The Blue Quill Angler Fly Fishing Guide Service operates out of our fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado, 30 miles west of Denver. We offer walk wade guided fly fishing trips to a multitude of public and private water destinations in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. We also offer float trips on the Colorado River. The amount of permits that we hold, and the variety of water they represent, allows our award winning guide staff to put you on the hottest action, no matter what time of year. We are known across the country for our expertise in guiding on the South Platte River. We have permits to guide in Pikes National Forest in the infamous wild trout, catch and release water in ‘Cheesman Canyon,’ which is without-a-doubt, one of the most beautiful canyons in Colorado with the fishing as technical as it gets. We also guide in Pikes National Forest in the Deckers area, where most guide services can not legally access the majority of the best water. We also guide on the Tomahawk State Wildlife area, Badger Basin, and the Dream Stream below Spinney Res. We guide on the the Blue River that can offer some incredible fly fishing even in the dead of winter. One of our favorite areas to fish is the Colorado river around Parshal, Gore Canyon, Pumphouse, Radium and on down to State Bridge. The Williams Fork comes into the Colorado at Parshal and offers great catch and release fishing especially in the Spring and fall.
Inherently, guiding is much more than just catching fish. This is not a GroupOn trip where we suit you up in waders, hand you a rod and turn you loose to flail away at the water. We put you on the best water with low client to guide ratios and cover all aspects of this wonderful sport. Our hope is you will leave this trip with not only memories and pictures, but the knowledge to get out on your own and enjoy fly fishing!!
Guide Fees: Winter: Fishing in the winter can be fantastic. We are offering a special 6 hour winter trip from December 1 through February 2014.
$300.00 - 1 or 2 anglers
$400.00 - 3 anglers
Guide Fees: Spring, Summer, and Fall
$395 - 1 or 2 Anglers - full day, up to 8 hours on the water
$495 - 3 Anglers - full day
$295 - 1 or 2 Anglers - half day, up to 4 hours on the water
$395 - 3 Anglers - half day
Float Trip Guide Fees: We float the Colorado River from Pumphouse, Radium, RanchoDelRio, and down to State Bridge.
$525.00 for one angler
$550.00 for two anglers
Guide gratuity averages 25% and is not included in the guide fee.
Corporate rates vary depending on the size or your group - give Jim Cannon a call at 303-674-4700 and we can customize a trip for your company outing.
Guide fees are the same for public and private water fly fishing and cover all equipment needed including:
- lunch on full day trips
- flies and leaders
Not included in the trip cost are a valid Colorado fishing license, transportation to and from the fishing destination, and guide gratuity which is discretionary. The difference in price for private water depends upon the rod fee, or access fee, required by the land owner. This fee varies from place to place and is typically a good indicator of fish numbers and size. Availability does not last long on many of our private waters so it is best to plan your trip several weeks in advance.
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To book a trip or request more information, give our Guide Coordinator, Jim Cannon a call at 303-674-4700 or 800-435-5353
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Thanks for making our trip such a great experience! John and I both walked away learning so much and have a new found confidence about a river that has haunted us in the past. We definitely have new perspective about the canyon and how great it can be.
I can't wait to get back to the river and get into some of those pigs again, especially that monster that broke me off by the fence.
And I'm pretty sure John will by the shop to pick up a few dozen of those sparkle duns now that he is a dry fly purist.
Can't wait to see the picturs and look forward to seeing you on the river again. - Kenny Yeung
"I hope Jay Core can live long enough to teach me all I yet need to know. . . I have used Jay in the past and will continue to use him. He is an excellent guide." - Brian M.
"Thank you so much for the great day Monday. Donna and I got just what we were hoping for, we learned a great deal with your patient guidance. We are so fortunate to have a resource like you willing (and able) to share your vast knowledge of this canyon. We can hardly wait to get back up and put to use the skills you gave us. In the mean time, when the day gets frustrating, I picture Donna catching rainbows and feel the browns jerking on the line. This meditation restores the day. You have no idea what this means to me, but you are responsible, thank you." - Mark S.
"Just a quick note to tell you guys we all had a great time. JB, Joe, Steve and I discussed how professional and patient you were with us, and how word of mouth will land you a lot of business if we have anything to do with it. I hope we’ll be able to do this again next year and will call you for your services!" - Johnny H
"I have been utilizing the Guide service from the Blue Quill since 2000. The Blue Quill Guide Service provides a great experience for both the beginning Fly fisherman as well as the experienced Fly Fisherman. Every guide I have had the pleasure to fish with are knowledgeable of the water, understand the current entomology conditions, and most of all a pleasure to spend the day with. The Blue Quill guides, are courteous, patient and just fun to be with for the day. If you are looking for a great day on the water, utilizing the Blue Quill Guide Service is definitely the team to be with. Most important they take catching fish serious for the client to experience a day to be remembered. You cannot ask for a better experience than the Blue Quill Guide Service" - John H
"For the past five years I have been fortunate enough to take guided fishing trips once a month or so. In that time period I have fished with guides from Alaska to the Baja - the guides from the Blue Quill Angler are consistently gracious, knowledgeable and get you on fish - unlike many guides, they have extensive knowledge of multiple rivers - they are simply some of the best fishermen I have ever fished with." - Mark Adams
"I have fished with several guides from the Blue Quill Angler during all times of the year over an eighteen year span and have always come away with a deep appreciation for their professionalism. There is a dedication to provide the client with a first class experience and at the end of the day know they been have exposed to all the excitement and enjoyment that comes when fly fishing one of the many rivers available through the Blue Quill Angler Tight lines..." - Dr.Bob Randall
We just want to thank you again for the great trip on the South Platte on Monday. While the water was murky and we only landed a few fish, you more than succeeded in the real goal of the trip - improve our fishing skills. The training and techniques you gave us really paid off over the last two days on the Blue in Silverthorne. Between the dam and the gauging stations, Mike and I hooked on to multiple fish with a number of them over 15". (see attached photos). Without your suggestions on mending, dead drifts and landing, we would have very few trout in the net and very few stories to tell.
We truly appreciate your time, patientce and constantly walking between us in a heavy runoff - because of those efforts and your great teaching style we feel like we have entered into a new chapter in our fishing careers." Skip and Mike Erickson
"Two years ago I went out with Bob Dye for the first time and when Blue Quill lined me up with Bob again yesterday I knew it was going to be a great day. On the water we had at least 100 on the line and landed over 60. I have never had a day like that in my life and I've been fly-fishing for a while.
Bob had us on the right fly in no time and I was hauling them in. The amazing thing is that no one else on the river had bent rods. It was phenomenal. Bob was very nice to answer all the questions I continued to throw at him while being very attentive to every detail.
I can't wait to get back up to Colorado and on the river with Bob again. Thanks for making it happen." - Scott
Part or all of our guided trips are conducted with Special use permits from the BLM, US Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, DOW and Colorado State Parks. We are an equal opportunity service provider.