Colorado Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Our Colorado fly fishing guide trips on private water are as good as it gets for big trout and complete seclusion. We have the exclusive lease on The Meadows, the best private water fly fishing in Colorado. The North Fork Meadows is located only fifty minutes from Denver making it easy to get to. It’s two miles long and when you reserve the property, you and your group will be the only anglers on the river.
To us, a guide trip is more than just catching fish. Our Colorado fly fishing guide service provides a safe, fun and educational approach to fishing and our trips are tailored to the individual customer. We have built our business on customer service and would love the opportunity to serve you.
Fishing with a Colorado fly fishing guide on public water will give you the knowledge and insight needed to fool the wild trout in Colorado. We believe that the best way to learn the tactics and techniques on your home water or to take advantage of your Colorado fly fishing vacation is to fish with a local and knowledgeable Colorado fly fishing guide.
Colorado Guided Rivers
Colorado River At the town of Parshall, the Williams Fork River enters the Colorado River adding more cold water and keeping the fish happy all summer long. During late summer and fall, the Colorado River sees prolific Blue Winged Olive and Trico hatches that again offer incredible dry fly fishing. In the fall, streamer fishing is excellent giving anglers the ability to find some of Colorado’s big brown trout. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to fly fish The Colorado River. The changing colors are a spectacular site to see. Brown trout dominate this stretch of river but there are still big, fat, Colorado River rainbows to be had. Fly fishing the Colorado river with a professional Colorado fly fishing guide is a great experience.
At the town of Parshall, the Williams Fork River enters the Colorado River adding more cold water and keeping the fish happy all summer long. During late summer and fall, the Colorado River sees prolific Blue Winged Olive and Trico hatches that again offer incredible dry fly fishing. In the fall, streamer fishing is excellent giving anglers the ability to find some of Colorado’s big brown trout. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year to fly fish The Colorado River. The changing colors are a spectacular site to see. Brown trout dominate this stretch of river but there are still big, fat, Colorado River rainbows to be had. Fly fishing the Colorado river with a professional Colorado fly fishing guide is a great experience.
William's Fork River
The William's Fork River is one of Colorado's best kept secrets. The William’s Fork River is not accessible from the road and is often over looked. It is a medium sized tailwater that is just less than two miles in length. With fast riffles, deep runs and tons of pockets, the Williams Fork River provides trout with great places to hide and easy access to food. During the spring, the river’s first hatches are midges, baetis and a few caddis. This continues into runoff when the flows can sometimes exceed 1,000cfs. After flows subside and the river becomes manageable, fish return to their normal feeding lanes giving anglers the ability to hook some big numbers of fish. Yellow sallies, caddis, midges, tricos, and red quills are more than abundant and the fish feed like crazy.
The William’s Fork River fishes great in the summer, excellent in the fall and remains open during the winter giving anglers a year 'round fishery. The William’s Fork River might just be the best wade fishing trip in the state. Our Colorado fly fishing guides enjoying guiding "The Fork" so much, they spend a lot of their days off fishing it. If you are interested in taking a Colorado guided fly fishing trip on the William’s Fork River give us a call. Our professional Denver fly fishing guides have fished it for years and know it inside and out.
The Blue River is a year 'round fishery because it is dam released. Bug hatches pick up in the spring and continue all season long. During runoff, flows may be too high to wade, but will usually settle down my mid July. The Blue River is full of rainbows, browns, snake river cutthroat and even has a few brookies. Fall is definitely the prettiest time of year as the cottonwood and aspen trees light up along the river. If you are looking for a beautiful place to fish, fly fishing the Blue River is a must. Fishing the Blue River with a Denver fly fishing guide will get you into some of the more hard to find places.
South Platte River
The South Platte River begins its long journey to the Mississippi River on the top of the Continental Divide in South Park. It’s a Colorado fly fishing paradise that provides a multitude of fly fishing locations, each different from the next. For fly fisherman in Colorado the South Platte River is divided into several main sections. These include and are not limited to The Middle Fork of the South Platte, The Dream Stream, Eleven Mile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon, Deckers, Waterton Canyon and Denver also known as “The Urban River”.
The Middle Fork
The Dream Stream
This section of the South Platte River is 3 1/2 miles in length and flows through lush meandering meadows. It holds a variety of fish including browns, rainbows, cutthroat, cut-bows and even fall-run kokanee salmon. The water is gin clear making it a challenge for anglers to sneak up on fish. During the spring, big cutthroats and cuttbows swim up the river form Eleven Mile Reservoir to spawn. Fly fishing the South Platte River during this spring migration is a challenging sight fishing opportunity and requires accuracy and stealth.
During the summer months the “Dream Stream” is one of Colorado’s best dry fly fishing rivers. The South Platte River is a smorgasbord of bugs with tricos being the main event. In July and August a tiny mayfly called the trico hatches on the South Platte River providing some of the best dry fly fishing in Colorado.
This section of the South Platte River is known to be a spawning area to some of Colorado’s largest brown trout. These browns migrate up into the South Platte River from Eleven Mile Reservoir in the fall to spawn. Anglers sight fish to huge brown trout some of which exceed 30”. Hiring one of our Denver Colorado fly fishing guides is your best chance at catching these fish. During the fall if our guides aren’t guiding this is where they are fishing.
Cheesman Canyon is perhaps the most well known section of the South Platte River. It tumbles its way down from Cheesman Reservoir through a picturesque granite lined canyon with boulders the size of school busses and V.W. Bugs. It is known not only for its beauty but for its selective feeding trout as well. It has been said "if you can catch trout in Cheesman Canyon, you can catch trout anywhere". Cheesman canyon is one of the most difficult fisheries in the west. Primarily a nymphing river, it is one of the best places to sight fish in the world. You haven't been fly fishing in Colorado until you have fished Cheesman Canyon. Because it is a tailwater, Cheesman Canyon is a great year 'round fishery. We guide on the Denver Water section of Cheesman Canyon which is located at the top end just below the dam. The trout in the upper end of the canyon receive less pressure than the rest of the canyon and are at times more willing to take a fly. This guide trip is not for the faint of heart as the trail is straight up and down. The river here is very difficult to access and requires a great deal of hiking. If you are young, fit and up for a challenge, the upper end of Cheesman Canyon is an incredible place to fish.
The Deckers area of the South Platte River is very similar to Cheesman Canyon with exception of easier access and fewer boulders. The South Platte River here is much more heavily pressured because of the easy access and the camping that is allowed on the river. Make no mistake, the Deckers area is still a quality fishery and lends itself to a great half day Colorado fly fishing trip. The river at Deckers has a growing brown trout population. Brown Trout have been thriving in this now caddis and stonefly dominated fishery. May flies are also around and we are seeing more of them every day. Fly fishing the South Platte River at Deckers with a Colorado fly fishing guide is a great way to get introduced to the sport of fly fishing in Colorado. This stretch lends itself to beginners and first time anglers. The South Platte River here is very easy to wade and there is ample parking along the river. Our Mile High Angler fly fishing guides have fished this river for decades and can show you a great and educational approach to fly fishing the South Platte River in Deckers.
Fly Fishing Private Water In Colorado
Mile High Angler has the advantage of offering private water fly fishing on our guided trips. If you are looking to get away from the crowds or to catch some of the state’s largest trout, private water is the best way to go. On our private water fly fishing trips, it’s not uncommon for anglers to land trout as big as 10lbs. Even beginner anglers have the ability to catch these fish. All of the private water in Colorado that we fish is managed to produce trophy trout. We fish over 30 different properties, some of which are the best in the state. Our properties are unique, offering anglers seclusion and the opportunity to catch some of the biggest trout in Colorado.
Call or email us for more details on these private water fly fishing destinations in Colorado.
The Meadows is broken into three sections. The lower, middle and upper sections and they all fish differently. The lower section is the most challenging and is fast and full of pocket water. Trout hide in all the obvious places but a savvy angler can find them where most others cannot. This section is best suited for accomplished anglers. It is an awesome taste of private water fly fishing in Colorado.
The middle section of The Meadows is a nice combination of long runs and deep pools. It is ideal for nymph fishing and holds fish in all of the fast water. Anglers looking to fly fish private water in Colorado are sure to enjoy this section.
The Upper section of the Meadows offers the best dry fly fishing on private water near Denver. There are perfect, long runs holding huge Colorado brown trout and rainbows that seem to always be looking for dry flies. This section of river is a bit shorter but it also has an oxbow holding fish in riffles. The oxbow is the original river channel before The Denver Water Board blasted the new channel and it makes for great sight fishing.
The Meadows private water fly fishing property is a must fish for those looking to beat the crowds. Taking a guided fly fishing trip in Colorado with a professional Colorado fly fishing guide and fishing private water near Denver is one of the “Bucket List” to do’s! When you book your fly fishing guide trip on the Meadows you can fish all three properties.
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