A typical day fishing with Bucking Rainbow Outfitters starts out with our Orvis-endorsed guides picking up your party at your local accommodations or meeting at our shop in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Most trips begin between 7 am and 8am during the summer months for both full day and half day trips. Upon your arrival at the shop, you will sign a liability waiver, order lunch (full day only), be fitted for waders and boots, and purchase a fishing license if needed.
After being transported to the river, the guide will provide the instruction needed to improve your fishing knowledge. Some common instruction includes casting, presentation, mending, how to fight fish, entomology of flies, proper rigging of equipment and tying knots. After fishing, your guide will take you back to the shop or your local accommodations.
Full day guided trips = 7 hours on the water with lunch.
Half day trips= 4 hours (lunch can be provided at an additional cost).
Bucking Rainbow Outfitters provides clients with all of the fishing gear necessary for a fly fishing trip. Included in our full and half day packages are: Orvis breathable waders and boots, Orvis 5wt or 6wt rods and reels outfitted with WF floating lines and all terminal tackle (leader, tippets, flies, etc). If you prefer to use your own gear, feel free to bring it and our guides will help with rigging.
Clients should bring a hat, sunglasses, sun block and a valid driver’s license to issue a fishing license if needed. A valid social security number is necessary to issue a fishing license in the State of Colorado.
Orvis endorsed since 1994, Bucking Rainbow Outfitters has been proudly sharing their appreciation of the outdoors with both residents and visitors of Steamboat Springs in Northwest Colorado. With a strong foundation for customer service and a passion for sharing their knowledge of fly fishing, our friendly staff prides themselves on providing the best service and in depth local knowledge to both beginners and experts alike.
Our guide service offers walk and wade fishing trips on the Yampa, Elk, North Platte and Little Snake Rivers, and floats on the Colorado, North Platte and Yampa Rivers depending on the seasonal flows. It is our goal to help educate our customers in the sport of fly fishing, while sharing our love and enthusiasm for the sport.
We offer guided fly fishing trips on rivers and lakes for trout. While we mainly catch Rainbow and Brown trout in our valley, we will occasionally guide for Cutthroat and Brook trout as well. Some of the lakes and reservoirs also hold Arctic Grayling, which can be targeted in the spring.