USA Guiding

Beginner & Intermediate Walk-Wade

The best guide service option for beginners.  Combines on-land casting lessons and guiding (e.g., one hour on-land lesson, followed by in-water instruction and guiding).  In-water instruction may include nymphing, dry fly, and wet fly techniques, fly selection and presentation, rigging and knots, hook set and landing fish, best C.P.R. fish photo techniques, and lots more. 

One Angler                                   Two Anglers
3 Hours = $275                            3 Hours = $300  
4 Hours = $300                            4 Hours = $325
5 Hours = $325                            5 Hours = $350

Location/Waters: The above pricing is for the lower and middle Poudre River, Gateway Natural Area, and the lower Big Thompson River.

One Angler                                   Two Anglers
3 Hours = $300                            3 Hours = $325    
4 Hours = $325                            4 Hours = $350
5 Hours = $350                            5 Hours = $375

Location/Waters: The above pricing is for the upper Poudre River (between Rustic and Cameron Pass), the north fork of the Poudre River, and middle/upper Big Thompson, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Intermediate & Advanced Walk-Wade

100% in water guiding, and limited instruction as needed. This service does not include on-land lessons, and is not the best option for beginners.  Intermediate/Advanced anglers typically have their own equipment, and want their time focused on catching fish. 



One Angler
                                   Two Anglers
4 Hours = $325                            4 Hours = $350
6 Hours = $350                            6 Hours = $375
8 Hours = $375                            8 Hours = $400

Location/Waters: The above pricing is for the lower and middle Poudre River, Gateway Natural Area, and the lower Big Thompson River.

One Angler                                   Two Anglers
4 Hours = $350                            4 Hours = $375    
6 Hours = $375                            6 Hours = $400
8 Hours = $400                            8 Hours = $425

Location/Waters: The above pricing is for the upper Poudre River (between Rustic and Cameron Pass), the north fork of the Poudre River, and middle/upper Big Thompson, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

NOTE: You are welcome to bring your own fly rod, or a fly rod, flies, leader, tippet and other equipment will be provided. Clients must bring their own waders and boots, or rent from local sources.  Does not include food and beverage.  Refundable deposit required for reservation, and cash or e-payment options.

Reservations 
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Beginner & Intermediate Walk-Wade

The best option for beginners.  Combines on-land casting lessons and guiding (e.g., one hour on-land lesson, followed by in-water instruction and guiding).  In-water instruction may include nymphing, dry fly, and wet fly techniques, fly selection and presentation, rigging and knots, hook set and landing fish, best C.P.R. fish photo techniques, and lots more. 



One Angler                                   Two Anglers
3 Hours = $300                            3 Hours = $350 
4 Hours = $325                            4 Hours = $375
5 Hours = $350                            5 Hours = $400

Intermediate & Advanced Level Walk-Wade

100% in water guiding and limited instruction as needed. This service does not include on-land lessons, and is not the best option for beginners.  
Intermediate/Advanced anglers typically have their own equipment, and want their time focused on catching fish.

One Angler                                Two Anglers
4 Hours = $350                         4 Hours = $375
6 Hours = $375                         6 Hours = $400
8 Hours = $400                         8 Hours = $425

Location/Waters: The above prices (beginner, intermediate, advance) are for 1) the upper North Platte River at Six Mile Gap, Pickaroon, Bennett, Treasure Island, Routt/North Park, and 2) Encampment River, Fremont Canyon, Miracle Mile, Alcova, and remote mountain streams.

NOTE: You are welcome to bring your own fly rod, or a fly rod, flies, leader, tippet and other equipment will be provided. Clients must bring their own waders and boots, or rent from local sources.  Does not include food and beverage.  Refundable deposit required for reservation, and cash or e-payment options.

Reservations 
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Colorado Waters

Upper Poudre River - Rustic to Cameron Pass
Born in Rocky Mountain National Park (Poudre Lake), the Poudre runs undammed for 126 miles, before joining the South Platte River, in Greeley, CO.  Compared to the lower and middle sections, the upper Poudre has less people, no whitewater rafting, fantastic scenery and wildlife, and lots of very wild fish!  From Fort Collins, it's approximately 40 miles and up to a 75 minute drive.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 22"  Fly Rods: 2wt-5wt.  The river has lots of structure, and is perfect for nymphing, dry fly, dry-dropper, and wet fly techniques.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: 365 days per year.  

Middle Poudre River - between Mishawaka Bar/Restaurant and Rustic.
The middle section is defined by the canyon, and offers plenty of large, medium, and small plunge pools, filled with fish.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 22"  Fly Rods: 2wt-5wt.  The river has lots of structure, and is perfect for nymphing, dry fly, dry-dropper, and wet fly techniques.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: 365 days per year. 

Lower Poudre River - Between Picnic Rock and Mishawaka Bar/Restaurant
The lower section offers clients excellent fishing opportunities, with less driving time and reduced services fees.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 22"  Fly Rods: 2wt-5wt.  The river has lots of structure, and is perfect for nymphing, dry fly, dry-dropper, and wet fly techniques.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: 365 days per year. 

The North Fork of the Poudre River - Upper Section  
No road/traffic noise, little or no people, fantastic scenery and wildlife, and lots of very wild fish.  From Fort Collins, it's approximately 40 miles and a 75 minute drive to the trailhead.  Compared to the lower section, the upper section is a more challenging hike in and out.  From the trailhead, it's a 25 minute downhill hike to the river.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 18".  Fly Rods: 2wt-5wt.  The river has lots of structure, and is perfect for micro nymphing, dry fly, dry-dropper, and wet fly techniques.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  End of May - October. 
 
 

The North Fork of the Poudre River - Lower Section  
No road/traffic noise, little or no people, fantastic scenery and wildlife, and lots of very wild fish.  From Fort Collins, it's approximately 40 miles and a 75 minute drive to the trailhead.  Compared to the upper section, the lower section is an easier hike in and out.  From the trailhead, it's a  15 minute downhill hike to the river.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 20".  Fly Rods: 2wt-5wt.  The river has lots of structure, and is perfect for micro nymphing, dry fly, dry-dropper, and wet fly techniques.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  End of May - October. 

Rocky Mountain National Park
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.  In addition to streams and rivers, 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.  Species: Brown-Rainbow-Cutthroat-Brook Trout.  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, cast dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Estes Park, Loveland, or camping.


Big Thompson River (BTR) - Upper, Middle and Lower Sections
It's 78 miles long, and the headwaters begin in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The upper river flows east through Moraine Park to the town of Estes Park.  There it is held in Lake Estes, by Olympus Dam.  Below the dam, are the middle and lower sections (tailwater).  From lake Estes, and before joining the South Platte River, the river descends 1/2 mile in elevation through the mountains in the spectacular 25 mile BTR canyon.  
Expect to see amazing scenery, some wildlife (e.g., deer, elk, raptors, bighorn sheep), and catch wild trout.  Species: Brown, Rainbow, with fish up to 24", and the majority between 8"-14".  Fly Rods: 2wt-6wt.  In each section, the river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, cast dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: 365 days lower section.  Lodging: Estes Park, Loveland, or camping.

Wyoming Waters

North Platte River - 6 Mile Gap - Pickaroon - Treasure Island
Its headwaters are located in Colorado, near the town of Walden, and formed by the massive peaks of the continental divide (12 peaks over 11,00 feet).  The river flows north for 200 miles, till it turns south at Casper, WY.  Species: Brown and Rainbow Trout, up to 30".  Fly Rods: 4wt-6wt.  The river structure varies, offering anglers the opportunity to swing flies downstream, nymph rocky structures, and of course, cast large dry flies and dry-droppers.  On warm days, wet wading is best.  Season: April - October.  Lodging: Saratoga, or camping. 



Reservations
Mobile/Text: +1 603-315-8800