Fishing


From Fourmile Lake to Navajo Dam, the Ski and Bow Rack will get you ready to go with expert advice and top of the line outfitting!


Pagosa Springs, CO Fishing

Ski & Bow Rack has a wide selection of fishing gear for fly fishing, spin fishing, or bait fishing. Our Flies, bait and tackle supply is the largest in town, with great brands like Anglers Accessories, Black's Flies, Orvis, Ross Reels, Scientific Anglers, Panther Martin, Dardevle, Kastmaster, Rooster tail, Z-ray, Rapala, Blue Fox, Mepps, and many other lures.

Our rods include Orvis, Ross, Scientific Anglers, Quantum, Eagle Claw, the Ugly Stick, and Okuma. We even have something for the little ones, Disney rods from Mickey Mouse to Tigger!

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Fishing Rentals

  • Pole and reel 24 hours - $6
  • Fly Fishing rod and reel 24 hours - $15
  • Waders & Boots 24 hours - $15
  • Rod Reel and waders 24 hours - $25

Fishing Guides


Ski and Bow Rack has some of Southwest Colorado's and northern New Mexico's Best guided fishing trips! Please Call Today for more information 970-264-2370 or contact us here.

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." -Henry David Thoreau
  • Get Your Fishing Rentals
  • Take a Fly Fishing Class
  • Fly Fishing Guide Services
From Fourmile Lake to Navajo Dam, the Ski and Bow Rack will get you ready to go with expert advice and top of the line outfitting!

Snow Angel Ranch, Pagosa Springs CO
The Snow Angel Ranch is one of the best kept secrets of the area. Enjoy catching trophy sized trout while feeling like you've taken a step back in time. Very beginner friendly with very positive results.

Navajo River, Chromo CO
The Navajo River is an amazing trout stream located 23 miles from Pagosa Springs. With many improvements done on the stream, expect very large trout of all species. The Navajo River is more aimed at the intermediate to advanced fisherman, though beginners can benefit greatly from this once in a lifetime experience.

The East Fork Ranch, Pagosa Springs, CO.
The EFR is located just a few miles NE of downtown Pagosa Springs. The EFR has rarely been fished in the last 100 yrs. and we are the first Guide Service to ever guide this very exclusive private property. Come enjoy catching Rainbow, Brown, Brook, & Cutthroat Trout on one of the many pools in our 5mls of the East Fork of theSan Juan. Try some smaller creek fishing in the canyons of Quartz Creek, or on one of the lakes.

Rates:
1 person $320
2 person $360
3 person $450

Full Days Trips - Please call for more details!

(Add $100 per person rod fee for EFR)

Ski and Bow Rack’s Guides provide only the best fishing equipment from Korkers, Ross Reels, Orvis, and Scientific Anglers.

Fly Fishing Classes

SESSION 1*


INTRODUCTION TO FLY CASTING (LIMITED TO 6 ANGLERS)

TIME: ANYTIME | DAY: ANYDAY | SITE: SKI AND BOW RACK

TUITION:$85 PER ANGLER

INCLUDES THE USE OF AN ORVIS FLY ROD, REEL AND LINE.

The purpose of session 1 is to help develop the skills and understanding necessary for basic fly casting. There will be no fishing involved in this class. Remember, it is extremely important first to learn proper fly casting in order to become a proficient fly fisher.

Contact us for more information and availability.

*The minimum age for participation for all sessions is 8 years old

SESSION 2**


BASIC FLY FISHING (LIMITED TO 6 ANGLERS)

TIME: ANYTIME | DAY: ANYDAY | SITE: SKI AND BOW RACK

TUITION:$115 PER ANGLER

INCLUDES THE USE OF AN ORVIS FLY ROD, REEL, LINE, LEADER, 3 FLIES (NYMPH, DRY,AND STREAMER) BOOTS, WADERS, AND A ONE DAY FISHING LICENSE.

The purpose of session 2 is to help develop the skills and understanding necessary for basic fly fishing. The session will give instruction on stream etiquette,tying knots, rigging the leader for nymph and dry fly fishing, and basic presentation for ponds, lakes and streams.

Contact us for more information and availability.

**In order to enroll in session 2, the student must effectively be able to straighten out 18 to 29 feet of line with proper loop control, while maintaining proper fundamentals.

SESSION 3***


TECHNICAL FLY FISHING (LIMITED TO 6 ANGLERS)

TIME: ANYTIME | DAY: ANYDAY | SITE: SKI AND BOW RACK

TUITION:$100 PER ANGLER

INCLUDES THE USE OF AN ORVIS FLY ROD, REEL,LINE, WADERS,BOOTS, AND A ONE DAY FISHING LICENSE.

The purpose of session 3 is to help develop the skills and understanding necessary for technical fly fishing. This session will give instruction on entomology, "reading the water",wading streams and rivers, techniques for nymph,dry, and streamer fly fishing, and an understanding o how to play and release a fish.

Anglers who enroll in session 1 and 2 on the same day, will have lunch provided for them at 1:15pm. Anglers who enroll in all three sessions will be fitted with waders and boots beginning with session 1. Also,these anglers will be able to use the fly fishing equipment until 8:30am the following day with no additional rental fees.

Unless previously specified, all fly fishing equipment will be turned into Ski and Bow Rack immediately after each session.

A friendly reminder: This is not a guided fly fishing trip. This is an Orvis endorsed fly fishing school which instructs anglers how to fly fish.

Contact us for more information and availability.

***In order to enroll in session 3, the student must effectively be able to loop control while maintaining proper fundamentals, to roll cast to a distance of 15 feet, and be proficient in false casting.