Vail Valley Anglers is proud to offer our clients exclusive access to our private fly fishing waters. Located on nearby private ranches, these local streams are well managed with minimal angling pressure and offer fantastic fly fishing for trophy trout. Booking a fly fishing trip on our private waters guarantees solitude, beautiful scenery, and plenty of water to yourself. Both full and half-day wade trips are available, making a Private Waters fly fishing trip ideal for the discerning angler. Guided fly fishing trips on our private waters must be booked in advance and reservations are based on availability.
Guided Private Waters Fly Fishing Trips in Vail, Colorado
Every guided private water wade trip includes a clean pair of Simms waders and wading boots, a cooler full of bottled water, fly rods and reels, and an experienced, friendly fly fishing guide. Due to current county and state COVID restrictions on transportation, we currently cannot drive people to and from the river. All full-day trips include a freshly prepared streamside lunch. Lunch can be added to any half-day trip for an additional cost. Half-day wade trips last up to four hours, 3/4 day trips last up to six hours, and full-day trips provide you with more than six hours of fishing time on the water. Private water trips carry additional "rod fees" on top of the regular wade trip cost that are charged per angler as follows: $75 for half-days, $100 for 3/4 days, and $125 for full-days
Private Waters trips do not include flies, a Colorado fishing license, or guide gratuity. All trip participants over the age of 16 are required to carry a valid Colorado fishing license with them while fishing. Also, we strongly encourage all of our trip participants to purchase their license online prior to their trip in order to save time and get on the water sooner.
Guided fly fishing trips go out rain or shine, and afternoon showers are common throughout the summer months. Please come prepared with an extra pair of socks, sunglasses, a hat, and a light rain jacket.
At Vail Valley Anglers, safety is our top priority, which is why drugs are not permitted on any of our fly fishing trips. We reserve the right to cancel any trip that becomes unsafe or unfishable. We will reschedule your class for a future date and try to make accommodations to your schedule, taking into consideration that the summer season is our busiest time of the year.