Trout Trips

Colorado Fly Fishing at its Finest... Walk-Wade Guided
fly fishing trips in Estes Park

Our guided wade trips are catered to the angler looking to chase beautiful trout right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Whether you are brand new to the sport or a seasoned vet, we can customize a trip to meet your needs!

Most trout trips will take place within or near Rocky Mountain National Park.  This area offers many lakes and streams full of eager trout.  

All of our guided walk-wade trips include waders, boots, rod/reel, and flies.  


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Public Lands | Estes Park Area, Colorado RMNP

Our RMNP fishing season will generally start in April (weather depending), at this time the rivers are generally icing off and the fish are looking for their first meals of the year! Fishing can be great from this point until runoff begins sometime in mid to late May.  Peak season is usually after runoff, which generally ends late June. At this time, we will experience many "hatches" and have the ability to catch fish on dries, nymphs, and streamers. The fishing will continue to be solid into the fall as long as our stream flows stay healthy.  The fish in the park are plentiful.  On any given day you have the opportunity to catch rainbows, browns, brook trout, and the native greenback cutthroat.

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Public Lands | Estes Park Area, Colorado Big Thompson

The BIG T as most call it, is one of the better fisheries on the Northern Front Range. We have the permits to guide this river above and below Lake Estes. This stretch of river will fish consistently year-round and is full of eager rainbows and browns. Because this is a tailwater, it will not ice over, fishing here can be fantastic 365 days a year. The fish in this section of river do see some pressure and tend to be technical at times.  Light tippets and small flies are generally needed to fool these trout.  

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Our reservation policy

All equipment (rods, reels, waders & boots) Terminal tackle (flies, leaders, tippet, etc.) Beverages/Drinks

Our cancellation policy

Any cancellations within 48 hours of your scheduled trip will result in a loss your deposit.  Cancellations prior to the 48 hours will be refunded, minus $50.  You may reschedule your trip if it is more than 48 hours before your intended trip and your deposit will be moved to rescheduled trip in full.

Gratuity & Tipping

Tips are welcome and appreciated. Most anglers choose to tip 10-20% on top of fees. Tips are best delivered in cash at the end of the trip, after a great day on the water. 

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 you are 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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