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Fly Fishing Lessons and Guided Trips
All our trips are guaranteed to be FUN!

EPMS Fly Fishing Lessons & Guided Fly Fishing Trips

  • Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas are home to many small rivers, creeks and pristine alpine lakes!  We boast four different species of trout in the immediate area.  Rainbow, Brown, Brook and the once thought to be extinct, Greenback Cuthroat trout.  The Greenback is unique only to our area.
  • Let us take you out for a half or full day trip.  Our guides are patient, trained professionals eager to teach the art of fly fishing.  It doesn’t matter if you are new to the sport or a seasoned angler needing a guide to show you some of our favorite spots, we have a lot to offer for all abilities.
  • All of our trips are privately booked for your party
    A maximum of 3-1 client to guide ratio ensures a safe and quality experience. Larger groups can be split to multiple guides.
  • We provide waders, fly rod and reel at no extra cost. a $30 value. There is a charge of $1 per fly for the trip. Purchase minimum of 6, 8, & 10 flies for 4, 6 & 8 hour trips respectively per person. We only charge for the flies used or lost. Any unused flies can be refunded or additional flies will be charged at the end of the trip.
  • All of our trips meet at our shop, Estes Park Mountain Shop,
    2050 Big Thompson Avenue,  also known as highway 34.

Fishing Trip Prices

Half Day Trips
Full Day Trips
Evening Hatch
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours
4 Hours*
1 person
2 people
3 people
We keep our guide to client ratio at a maximum of 3 to 1!
For large groups, please give us a call at (970) 586-6548 or toll-free at (866) 303-6548.
*4pm to 8pm
  • We provide waders, fly rod and reel. 
  • Snacks and drinks provided for 4 hour trips.
  • Lunch and drinks provided for 6 hour and 8 hour trips. 
  • A Colorado state fishing license is required at an additional 
    nominal expense, and we sell all fishing licenses at our store. 
  • Guide gratuity is not included.

Call 970-586-6548 to schedule your trip!

Customer Testimonials

“Great experience, Great guide, would definitely recommend to others” – Grand Slam X2 – Kenny & Patty S.

“Our guide was professional, patient with us novices, and gave us clear instructions and demonstrations. Our equipment excellent and lunch was provided. The river was perfect and had plenty of space to fish. All of us caught several fish... We hope to come back next summer and will definitely book with E.P.M.S.” – Bryan & Carrie F.

“We had a great time. This was our first experience fly fishing and I feel I could go out with my son alone now.” – Andrew S.

“We really enjoyed our trip with our guide through RMNP. He was an enjoyable guide and was very knowledgeable about the area.” – Alex & Zach T.

“We had a great time. I believe my nephew is now a fly fisherman for keeps!” – Michele M.

“We had a great time. Our guide was fantastic. He adjusted the trip wonderfully for us. It could not have been any better!” – Robert C.

“We had a great time! Great affordable price also! Thanks for letting us use the gear for the day.” – Kris & Jennifer S.

“The experience was awesome fun and very informative, recommend to anyone who is interested in the outdoor sports!” – Kyle W.

“Great trip!! Had a lot of fun learning to fly fish.” – Larry J.

“I thought that our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced.” – Gary F.

“Our guide was very educational. Wonderful trip. We plan to make another trip in Ocotber. Thanks!” – Robin V.

“Our was guide was great. Lots of fish and learning, all in 4 hours!” – Jeff B.

Why are our prices so low?

Because we can! We have 15,000 square feet of retail space where we sell high volumes of low priced outdoor clothing and equipment helping us make up for the money lost on our trips. Also we aren’t out to make a ton of money anyways so we can afford to make our trip prices more reasonable. Our main goal is to get you and your family out on the river catching fish. If we can make a few dollars while we are at it, that’s good too, but fun is the primary objective.

Where’s the catch? There isn’t one! We employ the highest caliber instructors (many of them work for us as well as the other shops in town), we provide all the quality gear for your trips and lunches just like the other shops, and we fish the same waters. The difference with us is just that we are able to afford to make a little less money for the shop because of the volume of merchandise we sell in our shop. Though our guides are compensated, if you enjoyed your experience gratuity is much appreciated!

So come check us out and enjoy the same service at the best prices in town!

Things you should know...

What Should I Bring? 
Polarized sunglasses.  They make it easier to see and provide eye protection.  Sunscreen, brimmed hat, rain gear, a warm insulation layer,  and a dry change of clothes. Snacks for half day trips and bagged lunch for full day trips provided.  Always have plenty of water along. We provide waders, fly rod and reel and all the flies and tackle for the outing at no additional charge!

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera 
  • A sweatshirt or fleece jacket in case it is cool
  • A rain jacket or poncho.
  • A small day pack to carry these items is also important

Do You Stock Any Of These Items?
Yes, we have a fully stocked outdoor supply retail store.

What Should I Wear?
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.  Mountain weather is unpredictable, so be prepared for rain, sun, and cold weather. For the approach you’ll need tennis shoes or light hiking boots.

What Should I Eat?
Food is important for both half and full day trips.  A snack for half days and a nutritious lunch for full days is provided.  Water is probably the most important item of all (a good rule is about 1 liter per 4 hour trip).

What If It Rains?
If the weather is bad we may have to cancel the trip with a full refund. If a trip is rained out during the outing we give you the option of rescheduling the trip to finish it out or receiving a pro-rated refund. Your choice! We will make every effort to reschedule your trip if desired.

If you cancel a trip for any reason up to 24 hours before your trip, you are entitled to a full refund.  We cannot refund for no shows the day of the trip. If weather is bad and we have to cancel there is a full refund.  We will pro-rate an outing for the time you were not able to fish.

Our Guides
Our guides are patient, well-trained professionals eager to teach the art of fly fishing.  All our guides are CPR and First Aid certified.  Guides are compensated for their time but happily accept gratuities for exceptional service.

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