FLY FISHING IN aSPEN
Oh, to be a trout in Aspen. Lush surroundings aside, the chance to outwit anglers who travel from around the world to fish these legendary waters must be quite the honor. Whatever your skill level, we’ll help you customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River or any number of private Gold Medal Waters throughout the Valley. Our guides will teach you how to read the water, professional casting techniques and how to present your fly or lure most attractively to hook rainbows, brookies and browns worthy of fish stories completely void of fiction. All trips offer fully customizable gourmet snacks or picnic lunches, with or without wine and beer pairings. Come one, come all, as Summer Adventures with The Little Nell are open to the public.
Fly Fishing OfferingsWalk + Wade Fly Fishing
Experience the Gold Medal trout waters of the Roaring Fork Valley. Prior to departure, your guide will go over any equipment questions before embarking on seeking out the best fishing in the area. Your trip will be customized based on experience level and your guide will walk or wade with you to fishing holes along the Roaring Fork River. All needed equipment and comfortable chairs for a riverside break will be provided. 1/2 day outings include snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, while full day trips include a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
½ Day - Approximately 4 hours round trip. Departure time is between 7 am – 8 am or 1 pm – 2 pm. Starting from $630 weekday / $790 weekend per guide (2 guests per guide)
Full Day - Approximately 8 hours round trip. Departure time is between 6 am – 7 am. Starting from $800 weekday / $1,020 weekend (2 guests per guide)On the River Float Trips
Climb aboard our custom drift boat, complete with a built-in cooler. Enjoy a float trip down the Roaring Fork River on Gold Medal Waters, which are accessed exclusively by boat. Your experienced guide will share casting techniques, how to read the stream and how to present your fly to catch ‘the big one.’ Enjoy stunning views of Mount Sopris with a gourmet picnic and champagne. This adventure is a fantastic way for skilled anglers to try their hand at true river fishing from a vessel or for the less experienced to enjoy a peaceful float on the water. All needed equipment, comfortable chairs for a riverside break, food and drinks will be provided.
Approximately 8 hours round trip. Departure time is between 6 am – 8 am.
Starting from $960 weekday / $1,220 weekend per boat (up to 2 guests per boat) Private Pond Fishing at T-Lazy 7 Ranch
Enjoy exclusive access to the private ponds of Aspen’s oldest working ranch, located in the pristine Maroon Creek Valley. Expect to cast for rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout and the always exciting golden palomino trout. This trip is very well suited for both beginner and experienced anglers alike. The calm ponds are perfect for working on your casting technique so you can become more comfortable with the equipment. After spending the a morning at the ponds, head out to the running waters of the Roaring Fork River to test your newly honed skills. All needed equipment and comfortable chairs for a waterfront break will be provided. 1/2 day outings include snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, while full day trips include a picnic lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.
½ Day (pond only) - Approximately 4 hours round trip. Departure time is between 7 am – 9 am or 1 pm – 3 pm. Starting from $880 weekday / $1,040 weekend per guide (2 guests per guide)
Full Day (pond only or pond and walk + wade combo): Approximately 8 hours round trip. Departure time is between 6 am – 7 am. Starting from $1,050 weekday / $1,260 weekend (2 guests per guide) What to wear on your fly fishing trip:
The Adventure Shop sells the following retail items:
- Warm socks for wading trips only
- Light athletic pants or shorts (no cotton)
- Light athletic shirt (no cotton)
- Polarized sunglasses
- Bring a rain jacket in case of inclement weather