Troy Anderson


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A native of Colorado, Troy Anderson was born in Fort Collins. Early in life he was introduced to the fly rod finding it hard to put ever since then.

An amazing background

As a U.S. Marine Veteran, Troy moved to Wyoming and worked as a police officer, spending most of his career in Casper. Troy has fished the Grey Reef, Miracle Mile and Fremont Canyon stretches of the North Platte River. He went on to work overseas eventually moving back to his home state of Colorado. Troy was introduced to saltwater fly fishing in Louisiana, Dubai, Florida, Belize and the Bahamas. Throwing big flies and hunting notoriously challenging fish on saltwater flats is one of his favorite methods of fly fishing. 

In 2016, Troy fell in love with introducing and guiding anglers on the fly. As a Lifetime Member of Trout Unlimited, Troy has volunteered his time guiding youth for Trout Unlimited. As a Veteran, Troy volunteers as a guide for Project Healing Waters, assisting Veterans in developing a healthy, fun and rewarding skill set on the river. In addition to fishing in Wyoming, Troy concentrates much of his time on the rivers of northern Colorado, specializing on his home waters of the Cache La Poudre and Big Thompson Rivers as well as creeking and exploring various waters in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Troy is an experienced fly tyer, and is frequently behind the vice replenishing stock and experimenting with new patterns. During his off times Troy pursues his other love, flying, as a licensed pilot. In early 2017, Troy obtained his own guiding business, Kingfisher Drifters, LLC, and currently enjoys taking clients on full service float trips on the North Platte River in Wyoming, from the freestones near Saratoga, to Casper, passing on to others his love of fly fishing!

A Passion for Sharing Fly Fishing With Others

In 2018, Troy met Graham of GEAR Colorado Fly Fishing and found an individual who loves introducing others to fly fishing as much as he does and joined Graham’s team. You can always find Troy on the waters of Colorado and Wyoming any time of the year, meeting anglers, experimenting with new flies and exploring new waters.