Steamboat Flyfisher

Steamboat Flyfisher

Business Hours:
Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
Sunday 8am-5pm

Located: 35 5th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Contact Us

Phone: (970) 879-6552



Our Guided Trips

Our location on Yampa Street, provides us with over 2,200 square feet of display space for our premium selection of fine fly fishing equipment and great outdoor gear. Featuring products from Sage, Winston, Redington, Simms, Patagonia, Abel, Hatch, Ross, Waterworks/Lamson, Costa Del Mar and many others, we can outfit you for any angling adventure.

The shop overlooks the Yampa River and provides customers with a great opportunity to try out rods and practice skills. Our knowledgeable pro-staff can answer technical questions as well as give tips on local waters and different techniques used to fish them. For those of you that are new to fly fishing, we offer premium entry level equipment offered at reasonable prices. For experienced fishermen, we offer the finest equipment and information as well as Northwest Colorado’s most extensive selection of flies and fly tying material.

Waters Guided

-The Yampa River

equipment Included

All fishing equipment including waders, boots, rods, reels and flies will be provided.

Weather Factors

We fish in all weather. The only reason we will cancel a trip due to weather is if it’s unsafe to be on the water. Sometimes the best fishing is on rainy or snowy days!

People Per Guide

We limit it to three people per guide, but we highly recommend getting two guides for three people. Three experienced fisherman are often fine with just one guide, but it will be a much better trip for novices if they hire two guides for three fisherman

Fish Species

- All of our waters contain Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroats, Brookies and Whitefish. Typically you catch about 4 to 1, Rainbows to Browns, and depending on the property fish average around 17 inches with fish over 20 caught almost daily!

Food Included

Lunches are provided on all full day trips. We work with Backcountry Provisions here in town and they make wonderful Gourmet sandwiches. We are more then happy to order lunches on half-day trips, the cost is $13 dollars per lunch.

Meet Our Guides

JOHNNY SPILLANE

JOHNNY SPILLANE

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Johnny was born and raised in Steamboat Springs and was a successful Nordic Combined skier competing in the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Games. In 2010, Johnny won 3 Silver medals in the Vancouver Olympics. Johnny has been a fly fisherman his whole life and has been guiding since 2001. In 2013, Johnny purchased Steamboat Flyfisher and is currently the owner with Rob Burden. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the best experience possible on the water. In the retail store, we sell equipment that we use ourselves and we cater to both the beginner and experienced angler alike. On our guided trips, we make sure that all of our guides are both experienced and personable. Give us a call and we will do our best to provide you with a fishing experience you will never forget.”

ROB BURDEN

ROB BURDEN

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Rob Burden has been guiding for Steamboat Flyfisher since 2007, when he moved to Steamboat Springs. Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania, Rob has been an avid angler from a young age and his experience and knowledge are far beyond his years. Rob is a co-owner of Steamboat Flyfisher and spends almost every day on the water either guiding or fishing on his own. When Rob is not in Steamboat Springs you can find him guiding for redfish in Louisiana.  

KEITH HALE

KEITH HALE

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Hailing from just outside of Detroit, Keith made the move to Steamboat in the 80’s in pursuit of powder. However, he soon learned that the summers provided more activities and quickly picked up fly fishing. Keith has been guiding fly fishing trips for over 15 years now and is the most highly requested guide. Great with beginners, great with advanced anglers, Keith’s goal on the river is to teach and have fun. With endorsements from Winston Rods and Scientific Anglers, Keith is an icon in the fishing industry.

WES FOUT

WES FOUT

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Westley Fout, originally from Illinois, moved west when he was a young boy. He grew up on the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs. It was there that his great grand father first took him fishing and it has been his passion ever since. After fishing all over the Roaring Fork Valley, the watershed of the Colorado, Frying Pan, Crystal, Roaring Fork and countless high mountain lakes and streams, Wes moved to Steamboat Springs in 2004. In search of big trout and fresh powder, he found both and has been home ever since. Wes loves teaching and sharing his vast knowledge of Routt County’s world class waters. First time fishers, kids and even the experienced angler will enjoy his patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, and sense of humor. Wes is always up for adventure, if he isn’t guiding or skiing he can be found summer or winter somewhere in Routt County knee deep in water with a fly rod in his hand and a smile on his face.

Andy Best

Andy Best

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Andy has been fly fishing for about 20 years now since he first started out in his home state of WI where he chased trout, salmon, and steelhead on spring creeks, freestone rivers and tributaries of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. He has now spent the last 12 years in Steamboat fishing one of his favorite rivers, the Yampa. Andy is a very patient and informative guide. He is eager to teach every angler ability from novice to expert and enjoys spending the day on the river helping people catch fish.

Guided Trip Packages

Half Day Trips

STARTING AT
$274.99
$ 300
  • 4-Hour Trip
  • Waiters
  • Rods
  • Reels and Flies
  • Snack and Drink
  • Premium Guide Service
MOst Popular

Full Day Trips

STARTING AT
$374.99
$ 525
  • 8-Hour Trip
  • Waiters
  • Rods
  • Reels and Flies
  • Lunch
  • Premium Guide Service
Most VALUE

Additional Information about our Trips

In addition to our Colorado fly fishing trips listed on this site, we have many other private water sections that are available, but they require a phone call to the landowner before we can book them. If you are curious about any of our other options, want more information or have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us.

Great Guides. Great fishing