COVID update: Guided trips projected to resume on June 27.

COVID-19 Update

Currently, with the anticipated lifting of COVID restrictions, we are planning to resume guided trips on June 27. This date allows us to monitor the reopening of various counties while getting through the June runoff season. Considering both helps to ensure safety and a quality experience for our guests.


Upon reopening, we will be adopting new policies in compliance with CDC guidelines, such as the sanitization of all equipment between use.  Reopening is also contingent upon the steady decline of COVID cases throughout Colorado.


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 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, Clear Creek, 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.

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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 that avoiding the crowds will enhance your overall experience. 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.