Colorado has some of the best trout waters in the country with some of the best guides you'll ever meet. If you aren't familiar with our waters and really want to make your CO trip worth it think about hiring a guide to get you started.
There are a tremendous number of extremely well versed guides that can help make your next trip to the Rocky Mountains a memorable one. Check out our guide listings to find a guide for the waters you want to fish. Simply search by river and you'll be on your way to hooking up with the trip of a lifetime.
Some of the guides or outfitters listed below also run full service fly-shops which is always a plus. The services an outfitter provides are denoted as follows: Full ServiceFly Shop and Guide Service (FG), Guide or Outfitter (GO).
Anglers All offers a full service and online store for all of your fly-fishing needs. In business since 1954 it is the oldest fly-fishing store in Colorado and also one of the largest, full service, fly-fishing only stores in the Rocky Mountains. With a great guide staff and plenty of waters to explore Angler's All is a great choice for a guided trip as well.
Fly-fishing brands carried; Ross, Abel, Galvan, Hardy, Orvis, Tibor, Nautilus, Sage, Scott, Winston, Cortland, Alan Kube (bamboo), Simms, Cloudveil, Exofficio, Patagonia, Korkers, Fishpond, William Joseph. Fisknat, Cocoons, Smith Optical, C&F, System X, Wheatley, Rio, Teeny, Wulff, Umpqua, Maxima, Outcast, Dyna-King, HMH and Renzetti.
Waters guides service: Taryall Creek, North and South Forks of the South Platte River, Clear Creek, Big Thompson River, Gianetti Spring Creeks, Gunnison River, Yampa River, Laramie River and several private water options.
Angler's Covey 295 South 21st Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904 tel. 719.471.2984 or 800.75.FISHN web: anglerscovey.com (FG)
Angler's Covey has been helping fly fishing aficionados fool trout on the South Platte for more than 25 years. With a great selection of gear and a knowledgible store and guide staff you can't go wrong at Angler's Covey.
Fly-fishing brands carried: Sage, Orvis, Simms, Patagonia, Ross, Ex Officio, Umpqua, Scientific Anglers, RIO, Action Optics, Winston and more.
Waters guides service: South Platte River, Spinney Mtn. Reservoir, Taryall Creek and several private waters.
Anglers Junction- 845 Oak Street Salida, CO 81201 tel. 719.530.2100 or 866.574.2100 web: anglersjunciton.com (FG)
Angler's Junction provides the fly-fisher with a full service fly shop and guide service for the Arkansas River Valley.
Waters guides service: contact shop for information about waters serviced.
South Platte River rainbow release. Photo Mike Miller.
ArkAnglers- Pueblo west of I-25 on Hwy 50 tel. 719-543-3900 Buena Vista Hwy 24 tel. 719-395-1796 Salida US Hwy 50 tel. 719-539-3474 web arkanglers.com email Info@arkanglers.com (FG)
Arkanglers provides both full service flyshop and outfitter for the Arkansas River and some South Platte destinations. With three locations along the Arkansas River they have you covered when fishing this region.
Waters guides service: Arkansas River and other waters. Contact shop for more information about waters serviced.
The Blue Quill Angler 1532 Bergen Parkway Evergreen, CO tel. 800-435-5353 or 303-674-4700 www.bluequillangler.com (FG)
The Blue Quill Angler is a full-service fly shop located 30 miles west of Denver, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, providing anglers in the Front Range and beyond with top quality gear and education since 1988. As the Blue Quill Angler continue to serve Colorado anglers from their historical "cone-shaped" log barn, the web has provided them with the chance to extend products and services to fly anglers across the globe. The Blue Quill Angler also has a staff of seasoned veterans with many years of guiding/fishing experience. The one thing all the staff have in common at the Blue Quill is a passion for the sport.
Waters guides service: Blue River, Arkansas River, South Platte River, Clear Creek, Colorado River, Williams Fork River and several private water options.
Blue River Anglers 281 Main Street Frisco, CO 80443 tel. 970.668.2583 or 888.453.9171 web: www.blueriveranglers.com (FG)
Located in Frisco, Blue River Anglers provides locals and visitors alike with a great selection of gear, knowledgeable staff and experienced guides.
Fly-fishing gear carrried: Action Optics, Aloe Up, Cortland, Dan Baileys, Dr. Slick, Fishpond, Harding and Sons, Imperial Headwear, Korkers, Loon Outdoors, Morell, Outcast, Rio, Ross, Scott, Solitude, William Joseph, Wind River.
Waters guides service: Blue River, Colorado River, Arkansas River, South Platte River, Eagle River, Williams Fork River and more.
Breckenridge Outfitters 100 North Main Street Ste. 206 Town Square Breckenridge, CO 80424 tel. 970.453.4135 or 877.898.6104 web: www.breckenridgeoutfitters.com (FG)
Breckenridge Outfitters provides quality gear and a knowledgeable staff for the Breckenridge area. An Orvis endorsed shop and guide service you know you are in godd hands with the staff and guides of Breckenridge Outfitters.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Orvis, Winston, Rio, Whiting Farms, Hoffman, Hareline, Spirit River, Mayfly, C&F Design, Bite, Costa Del Mar, Montana Fly Company, Cocoons, Wind River, Loon Outdoors, Platte River Fly Company and more.
Waters guides service: Blue River, South Platte River, Williams Fork River and Colorado River.
Colorado Trout Hunters provide guided services on several top notch pieces of private water and with their great guides you couldn't ask for much more in a guide service.
Waters serviced: The Meadows, Boxwood Gulch, Long Meadow Ranch and Farmers Union (N.F. South Platte River), Shawnee Lake, Sheephorn Ranch, Upper and Lower Allen Creek Ranch, Lazy River Ranch and Ute Creek Ranch (Taryall Creek), Spinney Mtn. Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Roaring Fork River and several high mountain lakes are serviced in RMNP.
Being one of the only fly shops in the Conejos River Valley, this is our recommended stop when fishing the Conejos and surrounding waters. CRA also has the only USFS and BLM permits to guide the Conejos and surrounding wilderness area. Next time you are in the area give Jon and the staff a look and tell them wtotf sent you.
Fly gear carried: Sage, Galvan, G. Loomis, Ross Worldwide, Simms, Patagonia, Fishpond, Brodin, Wachter, C&F Design, Scientific Anglers, Unpqua, Solitude, Lamson and several others. CRA also ties some local specialty stuff that is out of this world.
Waters guides service: Conejos River, Los Pinos River, Rio Grande and others. Contact the shop for all the area options.
Cutthroat Anglers- 400 Blue River Pkwy Silverthorne Town Pavillions, CO tel. 970.262.2878 web www.fishcolorado.com (FG)
Cutthroat Anglers is a full service fly shop and guide service providing superior service right on the Ble River.
Waters guides service: Blue River, Colorado River and more.
Dan's Fly Shop provides quality fly gear and guiding services for the Lake City area.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Contact fly shop for more information.
Waters guides service: Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Gunnison River, Rio Grande and more.
Discount Fishing 2645 S. Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80223 tel. 303.698.0015 www.fortackle.com (FG)
Located in metro Denver, Discount Fishing provides high quality fly fishing gear and fly tying materials.
Fly-fishing gear carried: TFO, Tiemco, St. Croix, Fishpond, Patagonia, Umpqua, Ross, Waterworks/Lamson and more.
Waters guides service: South Platte River, Big Thompson River, Colorado River, Cache La Poudre River, Eagle River and more.
Dragonfly Anglers307 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, CO tel. 970.349.1228 or toll free 800.491.3079 www.dragonflyanglers.com (FG)
Dragonfly Anglers has been operating in the Gunnison area since 1983, originally as the Coal Creek Angling Service, and although the name may have changed the service and the fishing haven't. Dragonfly Angler's provides both a fly shop and guide service for those visiting the Crested Butte area.
Waters guides service: Contact shop for more information about waters serviced by guides.
Duranglers Flies & Supplies 923 Main Avenue Durango, CO 81301 tel. 970.385.4081 or 888.347.4346 web: duranglers.com (FG)
Duranglers is the Four Corners' area premier outfitter for all your fly fishing needs. Since 1983, Duranglers has been the region's source for custom-guided fly fishing trips, equipment, flies, and information.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Sims, Sage, Ross, Patagonia, Able, Action Optics, Winston, Scott, Umpqua and more.
Waters guides service: Animas River, Dolores River, Gunnison River, Los Piņos River, Piedra River, Rio Grande River, San Juan River and more.
Estes Angler 338 West Riverside Drive Estes Park, CO 80517 tel. 970.586.2110 or 800.586.2110 web: www.estesangler.com (FG)
Estes Angler provides a full service fly shop and guide service for the Estes Park area and RMNP. With a highly knowledgeable staff and quality gear selection the Estes Angler can provide every the angler needs.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Winston, TFO, Waterworks/Lamson, Cloudveil, Idylwilde Flies, Umpqua, Fishpond, Froghair, William Joseph, Hardy, Scientific Anglers and more.
Waters guides service: RMNP waters, Big Thompson, Fall River and more.
The Fly Fisher Guide Service Ltd. 1303 E. Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Denver, CO tel. 303.733.2672 www.theflyfisher.com (GO)
The Flyfisher Guide Service established Denver, Colorado's first fly fishing outfitter/guide service in 1971 and continues to set the standard for excellent service and the most productive trout fishing in the world. We offer private access guided day fishing and multi-day fly fishing vacations on the legendary Platte and Colorado River drainage's as well as affordable fly fishing lessons through our Angling University. An unbeatable combination of locally crafted fly fishing patterns, top of the line equipment and a professional and seasoned staff make this possible. The mind-boggling fishing lodges, fishing resorts and private fishing clubs we service boast the best landlocked trout fishing on the planet. All destinations are fly fishing only and within an hour drive of downtown Denver, Colorado.
Waters serviced: Bartles Lochs, Blue Heron Farm (St. Vrain River), Boulder Ranch & Lincoln Hills (South Boulder Creek), Boxwood Gulch, North Fork Ranch and the Meadows (South Platte River), Bear Creek and the Williams Ranch (South Fork of the St. Vrain River).
Looking for a guide service with years of expeience on some of the best waters Colorado has to offer? Book a trip with GRG and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.
Waters guides service: Gunnison River, Taylor River, Lake Fork of the Gunnison and several backcountry waters.
The Hatch Fly Shop 34375 U.S. Hwy 285 Pine Junction, CO 80470 tel. 303.816.0487 web: hatchflyshop.com (FG)
The Hatch Fly Shop is perfectly situated for anglers, located close to the Cheeseman Canyon and Deckers area of the South Platte. With a great selection of gear and have a knowedgeable staff.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Action Optics, Bauer, Ross, Brodin, Sage, Simms, Umpqua, Winston and more.
Waters guides service:South Platte River, North Fork South Platte River, Spinney Reservoir, Taryall Creek and several private water opportunities.
Hook Flyfishing 2030 E. County Line Road Highlands Ranch, CO tel. 720.920.9780 web:hookflyfishing.com (FG)
Hook flyfishing provides high quality fly gear and a knowledgeable staff to help you find the right stuff. Hook flyfishing also provides a guide service for local spots and also a booking agent for several exotic locations to get your fly on.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Loop, Rio, Outcast, Chota, Wapsi, TFO, Fly H2O, Umpqua, Stone Creek, Redington, Fishpond, Tibor and more.
Waters guides service: contact shop for information about waters serviced.
Kirk's Flyshop 230 E. Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 tel. 970.577.0790 web: www.kirksflyshop.com (FG)
Kirk's Flyshop is a full service fly shop and outfitter service providing quality gear and guides. With excellent access and information about Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas Kirk's is a great choice when in Estes Park.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Sage, St. Croix, Simms, Ross, Patagonia, Abel, Umpqua, Fishpond, Maui Jim, Rio, Scientific Anglers, Action Optics, Dr. Slick and more.
Waters guides service: Rocky Mountain National Park waters, Big Thompson, Fall River and more.
The Laughing Grizzly, Longmont's only professional fly fishing shop offers quality products and fly tying and rod building classes. The Laughing Grizzly also provides guide services with a highly knowledgeable staff.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Sage, Winston, St. Croix, Simms, Fishpond, Ross, Galvan, Rio, Scientific Anglers and more.
Waters guides service: Contact shop for more information about waters guides service.
Waters guides service: Colorado River, Williams Fork River, Blue River, South Platte River and the North Fork Ranch.
Mo Henry's Trout Shop- Located in Fraser, CO tel. 970.726.9754 web: www.mohenrys.com (FG)
Mo Henry's is a full service fishing shop in the Fraser Valley, carrying the highest quality rods, reels, waders and accessories. With the some of the most experienced fishing guides in the area, MoHenry's can help you make the most of your time on the water.
Please contact shop for gear and guiding information.
Waters guides service: North Fork of the South Platte River at North Fork Ranch.wnee, Colorado. He has run
Roaring Fork Anglers (Alpine Angling Adventures) 2205 Grand Avenue Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 tel. 970.945.0180 and 995 Cowen Dr. Ste. 102 Carbondale, CO 81623 tel. 970.963.9245 or 800.781.8120 web: roaringforkanglers.com (FG)
With two shop locations in the Roaring Fork Valley you are sure to find the gear or guide you need at Roaring Fork Anglers.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Orvis, Sage, Ross and more.
Waters guides service: Roaring Fork River, Colorado River, Crystal River, Frying Pan River, Eagle River and more.
North Park Anglers 524 Main Street Walden, CO 80480 tel. 970.723.4215 web: northparkanglers.com (FG)
North Park Anglers is North Parks only full service fly shop and outfitter. With a highly knowledgeable store and guide staff just stop in to get help in finding the fish in this great part of Colorado.
Waters guides service: North Platte River, Michigan River, Illinois River, Roaring Fork, Delany Buttes Lakes and several other waters. Contact shop for more information about guide services.
Don't let their location fool you, RMT offers excellent half to full day trips to some of the sweetest water in Colorado. With great trips into Rocky Mountain National Park, we highly recommend these guys when looking to hook up with some natives.
Located in the heart of Colorado and just moment from the banks of the South Platte River's Gold Medal Stretches, South Platte Anglers name says it all. With experienced guides and excellent waters to fish South Platte Anglers are an excellent choice when looking for a guided trip on the legendary South Platte.
Willowfly Anglers is a full service fly shop and Orvis endorsed guide service located at Three Rivers Resort in Almont Colorado, where the Taylor River and East River meet to make the Gunnison. With a great selection of gear and knowledgeable staff and guides you'll get what you need at Willowfly.
Fly-fishing gear carried: Orvis
Waters guides service: Taylor River, Gunnison River and East River.
Winter Park Flyfisher Fraser, CO 970.726.5231 winterparkflyfisher.com
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