Fly Fishing Trips


Evening Float Fishing

2 People per boat | Great Fun!| For all ages

Fly Fishing

Rates

  • Boat (2 People Max) – $325

Duration

3 hours

About

We launch late afternoon, time depends on water levels and time of the year. Enjoy the gold medal Arkansas River with our special after hours permit so you won’t be fishing when everyone else is rafting. This is a magical time of the day in this canyon!

  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 4pm
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Full Day Float Fishing – Arkansas River

2 People per boat | Great Fun!| For all ages

Rates

  • Boat (2 People Max) – $435

Duration

6 hours

About

Spend a full day, with lunch riverside, working the busy pocket water and casting until your arm falls off! Enjoy the excitement of the rapids and fishing in the gold medal Arkansas River!

  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:00am
  • Launch Time is around 9am
  • Lunch is included in ticket price
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Half and Half – Walk/Wade and Float Fishing Combination Trip

2 People per boat | Great Fun!| For all ages

Rates

  • Boat (2 People Max) – $600

Duration

9h

About

This has become a very popular summertime trip for those who like to walk/wade fish and float fish as well. We start each day with a morning wade trip beginning at Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi at 7:30 AM with a guide from Royal Gorge Anglers fly shop. This portion of the trip lets you shake loose the cobwebs and concentrate on the great early morning dry fly fishing. At noon, you are free to spend a few hours on your own relaxing during the heat of the afternoon or pursuing Browns rising to hoppers along shorelines. Meet us at 4:30 back at Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi for an evening float using large dries and streamers. The best of both worlds ! You’ll need to provide your own flies and lunch. Mid June through August.

  • Meeting Location: Royal Gorge Anglers Fly Shop (49311 US Highway 50 Canon City (CO) 81212)
  • Arrive at 8:00am
  • Launch Time is around 9am
  • Lunch is included in ticket price
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Brown’s Canyon Overnight Float Fishing

Float Fishing through Brown’s Canyon National Monument

Rates

  • 2 Boat Minimum (2 People Max Per Boat) – $1600

Duration

1 Night

About

We launch late afternoon and float fish from rafts until we reach our riverside campsite where walk/wade opportunities await. We will serve a steak dinner and a hot breakfast on this trip along the river. In the morning we will continue our float until around noon. Enjoy the gold medal Arkansas River with our special before & after hours permit so you won’t be fishing when everyone else is rafting.

  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Meeting time: 1pm
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3 Day Gunnison Gorge Fly Fishing Trip

3 Beautiful Day Package! | Class III+

Rates

  • Boat (2 People Max) – $2800

Duration

3 Days

About

The Gunnison Gorge, below the Black Canyon National Park in western Colorado, is a 14 mile wilderness journey combining spectacular scenery with one of Colorado’s finest Gold Medal fisheries. A mile hike down the Chuckar Trail brings us to the river and the narrow canyon carved through the polished Protereozoic schist and gneiss formations. Mild rapids punctuate the crystal clear pools on the first day as we enter this secluded retreat. The Gunnison Gorge is arguably the most beautiful 3-day float fishing trip in the West. The Gunnison River is world famous for its prolific German Brown and Rainbow trout population with more fish per mile than any other Colorado river. The latest counts show 7,000 fish per mile! Float fishing is the only way to access several prime holding areas in the canyon.

Our fishing trips are 3 days to allow plenty of time to walk-wade early in the morning and into the evening from camp after a day of fishing from our rafts at a leisurely pace. We stop to allow anglers to fish secluded water as we slowly make our way to a different camp each night. We select isolated camps for each night we are on the river where our guides prepare wholesome meals from fresh ingredients including our own Dutch oven recipe delights. Our evenings are filled with conversations of the day’s events, quiet relaxation time or more fishing with the evening hatch. The Gunnison Gorge is punctuated with Class III rapids which add to the excitement of the trip.

  • Meeting Location: Gunnison River Pleasure Park ( 8949 Pleasure Park Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419)
  • Average meeting time: 8 am
  • Lunch included in ticket price
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Half Day Float Fishing – Arkansas River

2 People per boat | Great Fun!| For all ages

Rates

  • Boat (2 People Max) – $325

Duration

4 hours

About

A Half Day Float on the Arkansas is the quick ride to a lot of action! On the Arkansas River, your guide will be a combination of a fly fishing guide and a whitewater master. A Fly Fishing float trip on the Arkansas is very fast paced, it will be non-stop casting and non-stop action from the time you step in the boat! The half day float trip will test your casting ability, however it is typically the perfect duration for most anglers. We operate Morning, Afternoon and Evening launches specific to season (inquire for more details).

  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrival and launch times vary depending on water levels and will be contacted prior to your trip for exact time.
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Half Day Walk Wade

About

The half day guided walk wade on the Arkansas is Royal Gorge Angler’s most popular option. Their guides will get you on the water and up to speed quickly. While the half is a short session, their goal is to teach you some new things and give you a great taste of the longest medal trout stream in North America. You won’t be disappointed in the amount of water and trout you will see on this great short session!

 

 

 

Rates:

  • $275 for 1 person
  • $325 for 2 people
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Full Day Walk Wade

About

Fly Fish the Longest Gold Medal River in North America with the oldest Fly Shop and Fly Fishing Guide Service on the Arkansas River. Their guides will expose you to a good portion of the 102 mile gold medal section in a Full Day Trip with the goal of instructing and leaving you with an improved skill set, while getting you hooked up on your fare share. The famed BWO and Caddis hatches on the Arkansas are second to none in the Spring, and the Dry Fly and Streamer action is outstanding in the Summer and Fall. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Rates:

  • $375 for 1 person
  • $450 for 2 people
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Fishing Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 2 reviews
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Evening float trip

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Great Guides!! We went on an evening float fishing trip and thought we new a lot about technique and flies but our guides taught us some new tricks and fly recommendations that will change our fishing game forever! Thank you ART, we will be back for another round (once our arms heal up from all that casting)!

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We had a great fishing trip with ART and would highly recommend them to others. They gave us more than enough time to fish, never felt rushed, the guides were knowledgeable and helpful and we had a great lunch on both days. We will use them in the future!

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