COVID-19 Response

Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the risks they pose to our clients and guides, we have elected to temporarily suspend all immediate reservations.  As things progress, we will reassess this decision to determine when best to resume services.  Client and community safety has always been our highest priority, and regardless of the impact on business, we remain committed to this principle.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that have been impacted by this global crisis.


In the meantime, please feel free to call us at any time if you have questions regarding an existing reservation, are looking for advice on a self-guided trip, river recommendations, water conditions or otherwise.  Our phones remain open, so please don’t hesitate calling.

Colorado's best fly fishing outfitter!

Pocketwater Fly Fishing is a Denver based fly fishing guide service offering access to some of the best private waters throughout Colorado. Our most popular river destinations include Tarryall, Big Thompson, Fraser, Arkansas, Colorado, Ranch Creek and more! Predominant trout species include Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Cutthroat. Whether you are a novice wanting to learn or an experienced fly fisher, give us a call! Our professional guides are experienced at making your trip fun, exciting and one to remember.

Gold Medal fly fishing in Colorado, producing large brown and rainbow trout.

Our Approach

The best way to enjoy Colorado is to get out in it! Our guides will introduce you to some of the most beautiful waters throughout the state. Whether they be private or simply removed from the beaten path, we believe your total experience will be enhanced by avoiding the crowds. Fly fishing is more than just catching fish - it's the experience of nature and solitude, both of which make up the fundamentals of Pocketwater!


For those just learning the sport, don't worry! We'll teach you the basics of fly rods, reels, fly lines, leaders, tippet, knots, basic fly casting, reading the water, entomology, stream etiquette, safe handling of fish and other miscellaneous tactics and gear.  Instruction is always tailored to our guests and can occur as part of a guided trip or at any permitted public location.

Our Philosophy

Pocketwater strongly promotes wildlife conservation and the preservation of our lands. We teach the safe handling of fish, adhere to catch and release practices and leave no trace principles. We also participate in the Kick Plastic campaign, removing plastic products from our daily operations.