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.
Every guided Private Waters trip includes a clean pair of Simms waders and wading boots, a cooler full of bottled water, fly rods and reels, transportation to and from the river, and an experienced, friendly fly fishing guide. 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 trips usually last between four to five hours, and full-day trips usually last between six to eight hours.
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 and alcohol 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.