"And if I need a little guidance (or a lot?), what's the deal with your Guided Trips?"
So here's the skinny: give us a call to book your trip. Sometimes we can make walk-in's happen, but most of the time we look at the schedule, give a shrug and a sigh, and say, "Sorry, we're booked." The sooner the better, as our guided trips fill up quickly, especially during the summer.
And if you've never fly-fished a day in your life, but have always wanted to try, a guided trip may be just the thing for you. Our guides are excellent instructors (very patient) and will help you develop healthy casting habits, train you to read the water, tie on flies, the works, basically, and mold you into a confident, independent angler.
But perhaps you're a seasoned veteran. Take a guided trip to get the low-down on how to fish the area, then spend the rest of the week slamming fish instead of trying to figure it out on your own. Besides, there's always some little trick-o-the-trade you can learn to make life easier later.
Rates: Please Call (970)-264-2370 or email for details
Full-Day Private Wade Trips: 1 person: $400 2 person: $475 3 person: $575 (Additional $25 rod fee per person at select locations)
Float Trips - Rio Grande River (1 or 2 ppl): Half Day: $450 Full Day: $600
Full-Day Guided Trips include lunch & drinks, transportation, and all fishing equipment. Half-Days do not include lunches.
*Not Included in Prices on Guided Trips: Fishing License or Gratuities for Guides.
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 of all four species out of one of the three Lakes or in the creek while feeling like you've taken a step back in time. Very beginner friendly and easy access with very positive results. Accessible & Fishable: April to November Additional Rod Fees: N/A Full Day Only
San Juan National Forest
Ski & Bow Rack is permitted to guide some of the best public waters in the San Juan National Forest, including Williams Creek, the Piedra River, Weminuche Creek, the East Fork of the San Juan River, Turkey Creek, and many others. The National Forest boasts a wide variety of fishing opportunities, from small creeks brimming with eager 6-14" wild trout, to larger streams home to trophy fish over 20". Clients who fish these waters have a good chance of catching the "Colorado Grand Slam" - rainbow, brook, brown, and cutthroat trout in a single day. Many of these fisheries are easily accessible by vehicle, but there are also some excellent options for single-day hike-in fishing trips for those who would like to venture a little farther into the backcountry.
San Juan River, Pagosa Springs, CO San Juan River in Downtown Pagosa Springs, CO. is managed by the CPW & Town of Pagosa Quality Fishing Project. Currently the river has had massive amounts of stream habitat work done through town and is stocked with Rainbow Trout from fingerlings - 12 inches by CPW and 12"-20" Rainbows planted by the PQFP with Browns stocked at fingerling size by CPW or Wild. There are 2 miles of public access through town with a great pool-to-pool ratio. You can expect to hook Rainbows and Browns averaging 12"-20" with good numbers of Wild & Holdover fish mixed in some up to 24+" 5+lbs. or bigger. A few 10-15lb. fish are caught each year in Downtown. If you are short on time, want to learn to fly fish, or just learn more & tune up your skills on public, more-pressured waters? Please consider booking a guided trip with one of our expert guides. Hey, you may catch the Trophy Trout of a Lifetime! Anyone can easily fish the San Juan in Downtown no matter fishing ability or physical ability; very friendly access and fishing. Accessible & Fishable: Year-Round! (Half Days Available)
*Ski and Bow Rack guides provide only the best fishing equipment from Korkers, R.L. Winston, Ross Reels, Simms, Orvis, & Scientific Anglers.
* Ski & Bow Rack is an equal opportunity employer and service provider operating under special use permit on the San Juan National Forest.