Half Day Wade Trip

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Summit County is home to many great public fly fishing waters. Whether your staying in Frisco, Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne, Vail or anywhere nearby we have waters near you! We like to guide the Blue River in Breckenridge as well as the tailwater section in Dillon. The tailwater can prove to be difficult for a beginner but the numerous large trout that live here are well worth the effort. The angler can expect to sight fish to large trout on small flies and light tippets to these picky, well educated fish. This water does often get too crowded so we typically look elsewhere. However this is the only fishable water in the area certain times of the year. The Breckenridge section of the Blue River is great water for all ability levels. This water typically fishes best late spring to mid summer. With nymphing, dry flys, hoppers, this is a fun section to fish that varies greatly from one turn to the next. We also like to take our half day trips to the South Platte River in Park County. We have many sections of this river secured and is our go to option for mid summer through late fall. There are meadows, canyons, beautiful runs, long riffles, deep holes and really any sort of water you might want to fish surrounded by beautiful 14,000 ft. peaks. The angler can expect to fish lots of dry flies and hoppers in this bug factory of a river.

We are very flexible, if you’d like a special trip or have a special request let us know we will be happy to accommodate and make this your best guided fly fishing trip yet!

  • Rates+
    • 1 Angler - $210
    • 2 Anglers - $270
    • 3 Anglers - $350
  • What To Bring+

    Summer

    We like to keep covered up due to the intense sun. It's best to wear a light longsleeve shirt as well as a lightweight pair of pants or shorts. A hat, sunglasses, pair of high socks sunscreen, and a rain jacket are also highly suggested. A Colorado fishing license is required for all fisherman!

    Winter

    The winter months can be quite cold in the high country although the fish are still eating. We suggest you dress as if you were going to the ski hill for the day. A warm jacket, gloves, ski socks, knit hat, and sunscreen are all you need.

  • FAQs+

    Do I need a Colorado fishing license?

    Yes, all fisherman over 16 years old need to purchase a one-day license for $9. Multi-day and year licenses are also available. This can be purchased many places in Summit County such as City Market, Walmart, and Sports Authority. You can also purchase a license online. You will need your social security number to purchase the license.

    Is equipment included?

    Yes, all fishing gear including rods, reels, waders, boots, tackle, and FLIES are included with your trip.

    Can I keep fish?

    No, we are a very conservation oriented guide service. We will show you how to fight, land, and release your fish properly so it can remain healthy and be caught again for years to come.

    Will my trip be cancelled due to inclement weather?

    No, trips are rain, snow, or shine. A trip will only be cancelled if your guide sees that dangerous conditions exist. Your safety always comes first. Inclement weather such as rain or snow can often provide amazing fishing.

    Lunches, Snacks, Beverages?

    A lunch is provided on all full day trips. If you would like lunch on a half day trip we can easily accommodate. Your guide will have bottled water and assorted beverages on all trips.

    Transportation?

    We leave this up to you. We do offer complete transportation from your hotel, condo, house or anywhere you might be to your fishing location. All of our guides have clean records and are used to safely driving in this high mountain environment. If you prefer to drive yourself your guide can meet you at your fishing location or any easy spot for both of you nearby.

    How many people per guide?

    CO state law requires 1 guide for every 3 people. A group of experienced anglers will be fine with one guide, however a group of three beginners is far better suited hiring a second guide. Having a second guide will insure everyone learns as much as possible and benefits fully from the experience.

    Do you take large groups, corporate events?

    Yes, we can accommodate up to a 15 person trip. Please call us for details and rates.

    What is expected as a guide gratuity?

    If you had a fun day and feel your guide performed to the best of their abilities and did everything to make your experience pleasurable, please tip them accordingly. If you have any issues please let us know and we will make sure your next experience is far better!

  • Species+

    All our waters have Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat, Cuttbow, and Brook trout. If you are looking to target a certain species let us know and we can plan your trip accordingly.

  • Seasons+

    We have open public water year round in Summit County! Due to the temperate water release of Dillon Reservoir the Blue River can be fished year round. We utilize public waters in neighboring Park County as well for half day trips in summer and fall.