We use FlyBook for our reservations system. You can book your trip right now and receive confirmation via email. You will need to create a simple profile to complete your reservation. Once completed you will be able to easily communicate directly with the shop regarding your specific reservation. Its really easy to make changes, guide requests, or address dietary concerns. This web based system makes booking your trip paperless and seamless.
All reservations made within 30 days are charged the trip cost at the time of booking. All trip reservations made outside of 30 days require a 50% deposit. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of departure time will be charged 50%. Same day cancellations will result in a 100% charge.
If you are experiencing difficulty with our system, please contact the shop and we will make your reservation over the phone.
Half-day float trips are a great choice for spring, summer and fall fly fishing. Choosing between a morning or afternoon float allows clients to get a taste for Colorado’s legendary fly fishing while still leaving time in the day for other activities. Early morning half-day trips are ideal for beating the heat and the crowds during busy summer days, while afternoon trips are a great way to soak in the sun and enjoy the beautiful weather out on the river.
We run our half-day floats on both the Eagle and Colorado rivers. Rowed by our professional guides in a raft or fiberglass drift boat, you’ll explore these scenic rivers in search of hungry trout. Two anglers can comfortably cast from these boats, and reach areas that remain untouched by wading fly fishermen. Half-day float trips last up to four hours on the water.
Rod & Reel* We’ll set you up with a high-quality rod and reel that match your experience level and the trip at hand.
Flies Guides will chose the most current patterns daily from our shop’s selection of top quality flies.
Terminal Tackle* Included in the price of every trip is all terminal tackle including tippet, split shot, leaders, and strike indicators.
Wading Gear* Our premium waders and wading boots from Simms will keep you dry (and help you stay upright) in case you decide to leave the boat for some selective wading.
Drift Boat or Raft Depending on current water levels, our guides will row you in a Clacka Craft Drift boat or NRS Otter Raft. These boats are roomy, comfortable, and designed specifically for fly fishing.
*You’re always welcome to bring your own gear if you’d prefer, however we can’t knock anything off the price for doing so.
Colorado Fishing License Fishing licenses are required for all trip participants over the age of 16. If you want to save time you can purchase them online before you arrive, or you can wait and do it at the shop.
Food Since this is only a four-hour trip, there’s no time for lunch. (A cooler stocked with bottled water is included.)
Guide Gratuity Never expected, always appreciated. Our guides work hard to provide you with the best possible experience and appreciate the generosity.
What to Wear
The weather in the Colorado Rockies is unpredictable and always changing. It is important to head out on the water prepared for the full range of conditions. Also, please keep in mind that you'll be fishing at high altitude – hydration and sun protection are key. Here is how we recommend dressing for a Half-Day Float Trip:
Top Breathable shirt or sun hoody. Light fleece layer for cold, early mornings. Light, packable rain jacket.
Bottom Breathable pants or shorts.
Footwear Sandals or water shoes with good traction (like Tevas or Chacos). Wet-wading sandals or wading boots with guard socks.
Accessories Sun hat and polarized sunglasses.
Spring and Fall:
Top Baselayer or long underwear that wicks moisture and dries quickly. Insulating midlayer (fleece, down, or synthetic). Waterproof/breathable shell.
Bottom Baselayer or long underwear that wicks moisture and dries quickly. Waterproof/breathable shell.
Footwear Sandals or water shoes with good traction (like Tevas or Chacos). Wet-wading sandals or wading boots with guard socks. Wool or synthetic socks to wear with boots and waders on cooler days.
Accessories Sun hat and polarized sunglasses. Light gloves or hand liners.
Don't stress if you're missing something from this list – our retail store is fully stocked with everything you could need for your fly fishing trip. If you can arrive a few minutes early, our retail staff will get you set up with any fishing attire you need.