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Escape the Crowds - Explore our Private Water Options

Enjoy your own private stretch of water for the day!  No crowds to compete with.  It's just you and your group with around a mile of great waters to fish.  We have access to the best private water locations in our area and can reserve one for your exclusive use.

 These properties book up on a first come, first served basis, so make you reservation soon!

Note: There is an additional Rod Fee that is charged by the land owners for use of their properties. These fees vary by location.  Rod fees are in addition to the Guide Fee and are non-refundable once booked. 

The Abell River Ranch

This 5 generation, 1,500 acre historic homestead settlement has has the natural characteristics that truly embody flyfishing and hunting in Colorado. Timbered hillsides and vibrant riparian areas come together to show what has become known as the best private fishing property on the South Platte river.

 The Abell River Ranch remains the largest contiguous privately owned south platte river parcel from its headwaters through downtown Denver. Current owners manage this wild trout fishery to be a premium experience.  3 miles of the main stem South Platte River are home to brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon in the fall.

This ranch consists of 3 beats, 1 mile each and every desired fly fishing experience can be found here. From small dry flies throughout summer, to dry dropper, nymphing, and streamer fishing, the Abell River Ranch is an exceptionally well rounded offering.

Rod Fees: $200 per angler / 2 Angler minimum.

Rawhide Ranch


Encompassing 400 acres and 2 miles of the North Fork of the South Platte river near Bailey Colorado, Rawhide Ranch is one of our two premium offerings on the the North Fork. Rawhide has become known as the most exclusive, best fishing and most scenic private water experience on the North Fork.

In addition to the excellent fishing, the unparalleled scenery and wildlife make this property a truly remarkable opportunity. This property has undergone a multi million dollar environmental restoration that was designed and built by Clint Packo and his team at Freestone Aquatics and has become one of the premier private water fishing opportunities in the west. Access to this property is limited to only a few outfitters, with one of them being The Blue Quill Angler.

Large rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout reside in this property that is split into three sections. Each section (beat) has restroom facilities, outdoor dining facilities and parking areas. Additionally, this property tends to fill all of its bookings early in the year so it is paramount to book early to ensure that you have an opportunity to enjoy this great property. With a nearly 100% return customer rate, make sure you contact us soon to reserve your day.

Rod Fees: $265 per angler / 2 Angler minimum for the upper and lower beat. 4 angler minimum for the middle beat.

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Shawnee Meadows Ranch


Containing a mile of the North Fork of the South Platte River near Shawnee, Colorado, Shawnee Meadows is one of our two premium offerings on the the North Fork. Since its opening in 2020, Shawnee Meadows has become known as the one of the best locations for anglers regardless of skill level and experience.

This flyfishing only property boasts a mile of pristine angling that is limited access and fills quickly. Regardless of skill or experience, every angler can find an exceptional experience on this amazing property. Similarly to Rawhide Flyfishers, Clint Packo and Freestone Aquatics was utilized to perform a massive environmental restoration effort to rebuild the river channel and restore the riparian corridor to what it once was in the early 1900’s.

Large rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout reside in this property that is split into two sections. Each section (beat) has restroom facilities, outdoor dining facilities and parking areas.

 Similarly to Rawhide Flyfishers, this property tends to fill all of its bookings early in the year so it is paramount to book early to ensure that you have an opportunity to enjoy the great property. With a nearly 100% return customer rate, make sure you contact us soon to reserve your day.

Rod Fees: $265 per angler / 2 Angler minimum.

Bartle Lakes


EXCELLENT FLY FISHING IN THE TRANQUIL ENVIRONMENT OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES

Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the sport, our staff of professional guides will provide you with the finest 'Fly Fishing' experience.  Your group will also have access to one of the two drift boats located at the lakes.

Bartle Lakes offers a prime, high-altitude, scenic mountain lake setting for one of the greatest fly fishing experiences in Colorado. 

ABOUT BARTLE LAKES

In the family for five generations, Bartle Lakes are nestled at over 10500 feet in a high mountain valley near the Continental Divide in South Park, Colorado. Surrounded by the Pike National Forest, trophy trout prosper in these tranquil lakes waiting for a skillfully presented fly. For either the beginner or the veteran fly fisherman, your experienced guide will lead you to a great day of the best fishing in the West! Located 75 miles from Denver, CO. Approximately 90 minutes travel time. This backdrop provides incredible mountain scenery for your Colorado fishing trip. The location is perfect for anglers wanting a truly beautiful setting for lasting memories. Crisp mornings and early in the evenings these waters teem with trout rising to the fly. Big cruisers can be seen in the shallows just a few feet from shore.

Rod Fees: $95 per angler / 2 angler minimum.