, PROTECT and RESTORE our fisheries and watersheds. Common examples of our members rolling up their sleeves and getting to work include removing trash from local rivers and creeks, clearing out invasive weeds, replanting willows and native plants and grasses, repairing trails and closing improper access routes, and reclaiming abandoned mines or restoring habitat impacted by illegal mining activities. CCTU also consistently donates money in support of other coldwater fisheries and habitat improvement programs. Join Us!

See What Our Members Have to Say.

The Cutthroat Chapter is like family!
As a TU Life Member relocating to Colorado from Arizona, I was searching for a TU chapter in the Denver metro area to join. I was looking for a fly fishing group committed to cold water habitat conservation, youth education, and local fly fishing expertise. I found all that and more at the Cutthroat Chapter and know you will have similar rewarding experiences as well.
Ken James, Member & CCTU Treasurer/Gamesmaster
Through TU, I have a great appreciation for the fish that we catch and release I joined Trout Unlimited / Cutthroat Chapter in summer 2013 as a brand new angler. As a supporter, member, and volunteer for TU, I have learned a lot about conservation and preservation of our fisheries – watersheds – rivers, lakes, fish species, ecology, entymology, biology. Through TU, I have a great appreciation for the fish that we catch and release, so that the fish continue to live and populate the waters we so love to fish. Congrats to TU for making an impact on conserving, protecting and restoring the fisheries.
Cyndy Scholz, Member
A welcoming group of people with a shared passion.
I first sought out the Cutthroat Chapter in 2009 with the primary goal of finding more fishing ‘buddies’. What I found was a welcoming group of people with a shared passion not only for fishing but preserving the waters we fish and their tributaries. I have built trails, planted willows, fished new waters, learned new fishing techniques and locations from various speakers as well as making many dear friends along the way.
Mike Myers, Member & CCTU Webmaster

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