Guide Rates

Fly Fish

Grand County Fishing Company offers several options for guided fly fishing. Grand County is very unique being that you can fish everything from dries on small mountain creeks to stripping streamers off a raft/drift boat in search of big browns and rainbows. Grand County Fishing Company offers both walk/wade and float trips on various rivers in Grand County. Most of our float trips take place on the famed Colorado River, however, we also offer float trips on the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River. Our walk/wade trips take place on the Colorado, the Fraser River, Ranch Creek, Muddy Creek and the Williams Fork river. All of these sections of water have public access but we are lucky enough to guide on some of the private sections. We have multiple private sections on the Colorado, Fraser and Ranch Creek. If getting away from the crowds and enjoying the tranquility of having miles of water to yourself is something you desire, we have many private water options that are sure to meet your demands.

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Public Water vs. Private Water

In Grand County there is an abundance of public river access that offers some of the best fishing in the state. Some of the more popular stretches can become crowded in the summer months, but if you to know where to go there is solitude to be found even in July. Lucky for you, our guides have found and regularly fish these sections. Check our rates below for guided public walk/wade trips.

Grand County Fishing Company has multiple opportunities for private water guide trips. Our private water sections see little pressure and you should experience the solitude that most desire while fly fishing. The Fraser River is a hidden gem that offers limited public access. Because of the limited public access we only guide on our private sections. Our private sections on the Fraser boast a healthy number of Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout that average 14-16 inches, but our guests regularly land trout over 20 inches. Check out our rates below for private water walk/wade trips.

Colorado River, Fraser River & Other Public Water Wade Fishing Trips

The Colorado River has some of the best public water in the state with miles of wade-able water and incredible hatches that include Salmon flies, Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, PMD’s, Tricos, Midges, Golden Stones, March Browns and one stretch where we have been seeing a two week hatch of Grey Drakes. The Fraser River has various public stretches, including right behind the fly shop.

Public Water wade trips1 Angler2 Anglers3 Anglers
2 Hour lesson$150.00$175.00$200.00
2 Hour wade fishing$175.00$225.00Not Available
4 Hour wade fishing$225.00$325.00$425.00
6 Hour wade fishing$295.00$375.00$495.00
8 Hour wade fishing$350.00$425.00$545.00

The Upper Colorado River

This is a rather unique stretch of river because unlike most rivers in Colorado that have roads right beside them, this stretch wanders away from roads for the majority of its journey. Wildlife and incredible scenery surround you as you make your way through small valleys and rocky canyons. This is a great option for groups. Give us a call for details and we'll coordinate your group's trip for you.

Colorado float fishing1 Angler2 Anglers
4 Hour float fishing$425.00$425.00
6 Hour float fishing$480.00$480.00
8 Hour float fishing$550.00$550.00

Fraser River Private Water Wade Fishing

Contrary to the current private water trend, we manage our water for large wild trout. You won’t find pasty, finless trout that fight like a wet towel here. This is what fly fishing was meant to be. The private water access fee varies per location. Call the fly shop to check availability and book your private water stretch with us.

Colorado River Private Water Wade Fishing

When summer is in full swing, it’s hard to find solitude on many of our Gold Medal streams. We have a private stretch waiting just for you. The private water access fee varies per location. Call the fly shop to check availability and to book with us.

Grey Reef Float Fishing

Where can you catch big fish and a lot of them at a time when most Rocky Mountain streams are busting out of their banks? That would be the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River near Casper, Wyoming.  The river fishes best in May and June, and we offer multiple day trips.  Our Lodging & Guide package includes lodging in fully-furnished cabins near the river, guided float trip with lunch supplied, and any equipment you need. For other meals, you can bring your own food and prepare meals for yourself or enjoy Casper’s fine restaurants 29 miles away. Call the fly shop to learn more about booking your Grey Reef trip. 

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking for all trips. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required if trip is more than 7 days away. If the trip is less than 7 days away, a 100% non-refundable deposit is required.

All or part of this operation is conducted through Grand County Fishing Company, LLC on public lands under special permits from the US Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Bonded & Insured – License #2409