Fly fishing in Colorado should be near the top of any anglers bucket list, this beautiful landscape holds not only large trout, but wild spawning Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout as well as their fully native cousins the Cutthroat Trout. Although, you may find big trout around the country there are few and far between where native populations still hold a footing, let alone are fishable year-round on a fly rod. Our team has you covered with a nearly year-round full service fly shop, guided walk/wade, guided floats, and gear rentals for those comfortable enough to tackle the water on their own. Whether you are in need for the full works or just a bit of info on current water and hatch conditions don’t be afraid to drop us a line as we are more than happy to help you along your journey! Tight lines and we will see you on the Upper C!
Breckenridge is a true fly anglers dream! This four season fishery offers several Gold Medal stretches of river all within an hour’s drive of Main Street. Whether you head west to the Eagle River, north to the Colorado River, south to the South Platte River, or just hang out in town to fish the Blue River you won’t be disappointed. In addition to amazing fishing options, the vast number of species within an hour can be just as over whelming; opportunities for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Arctic Char, and Kokanee Salmon are all at your fingertips!
The Blue River in Colorado is a true gem, between its ease of access and its large fish that inhabit its waters it is a true joy to fish all four seasons of the year. The Blue River begins in Breckenridge and meanders its way through Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir before finally meeting the mighty Colorado River at the three river confluence just outside of Kremmling. This impressive waterway hosts one of the greatest diversity of salmonids in Colorado and remains mainly public for the first two thirds of its length and is still accessible to float trips through its private section known as Jurassic Park. If you enjoy rough and tumble tailwaters you will not want to pass on this river while in the area.
Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colorado is an immense body of water that offers many angling opportunities. Regardless of whether you are looking to spin fish, ice fish, or fly fish this body has you covered. Lake Dillon is a very important body of water to the Denver Water Board as it supplies much of the greater Denver Metro area’s drinking water, but it is much more than that. This lake is fishable four seasons a year for the brave, and offers the largest diversity of salmonids in Colorado, offering Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Arctic Char, and Kokanee Salmon. If angling isn’t your forte, this lake offers much, much more year round ranging from kite boarding to sailing to a leisure booze cruise on a pontoon!
The Snake River located in Keystone, Colorado is a tributary of the Blue River which dumps into Lake Dillon and is a major spawning ground for the Kokanee Salmon and Brown Trout that call this river or lake home. The Snake River begins in Keystone, Colorado, and is best fished for the last half mile before entering into Lake Dillon. This rough and tumble river has some strange riffles and pockets and somewhat lacks deep holding pools that attract trout from living there year-round , but with this being said it is a great prespawn location to pick up big migratory trout and salmon. Please be mindful if fished in spring or fall not to step on spawning redds, and please do not pick off resting fish sitting in tailouts as the damage of hooking into an already exhausted fish could be damaging for generations to come!
Montgomery Reservoir is a great beginner body of water located only 30 mins outside of Breckenridge, CO. This stocked reservoir is chock-full of Rainbow and Hybrid trout prime for the grill or smoker as this is a put and take lake with no wild spawn. A great dry fly and streamer fishing lake during the summer months, you do not need super light leaders and delicate presentation to urge these fish into playing along. You may also find a pure genetic cutthroat that found its way down the slope as well as a brookie or two that have been moved by nature from below the dam. Keep in mind this body of water has a closed season so make sure you double check your dates before making your way there!
TEN MILE CREEK
Ten Mile Creek is an awesome little creek that begins in the heart of Copper Village and flows down into Lake Dillon. This creek can be hard to time right with flows and water clarity, but if done carefully it can be extremely fruitful. Typically fished at the mouth of Lake Dillon before run off, this area offers all of the same species as the lake and is a great early start to open water fishing. Although flows do get low quickly, you can still pull out smaller trout on dry flies all summer long. This is one of the more over looked waters in Summit County, but can make an excellent day of angling for those hiking along the bike trail near Frisco.