8-hour, 6-hour, 4-hour trip?
A 4-hour trip usually seems to go by faster than you’d like. Especially for beginners, we highly recommend 6- or 8-hour trips. You’ll have more time to learn, fish, enjoy the surroundings, and savor the experience.
How Many and How Old?
Parties of one, two or three anglers are assigned one guide. Unless all clients are experienced anglers, we suggest that you book no more than two clients per guide. There are always exceptions, but a client should be at least 12 years old. There is no maximum age limit!
What Happens and Where?
Beginners learn fly fishing basics. Intermediate and advanced anglers sharpen their skills. Destinations are in or near Rocky Mountain National Park, catch-and-release only. Private water, back-packing and horseback trips are also available.
Basic Terms and Conditions
Horseback, National Park*
Our guided horseback trips to high mountain lakes and streams take you to some of the most spectacular fly fishing destinations in the world. You’ll arrive at the stable or trailhead about 7:30AM, depart at 8AM, and return there by about 6:30PM. Most rides last less than 2.5 hours, one-way. Overnight horseback outings are also available. Please call for rates.
Enjoy hiking, camping, fly-fishing and exploring in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park backcountry. Please call for rates.
Private Water Access Trips*
Private water trips allow you the freedom to spend the day on water that only you and your guide will be fishing. many areas offer large fish and all lack crowds. An access fee applies. Please ask about current rates and availability.
*Horseback, backpacking and private access trips are limited to 2 clients per guide and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Less Time, More Time, Your Time
A guided trip begins at your scheduled departure time (for example 8AM) and ends when you return to the shop (4PM). If your trip is cut short, we’ll gladly refund your costs based on an hourly rate. If you and your guide agree to extend a trip, you’ll be billed for extra time, also on an hourly rate – unless your guide calls for a bit of extra fishing at no charge. If you’re on a tight schedule and must return by an appointed hour, please let us know. You’ll find that both you and your guide lose track of time too easily while fly fishing!
What You’ll Need
All three of our locations are full service fly fishing pro shops, so we’ve got all the gear you will ever need. Here’s the list of goodies you’ll want:
Polarized glasses, brimmed cap or hat, rain gear (we don’t get steady rain, but it’s not unusual to get an afternoon thundershower), drinking water, food (optional; provided on 8-hour trips), sweater, fleece or jacket, Colorado fishing license (also available in the shop before your trip), extra pair of warm socks, gloves (for cold weather months), insect repellent, sunscreen, completed waiver form and invoice (we’ll take care of that with you …