Fly Fishing

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LAKE CITY FLY FISHING... where you find pristine waters with no one else around, surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, making that perfect cast after which you land that beautiful trout.

Sound good? But maybe that perfect cast and landing isn't so hot for you? Or perhaps you've never fished? Then take a fly fishing guide trip with us! We have expert guides who can help you learn or hone the sport. You'll get more on the waters with our trained guides than in any book or video you come across. We welcome new fly fishers, experienced fishers, and every one in-between — adults, kids, men, and women. Whether it's one individual or large corporate groups, we love to teach and see your excitement when you hook into that beautiful fish in the calm, serene waters of the San Juan Mountains. You can book any standard trip or class listed below, but if you have large groups or other special needs, just call us. We're happy to work with you whatever your needs! 

Fly Fishing: Half Day Morning Wade Trip

Spend your morning on the beautiful waters surrounding Lake City. It’s a great way to learn about area waters and fly fishing with an expert right beside you. Trip includes all your gear (if you don’t have your own), sodas, and waters. You can add sack lunches for an additional $9 each. Start and end times can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Fly Fishing: Half Day Afternoon Wade Trip

A great way to spend your afternoon ... on the beautiful waters surrounding Lake City! Learn about area waters and fly fishing with an expert right beside you. Trip includes all your gear (if you do not have your own), sodas, and waters. You can add sack lunches for an additional $9 each. Start and end times can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Fly Fishing: Full Day Wade Trip

Our most popular trip and the best way to learn about the sport of fly fishing. Beginners to experts always enjoy a full-day on the waters surrounding Lake City and beyond. The water options for wade trips are endless. Many of our clients choose to stay close to Lake City on the Lake Fork, Henson, Big Blue, or Cebolla. Others want to go farther afield to explore waters such as the Rio Grande and Gunnison. If you do not know where you want to go, let our experienced staff help you with your decision making. These full-day trips include all of your gear (unless you want to use your own), streamside lunch, waters, and sodas. Times can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Fly Fishing: Novice Class

A two-hour course that gives the novice the essential skills to get out on the water without suffering through beginner frustration. We start with instructions on casting and equipment. The second hour is spent on the water applying the newly-learned skills. Cost is $85 per person. Class size is limited to 5 and sometimes classes are set up for specific age ranges. Women-only classes are available. Students must bring their own equipment or rent it for the class. Call us to select a time that meets your needs.





Fly Fishing: Advanced Tactics

Taught by our senior guides, this two-hour class focuses on water techniques for catching trout, including streamers, mending, water reading, and advanced casting. Class size is limited to 4. Start and end times are optional. We will call you to determine the start time. Students must bring their own equipment or rent it for the class.   

4-Day Fly Fishing Frenzy

Lake City is the center of some of the best fly fishing waters in the entire country. This package enables you to experience fly fishing in and around Lake City, including: Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Rio Grande, Gunnison, and a myriad of smaller streams! Your instructor's focus will be to guide you on the most popular and some of the least-known waters in the west, and give you the guidance you need to fish each succesfully. Your package includes:

  • 4 days of guided fly fishing, each day on different water
  •  All fly fishing gear, unless you bring your own
  •  Streamside lunches, each day
  •  Beverages and snacks to get you through each day
  •  Transportation to and from the stream
  •  Fly fishing guidance and instruction

This package saves you 20% off of the regular guide fees! Children under 12 will be discounted 25 percent off the regular price. Just call us to let us know ahead of time!