Guided Fishing

Private Water | Wade & Float Trips

 

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler looking to supplement your skills with today’s progressive techniques, our knowledgeable local guides are always prepared to show you a great time. The Vail Valley geographically serves as a unique hub to some of the best year round wild trout fishing in Colorado.With 100’s of miles of world class fishing minutes from our door we are confident we can provide you with a trip of a lifetime. Big rivers like the Eagle, the Colorado and the Roaring Fork, miles of back country creeks and lakes and our Private Trout Lake provide a memorable backdrop for your day. Nova Guides takes pride in covering every detail of your trip.

Friendly “fishy” guides will have all equipment, ice cold beverages, snacks, lunches (prepared by our private chef) and comfortable boats so you can just enjoy your fishing experience without worrying about the details. Lodging, group pricing and multiple day packages available.

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The larger rivers we guide are best accessed with Rafts and Drift boats giving our guests access to incredible scenery while fishing some treasured secret spots that can only be accessed by boat. Fishing season never ends in Colorado and our boats are in the water all year long. Whether you are new to fly fishing or an experienced angler, fishing from a boat is an iconic way of fly fishing in the west. Full and half day trips are available every day. We can choose the best stretch of river depending on seasonal flows and hatches insuring you the best experience possible. Let the certified guides from Nova Guides navigate the river while you and yours enjoy a beautiful Colorado day on the Eagle, the Colorado and the Roaring Fork!

Morning Half Day Float Fishing Trips with Lunch: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $450/boat (1-2 Guests)
  • $500/boat (3 Guests)

 

Afternoon Half Day Float Fishing Trips with Snack: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $400/boat (1-2 Guests)
  • $440/boat (3 Guests)

 

Full Day Float Fishing Trips with Lunch: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $550/boat (1-2 Guests)
  • $625/boat (3 Guests)

 

river.nova.guidesWade Fishing Trips

Wade fishing is a great way for beginner and expert alike to diligently work a special piece of water while using many different techniques. These trips offer more one on one instruction time with your experienced guide and are a great way to discover the joys of fly fishing. With access from headwaters to the larger lower stretches of our magnificent watersheds we can guarantee a custom experience based on your expectations. Full and half day trips are available all year long. Locations and times are based on conditions and your guide’s local knowledge. We’ll pick you up right from your hotel in Vail or Beaver Creek and head straight to the river, for a day to remember. We provide all necessary equipment, fishing rods, flies, waders, and transportation.

Morning Half Day Wade Fishing Trip with Lunch: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $300/1 Guest
  • $390/2 Guests
  • $450/3 Guests

 

Afternoon Half Day Wade Fishing Trip with Snack: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $275/1 Guest
  • $350/2 Guests
  • $425/3 Guests

 

Full Day Wade Fishing Trip with Lunch: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Times may vary based on conditions
  • $400/1 Guest
  • $500/2 Guests
  • $575/3 Guests

A $6 Forest Service Fee is charged per person on all tours, in addition to tour pricing.
Licenses are an additional $9.00 and can be purchased through Nova Guides.
15 years and younger do not need a license.
First fly is on us, after that we charge $3 per fly lost by a guest.

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"Nova's class 1 and 2 journey down the "upper C" is perfect for children that are anxious about rafting for the first time. Nova's guides are experienced, patient, funny and make the half day memorable for all. After our trip my nine year old proudly announced he was ready for class 2 and 3!"  - Terri