Trouts Fly Fishing, CO

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Denver, CO

Overview

Located in the heart of Denver, we pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere that is inviting to all anglers whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran. Trouts Fly Fishing proudly offers both walk/wade and float guided trips on a quintessential collection of classic western waters including the South Platte, Colorado, Arkansas, Blue, and Roaring Fork Rivers. Additionally, we offer a wide selection of fly-fishing classes and destination travel options. We have been proudly serving the Denver angling community for over 20 years, and strive to be the "go-to" source for everything fly fishing. So whether you are looking to hire a guide for the day, take a class to expand your fly-fishing knowledge, book that dream destination fly-fishing trip, or just pick up some supplies before your next outing, Trouts Fly Fishing is here to meet your needs.

In addition to selling fly fishing goods, Trouts also offers a wide selection of fly fishing classes, guided trips and destination travel options. Trouts has been proudly serving the Denver angling community for 20 years, and in that time has established themselves as the go-to source for everything fly fishing. So whether you are looking to book a guide for a day, take a class to expand your fly fishing knowledge, book that dream destination fly fishing trip, or just pick up some supplies before your next outing, Trouts Fly Fishing is here to meet your needs.

Region/ Terrain Where you Fish

Trouts Fly Fishing has permits to guide on a wide variety of fantastic waters both public and private. Public Water offerings include: The South Platte River (Main Stem, as well as North and South Fork of South Platte), Blue River, Clear Creek, and Bear Creek. Trout's Fly Fishing also has access numerous Private Water opportunities such as the the North Fork Ranch, Long Meadow Ranch, Boxwood Gulch Ranch, The Rowdy Trout Ranch, Willow Creek Ranch and Granby Ranch.

Typical Weather by Season

Being in a high desert climate that experiences over 300 days of sunshine per year, our weather allows us to fish year round. We experience all 4 seasons with Summertime temperatures averaging 65-85 degrees and Wintertime temperatures averaging 20-40 degrees. The lack of humidity, paired with abundant sunshine makes for pleasant fishing conditions every month of the year.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Trip

A typical trip with Trouts Fly Fishing is going to be custom tailored to exactly what the customer is hoping to get out of the day. Whether you’re a beginning angler looking for that first fish on the fly, a seasoned vet who wants to discuss local entomology, fly selection and rigging strategies, or perhaps somewhere in between, we will make certain your goals for the day are met. Start times for each day are dependant on the river being fished. We typically try to be on the water between 8-8:30 in the morning, wrapping up the day between noon-1 for half day trips, or 4:30-5pm on full day trips. Of course, we are more than happy to adjust the starting times of trips based on the needs of the customer.

Gear

What is Provided to Customer

All trips include all the fishing essentials to enjoy a great day on the water: waders, boots, rods, reels, leader, tippet, flies, beverages. Lunch is included on full day trips.

What Should Customers Bring

Polarized sunglasses, hat, light rain jacket, extra layer (i.e. fleece jacket), and sunscreen.

Species

Species you Fish for by Season

Throughout the year we fish for Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, Cutt-bow, Brook Trout and Carp.

Fly Shop

Fly Shop

Trouts Fly Fishing is located in the heart of Denver between Downtown and Cherry Creek North on E. 6th Avenue. Located in a former residence turned business, our shop boasts over 3000 square feet of retail space shared between two floors of the building. Our customer base includes everything from the brand new angler to the world traveled veteran and as such, our inventory selection is unmatched to meet any and all fly-angling needs. Whether you’re looking to head to the high country in search of your first Brook trout, or half-way around world in search of your first Tigerfish, our equipment, gear and fly selection will have you covered no matter where your travels take you.

FAQs

How much fishing is involved in a full day versus half day guided fly fishing trip?

A Full Day trip will consist of approximately 8 hours on the water. Half day trips will consist of approximately 4 hours.

What does the cost of a guided trip include?

At Trout's Fly Fishing, our trip costs are ALL INCLUSIVE, meaning we'll provide everything you'll need for a day on the water.
- Fly Rods/Reels
- Waders/Boots
- Flies, Leaders, Tippet
- Beverages
- Lunch (Included in FULL DAY trips only) and will consist of Deli Sandwiches, Sides, Desert. (unless otherwise specified)

Not Included in Daily Guide Rate

- Fishing license ($9 for a one day license in Colorado)
- Guide gratiuty

***Be aware of guides and outfitters that have hidden costs for equipment rental, terminal tackle (flies, leaders, etc.), lunch/drinks, etc. Nothing will ruin a great day on the water like an additional and/or unexpected bill to deal with at the end of your day.

What is the appropriate tip amount for a fly fishing guide?

This is a fairly common question. The way I like to think of it is that being a professional fly fishing guide is a service industry, much like being a waiter/waitress. 20% is a very common tip percentage to give your guide at the end of the day. As always, if you feel the service you recieved that day exceeded expectations, more than 20% is always greatly appreciated. Remember, guides have a somewhat significant upfront expense associated with each trip. Buying groceries, beverages, fuel, flies, leader, tippet, fly rods/reels, etc. day in and day out certainly adds up. Rest assured, any tip money given at the end of the day is very much appreciated by your guide and goes a long way in helping recoup some of the day to day expenses associated with being a professional fly fishing guide. If you have further questions associated with tipping your guide, please don't hesitate to contact us at the shop to discuss further.

Items to bring on the day of your guided fly fishing trip:

While your guide will have all of the fishing related gear to ensure success on the water. There are a few addition items we suggest you bring:
1. Hat
2. Polarized Sunglasses- if you don't have polarized sunglasses, and aquiring a pair isn't an option, PLEASE bring some form of sunglasses/eye protection.
3. Light rain jacket/extra layer. Weather in the Rockies can change in an instant. There is nothing that can ruin a day quicker than being wet and cold.
4. Socks- if you are wearing sandals/flip flops to and from the river that day, please bring socks (preferably wool, calf-high) to wear under your waders.
5. Sunscreen

What is the appropriate tip amount for a fly fishing guide?

This is a fairly common question. The way I like to think of it is that being a professional fly fishing guide is a service industry, much like being a waiter/waitress. 20% is a very common tip percentage to give your guide at the end of the day. As always, if you feel the service you recieved that day exceeded expectations, more than 20% is always greatly appreciated. Remember, guides have a somewhat significant upfront expense associated with each trip. Buying groceries, beverages, fuel, flies, leader, tippet, fly rods/reels, etc. day in and day out certainly adds up. Rest assured, any tip money given at the end of the day is very much appreciated by your guide and goes a long way in helping recoup some of the day to day expenses associated with being a professional fly fishing guide. If you have further questions associated with tipping your guide, please don't hesitate to contact us at the shop to discuss further.

What is a rod fee?

In simplest terms, a rod fee is a specified, additional fee applicable for every angler fishing that day. These fees are added to our published guide rates and are applicable for both half and full day trips. Rod fees ONLY apply to our exclusive private properties and will be paid at the time the trip is booked. No rod fee will ever be associated with a public water trip. Example: A property has a rod fee of $100 and there will be 2 anglers fishing on a full day trip- during the booking process, an extra $200 will be added to the standard, full day guide trip fee of $395, for a grand total of $595.

How old does my child have to be to fly fish?

Introducing your child to fly fishing should involve one key ingredient-- FUN!! We typically find it difficult for children under 10 years old to effectively handle a fly rod and perform the necessary casts to ensure success. Again, every child is different, so feel free to contact us if you'd like to discuss your young angler's needs further.

What is the cancellation policy?

Guided trips scheduled are held rain or shine, however our professional fly fishing guides will ultimately determine whether or not it is best to venture out into the great outdoors. In the event of dangerous weather, Trouts Guide Service alone reserves the right to cancel the trip. A customer may cancel a booked trip more than five days prior to the scheduled trip and receive a full refund. However, if a customer cancels a booked trip less than five days, but greater than two days prior to the scheduled trip, the customer shall be entitled to a return of 50% of the original deposit received. If a customer cancels a trip within 24 hours of the trip all deposit received Trouts Guide Service shall be kept.

Deposits shall be 100% of guide trip fee in addition to 100% of any applicable rod fees.

Pricing & Dates

Date Range

We run guide trip 365 days a year. Peak season is May-October

Rate Range

Half-Day (1 Angler - $320, 2 Anglers - $345)
Full-Day (1 Angler - $420, 2 Anglers - $445)
Float Trip (1 Angler - $545, 2 Anglers - $550)
Max angler:guide ratio is 3:1

Reviews

Trouts Fly Fishing
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters
Tucker Ladd/Dave Lovell
1303 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

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