Water Types

Big Rivers:

We concentrate our efforts on the Colorado, Blue, Roaring Fork, and South Platte drainages. The larger water provides floating, where allowed, with rods up to 8 weights to throw double bunnies, though 5 and 6's are the norm. Our diverse permits put you on the right water at the right time. You must experience the Autumn foliage and light angles on a float trip from the bow of one our boats!

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Small Rivers:

East of the Divide, rivers like the Big Thompson, Saint Vrain, Cache la Poudre, Clear Creek, and the Williams Fork on the west side of the divide, are all perfect examples of productive drainages that we use. 3 to 6 weights work well depending on conditions. These rivers fish really well at that magical 80 to 120 cfs for excellent dry fly opportunities Longer pools, deeper cuts, and wider casting room differentiate these waters from creeks.

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Small Creeks:

Most of Colorado is dotted with these gems. This includes our permit for Rocky Mountain National Park. Literally over a thousand miles of streams flow off the divide in each direction in the Park alone. High sticking a dry with a 1 to 3 weight rod takes you miles away from the crowds. You can spend a lifetime fishing these seasonal fisheries. We are the singular permit holder for the Upper Clear Creek drainage which allows our clients easy access from Denver. One of my favorite "tasks" is to wade each drainage post run-off to see the yearly changes to the waters. Pictured below is the window ledge, a challenging throw to say the least.

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Reservoirs, Lakes, and Private Water:

We have incredible opportunities for anglers requesting Stillwater. On high run off years you may find us exclusively on this type of water during the month of June. Let's face it, Stillwater can grow some pretty big fish. Our Polar flats boat allows you to cast in style. Carp, smallmouth, pike, tiger muskie, walleye, and of course Trout, are commonly requested trips. Overnights on a pristine high mountain lake with our teen and family camps make for one heck of a memorable trip.

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We hope these examples give you some ideas in planning your Colorado trip. Contact us and we'll get to the details. Thanks and Fish On!

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