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Do you want to have an activity that you and your kids can do together? Maybe you simply just want your son or daughter to get outdoors, or you’re planning a family trip! We’ve had many families plan fly fishing vacations with their children in the past, and we’re happy to assist you and your family in your trip planning as well! Ingredients to a Successful First Introduction to Fly Fishing Fly fishing is a sport that welcomes anglers of all ages! While it may not be true for some, usually the earliest age to have kids really enjoy fly fishing fall between...

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We have had the pleasure to guide many people who have become regular clients, good friends and much better fly fishermen! There are many reasons to book a guided fly fishing trip which we will discuss in this blog post.  1. Learn How To Fly Fish One of the best reasons to fire a fly fishing guide is to learn how to get started in the sport. Fly fishing can be an intimidating sport to get involved with initially. Cast Casting, proper gear, knot tying, fly choice and hatch recognition are only a few of the things with which a...

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The Yampa River is an extensive waterway, running from the Flattops to the Green River. The fishing conditions for anglers vary nearly as much as the landscape surrounding the Yampa River, which offers over 250 miles of free-running water. The Yampa River should definitely be on your bucket list of places to fish.  All through Steamboat allows fairly unfettered access to the river itself as well as the Bear River tributary and a good number of lakes and streams. White River National Forest and Stagecoach State Park have tons of great camping and public access to the banks for anglers.  Why...

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Spring is the best time to fish the lakes in the Yampa Valley area. The reservoirs are beginning to ice off and some of them have mostly iced off and the fish are starting to move to shallowers water where there is lots of feed. Tailwaters Sarvis Creek Area Below Stagecoach Reservoir The fishing in this area has been great and we’ve had a lot of success since the reservoir has iced off.Flies to Use: We recommend mainly using BWO’s and midge flies. We’ve been using zebras, midges, tailwater assassins, TW tinies, WD-40s, scuds, and bacon and eggs. We also recommend dry flies...

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the fishing is great!Conditions are changing almost daily with the occurrence of weather fluctuations. The Yampa through town is most likely the best place to check out right now. The ice shelves have receded and the river has opened up.If you’re looking to go out on the water but you’re not sure which fly to use, stop by the store or give us a call at (970) 879-7568! There are a number of factors that influence fishing and choosing the right equipment can make all the difference. Our expert guides know...

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