Colorado Trout Fisher

Overview
We offer Denver and Boulder, Colorado's most affordable, all-inclusive, convenient and professional fly fishing guide trips. We offer the best in Colorado fly fishing trips and strongly encourage you to shop our competitors as we guarantee that you will not find an accredited guided fly fishing trip of equal or greater value at a better price. Our trout fishing guides are all expert fly fishers and we have access to the best fly fishing in Colorado. We utilize the best fly fishing gear in the industry and our guides are the most professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced in the business. We are committed to keeping you close to Denver or Boulder as we understand that your time is valuable and you should spend more time fly fishing and less time driving. This is why all of our fly fishing locations are located within a convenient and scenic drive from Denver or Boulder. On our trips you can easily learn how to fly fish and we provide all the equipment, gear and flies that you need for the day.

We have access to some of the best fishing in Colorado and our fully guided fly fishing trips are conducted on some of Denver and Boulder's most scenic and pristine waters. Our fly fishing guides are on the water nearly every day so are dialed into the fishing condition. They know where the fishing is the best so that they can ensure you and your guests are fishing the best location to maximize your time on the water. We are pleased to feature fly fishing trips on the following waters.

Fly Fishing Trip Locations:
Clear Creek
Bear Creek
South Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek
St. Vrain
South Platte
 
Fishing Trips
$
225
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$
295
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
The South Platte River is one of Colorado’s most famous and iconic rivers and for good reason, each stretch of this majestic tail water is full of brown and rainbow trout in prolific ... morenumbers. The river hosts an amazing assortment of bug life and impressive sized trout. Due to its close proximity to Denver, the South Platte receives a good deal of angling pressure, making it one of the most technical trout fisheries in the world. As the saying goes, “If you can catch trout in the South Platte’s Cheesman Canyon, you can catch trout anywhere in the world.” Originating approximately 20 miles west of the town of Lake George the main South Platte is formed from the junction of the South and Middle Forks. From here the river flows through central Denver, eventually joining the North Platte near the town of North Platte, Nebraska. The river itself is a major river of the American Midwest and the American Southwest/Mountain West.

But popularity can be a curse as the South Platte receives a lot of fishing pressure and rightly so due to trophy sized trout. The fish see lots of flies and that is why we hire guides that tie their own custom patterns to fool these wary trout. To be successful the fish must be sighted and fished too. Our guides have some of the best fish eyes in the business and can see trout in all light conditions.

We do the bulk of our guide training on the South Platte drainage. Our guides know this water better than anyone. The South Platte can be tough so make sure you take one of our professional guides to get you and your guests in to fish right away.
$
225
-
$
295
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Steep canyon walls and fast and furious pocket water characterize the St. Vrain. The creek is located just outside of Lyons, Colorado just a short and scenic drive from Denver or Boulder. ... moreThe fly fishing is great and so is the scenery! One cannot help but drift back to the days of the old west as you drive through the picturesque clay canyons of the St. Vrain.

The creek is home to lots of opportunistic brown trout and a good sustainable population of rainbow trout. The Vrain is probably best known for the summer time caddis hatch, with blanket hatches of fluttering bugs happening most every evening, making the creek a dry fly fisher’s paradise.

We are also fortunate that the creek tends to stay ice free throughout the year. So don’t let a little snow stop you, winter fly fishing can be fantastic on sunny days in January and February. The midge hatch makes for some great surface action and this is the best winter fly fishing trip close to Boulder.

Another guide favorite, let one of our pro trout hunters show you the secrets of the St. Vrain.
Guides
Joel grew up fishing in Northern Minnesota, chasing around bass, pike and walleye. When he moved to Colorado back in 2006 he quickly got hooked (pun intended) on fly fishing. The thing ... moreJoel truly loves about fly fishing is the beauty that surrounds you on the river. Sometimes you just need to look around and remember where you are. Joel has worked his way around the state and cut his teeth on many rivers. Joel’s favorite river to fish is the Frying Pan up near Basalt, Colorado. He love to teach the sport to newcomers, as its a great way to spend a day in Colorado. When not guiding, Joel also enjoy traveling and has fished quite a few states here in the west; California, Wyoming, New Mexico and Alaska.
After picking up fly fishing in college, Amy quickly became addicted, spending all her free time on the water. She started guiding as a way to share her love of fly fishing and encourage ... moreothers to get outside and enjoy our natural areas. A Colorado native, Amy currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado where she works as a biological technician with the U.S. Geological Survey in the off season. She has studied aquatic insects since 2009, collecting and identifying samples as a means of monitoring changes in various rivers and streams. Amy also has a freelance illustrating business on the side, specializing in aquatic insects and nature. When on the water with clients, Amy enjoys working on fishing skills new and old, sharing her knowledge of trout and insects, and most of all helping others create great fishing memories!
Travis grew up on the blue ribbon waters of Idaho and after college he moved to Montana where his love of hunting and fishing lead him to a life of guiding. Travis's dedication to ... moreinstructing new anglers, outstanding patience and passion for sharing his knowledge makes him an excellent guide for clientele of all levels. His excitement of the outdoors is contagious and has built him a loyal following. Travis has that willingness to go the extra mile to ensure guests have an excellent trip. Travis has made guiding his life and spends his fall months in Montana where he guides for bugling bull elk and mule deer. His passion for trout on the fly is infectious, and has taken him all over the West. Eventually, Travis landed in Colorado where his love for fishing has been fueled by the numerous blue ribbon streams and rivers in this state. Even on his rare days off during the season he is out testing fly patterns fresh off his vice from the night before. If you want to chase trout that will make your reel scream, Travis is your guy.
Colten started fishing at the young age of file; what was originally a family hobby turned into a lifelong passion. At the age of eleven he discovered fly fishing and never looked ... moreback. When Colten’s friends started taking an interest in the sport in 2011, he was able to realize the potential he possessed to become a fly fishing guide. Following his dreams, Colten teamed up with Colorado Trout Fisher to share his passion with everyone he encounters.

Colten grew up on an 800 acre ranch where he raised wolves, rode dirt bikes, and learned to hunt. He enjoys everything about the outdoors from climbing up the mountains to snowboarding down them. When stuck indoors Colten is either creating his own fly patterns or running his restaurant.
Robby Cribbs is a guide out of Boulder, CO where he lives with his wife and two sons. As a native of Colorado, he's spent his entire life chasing trout in Colorado lakes and rivers. ... moreRobby started guiding as a fly fishing instructor and a backcountry angling guide in the Collegiate Peaks wilderness in 2002. To Robby, fly fishing is the center of his adventurous lifestyle.
Matty Valdez is a Colorado native that grew up with one foot in the river. For him fly fishing originally started as a family event, but like every other passion in life it grew and ... moredeveloped into a life-long love of the sport, the outdoors, and conservation. He now finds his joy in teaching others about the beauty of fly fishing, the respect of the trout fished, and the love of his native state. The focus for Matty is the total outdoor experience and sharing his passion of fly fishing with others.
Tyler became a fly fishing guide when he was only 17, shortly after he started working at a local Boulder fly shop. Tyler grew up on the base of the Rockies and has been exploring ... morenearly every watershed from Denver to Utah and Wyoming to New Mexico. Tyler has been fly fishing for eight years and his adventures have taken him to Mexico, Florida (Keys, Glades), Belize, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Hawaii, California, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, and the Mediterranean Sea. Tyler is currently attending the University of Colorado in Boulder with plans to achieve a degree in Environmental Science/Water Resources.
Dan was raised in Philadelphia, but fell in love with a gal from Colorado. He moved to Denver 14 years ago to be with his now wife Nicole. Dan's love for fly fishing began 12 years ... moreago with a back packing trip to Lake Verna in Rocky Mountain National Park. His good friend Seth hiked in a fly rod and they spent the evening sharing the fly rod to catch numerous brookies. When Dan returned to Denver he bought his first Reddington 5 wt. and never looked back. Dan has explored all the of the Denver front range waters and is especially fond of high mountain lakes that are located in the Indian and James Peaks Wildernesses. He enjoys teaching the skills he has learned over the past decade of fly fishing. He also enjoys the meticulous art of fly tying; there is something about catching a fish on your own tie.
Drew was fortunate enough to grow up trout fishing in Colorado with family and friends that love everything the state has to offer. His first experience fly fishing was during an epic ... morecaddis hatch late summer on the Roaring Fork River as the sun was setting in the west. The excitement of the "lightning round" and the sound of my drag sizzling was more than enough to keep him hooked on the sport of fly fishing for the past 15 years. His fly fishing guiding experience started in Walden, CO and the surrounding North Park valley. North Park is a tremendous fishery and offers chasing huge browns in the meandering hay meadow streams, The North Platte River and its tributaries, and gold metal lakes. Drew is a seasoned guide that has made many memorable fishing and hunting experiences with clients in the past and is always excited to fish and hunt with new people. Now as a guide for Colorado Trout Fisher drew specializes in creating unforgettable Colorado Fly Fishing experiences.
TK is a dedicated professional fly fishing guide based out of Boulder, Colorado with extensive knowledge of the areas cold water and warm water opportunities. Clients of all ages and ... moreskill levels enjoy his unique and enthusiastic style of instruction and approach to the sport. He has spent months chasing fish in the Caribbean waters of Mexico, Belize and Honduras. In addition other destinations include Alaska, Canada, Florida, and Brazil and TK has in depth knowledge of western trout streams. Fly fishing from the age of five, he calls his home waters those of the Northern New Mexico streams and rivers. He started guiding locally at the age of nineteen and has worked for the last nine years as a professional guide. Recently he has expanded his services by offering guided trips on his seventeen” custom Florida-style tactical flats skiff where you will be able sight cast to carp in shallow water, reminiscent of distant saltwater locations. You will love fishing with his custom made flies and sharing a great day on the water with this truly obsessed angler.
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