Are you looking to go on a guided fly-fishing trip of a lifetime? Look no further than Boxwood Gulch! We are located on a beautiful private property, one hour from Denver, CO. Whether you have been fly-fishing for decades, or you have never tried it before, Boxwood Gulch is the perfect place for anglers of all experience levels. Our monster trout will give you the fly-fishing experience you’ve always imagined!
Denver Fly-Fishing Guide
When you call on Boxwood Gulch for your Denver fly-fishing adventure, we will set you up with one of our six authorized outfitters or guides. These experienced outfitters will give you everything your group needs for an outstanding time on the water and they will share their knowledge and passion for fly-fishing on North Fork of the South Platte River.
Be sure to call one of the outfitters you see on our authorized outfitters page for an exact quote and to find out essential information regarding your upcoming fly-fishing trip. Please keep in mind that all trips are guided.
Fly-fishing may seem intimidating at first, but with some basic training, you’ll enjoy many productive hours on the water. Fly-fishing is a much different experience than your typical fishing experience. It’s very active and yet relaxing at the same time.
Here are some more reasons why you should give fly-fishing a try:
- It’s off the grid so you’ll end up in scenic places you would never normally go
- You’ll meet some amazing people
- It’s relaxing – sometimes you need to just get away from the hustle and bustle and there is no better place than the middle of a river
- It’s challenging – If you’re looking to add a whole new element to fishing, you’ll want to try fly-fishing
- It will become a lifelong hobby
- It’s fun! Fly-fishing is an exciting and extremely rewarding experience
After you try it once, you’ll be itching to plan your next fly-fishing trip!
A lot of our guests like to bring their own fly-fishing equipment; however, equipment is always provided to you at no additional charge. All you absolutely need is a Colorado fishing license.
If you would like to purchase or bring your own fly-fishing equipment, here’s what you’ll need:
- Fly rod (4 and 5 weight, medium fast rods are suggested)
- Fly reel
- Floating line
- Assortment of trout flies
Other fly-fishing equipment:
- Waterproof waist high waders
- Fly box
- Landing net
- Polarized sunglasses
- Rain gear
Fly-Fishing on Long Meadow
With nearly two miles of water, big trout are constantly lurking and waiting to attack your fly. Long Meadow has a decent mix of water and terrain, so it will be challenging enough for expert anglers while also being accommodating enough for beginners.
Here at Boxwood Gulch, we always aim to provide the best fly-fishing possible. That’s why we completed a major habitat improvement in 2014 to nearly 50% of the main channel at Long Meadow. Long Meadow now holds more trout and provides more fishing areas to anglers.
On the river, there is a shelter, grill, picnic table and porta-potty for your convenience.
When you come to Boxwood, you can look forward to catching different species and sizes of trout. On many fly-fishing trips, guests reel in 30-32-inch trout! You might have thought that trout that big are only found in Alaska, but we will be the first to tell you otherwise.
We have over 1,500 fish on nearly three miles of private water. Fish species include:
- Boxwood Bows
- Boxwood Browns
- Tiger Trout
- Snake River Cutthroat
- Palomino Rainbow
You’ll be able to bag several different kinds of trout like never before! For more info on our fish species,
Our experienced fly-fishing guides in Denver will help you reel in an impressive sized trout, but if you want to learn some key fly-fishing tips prior to your trip, we have you covered.
Here are some common fly-fishing tips:
Keep a steady arc
After the hookup, try to maintain a steady arc in the fly rod and be sure to keep the tip high. If you are arching too much, the trout will break off. If you are arching too little, the trout will spit the fly.
Follow the bubble line
If you see a foam or bubble line on the surface of the water, there is a good chance that feeding trout will be underneath it.
Control your wrist
Try not to allow your wrist to go too far back on the cast and don’t let your wrist power your cast or you will crash.
Now that you know a little more about fly-fishing, what are you waiting for? Book your guided fly-fishing trip near all metro areas along the front range now! There are many reasons why you’ll love it here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to making memories with you on the water that will last a lifetime!