1. What equipment do I need? Colorado Fly Fishing

Chest waders with felt sole boots for wading, a 8 1/2-9 foot, 5-6 wt fly rod, (a 7 1/2 foot, 3-4 wt fly rod can be nice on creeks), net, forceps, fly vest, wading staff, hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and a rain shell are all advised. If you plan on purchasing equipment for your trip, remember that our own Wooly Bugger fly shop carries top-notch Orvis fly fishing gear with a 15% discount during your stay. If it is not in stock, we can order it for you and have it waiting for your arrival. Contact us for a current catalog and expert advice on selection and availability. Equipment is also available for rent.

2. When is the best time to come?

The prime fishing season is from mid May until mid October. Early season prior to the runoff can be great! Stoneflies started last year in the middle of June, when the runoff was starting down and offered great dry fly fishing with big dries. PMD’s, Green Drakes and caddis started coming off once the runoff finished.

3. What if I’m an very inexperienced (or very experienced) fly fisher?

Broadacres Ranch prides itself on providing excellent fishing experiences regardless of your ability. Beginners will be able to practice their cast and learn the basics with our patient guides. For the more advanced fly fisher, our waters offer a diverse array of challenging adventures.

4. Why must I fish with a guide?

Broadacres Ranch considers fishing a life-long learning experience regardless of your skill level. We require all fishing to be guided to ensure that your fishing vacation is the best it can be. Our knowledgeable, friendly guides are there to ensure your safety, provide information on proper fish handling, hatch information, fly selection, casting tips, and inside information on all the best fishing spots.Backcountry Trips (“)

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