We are lucky enough to be in close proximity to a lot of good freestone and tailwater fishing, which means we are doing guide trips to world-class water every day of the year!
All of our guided trips include all necessary Orvis equipment, waders/boots/rods/reels, terminal tackle, transportation to and from the river, education and instruction from your Orvis-Endorsed Guide, beverages, and lunches on full-day trips.
We are located in the heart of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado. There are six gold medal rivers with in an hour of Breckenridge, including the Arkansas, Blue, Colorado, Eagle, and South Platte Rivers. We also fish many stillwater lakes, reservoirs, and private ranches. These waters offer diverse fishing environments ranging from small streams in high mountain plains to fishing big rivers surrounded by canyon walls and even fishing pristine high alpine reservoirs filled with trophy fish. Our county also offers a variety of different activities for the family as well as restaurants and bars for after-fishing activities.
Though our summer and fall fishing seasons tend to be the most popular, our winters are not to be missed. Because our season is all-year long, there is a very diverse range of fishing opportunities, from casting large dry flies to technical nymph fishing in the winter season. Some highlights of our season include the rainbow and cutthroat spawn in the spring and the brown and brook spawn in the fall. In each of these shoulder seasons you can experience great streamer fishing and catch large fish that do not usually expose themselves in the summer.
Our typical trip will meet at our shop in the morning between 7-8am. After being transported to the river, our guides provide the option of a casting and fish-fighting clinic where the guide familiarizes guests with equipment, flies, and different water-reading techniques for beginners. Throughout the course of the day, the guides instruct guests so that each skill builds upon the previous skill and by the end of the day most of our anglers have a good understanding of how to fish and a solid grasp on fly-fishing techniques. All of our trips are educational, fun, and fishy!
Every season of the year we are fishing for browns, rainbows, brooks, and cutthroats. In the spring, cutthroat and rainbows are more prevalent; in the fall, browns or brooks are the predominant trout. Also, in the late fall and early winter, kokanee salmon run up from Dillon, Green Mountain, and Elevenmile Resevoirs.
Customers should bring on their trip their hats, sunglasses, and licenses. Each adult over 16 will need a valid driver’s license in order for us to issue a fishing license and also to validate the fishing license with the state. Also, excitement and good attitudes are always appreciated and will be acquired almost immediately upon arrival.
We are proud to offer the best service in our shop and also equip you with the best guides on our local waters. We pride ourselves in being an honest small business that takes care of our customers no matter what. We enjoy educating everyone who walks in the door about any question that has to do with fly fishing. We have had many people say that they learned how to fly fish through our shop by stopping in over and over again to learn how to tie knots, get a good drift, and identify the hatches. We look forward to continuing these relationships for years to come. Tight lines!