colorado-guided-fly-fishing-trips-in-denverThe 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, as well as guided 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 and the Colorado River.

We have permits to guide in Pike National Forest, in the infamous wild trout, catch and release waters of ‘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 the Pike National Forest area of Deckers, where the majority of other guides services cannot legally access, and home to some of the best fishing in the area. Other areas of the South Platte River we guide on, include: the Dream Stream below Spinney Reservoir, Tomahawk State Wildlife area, and the Badger Basin area. We guide on the Blue River below Dillon, which can offer some incredible fly fishing, even in the dead of winter. One of our favorite rivers to fish is the Colorado river, from Parshall downstream to Pumphouse, Radium, and State Bridge. Our permits allow us to offer both walk/wade trips around the Parshall area, and float trips from Pumphouse down to Radium or State Bridge. The Williams Fork River, which joins the Colorado River in Parshall, offers some fantastic 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

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

December – March 15

$295 – 1 or 2 Anglers –  6 hours on the water
$395 – 3 Anglers –  6 hours on the water

Lake Fishing

18.5 foot Power Boat
$450.00 – 1 or 2 person
$510.00 – 3 person

Float Trips

We guide float trips on the Colorado River from Pumphouse to State Bridge.

$525.00 – one angler
$550.00 – two anglers

Guide gratuity averages 25% and is not included in the guide fee.

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 us a call at (303) 674-4700.

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