Colorado rivers such as the South Platte, Blue, Colorado, Williams Fork and Arkansas.
Daily - 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM
*Pending weather and instructor availability
- Fish some of the west's best fly fishing waters with an experienced guide
- Locally owned business since 1988 and home of the 2001 Orvis "Guide of the Year" that best exemplifies the standards of the Orvis Endorsement of Excellence
- Two time Orvis "Guide Service of the Year" winners, chosen from over 150 guide services
- Take in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and reel in the catch of the day!
From the complexities of fooling large trout on tiny nymphs to dry-fly fishing under the most challenging of conditions, your guide will instruct and introduce you to the heart of fly fishing.
The only Orvis endorsed guide service to win the outfitter of the year award twice, in a 3 year period!
Your guide specializes in guiding in the famous Cheesman Canyon on the South Platte River, however they are permitted on many rivers including the Blue River, Colorado River, Williams Fork and Arkansas River. You also have the option of fishing on private water at Boxwood Gulch Ranch, Long Meadow Ranch, North Fork Guest Ranch or North Fork Meadows (additional fees will apply). Your guide will help you choose the best location for your trip depending on the time of year and current stream flows!
Your guide will not be fishing with you, they will focus their time on teaching and instructing so you can experience the joy of catching fish.
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a day on the river as your guide leads you to the catch of the day!
- Participants must have a valid Colorado fishing license
- The price includes lunch, rods, reels, waders, 6-8 flies and leaders for the day
- See FAQ's for more info on what to bring on your trip
Full day - approximately 8 hours on the water
Up to 3 anglers, depending on the option selected.
This experience is for the booked participants only.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
It is recommended to dress for weather conditions and bring rain gear, a brimmed hat or cap, quick dry pants, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, a day pack, fishing vest and a water bottle.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 15 days prior to the experience for no fee. If you reschedule 14 days or less from your trip date, a $25 service fee will apply. Failure to appear on your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.
What is included?
This full day package includes lunch, rods, reels, waders, flies and leaders for the day.
What should I wear/bring?
Mountain weather can change suddenly, so it is recommended to dress in several layers so you can adjust with the changing conditions. A suggested equipment list includes: wool/fleece socks, fishing vest, long underwear, gloves, brimmed hat or cap, quick dry pants, rain gear, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellent, day pack or back pack, water bottle and any of your own equipment you'd like to use.
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes, all participants must have a valid Colorado fishing license.
Is this weather dependent?
Yes, this experience takes places outdoors and is subject to weather. If your guide cancels the trip for weather you will reschedule directly with them.
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"Our experience with Cloud 9 Living and the fly fishing guide was off the charts! Great day with a great guide. It was the perfect graduation gift! The guide was knowledgeable and patient. He not only helped us with fishing, but educated us about the region. If you enjoy fishing, I would highly recommend this experience. Can't wait to try another Cloud Living experience or gift one to someone else. "
"Excellent. The process went fine and the guide was the best I have had and I have used many. Bob Dye was professional, friendly, and very experienced. He even helped me find someone to repair a tire on my rental vehicle that allowed me to drive safely out of the mountains when the spare wouldnt make it. Thats going above and beyond. "
"While I fish with Pat & BQA whenever I can, this particular trip was my annual birthday trip. For the past 8 years, I have fished with Pat and the same group of guys to celebrate my birthday. The tradition, the camaraderie, the stream-side companions make it hard for me to imagine spending my birthday any other way. The last two years, since moving from Colorado to Arizona, this has required the additional cost of flying to Denver to continue this tradition. As times get tight, it is natural for people to examine how their money is being spent. I can unequivocally state that a day on the river with Pat Dorsey is worth every cent. I cannot think of a higher endorsement."