Our Guides

Rocky Mountain National Park Fly Fishing

Matt Sandersen

Head Guide

I am a Colorado Native, and have been guiding Fly-Fishing for 15 years. I started guiding in RMNP, and from there spent many years on the fickle South Platte River. I was 13 when I picked up a fly rod for the first time at Union Reservoir in Longmont. 25 years later, I am still obsessed with warm-water fishing and can’t wait to share it with my clients. Don’t get me wrong, I will still break out the 5x and a midge and chase a trout!

Brown Trout Fly Fishing Colorado

Tommy Crews

I am a Colorado Native, and growing up on the Front Range of Colorado provided me with ample opportunity to explore the outdoors, and plenty of time to get to know my local waters.  My first fly fishing memories come from the Big Thompson River, catching numerous beautiful rainbow and brown trout, never leaving without a smile, while fueling the addiction and drive to come back for more. This is what I hope to share with all my clients.  The joy, passion, and experiences only found on the river.
Northern Pike on the Fly

John Majerus


This will be my twentieth seasons as a guide on the water. I have enjoyed my time guiding people on our local waters, sharing with them my knowledge, passion, and love for the sport of fly fishing. One of my fondest memories of fly fishing comes when I was able to fish with my family on the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park. What a great time! Fly fishing has opened up many opportunities for me over the years. Meeting some fantastic people along the way. I will always be passionate and thankful for the opportunities and doors fly fishing has opened for me.

Guided warmwater and trout
fly fishing in Colorado

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Grab a rod and hook some bass! Boat fishing also

Peak to Plains Guide Service offers a wide range of Fishing Trips on the Colorado Front Range. Whether you're looking to fly fish for trout in the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park, or fish for Bass in the local warm water fisheries, we cater to all types of anglers.

You have questions, we have answers

Do you have questions about your upcoming fly fishing trip with us? We want you to have the best overall experience possible when you fish with our guides, so we’ve collected some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers and answered them here. Of course you can always feel free to call us at 720-684-8986 if you have additional questions!

What should I bring on my fly fishing trip?

Everyone should always bring a camera, hat, sunglasses, and rain gear. During cold weather please dress appropriately with layered clothing.

Do you provide waders, boots, fly rods, etc.?

Yes, all gear is provided including waders, boots, and fly rods.

Do I tip my guide? How much should I tip?

Tipping is very much appreciated. Twenty percent of the trip price is a standard gratuity.

How many fish am I going to catch on my fly fishing trip?

Catching fish is never guaranteed. The number of fish landed varies with conditions and angler ability. Our professional fly fishing guides do their best to put you on as many trout as possible on every trip.

I’m a beginner—is that okay?

We guide anglers of every ability and age level. Beginners are welcome! All of our guides are adept at teaching novices how to fly fish.

Do I need a fishing license? Where do I get a fishing license?

Everyone age 16 and older is required to have a fishing license. One day, five day, and annual licenses are available at our fly shop or online. You are required to show a Government Issued Photo ID like a drivers license to purchase a fishing license. You must also provide your Social Security Number. This is a State of Colorado requirement. No exceptions.
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What months are the best months for fly fishing?

We fish every month of the year and the fishing can be great all year long. Fantastic dry fly fishing is found June through September. Autumn offers fall foliage, good fishing, and uncrowded rivers. Late winter through spring is a favorite season for spring break ski vacationers and is a sleeper secret for great fishing.

Fishing with Matt is truly a treat. He knows where the big fish hang out and knows how to get 'em to bite. Whether it's you're a first timer or a seasoned veteran, you'll get a great day on the water. There is no one better or more enjoyable to fish with.

- Eric Pratt

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