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The incredible waters of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers – It is time for some float or wade fishing on the Roaring Fork River, and Colorado River! Field and Stream named Glenwood Springs the NUMBER ONE FISHING TOWN IN AMERICA! With five great rivers, many lakes and reservoirs and countless small streams and creeks so close to Glenwood Springs, this title is certainly well deserved. The Frying Pan and Roaring Fork are Gold Medal Waters, offering unmatched quality and quantity of Rainbow and Brown Trout.
Whether you’re going wade fishing, planning a guided drift boat trip or looking for an easy float trip, you’ve come to the right place with some of the best fly fishing in North America. There are many outfitters and fly fishing shops in Glenwood Springs that can provide equipment rentals and guided wade trips and float trips. The Colorado Division of Wildlife can provide direction to publicly accessible river and lake areas.
Roaring Fork Anglers can take you on a float trip! Float trips are permitted on the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. You will be floating in either a McKenzie style drift boat, or a raft with a frame. These craft will accommodate 1 or 2 anglers accompanied by one of our guides. Our float guides are long time local anglers that have decades of experience behind the oars. These pros will put you on the fish in safety and style, with one eye on your flies and another on the river. On your trip you will encounter both fast and slow water with a few rapids. The amount of whitewater you encounter will depend on which river section you float and the time of year. The flies and tactics you employ will change from day to day, and sometimes hour to hour. Rely on your guide, he is on the river every day. You may choose a full day, 3/4 day or a half-day trip. Contact us today to set up your Colorado Fly Fishing guide trip.
Roaring Fork Anglers offer guided Colorado fly fishing trips on all of the valley’s major rivers, as well as many lakes, streams and creeks. Wade trips are conducted on all four major rivers, in many high mountain lakes and streams, and in valley spring creeks. You will be accompanied by one of our wade guides who will take you to various spots on the river as you stalk fish and hone your angling skills. Our wade guides are true instructors, capable of teaching the sport to all skill levels. Wade trips may be booked as a half, 3/4 or full day-trip and conducted year round. Generally, half-day trips will fish one river, while three-quarter day and full-day trips may fish two or more rivers. You may book a wade trip for yourself and up to two of your friends. Contact us today to set up your Colorado Fly Fishing guide trip.
Roaring Fork Anglers can also provide individual Fly Fishing Instructional courses for those that want to learn or practice before they ‘hit the rivers’. Our guides will spend time with you working on fly casting, learning more advanced types of casts such as roll casts or double haul, knots and leaders, or anything else you want to learn more about concerning fly fishing. Contact us today to set up your session.