Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Angler's Covey

Phone icon719-510-8665 Email iconjon@anglerscovey.com Link iconanglerscovey.com/
295 S. 21 St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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The Story

2012 Orvis Outfitter of the Year. 2017 and 2018 finalist for Orvis Fly Shop of the Year. 2019 Orvis Fly Shop of the Year. While we are proud of and grateful for these recognitions, we're more proud that nearly 600 of our clients and customers have given us a 5.0 review over the last decade. From the very first contact until our clients are packing up at the end of the day, we create more than “a fishing trip.” We ensure that our customers and clients have a memorable Colorado outdoor experience with fly fishing at the center.

Angler's Covey carries a large selection of rods, reels, tackle, fly tying materials, clothing, and more to equip you for your Colorado adventure. The two casting ponds right outside our backdoor enable you to cast and compare rods before you buy. Our staff members are all avid fly fishers and are passionate about guiding you to the right gear, whether you are just starting your fly-fishing adventure or are a seasoned angler chasing that elusive fish of a lifetime.

We are licensed to guide in over 28 different locations and can offer a range of guided fly fishing experiences. Our guides have exclusive access to Elevenmile Canyon, and we're one of only two shops with guided trips to Cheesman Canyon. All of our guided trips are customizable to meet your needs: full-day or half-day trips; public or private water; corporate groups or family outings; on unique stillwaters, quiet backcountry streams, or Gold-Medal rivers. Join us on some of the most iconic waters in Colorado, all within an easy drive from Colorado Springs or Denver.

Whether you're a newcomer to the sport or an advanced fly fisher, our staff and guides work with you to make a memorable fly-fishing adventure in the Colorado outdoors. Located on Highway 24 on the west side of Colorado Springs, we're right on your way up the mountain! We have been serving fly fishing enthusiasts for over 35 years, and we invite you into the adventure.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Angler's Covey has the largest commercial-use permit for the South Platte River, giving you access to more areas of fantastic trout water including Elevenmile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon, Deckers, the Dream Stream, and more. Much of this is designated Gold Medal Waters. We also guide on the tailwaters of the Arkansas River at Pueblo, the Meadows on the North Fork of the South Platte, as well as some excellent private water.

Typical Weather by Season

With over 300 days of sunshine we fish year-round.

  • Spring (40's - 60's) Ice-off late March
  • Summer (70's - 80's) Typically sunny mornings, late afternoon rain
  • Fall (50's - 60's) First snow, late September
  • Winter (20's - 40's) Look for occasional 50-degree days in January!

Date Range


What is Provided to Customer

Our guide trips include: (You're welcome to bring your own)

  • Orvis Endorsed Guide
  • Fly rod and reel, line and tippet
  • Flies
  • Tackle
  • Orvis breathable waders
  • Lunch (full day trips)

Trips do not include:

  • Guide gratuity
  • Colorado fishing license ($9 for one day)

Sample of Typical Trip

We design our trips around you – whether you’re looking for large trout, lots of trout, want to hone your skills, or see some amazing scenery on the trip, we do our best to exceed your expectations. Most of our trips are walk and wade, although we do provide stillwater angling with the use of a boat or float tube.

Rate Range:

Half Day Walk & Wade (4 hours on water)

  • One Angler: $295
  • Two Anglers: $395
  • Three Anglers: $495

Full Day Walk & Wade (6 hours on water, includes lunch)

  • One Angler: $395
  • Two Anglers: $495
  • Three Anglers: $595

Our Fly Shop

Angler’s Covey is a 6,500 square foot shop conveniently located on Hwy 24, right on your way up the mountain. Our size enables us to carry a large selection of rods, reels, flies, tackle, fly tying materials, clothing, and more! Our two casting ponds, located just outside our back door, enable you to cast and compare rods before buying.

Species You Fish For By Season

Year-round we fish for rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. We also fish for pike, carp, muskies, and wipers.

What Should Customers Bring

  • A great attitude for a fun day!
  • Layered clothing for varying weather conditions
  • Sunglasses (polarized, preferably)
  • Hat with a rim
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Waterproof camera
  • Personal equipment and gear

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is a fishing license required?
A. A valid Colorado fishing license is required to fish any of our locations in Colorado, and State Wildlife Areas do require a Habitat Stamp.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Day on “The Dream Stream My Dad and I had a fantastic and memorable day with Malcomb on the South Platte. He had us on beautiful (big) fish all day. He was very knowledgeable guide and just a great person. We learned a ton and brought some beautiful fish to the net. It could not have been better. I highly recommend. I’m not going to lie I am sitting here thinking about the 20+ inch fish I hooked and didn’t land but that is 100% on me. :) I’d go again tomorrow and next day and the next.......also it’s a great shop so stop by and support an awesome COS local business.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 30th Birthday Fishing Trip Booked a full day guided trip for my 30th birthday and absolutely loved every minute of it. Jeff Collins was our guide for that day. The knowledge and expertise he provided us with during our trip allowed and my friend to catch some nice rainbows. Jeff was extremely accommodating and even went above and beyond and provided us with a slice of cake for my birthday. Would highly recommend Anglers Covey and Jeff Collins as your guide. Will definitely be back for another trip!
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Corporate event guides - so great! My firm booked Angler's Covey to provide guide services for our client appreciation day. The group consisted of a mix of experience levels from "I fly fish every weekend" to "I've seen fly fishing on TV." To a person, every single client said this was one of the best corporate events they've ever attended and since the guides were with them for six of the eight hours, that accolade goes to Angler's Covey. I even heard one person request a follow-up trip from the guide to teach her kids - high praise from the mom! Thank you to Jon and the rest of the guides for making our first fly fishing event so memorable. There will definitely be another one!
Date published: 2021-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE Bug Guy Robert conducted an amazing class. His knowledge of aquatic entomology is incredibly broad and he shares it with an enthusiasm that is contagious. He provided me with a whole new perspective on fly-fishing and the importance of being aware of the diversity of biomass comprising the trouts’ diet. Robert’s great humor and relaxed, hands-on approach to instruction made this class a blast!
Date published: 2021-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS! What a great way to spend my daughter's birthday! Our first time ever fly fishing, and we loved it! Our guide, Joshua, was a great teacher and made our first time fly fishing fun and memorable. We look forward to coming back again!
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Father in law loved his trip We gave my father in law a half day for his birthday this year. It was his first day fly fishing, and my wife's. They both had a great time with their guide and a productive day at Deckers. Thanks!
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic day with guide Greg Blessing! Great way to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Our guide, Greg Blessing was a great teacher and made our first time fly fishing fun and memorable. Look forward to learning more.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing time!!! This was our first time fly fishing and we had Greg Blessing as our guide. He was the best. Took his time with explains and showing us how to set and cast. I was not expecting to catch anything but my husband and I did. It was greatness. We caught I think total 6 and we even caught 2 at the same time!! Will definitely do this again and try to use Mr. Blessing again. Very interesting man with a great passion for teaching and making your experience a memorable one!!!
Date published: 2021-04-12
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