Colorado Private Water Fly Fishing
MORE AND BIGGER FISH!
Every year we get more and more people interested in taking advantage of our exclusive private water guided fly fishing trips near Denver and Colorado Springs. To people from outside the state, the concept of “private water” is a little confusing. Here is why Colorado has so many private water fisheries and why so many of our guests are interested in booking these private water guided fly fishing trips. In the state of Colorado, we have some interesting water laws where the land owners technically owns the river bottom. Many other states have laws where as long as you are in the river, or below the “high water mark” you are not trespassing. With this not being the case in Colorado, many local land owners who live on some incredible pieces of water can choose to work with certain authorized outfitters and allow them to bring clients onto their property in exchange for an additional “rod fee”. Because of this rod fee, the price is going to be more than a public water guided trip as we have to pay a fee to the land owner to access their property for the day. In exchange, we get a piece of water that will be reserved to just your group. We will not have to deal with other people fishing the same section as us.
Also, on these private water leases, the fish are a little more fly friendly as they do not receive as much pressure as some of the public water fisheries. With Colorado and Denver growing so fast, many of the famous public water stretches that we guide on are getting increasingly more crowded. This does not mean we won’t have a great time fishing these rivers, I always explain to people these spots are crowded for good reason, but it has led to the demand of guided fly fishing trips on private water near Denver to be at an all time high. A lot of our private water stretches have also had extensive stream work done on them. This is where biologist come in with construction equipment and add boulders, riffles, and other structures to improve the habitant in the river. This allows the fish to not only get bigger, but for the stretch of river to fish in a range of river conditions, both high and low flows. For our guests who want to experience this solitude or chances at larger fish, we are proud to offer guided fly fishing trips to some of the best private water leases in Colorado.
Call 303-325-5515 to book your private water fly fishing trip today!
Huge rainbow trout caught on a private water Colorado Trout Hunters guided fly fishing trip.