About Us


WHO WE ARE5280 Angler Flag

5280 Angler® is a guide and outfitting service designed to inspire passion for fly fishing. Our guides create the finest fly fishing experience in Colorado. We provide access to a wide range of public and private waters and maintain a commitment to client-centered adventures on the river. 5280 Angler serves and represents our angling community with pride and professionalism.



WHY 5280

Fly fishing is FUN. Whether you join 5280 Angler for your first hook up, or for another perfect day in a long line of fishing adventures, we promise to provide an outstanding angling experience. Our guides know these waters and know these trout. Book a trip with 5280 Angler, and let us get to know you. We’ll share an incredible day on the river worthy of the fish we all love to pursue.




5280 Angler takes a state of the art approach to outfitting. We design our angling adventures with a client-centered philosophy. Rather than merely offer a one-size-fits-all trip, we’ll listen to you and create a truly unique day on the river. Among our countless hours on the water, we’ve often witnessed a tunnel-vision approach to guiding that often yields nothing but anxiety and frustration. Our guides, however, promise to keep YOU at the heart of what we do. We plan and adjust our trips to meet your angling ability, group size, and unique goals. We specialize in creating opportunities to learn and practice new techniques, hook trout, and make memories.


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photograph by Tim Shoenborn