Guided Fly Fishing Private Waters

Our Private Waters

Straightline Sports is proud to offer our guests the best fly fishing experience possible! We have exclusive access to the best private fly fishing poperties in and around Steamboat Springs, as well as several miles of public access. Many of our properties are open during all four seasons, making it possible to fish for world-class trout year round!

Private Fly Fishing Water Beaver Valley Ranch

Beaver Valley Ranch

East Fork/ Williams Fork | 75 Minutes Drive Time

Best described as a mountain stream that flows through a riparian zone with a diverse array of pine trees, cottonwoods, willows and aspens. Four miles of pocket waters and cut bank pools make this narrow river valley a haven for native Colorado River Cutthroat Trout.

Private Fly Fishing Water Beaver Knott Ranch

Knott Ranch

Trout Creek | 35 Minutes Drive Time

This is our own section of Trout Creek, located at the headwaters of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Beautiful four mile section of meandering clear water with undercut banks and beaver ponds.

Private Fly Fishing Water Ladder Ranch

Ladder Ranch

Little Snake River | 75 Minutes Drive Time

Located on the Colorado and Wyoming boarders, this expansive stretch of water was home to the fur trader Jeremiah Johnson. The beautiful drive is well worth the full day trip.

Private Fly Fishing Water Yampa River Ranch

Yampa River Ranch

Yampa River | 15 Minutes Drive Time

West of Steamboat and downstream of the Elk River this 2 mile section provides easy access to deep holes and long riffles.

Private Fly Fishing Water Chimney Creek Ranch

Chimney Creek Ranch

Chimney Creek | 45 Minutes Drive Time

This small meandering creek has excellent views of the Flat Tops Wilderness and is fun for anglers of all experience levels.

Private Fly Fishing Water Kuntz Ranch

Kuntz Ranch

Yampa River | 15 Minutes Drive Time

Located in the Pleasant Valley area, south of Steamboat, the river is lined with cottonwoods, willows and alders for nearly a mile. This section of river is fishable year-round.

Private Fly Fishing Water Whispering Willows Ranch

Whispering Willows Ranch

Yampa River | 10 Minutes Drive Time

Anglers at the Whispering Willows Ranch catch trout that average an impressive 18 to 22 inches in length, making this ranch a must for the fisherman looking for BIG fish!