Colorado has a lot of water to unpack when considering where you want to go for your next fly fishing adventure. One area that is both easy to access and also provides amazing fishing as well as options to avoid the crowds is the central section of the state. This area expands about an hour or two off of the I-70 corridor and can be as close to Denver as the Deckers/ Eleven Mile Canyon area to about Gypsum. Some key rivers in this area to take a look into include; the Colorado River from Kremmling to Gypsum, the South Platte River from Alma to 11 Mile Canyon, the Arkansas River from Leadville to Salida, the entirety of the Eagle River, as well as a personal favorite, the Blue River from Breckenridge to Kremmling. For those who most enjoy stillwater options, take a look at Mohawk Lakes near Breckenridge, Lake Dillon in Summit County, Green Mountain Reservoir in Heeney, the Williams Fork for ESOX, and Antero and Spinney Reservoirs in the South Platte River System. All of these waters will fish very well throughout the open water season and will provide you with nearly a dozen different species to key in on. For those keen to see which waterways will provide the best options during the time of your visit, feel free to drop us a line at (970) 423-7031 so we can get you on the water.
Breckenridge is in the heart of fly fishing in Colorado. You have immediate access to the Blue River and Lake Dillon, but additionally a short drive can get your to the Colorado River and the Arkansas River.
The Vail Valley is the perfect destination for those looking to fly fish the Eagle River. This is a great place to fish all year around and perfect for those looking to catch large trout.
Buena Vista is home to the beautiful Arkansas River. This hidden gem in Colorado is a must see for its beautiful landscape and trout catches.