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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

Wed 08
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Crystal Lake with Project Healing Waters

July 8

Leader: Rich Pilatzke Contact us to inquire and sign up!

Tue 21
Josh Patterson with massive rainbow trout.

July Meeting on Secrets of Clear Creek

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

CLEAR CREEK SECRETS. A presentation on fishing Clear Creek (the one that flows through Idaho Springs) by Josh Paterson of Clear Creek Outdoors. Clear Creek is Josh’s home water and it is often overlooked by anglers. Josh is here to tell us why it should be our next destination rather than a blur on the […]

South Metro Denver Realtor Association Building 7899 S Lincoln Ct Littleton, CO CO
Fri 24
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Gill Trail Repair

July 24

Leader: Jim Long. We need many able-bodied volunteers for this project. Contact us to inquire and sign up!

Fri 31
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Gill Trail Repair

July 31

Leader: Jim Long. We need many able-bodied volunteers for this project. Contact us to inquire and sign up!

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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