About Us

The Peak Fly Shop has been serving Colorado Springs since March of 1996. We are a full-service fly shop, providing not only the finest in fly-fishing equipment, but also information, classes, guide services (CO Outfitters' License #2308), and destination trips. We carry many of the top name brands in the business.

Brad tying flies But there's so much more to the Shop than just our products. Part of what separates us from the big sporting-goods stores is the personal attention, expertise, advice and up to date fishing information you just can't get elsewhere. Not to mention the people!

Brad Tomlinson is the owner of the Peak Fly Shop. An avid fly fisherman, Brad turned his back on law school and parlayed his desire to be a trout bum into a career when he purchased the shop. Brad has taken the shop from a much smaller venture and expanded it, moving to the current, larger location in 2001.

Suppliers and Manufacturers

In addition to offering expert instruction, tutelage, and advice, we are proud to be partnered with some of the best name-brands in the fly fishing industry.


Sage is one of the worlds top fly rod manufacturers, who combine cutting-edge technologies with some of the best craftsmanship you will find on the market today. With fly rods that will satisfy the budget-minded or beginning angler, all the way up to the world's most advanced and technical rods for the most demanding of conditions, there is a Sage rod for everyone.

R.L. Winston

The R.L. Winston Rod Company is a venerable rod manufacturer that combines one of the most honored histories in the rod-making industry with the latest in technology. Winston rods are as beautiful to look at, as they are to fish -  hence the expression "fish a Winston for a day and you'll be hooked forever."


Simms manufactures the world's finest outerwear for the fly fisher. From highly technical fleeces, to the world's best-made waders (the only company to make their waders in the United States!), to rock-solid wading shoes, to some of the best rain gear on the market, Simms is an industry leader. Their products feature Gore-Tex and incorporate the latest in craftsmanship and high-tech materials. The fish never take a break for weather; why should you?

Ross Reels

The Ross Reel Company makes some of the best fly reels on the market today. Handsome, reliable, and rugged, Ross reels are manufactured by people who fish, for people who fish, in Montrose, Colorado.


Fly fishing shouldn't cost a fortune. Redington understands this, and their reasonable approach to the water reflects it. Reliable, quality gear at a great price has always been their hallmark. Rods, reels, outerwear, and more Redington rods are great for beginners, budget-minded anglers, or for those that don't get out enough to justify a high-dollar excursion into buying. Great product at a great price Redington delivers.


Most reel companies are started by machinists with extra time on their hands. What happens when a couple of engineers, who happen to be fly fishers, decide to make a reel? You get something like The Waterworks-Lamson company. Ultra-large arbor, super-high-performance reels, that incorporate many design ideas not seen in other manufacturers products. From trout to tarpon, and from entry-level to high-end, this company has a reel for you.

These are just a few of the high-quality companies whose products we proudly sell in our shop. Other manufacturers we endorse include Rio Fly Lines, Korkers, Scientific Anglers, Hatch Outdoors fly reels, Costa Del Mar sunglasses, Smith Optics, and more.