Guided Fly Fishing Trips and Lessons
Get out of the raft for a day and put on your waders! Arkansas Valley Adventures offers many options for your Colorado fishing experience. Take a fly fishing lesson, and then go out on a guided fly fishing trip on some of Colorado’s best rivers. If you’re a more experienced angler and want the best of the best, book one of our fly fishing trips in gold medal waters. Nothing compares to the serenity of being on the river and the thrill of reeling in the big one. Don’t just tell the story when you get home – live it!
As a Dad, I’m always looking for things to do with my three teenagers that they will remember for years to come. When I suggested a family rafting trip, it was met with only half-hearted excitement. In fact, the night before my scheduled trip, I had to actually sell them on the idea once again. All that changed halfway through our trip. My kids had an AMAZING time and I was able to share a day with them that they – or I – will never forget. Thanks for the amazing memories! It’s something that we will live with forever. See you again this summer!— -Chris M., Parker, CO
Fly Fishing: Endless riffles, runs, pools, and overhanging brush… The Arkansas River is one of Colorado’s major waterways, great for Colorado river fishing. This high-elevation river with crystal-clear water provides the perfect environment for fly fishing. Its headwaters are near Leadville and it flows south through the towns of Buena Vista and Salida. There is over 100 miles of floatable water with Gold Medal fly fishing stretches that hold an abundance of Colorado Brown and Rainbow Trout. You’ll find plenty of variety. Colorado fishing with a professional guide ensures the quality of your experience. They know the water, know the hatches and know the fish. For you eager and determined beginners, the guides will teach gear selection, casting techniques, knots, entomology, and reading the river in an intensive instructional course. If you already have your fly fishing basics covered you could enjoy a full or half day walk and wade with a guide. Think you can handle stepping it up a notch? Enjoy a half day, full day or evening fly-fishing float down the river in order to challenge yourself to improve upon your fly-fishing skills. The ideal time for fly fishing in Colorado is in April and May before snow melt brings river levels up or in July, August, September and October when the river has cleared up from the spring runoff. No matter what it is you are looking for Arkansas Valley Adventures has a Colorado fishing trip for you.
The Arkansas River has over 100 miles of floatable water and boasts fantastic Colorado river fishing. Most of the catch will consist of browns, with an occasional rainbow or cutthroat. A maximum ratio of 2 customers with 1 professional guide ensures the quality of your fly fishing experience. Come discover the magnetism of fly fishing in Colorado!
NEVER-EVER PACKAGE (Not just for Beginners!)
Includes everything you’ll need – rod, reel, waders, lines, flies, license, and lunch – as well as instruction from a professional teaching guide. You’ll learn how to cast, safely wade in the river, identify fish habitat, the knots and flies to use, and how to hook, play and land fish. A great package for beginners as well as experienced fly fishers who need their gear included. Available as a half day or full day trip.
Spend a day on a raft float trip, meandering down the Arkansas and hitting the most productive spots on the river. From a raft, you have the best vantage point for finding those elusive trout! Float trip excursions are perfect for those who are experienced with casting. Gear rental available for float trips. Please call us at 877-RAFTING for details.
SUMMIT COUNTY FISHING TRIPS
Come fish the famous and scenic Colorado River, including some world-renowned “Gold Medal” trout waters. We offer walk-and-wade as well as float trips. Both types are perfect for beginner or experienced anglers. Choose from full or half day excursions. All equipment included. Please call us at 877-RAFTING for details.