A unique vacation experience, offering relaxation

balanced with learning adventures in the Rocky Mountains.

Catering to independent & solo travelers or small groups.

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Women Only Fly Fishing

lady-fishingWe can arrange for private lessons for beginners, as well as group "clinic" lessons. We use only guides who have had previous experience in working with women, and have been highly rated for their friendly personality and teaching methods. Also, we can arrange for women guides in most areas. This can be half-day or full day lessons; and, other activities can be planned for the surrounding area, including hiking and exploring the Rocky Mt. National Park.

Beginners Lessons

May to September
Location: Estes Park area (inquire about other locations)

Your teacher will instruct you in all the basics, like roll cast, pickup, lay down cast, false cast, shooting line. Take an ice tea break, and learn about the equipment, dry-fly action, equipment selection, knots, where the trout live, insects that trout feed on, fly selection, and more. Our guides will make sure that the excitement of fishing will override the schooling by the time you leave.

You will then go out on the river or pocket canyon or lake, depending on the area you choose, and try out your new skills. This includes possible lessons in the Rocky Mt. National Park.

along ridgeDetails on Basic "Walk and Fish" Trip

One to three day Fishing Trip.
The "Guide" is called that because they can show you the best places to fish, and what's biting today. They will also give you fly-fishing lessons throughout the day, and in particular how to fish Colorado waters.

(Please call or email for most recent prices; click "refresh" to make sure you have the most up-to-date information)

Full Day "Walk and Fish": guide & lessons, incl. cold non-alcoholic beverages, and box lunch 8am-4pm
one person $240 ($225); 2 people $305 ($290)
(price in parenthesis is an easy $15discount if deposit paid within ten days of first email or phone inquiry).
Three or four people require Two guides.

Half Day "Walk and Fish": guide and lessons, including cold non-alcoholic beverages
1 person $150 ($135); 2 people: $215 ($200)
(price in parenthesis is a $15 discount if deposit paid within ten days of first email or phone inquiry).

See below for details about Clinic.

Package, With Lodging and Extras: Please write us about your needs and price range. We usually put people in a local inn with either motel style rooms or a cabin, all with cooking utensils and a fireplace.

Guide Costs: 50% deposit due upon reservation (incl. registration); check with us for final figure. Balance due in full two weeks before the trip. There is no refund. Write us with your questions. (This is for the Rocky Mt. National Park location.) Balance can be charged on most standard charge cards. (This does not include the tip or additional flies or equipment rental.)

Extra Costs: Per person = One-day Fishing license $9.00. Rocky Mt. National Park entrance fee$20.00. Tip for guide ($10-50). If you don't have good waders or rods, you can rent our top-quality equipment: rods $5 half day, $10 full; waders $5 half day, $10 full. Flies $1.95 each to be paid on the day of the trip (first couple are usually included in price). Prices subject to change; please confirm prices with us.

Note, if you call us on short notice, prices may fluctuate. There is an additional service charge for helping you to plan your trip, such as securing proper lodging.

Gift Certificates: We often supply Gift Certificates for a trully "lifetime gift" to your loved one(s). Please inquire for more details. You pay for it now, with the option of them chosing the date later. (Ask us about restrictions)

Beginners Clinic

This is offered on the Big Thompson River, about three miles outside Estes Park, Colorado. Minimum two students per class (write us with your questions; we can often find another student to take it with you). Cost: $115 plus $15 service fee. This is very extensive, and the day ends with you on the river and catching fish. If you plan to be a serious angler, or perhaps want to teach it one day, It is best followed up with at least one, or two additional days on the river "walk and wade," where the lessons will continue, and your skills fine tuned. (Service fee waived if you reserve additional days on river.) Our teachers are excellent, highly skilled, and patient.

Lessons include casting (learn to forward cast, false cast, roll cast, mend line and present the fly to fish); knots, reading the water, and fishing techniques (hook, catch, release trout).

"Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement. This has been something I have always wanted to do, but like most people, there was always something else to take care of, and I didn't get around to it. Now, thanks to you and your have put together a package that was super." Nancy Flannigan 2005

Woman Fishing Guide:

We currently do not have a female fishing guide, but we have placed many women with your male guides, and they have given the guides top ratings, as being patient, friendly and knowledgeable.

Group Discounts:

Discounts are available for groups. Final calculation is dependent on many factors, such as length of stay and location. All group trips need plenty of advanced notice. For a truly secluded luxury trip, see the exclusive private "Orvis" lodge, which can hold up to 22 people.

Additional Packages:

Check out the luxury package at an "Orvis" lodge, including gourmet dining "under the tent". The week-long trips are in beautiful settings and include possibilities for many other outdoor activities, including Colorado Scenic Roads and the National Parks. See our Beginners Fishing page for more details and options, including a full day fishing clinic. If you are an expert, go to our intermediate/expert page for more options, including fishing on private property.
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Colorado Women Flyfishers

P.O. Box 46035, Denver, CO 80201

COLORADO WOMEN FLYFISHERS is a sociable organization for women who flyfish. The purpose of CWF is to fish, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of other women who delight in the sport of flyfishing. While not intended primarily as a "learn to fish" club, CWF welcomes all ability levels, and offers a supportive environment wherein every member can improve her flyfishing knowledge and skills.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except July & December) at Piccolo's Restaurant, 3563 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner (optional) is at 6:30, meeting and program at 7:30. Dues are $20/calendar year and entitle members to such benefits as monthly meetings and informative programs, frequent day and weekend (or longer) fishing trips, monthly newsletter, parties and social events, instructional clinics, fishin' buddy roster and lots more. Women in the Denver area are invited to visit the next meeting and join in the fun! "Tight lines, everyone!"

Antique Fishing (and Sports) Photos

Double Matted in Barnwood Frames; starting at: 5x8 (11x14 frame) $89---Call 303-674-4666
Ski Country Antiques
114 Homestead Rd.
Evergreen, CO 80439

Three pages of old photos that will delight you! Including girls horseback riding, elks on the Town Hall steps, men with strings of fish, daring motorists on mountain roads, skiiers with their dogs, trains and stagecoaches, Indians, miners, firemen, snow drifts as tall as buildings...and funny photos. This would make a unique gift, such as an old fashioned baseball team framed photo for the "Best Player", or for a retiring coach. ---

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