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Exploring Colorado’s Hidden Fly Fishing Gems

Clear Creek: A Paradise for Anglers

Colorado’s Clear Creek is a hidden gem that often goes unnoticed by anglers. With over 20 miles of access and starting right outside our door in Golden, this fishery offers a remarkable fishing experience. Known as the “golden mile,” the creek extends within an hour’s drive and provides ample opportunities to catch brook and cutthroat trout near its headwaters, as well as browns and rainbows along the entire stretch.

What makes Clear Creek so appealing is its year-round fishing potential. Flies are eagerly snatched by its inhabitants throughout the year, except during the runoff season from spring break to Thanksgiving in June. This makes Clear Creek an ideal destination for a half-day trip close to home or a full day of exploration. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of these pristine waters.

Discovering the Charms of Bear Creek

Nestled near the historic town of Morrison, Bear Creek offers not only breathtaking scenery but also plentiful fish. While you may not find record-breaking catches in this creek, your arms are sure to ache and your hands will carry the sweet aroma of fish by the end of your trip. After a rewarding day of fishing, make sure to visit Lair o’ the Bear Park, which offers excellent trailside fishing and the opportunity to witness wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Blue River: Where Colossal Fish Await

For anglers seeking a challenge, the Blue River is the ultimate destination. Whether you choose to fish in town or venture downstream, be prepared for the possibility of catching 25-inch monsters. If you’re lucky, you may even achieve the elusive grand slam, reeling in rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout all in a single day. Don’t forget to pack your trusty net when setting out on this thrilling adventure.

The South Platte River near South Park: A Fisherman’s Paradise

South Park, located within a 2.5-hour drive, offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities along the South Platte River. Whether you prefer deep-cut banks, tailwater, or inlet fishing for spawning trout and the occasional salmon, South Park has it all. With both public and private venues to choose from, you have the flexibility to tailor your fishing experience to your preferences. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience on the river, our knowledgeable guides are available to make your day trip truly memorable.

Please note that reservations are required for private waters, and additional rod fees may apply.

North Fork of the South Platte: Where Nature and Fishing Converge

Winding its way through Pike National Forest, the North Fork of the South Platte offers anglers a remarkable fishing experience amidst stunning forest views. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, this stream provides an excellent opportunity to catch rainbows and browns while immersing yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Pine Valley Ranch is particularly attractive to beginner anglers, offering not only ponds but also a picturesque stretch of the South Platte River.

A Guided Fly Fishing Adventure to Remember

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just someone looking for a thrilling adventure, your experience with GRS on the Water will be unforgettable. Our team of knowledgeable guides is passionate about fly fishing and will ensure that every moment on the water is cherished. So, grab your gear, pack your enthusiasm, and get ready for a memorable journey into the world of fly fishing in Colorado’s hidden gems.

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