Why Fly Fish Private Water?


Drew with Boxwood BrownColorado has great public water fishing, so why book a trip on private water? 

Our exclusive private water properties provide anglers with several specific advantages. Here are the primary reasons to consider booking a private water fly fishing trip:

HEAVENLY TROUT HABITAT

5280 Angler works with private property owners who emphasize stream restoration and trout habitat improvement. This quality stewardship results in ecological balance, maximum trout holding capacity, and superior angling opportunities. Basically, these properties are paradise for both trout and anglers alike.

MORE FISH. BIGGER FISH.

Optimal habitat creates great fisheries. Cold, clean water, diverse stream structure, and adherence to strict catch & release practices have given trout the opportunity to grow and thrive. This results in enhanced angling opportunities. If it feels like each pool, bend, riffle, and run have more fish and bigger fish, you’re right. They do.

NO CROWDS.

The popularity of fly fishing has grown exponentially in recent years. As a result, there’s often a little less elbow room on some stretches of

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photograph by Ahmad Terry

our well loved public waters. In contrast, the limited access granted on our exclusive private properties results in far less fishing pressure. This presents several benefits:

  1. There is no rush to the river in the morning. Take your time, enjoy breakfast, and relax knowing that nobody is hooking your fish.
  2. With limited angling pressure, private water trout are often less wary and selective, therefore often more willing to take your fly.
  3. Large groups will not need to spread out. You’ll be able to fish in much closer proximity to friends and family.
  4. A river free from crowds creates an ideal learning environment. Anglers new to fly fishing can relax, learn, and have fun.
  5. For many, fishing private water feels similar to having a V.I.P. pass to a favorite artist’s concert…

 

PRIVATE WATER DESTINATIONS

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DESTINATION FLY FISHING

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