Fly Fishing Reports from The Blue Quill Angler

The legendary fly fishing found in Colorado is known throughout the world, and we’re proud to offer some of the industry’s best fly fishing guides on waters around the Colorado Rockies at The Blue Quill Angler. We offer expert guided fly fishing trips on public and private waters throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains and our wide range of permits allow us to guide on waters many outfitters can’t. Here you can find the latest fly fishing reports on all the waters we guide on. For instance, we offer guided fly fishing trips to Deckers on the South Platte River below Cheesman Canyon. Outstanding fishing can also be found at Bear Creek and Clear Creek not far from Denver International Airport. From the Colorado River at the Troublesome Creek tributary and Williams Fork area down to the Arkansas River around Americus, CO, our expert guides can take you on guided fly fishing trips like no other.

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Arkansas River Public Water

With over 300 miles of river, the Arkansas River starts it journey deep in the Sawatch Mountains (highest mountain range in Colorado) and runs unobstructed until it reaches the eastern plains and a dam in the town of Pueblo.

Bear Creek Public Water

Bear Creek is a small creek that begins up in the Mount Evans Wilderness and makes it’s way through Evergreen, CO, Kittredge, CO, Idledale, CO and Morrison, CO before entering into Bear Ponds and then into the South Platte River down in town near Englewood.

Blue River Public Water

The Blue River is nestled far enough into the mountains to give an angler a good sense of Colorado. The water coming off the bottom of Lake Dillion is extremely cold, thus fishing is better as the day progresses.

Boxwood Gulch Ranch Private Water

This section of the South Platte River is one of Denver’s premier fishing destinations Located only 1.5 hours drive from DIA. Winter or summer, the fishing is great!

Cheesman Canyon Public Water

Jim Cannon of the Blue Quill Angler states “…anytime is the right time to fish Cheesman Canyon, it can be fished all year”. The boulder-filled Cheeseman Canyon section of the South Platte River is considered by many to be one of the most pristine fisheries in the world.

Clear Creek Public Water In 1988 when the Blue Quill opened its doors, there was very little fly fishing going on in Clear Creek. The river had suffered over one hundred years of mining pollution, channeling and chemical spills along I-70. Since 1983, Clear Creek has been a Federal Super Fund clean-up site and each year the water seems cleaner, the hatches of aquatic insects more abundant and the fishing better and better.
Colorado River Public Water

As the Colorado River travels west from Rocky Mountain National Park, it converges with the Fraser River near the town of Hot Sulfur Springs and provides fantastic fly fishing.

Deckers - South Platte Public Water

The area below Cheesman Canyon is the popular Deckers area where anglers enjoy easy access and plenty of opportunity to catch fish. The best fishing is from the bridge crossing to the lower boundary of the WigWam Club.

Long Meadow Ranch Private Water

Long Meadow Ranch is located about 50 miles from Denver in Shawnee, Colorado and is comprised of over two miles of private trout waters along the North Fork of the South Platte River. It is just upstream from Boxwood Gulch and offers some of the finest private water fly fishing trips in the state. It is managed by Dan Mauritz, owner of Boxwood Gulch Ranch, for trophy trout fishing.

North Fork Guest Ranch Private Water

The North Fork Guest Ranch is located on two miles of the North Fork of the South Platte River. It is an all-inclusive working dude ranch during the months of June, July and August. The ranch is located seven miles south of Bailey, right off Highway 285, and holds some of the best private water in Colorado.

North Fork Meadows Private Water

This section of water is broken up into two pieces, the upper and the lower. Together, they provide the angler with opportunities to fish riffles, runs, shelves, pools, and pocket water. The fish are extremely healthy and, at the right time of the year, readily taking nymphs, dries, and streamers.

Spinney Mountain Ranch Public Water

The winding, treeless, meadow portion of the South Platte River between Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs is known as the Dream Stream.

Troublesome Creek Private Water

Troublesome Creek is a tributary of the Colorado River that enters the Colorado between Parshal and Kremmling. It is a small stream that had stream improvement done on it over 20 years ago, creating a diverse, natural looking stream with riffles, runs, deep holes and undercut banks meandering through rich hay meadows and willow lined banks.

Williams Fork Public Water

The Williams Fork River, aka The Fork, parallels the Blue River and is a tributary of the Colorado. It holds one of the finest populations of brown trout in the west. From the Williams Fork Dam, downstream to the Colorado River, is a two-mile stretch of fly fishing paradise.

See What Sets Us Apart at The Blue Quill Angler Based in Evergreen, CO

While the extensive water we guide on throughout the Colorado Mountains offers guided fly fishing trips that can’t be beat, our guides aren’t just any random fishing guides. Pat Dorsey is our head guide and nationally renowned as one of the nation’s best trout guides along with being the Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine. He’s also a Simms Ambassador along with Bob Dye who has been guiding with us for over a decade. Since we opened our doors in 1988 at The Blue Quill Angler, our passion for the sport and love of introducing it to others allows us to attract these nationally, and in some cases internationally, renowned anglers. Not only can we offer epic guided fly fishing trips on these waters, we also host destination trips. You can find the gear you need in our online fly fishing shop or at our location in Evergreen, CO. Book your next guided fly fishing trip with The Blue Quill Angler and get ready for an experience that offers stories for years to come. Be sure to check the latest fly fishing reports for the location you plan on fishing before you head out!