Services We Offer


We offer a variety of services that meet the needs of all anglers – from beginning to seasoned. Call us at 970.244.8658 to schedule your class, guided fly fishing trip or to learn more.

Fishing Licenses

Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website to obtain your Colorado State Fishing License.  Due to changes in how licenses are issued, we no longer sell them in the shop.  You do, however, need to have a Colorado State Fishing License to fish in Colorado!  So make sure you have either a single day, week (5 day) or annual license.  Click HERE to visit the CPW website and get your license today!

Casting Lessons

$50/hour per person
Gratuity is welcomed.

We provide the gear for the casting lesson (with the latest gear available on the market), however, you are welcome to bring your own rod. We can arrange these classes to take place at local lakes, parks or your own backyard.

Rigging Classes

$50/hour per person
Gratuity is welcomed.

This class gives you a chance to learn how to set up a fly rod for the different styles of fly fishing. Including, but not limited to:

  • Dry Fly
  • Dry-Dropper
  • Nymphing
    • Drop Shot Rigs / Bounce Rigs
    • Right Angle Rigs / 90° Rigs
    • And More!
  • Streamer

Note: The Casting and Rigging Classes can be combined. We recommend a 2-hour minimum for the combo class. The combo class is offered at the same cost of $50/hour per person.

Fly Tying Classes

$50/hour per person (2-hour minimum recommended)
Gratuity is welcomed.

Our Fly Tying Class is very versatile. We offer the class according to your schedule. We can facilitate a one-on-one class or accommodate a group up to five people. We teach beginner, intermediate and are willing to focus on specific fly patterns for specific rivers to meet your fly fishing needs.

Guided Trips

Colorado River***
Location/Species:
Treat yourself to some of the best fishing in Colorado.  From Glenwood Springs and downstream offers some of the best fighting and biggest fish in the region.  Multiple species available including Rainbow Trout, Cutbow, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Mountain White Fish.  We suggest a full day float for the full experience but also offer 3/4 day and walk/wade options.
Travel Time: Just over one hour.
Full-Day Float Pricing*:
1 or 2 Anglers      $650 per boat
Pricing includes transportation to/from the river, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, all fly-fishing gear, flies and your chance to catch a fish of a lifetime. Fishing license is not included but is required.  Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website to obtain your Colorado State Fishing License.  
***All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Colorado River Float

Bar ZX Ranch {TOP SELLING TRIP}
Location/Species:
About 20 fishable lakes and ponds with following species of fish: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Tiger Trout, Colorado Cutthroat, Snakeriver Cutthroat and Golden Trout. Amazing and beautiful scenery!
Travel Time: nearly 2 hours each way

Full-Day Trip Pricing*:
1 Angler     $650
2 Anglers   $450 per angler
3 Anglers   $375 per angler
4 Anglers+ pricing quote upon request. A second guide maybe required and additional charge possible.

Pricing includes rod fee, transportation to/from the ranch, a full lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, all fly-fishing gear, flies and your chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.
 
Branded Rock Canyon Ranch
Location/Species:
Consists of three fishable lakes and one pond; very easy access and great for beginners! Species include Rainbow Trout, Cuttbow and Brown Trout. Lunch is provided for full day trips only. Chef prepared meal on request (additional charge may be required).
Travel Time: about 1 hour each way

Trip Pricing*:

              1/2 Day     3/4 Day    Full Day
1 Angler    $325      $400        $500
2 Anglers  $500      $575        $775
3 Anglers  $600      $675        $875
4 Anglers  $700      $775        $1000

Pricing includes rod fee, transportation to/from the ranch, all fly-fishing gear, flies and your chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.
Grand Mesa {NOVICE THROUGH ADVANCED}**

Location/Species:
Fish the world’s largest flattop mountain at Bull Basin Areas, Granby Areas, Deep Slough, Ward Creek Reservoir, Big Creek, Leon Creeks, Island Lake, Kitson, Butts Lake, Young’s Creek and Fred DeCamp waters. Species include Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Arctic Grayling, Brook Trout, Tiger Trout and Splake. Depending on location, drive-up, hiking and boating opportunities are available.
Travel Time: 1 hour + each way (depending on location)
Full-Day Trip Pricing*:
1 Angler    $425
2 Anglers  $350 per angler
3 Anglers  $300 per angler
4 Anglers  $275 per angler

Pricing includes transportation to/from the Grand Mesa, a full lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, all fly-fishing gear, flies and your chance to catch a fish of a lifetime.  Fishing license is not included but is required.  Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website to obtain your Colorado State Fishing License.  

**Operating under special use permit through Grand Mesa Forest Service. 

Grand Mesa

*Gratuity is not included in above pricing.

What to Bring

Recommended gear for your trip:

  • Baseball cap or full-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Rain jacket
  • Fishing License
  • Extra outerwear (seasonal)
  • Your favorite fly rod (optional)

At Western Anglers we can set you up with all your gear prior to your trip.

Learn how to fly fish or improve your angling abilities with a guided trip to the Bar ZX, Branded Rock Canyon, The Grand Mesa, Colorado River, Gunnison River or Roaring Fork River. Call the shop for more information on rates and availability at 970.244.8658. Guided trips maybe offered through other outfitters permits.  Fishing licenses are not included but are required on public lands.  Visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Website to obtain your Colorado State Fishing License.  

Rental Boots & Waders

Waders: $25/day
Wading Boots: $15/day

Waders and Boots: $35/day

What Clients Have to Say

“You were one of the best guides I’ve had. You built up my confidence for fly fishing. Thank you, Jeff!” – Satisfied Client

“Today was such an awesome day! Thank you Jeff for all your hard work. We are already looking forward to another trip with you next summer! – Happy Customer

“Thanks for an amazing day, Jeff! We’ll definitely be back and looking you up. . .probably next summer, if not sooner. Thanks again! Joel can’t stop talking about the fish. Nathan can’t stop talking about the lunch and Christian can’t stop talking about all of it!!” – One Thrilled Family