Colorado River Float Trips - Fly Fishing Trips with the Blue Quill AnglerThe Blue Quill Angler is now offering float trips on the Colorado River! We are permitted to float from Pumphouse to State Bridge which gives us the opportunity to get you on the section of river that is fishing best.

If you have never floated the Colorado River through this section, you are missing out on some incredible fly fishing, not to mention beautiful scenery. This area of the Colorado River is teeming with eagles, deer, bear, elk, the occasional moose and a bunch of brown and rainbow trout!

Brown Trout Catch on the Colorado River - Float Trips with The Blue Quill Angler

What’s Unique About Float Trips?

Most of the fishing action during our float trips will consist of nymphing multiple fly rigs under an indicator or casting streamers on the bank which is one of the most exciting ways to entice the larger browns in this section of river. Although we fish out of the boat during our flaot trips, we also get out and wade fish the most productive runs. Early Spring and late Fall are the best times to fish the Colorado River but fish can be caught during run-off. Caddis hatches begin in May and by end of May into the first week of June brings out the monster Salmon Flies which makes for some great dry fly action, if they are looking up. This hatch moves quickly up river but is worth chasing if the water is not too high. July and August can bring on PMD and Yellow Sally hatches.

Our float trips include all necessary equipment, including flies, leaders, a stream side lunch and waders. Gratuity and a Colorado fishing license is NOT included in the cost.

Our Colorado River head guide Bob Dye, and long term, experienced guide John Perizzolo will conduct most of the trips. Their combined experience on the Colorado River provides you with the best possible experience with any given water conditions. You could not be in better hands on the Colorado River!

Cost of the Trip

One Angler – $525.00
Two Anglers – $550.00

Book Your Float Trip

To book a float trip, give us a call at (303) 674-4700 or book your trip online and our guide coordinator will get you set up for the trip of a lifetime. We are a “Licensed River Outfitter – Issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife” #552.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.