North Park Anglers
Full Service Orvis Fly Shop
Colorado Outfitter License #2119
524 Main St., Walden, CO 80480
North Park's Diverse and dynamic fisheries provide fly fishers with seemingly endless angling options.These amazing choices can be somewhat intimidating however, and hiring a guide from North Park Anglers can not only teach you a new fishing technique or style, but also place you in the most productive and fun fishing spot for your desired angling experience.
The guides at North Park Anglers are experienced, professional fly fishers who are full-time "trout bums," not just occasional fishing enthusiasts. We know every stretch and section of the rivers, lakes, and stream we fish, and have current knowledge of what, where,and when everything is happening in our beautiful valley.
Walk/Wade Fishing Trips
North Park Angers offers both full and half day walk/wade trips. With the diversity of streams and rivers throughout the valley, a walk-in fishing adventure can be the best way to discover what North Park has to offer. Whether your interest lies in fishing the smaller tributary streams or the rugged canyon of the Upper North Platte River, our guides will share with you their intimate knowledge of these waters. We have access to nearly 50 miles of public water which hardly sees angling pressure. Everything from meandering stretches of meadow streams and high gradient alpine creeks to wide shallow riffles in the valley section of the Platte.With the amount of variety available we like to customize each and every trip to meet our clients desires.
Stillwater Float Trips
North Park Anglers offers float fishing from our Boulder Boat Works Mackenzie style drift boat on various private stillwaters and the famed Delaney Butte Lakes. These nutrient rich "sagebrush" lakes are widely known for their prolific hatches of Chironomids, Callibaetis, and Damselflies. Other food sources such as crayfish, minnows, scuds, and leeches are a top menu item for the larger specimens. If your interest lies in stillwater trout fishing, Full and Half Day options are available. Our experienced guides regularly fish these waters and are familiar with the various tactics required for successful stillwater fishing. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned fisherman we can share tips and techniques that will improve your fishing success.
These trips are tailored to the individual based on what you wish to learn. We can teach entomology, casting techniques,reading water,fly tying,or anything else you would like more instruction on pertaining to our sport.
North Park Anglers is the one of the few shops in the lower forty eight with a premier wilderness float that can be done in one day. We float the North Platte River through the Platte River Wilderness Area. This is an amazing section of remote river that flows north from Colorado into Wyoming. Our float is nine miles of varying water types with everything from class III rapids and great pocket water to expansive flats, perfect for dries and hoppers. We run top of the line Down River rafts with full frames and casting decks designed for the comfort of two anglers and a guide. Transportation, flies, terminal tackle, any needed equipment, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on these trips.
Things To Bring
We recommend that you bring the following items for a great day of fishing: Polarized Sunglasses, a Hat, Clothing to layer, Sunscreen, and a sense of adventure.Don't forget your camera! If you need fishing equipment please let us know prior to your trip so we can have it ready.