Rivers and streams have been the bread and butter of fly fishing for a long time. When one thinks of fly fishing, it is hard not to imagine a picturesque setting deep in the mountains with a flowing river nestled amongst rock formations and canopies of trees. Luckily, we have a wealth of these places here. Colorado has 6000 miles of streams and rivers, and 168 miles of Gold Medal water which provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout.
Our home waters are the entire South Platte River, and the Arkansas tailwater.
Any seasoned angler will agree that the South Platte River is undoubtedly one of the most technical AND rewarding rivers in all of the world. Each section has its own personality, and offers a great diversity in angling. Per mile these stretches of river seem to consistently hold more fish than any other river within an hour's drive from Colorado Springs. Folks come from all over the world to fish this area, and for good reason. The South Platte is also a tailwater, meaning it stays open and fishable year-round.
The Arkansas tailwater has blossomed into one of the best fisheries on the front range. Often times you'll find the same technical aspect here as you do on other tailwaters. This has been one of our guides favorite locations, especially in the shoulder seasons.
With countless options statewide, there is a ton of water to fish. Some of our out of area favorites are the Gunnison, Colorado, Frying Pan, Taylor, East, Uncompahgre, San Juan, Yampa, and Conejos to name a few.