Have you ever wanted to try fly fishing but never had the chance?  Have you fished before but want to learn more about the fish, where they live, and how to find them?  Then come join Ryan from Divide Environmental and Mapping for a half day or full day trip into Rocky Mountain National Park near Grand Lake, CO to not only fly fish for trout, but to learn about the fish, their habitat, behaviors, stream ecology, and the Colorado River watershed.  Our approach to fishing might be a little different than that of other guides.  While we are likely to catch fish and have a great time, we are not really focused on catching a trophy.  Our emphasis is on education from learning how to fish to leaning about the watershed as a whole.  All experience levels are welcome.  (ages 10 and up)

  • Guests will learn…
    • Fishing equipment including the rod, reel, line, leader, tippet, and flies.
    • Basic casting techniques for small rivers including dry flies and nymphs
    • Fly presentation and landing fish
    • Fish habitat and behavior (where are the fish)
    • Fish diet (aka bugs)
    • Watershed perspective of the Upper Colorado River
  • Ryan will supply equipment including rod setups, flies, and hip waders
    • Guests may bring their own fishing equipment
    • Guests will need to supply appropriate clothing and gear for a variety of Colorado mountain weather
    • Guests must have a Colorado Fishing License
      • Licenses can be purchased at Ace Hardware in Granby (cash only) or you can order a license and have it mailed to you at http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/Fishing.aspx


Half Day Trip

  • Guests bringing their own fishing equipment receive a $30 discount per person
  • 8:00 – 12:00 or 1:00 – 5:00
  • 1 Person $160
  • 2 People $225
  • 3 People $290

Full Day Trip

  • Guests bringing their own fishing equipment receive a $50 discount per person
  • 8:15 – 4:15
  • 1 Person $250
  • 2 People $335
  • 3 People $420


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Contact Ryan with questions or for more information.