Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Fly Fishing Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park

 Today's Blog Post

We offer lessons and guide services in the Estes Park and RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park) area.

RMNP is the third most visited national park in the United States, and the most popular in Colorado.  The park is nearly 450 square miles, with over 265,000 acres. The park is home to dozens of peaks over 10,00 feet, with Longs Peak being the highest mountain at 14,259 feet.

Expect to see amazing scenery, lots of wildlife (e.g., deer, elk, raptors), and catch wild trout.


Q: What waters do you target in Estes Park and RMNP?

A: Below, and in Estes Park, we offer services on the lower and middle Big Thompson. Inside RMNP, we target several small creeks/streams and the upper Big Thompson.

Q: I hear the fishing in the high alpine lakes is the best - can we do that?

A: Yes or maybe.  There are hundreds of lakes in RMNP, and most of them have trout.  Some lakes are an easy walk from the parking lot, while others present a moderate hike in.  Backcountry lakes, at elevations over 10,000 feet, and due to low human pressure, are known to be the best - but based on time, distance, and weather, they can be difficult to access in a single day.

Q: We might stay in Loveland or Estes Park - can we do a fly casting lesson one day, and then hire you to guide us the next day?

A: Yes.  We highly recommend the combination of fly casting lessons and guiding.  In fact, we can customize a fly fishing program for you, e.g. 1-2 hours casting instruction, followed by 2-6 hours of guiding (catching fish), on the same day or multiple days. 

Q: How long is a day of guiding and what are your prices?

A: We offer four, six, and eight hours per day.  Please see pricing information in the link below. 

Thank you for reading, and for more information on lessons and guiding: