- $175 for a fly-fishing trip for two with expert guide, flies, equipment rental, and lunch (a $325 value)
Expert fly-fishing guides helm a walk-and-wade tour down the South Platte River, patrolling for prime casting spots near South Platte River Basin or more advanced hike-in locations depending on the clients' experience. Temperate fall and winter excursions avoid crowds for a serene, scenic outing that includes lunch, rental gear, and about six hours on the water.
Having plumbed the waters of New York, Minnesota, and Colorado during their respective childhoods, the guides of 5280 Angler know that fly-fishing is a sport of personal preferences. They practice catch-and-release, and they don't schedule cookie-cutter trips—instead, they consult with their clients to gauge their skills, ambitions, and ability to hold something slimy without making a face. They then organize fly-fishing excursions that would best challenge and entertain their charges, scouting through public waters for choice wading locales such as South Platte River Valley, which accommodates fishers of all experience levels with prime casting spots. Full-day trips also include an onsite lunch, often prepared picnic-style along burbling banks and scenic mountains.