Whether you are fishing for the first time, looking to perfect your technique, or refreshing your skills, a professional fishing guide is a great asset to have when you are fishing in the Rockies. There are multiple fly-fishing, river fishing, and lake fishing guides in Summit County and are spread through the different towns. Some are exclusively fishing operations, whereas others offer multiple activities such as horseback riding, river rafting, rock climbing and more! Many of the white water rafting companies offer fishing guides, and many of the pro shops do as well.
The prices vary depending on how many people are in your party and rates depend more on a per guide basis rather than a per person basis (in general, not every guide operation works this way). For example it could cost $200 for one person and then $75 for each additional person on the tour, clinic, trip, etc. These pros will make sure you have all the proper equipment and are proficient enough to make due on your own. The float trips are a must-do experience in Colorado. You can lounge all day on a boat and try to catch the many different fish in the area. The float trips are typically on rivers or lakes, but some guides offer more unique experiences in still water or other areas.
Here’s a list of some fishing guides and outfitters in Summit County to get you practiced, refreshed and ready to catch some dinner. Many of the River Rafting companies in the area offer fly-fishing lessons and clinics along their river ways, otherwise, take a look at some of these:
Breckenridge Outfitters – Breckenridge, Colorado
Big Ed’s Fishing Ventures – Dillon, Colorado (Lake Dillon Marina)
Alpine Fishing Adventures – Dillon, Colorado
Cutthroat Anglers – Silverthorne, Colorado
Mountain Anglers – Breckenridge, Colorado