Fog on the Colorado River

Our Colorado River Fly Fishing Trips are some of the most popular trips we offer. This beautiful stretch of water will have you in awe from the moment we put the boat in the water. Join the best Colorado River fly fishing guides on one of our float trips down this amazing river today.

The Colorado River is an incredible river system that every angler should put on their bucket list. While there are multiple stretches to float, our guides spend most of their time on the beautiful upper sections near Kremling, CO. The slower moving water of these sections flow along grassy cut banks offering excellent Dry Fly Fishing during the Summer, while the faster moving canyon sections are ideal for throwing big articulated streamer patterns. Due to the size of the Colorado River, we recommend floating this river with one of our experienced Colorado River fly fishing guides so that you are able to cover water and get the full experience of fly fishing the Colorado River. Not only can the fishing be spectacular on this iconic river, but the scenery is outstanding.

Depending on water levels prior to runoff, the early Spring fly fishing on the Colorado can be excellent. Stoneflies begin to move around at this time and we also see good numbers of Blue Winged Olives on the river. June brings the arrival of run off and with it the famed Salmonfly Hatch. While this hatch is amazing, the river is generally very high and off colored which can often make the fishing difficult. This does not keep us from trying to find trout that are willing to take large Salmonfly imitations off the surface. Once the Salmonflies have finished their cycle and the water begins to drop, fishing remains great until November when water levels start to fall.

Colorado River Brown Trout hooked on a Salmon Fly

The Colorado River is the perfect river for novice anglers who are just getting started in the sport of fly fishing. If you are an experienced fly angler the Colorado River has plenty of fish for you to try and fool with nymphs, streamers and dry fly patterns. Visit our fly fishing photo gallery and view some of the trout you can expect to catch on the Colorado River.