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190 Talisman Dr Suite C-6 Pagosa Springs CO 81147

Guided Trips

Our Guided Fly Fishing Trips:

Let us create a priceless and memorable trip for you and your family! Our guided fly fishing trips are designed to accommodate all skill levels from very beginners to the most experienced anglers. Throughout the entire experience it is our goal to provide our guests with the best knowledge and skills and to ensure a great time on the water! Give us a call to book your guide trip as they do book fast!

Guided Trip Prices:

 

1/2 Day Trips:                                                        Full Day Trips:

1 Person $300.00                                      1 Person $375.00

2 Person $375.00                                      2 Person $425.00

3 Person $450.00                                      3 Person $555.00

All Full day trips include Lunch, Flies, Terminal Tackle. Rods, Reels and Wading Gear if needed. 1/2 Day trips include all of the above except lunch but drinks and snacks will be provided. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have. Not included is a Colorado Fishing License, the cost is $9.00 per day or guide gratuity. Please obtain your license before the day of the trip. Here is a link to buy your fishing license online. https://www.cpwshop.com/purchaseprivilege.page.  1/2 Day Trips are 4 Hours on the water and Full Day Trips are 8 hours on the water.

The following is a list of strongly recommended items for your safety and comfort.
  • Sunscreen for high-altitude protection,Hat with visor,Polarized sunglasses for eye protection and to permit superior vision on the water.
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket and waterproof rain jacket (mountain temperatures are cooler and weather can change rapidly).

    Warm socks are essential as mountain water is always cold. Non-absorbent nylon pants or polypropylene long johns, if available, are best under waders.

    Change of clothing, including socks, in case of getting wet.

About your guide. Our guides are personable, experienced and knowledgeable about fly fishing, the outdoors and the areas in and around Pagosa Springs.  They are all certified in First Aid and CPR. Should you have any questions, or particular desires for your day, please ask your guide when they give you a call to go over the day with you. They will go the extra mile to make your day a memorable one!

 

As with other service providers, tipping your guide  20% is customary.

Cancellation Policy:

All trips require a 50% deposit on the day of booking, cancellation must be made 7 days prior to trip if canceled after the 7 days a $50.00 cancellation will be charged.

  • Colorado Outfitters Lic#3127
  • San Juan National Forest Permit # PAG701
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Provider In accordance with Federal Law and the USDA.

Specialty Guided Trips:

Czech Nymphing:

This trip includes all equipment needed to learn the art of Czech Nymphing. Learn Leader set up, Rods, Flies, Reading the water. Limited to 1 person per trip. Lunch is included on full days, 1/2 day includes drinks and snacks.

1/2 Day $350.00 – Full day $425.00

Mountain Spirit Ranch Chromo, Colorado:

Ready to breathe easy far from cars, crowds and chaos? Welcome to Chromo Colorado, population 117. This perfect little corner of Colorado is home to Mountain Spirit Ranch. It’s a simple spot with majestic mountains, crisp, clean air and crystal clear waters. In every season, Mountain Spirit is a refuge that invites you to rest, relax and recharge. Head out with an expert guide for world-class fly fishing in the Navajo River. Curl up fireside in the lodge. Or shop, dine and linger in charming Pagosa Springs just minutes away. Please inquire about multi-day trip with lodging at the lodge.

This is one of the best places to fish on the Navajo River, with large trout and beautiful surroundings. Please give us a 3 day advanced notice if you would like to book this trip. Best fishing times are July-October Private land fee $100.00 per day per person along with the regular guide prices.

The Chama River In New Mexico:

Fishing License Cost $ 22.00 Which can be bought online. If choosing this trip please purchase your license the day before the trip! Full Day Only.

1 Anger $375.00

2 Anglers $425.00

3 Anglers $600.00

Our Guides

Neil Gleason

My name is Neil Gleason, I’m 30 years old and I’m from Northwest Arkansas. I grew up hunting and fishing in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains. My dad and some friends bought a hunting cabin near Pagosa Springs in 1994 when I was 6 and we’ve been coming on hunting and fishing trips every year since then. Growing up I fished mainly for large and small mouth bass on rivers and lakes around home. My dad introduced me to fly fishing around the age of 16 and since then my passion for it has really grown. In my early 20s, if I had the gas money you probably find me on the tail waters of the white river.

After high school I joined the Army and served four years including a tour in Iraq. When my contract ended I moved to Oregon and worked as a firefighter for the Zigzag Hotshots for two years. In Oregon, I spent most of my time off on the Salmon, Sandy and Deschutes rivers. I moved to Pagosa in 2016 and became an elk and turkey hunting guide. I had always wanted to guide fly fishing trip‘s and in the spring of 2018 Dave hired me, and I’m looking forward to the years to come with Williams Creek Angler!

Terry E. Arrington

I grew up in Southern New Mexico and like most of us started fishing with my Dad using worms under a bobber. My obsession with fly-fishing started during college, when my brother-in-law introduced me to the long rod on trips to the White Mountains of Arizona.

While living in Texas, I honed my fly-fishing skills chasing warm water species, especially during the spring white bass runs, and got my trout fix with trips to the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country and the Blue River and Lower Mountain Fork of Oklahoma. Vacations and summers were spent in the Rocky Mountains chasing as many trout as possible. While I have fished most of the major rivers in the West, I enjoy the solitude of a back country small stream and beauty of a high alpine lake most of all. One of the top reasons for choosing the Pagosa Springs area was the proximity to so many streams and lakes, not only in Colorado but also New Mexico, Utah and Arizona …so much water and not enough time!!

A CPA by trade, my wife and I moved to Pagosa Springs in May of 2016 and I started guiding shortly afterward. I love sharing my passion of fly fishing especially with those who are new to the activity.

My wife Susan, who shares my love of the sport, and I are actively involved with Running Rivers, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado whose mission is to facilitate the connection of people with healthy freshwater ecosystems through novel recreational events, educational activities and on the ground projects. The organization’s flagship event is the Flyathlon…a multi-sport event that integrates three activities that are currently surging in popularity in the Western US …trail running, fly-fishing and craft beer (RUN.FISH. BEER). The events have raised over $100,000 with funds being used for restoration projects for native trout waters. Susan and I are also members of the Upper San Juan Search and Rescue organization.

We have two children, a son and daughter-in-law who reside in South Carolina with our two grandchildren, and a daughter and son-in-law who live in Oregon. While we wish they were closer at times, their adventurous spirits have led us to explore areas that we would not have done otherwise, such as backpack trips in the Pisgah National Forest and float trips down the Deschutes River where I landed my first ever Bull Trout!