Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Fly Fishing the Upper North Fork of the Poudre River

Today's Blog Post

We offer lessons and guiding on the upper North Fork of the Poudre River.

Q: I hear the walk in/out of the NFP (North Fork of the Poudre) is tough?

A: If you are in moderate shape, with little or no health issues, it's an easy downhill hike.  The hike backout (uphill), after a day of fishing, could be challenging (i.e., moderate/heavy uphill breathing - but plenty of clients have done it and it's worth it).

Q: How do you rank/compare the NFP?

A:  It's our favorite northern Colorado river.  

Q: Why is it your favorite?

A: No road/traffic noise.  Little or no people.  Beautiful scenery, wildlife, and the river is filled with wild trout.  
16 year old beginner, catching wild trout on the North Fork of the Poudre River

Q: About how many fish can I expect to catch, and what is the size range?

A: Depending on skill level, and length of time fishing, we've had clients catch up to 30 fish, and the average size range is 10"-14", with a few up to 20".

Q: What techniques will we use?

A: Nearly all techniques work.  Using fly rods 2wt-5wt, we regularly use tight-line and drop-shot nymphing, dry flies, dry-dropper, and downstream wet-fly swings.

Q: We might stay in Fort Collins or Loveland area - 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: