A common question asked by most of our guests is "What should I bring". Here is a short list of things to bring and/or consider.
FIRST, BE PREPARED TO BE OUTSIDE NEAR/IN WATER FOR 4-8 HOURS
Personal Fishing Equipment - some guests like to bring their own equipment on guided fly fishing trips, but we do supply rods, waders and boots for your day with us. Suitable rods include 8.5' to 10' rods in weights 4-6. For float trips, 5-6 wt rods are best. Waist high or chest high waders are the rule for fall, winter, and spring wade fishing. Neoprene socks and wading boots or closed toe wading sandals can be used for wet wading in the summer.
Footwear - On float fly fishing guide trips, you will get wet feet. Wading boots (no studs please!), sneakers that you can get wet, Chaco or Teva style sandals with SECURE foot attachment are all appropriate.
NO FLIP FLOPS or HIGH HEELS ON FLOAT TRIPS PLEASE!
On wade trips we do have waders for you to wear as well as wading boots. Closed toe wading sandals are appropriate for summer wet wading if you wish. Please arrive with socks for wade trips.
Clothing – The sun is intense here in Colorado so long sleeves and long pants are always appropriate wade or float. Avoid cotton in all seasons. On float trips you will be getting wet legs when entering and exiting the boat so quick dry pants are excellent in summer. Again, you will be outside for 4-8 hours. If you need clothing suggestions, please call us.
Hat or Cap – Vital for sun protection. We have many styles available at both of our fly shops.
Polarized Sunglasses – Vital for comfort, fishing, sun protection and eye protection - available at both of our fly shops
Rain, Wind or Cold Weather Gear – afternoon rain showers are common in the summer- available at both of our fly shops
Sunscreen - Sun Protection - available at both of our fly shops
Camera/Film/Batteries - you'll want to record the catch of the day.
Personal Items - Anything else you might need during your guide trip such as medication.
Many of these items such as Hats, Sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, or fly fishing gear are available for purchase at both our fly shops if you need them for your guided fly fishing trip.