Anglers love us. Fish fear us.

Photo taken during a fishing trip June 19th, 2013
 
With a complete fly shop, guide services, fly fishing instruction, and extensive private water access, Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a haven for anglers. Whether you were born holding a fly rod or you're just getting hooked, we have programs and services to fit your experience.

Call us for details on any package or trip. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling our Adventure Center at 970-726-8231. Always imagined taking a Colorado fly fishing vacation? We're the perfect spot.
 
Call for reservations  970.726.8231
 
 
2014 Fly Fishing Prices
 
Fly Fishing Lessons
Lesson Type             1 Person        2 Person        3 Person        
1 Hour                         $90                  $140                $190             
2 Hour                         $135                $195                $255              
 
*All rentals, flies, leaders, etc. included with all lesson prices.    
*Following all lessons, you may continue to fish unguided for two hours on our on-site ponds.
 
One Hour Lesson Designed to fit your fly fishing needs. Head out to the pond and learn about fly fishing equipment, fly-casting and enjoy fishing with your instructor for rainbow trout.
 
Two Hour Lesson Designed to fit your fly fishing needs. Start out in the shop learning stream entomology, fly pattern matching, and a demonstration and practice of useful knots. Then head out to the pond to learn fly-casting techniques and enjoy fishing with your instructor for rainbow trout.
 
 
Wade Fishing Trips
(All full day trips include lunch; lunch is available on half-day trips for an additional fee)
                                        Full Day                      Half Day
1 person                       $338                            $225
2 person                       $428                            $295
3 person                       $518                            $365
           
*Two guides needed for four people
*Prices include full rental package (boots, waders, rods, reels, flies, and leaders)
*Colorado fishing license and gratuity not included
*Additional $60 per rod private water fee applies for trips on private water. 
 
 
Float Fishing Trips: 
Full Day costs $550 per boat (1 or 2 people).
*Prices include full rental package and lunch.
*Colorado fishing license and gratuity not included.
 
 
On-site Fishing                                                                                                   
Ranch Creek                                                              
*Section 1 is open to lodge guests only for unguided fishing.  Reservations and a $60 per rod private water fee are required.  This section is recommended for experienced anglers only.
*Sections 2 and 3 are open to guide trips only for both lodge and non-lodge guests.
 
Fraser River
*Open to guide trips only.
 
Little Cabin Creek Ponds (rental equipment not included)                           
Lodge Guests                                 Free
Non Guests                                     $20
Kids under 12                                 $10
 
Rental Equipment (full day)
Rental Package*                                $40                 
Rod & Reel Only                                $20                 
Waders and Boots only                     $25                 
Wading boots only                            $10                 
Pontoon Boat                                     $30                 
*Package includes Rod, Reel, Waders, and Boots
 
Group Rates
*Discounts for groups of 8 or more.  Please call for specifics.
*An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to all groups of 6 or more.
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
A 48-hour (2 days) notice of cancellation is required in order to receive a full refund on your trip. If the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours before your trip, you will not receive a refund. Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa reserves the right to cancel a trip due to unsafe conditions. In this case, full refunds will be granted. Your credit card is to hold your reservation; you will be charged the full amount when you schedule your fishing activity.
 
 
Other information:
·        Guide trips and lessons are scheduled according to guest’s desires, our availability, and fishing conditions.
·        Most fishing trips meet at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa at or before 7:00 am.
·        Lessons and guide trips include leaders and flies.  A Colorado fishing license and gratuity are not included.
·        Private water fees are extra.  They are $60 per rod for fishing on private waters.
·        All guided fly fishing is catch & release with barb less hooks.
·        All on-site fishing for adults is fly fishing only, catch & release, barb-less hooks required.
·        Kids 12 years and under may fish lower pond with single hook barbless lures and spinning rods.
·        Guide trips and lessons are for 13 years and up only.
 
 
 
 
Private Waters
(Available upon advanced request. Rod fees listed are per person in addition to guide fees.)
 
Colorado River at the Miller Ranch, Granby, CO:       
Private Water Rod Fee $60 (per person)        
Capacity: 4 anglers
Description:    One mile of pristine mountain river, loaded with brown and rainbow trout. Difficult wading, unparalleled scenery, dry and nymph fly-fishing, strong and healthy browns and rainbows with the occasional brook and cutthroat trout. Fish average 12” in length and range from 6” to 22”. The river averages 35 feet across and 2 to 3 feet deep.
                      
Fraser River between Tabernash and Fraser, CO:
 Private Water Rod Fee $60 (per person)                   
Capacity: 2 anglers, half day only
Description:   An inviting mountain meadow stream that averages 20 feet across and holds some surprisingly large browns and rainbows. Easy back casts and slow riffles make this stream an enjoyable half day- adventure. This half-mile of the Fraser sees some prolific hatches of Red Quills, Drakes, and Caddis flies. Best fished in the morning before the sun warms it up and the winds move in.
 
Ranch Creek at Hurd Creek Ranch, Tabernash, CO:
Private Water Rod Fee $60 (per person)                    
Capacity: 4 anglers
Description:   Four good miles of creek and two ponds make this more than you can cover in a day. Ranch Creek is known for its undercut banks that can extend 3-4 feet and hold 18-20” browns just waiting for a Hopper or an Irresistible to drop onto the water. This section also has many beaver ponds with trout eager to hit a dry fly.
 
Ranch Creek at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, Tabernash, CO:
Private Water Rod Fee $60 (per person)
Capacity: 2 anglers per section
Description: There are 3 sections of Ranch Creek at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. All of which makes a beautiful meandering stream. All types of water from pockets to undercut banks and riffles to deep runs, this creek offers each angler everything they ever wanted in a small trout stream. Browns, Brookies, and Rainbows are abundant with the occasional Cutthroat trout.  Perfect for a two or three weight.
 
Ranch Creek Section #1 Capacity: 2 anglers is half willows fishing and half beaver ponds. Section 1 is technical water for the experienced angler. This is the only section of ranch creek that can be fished unguided by lodge guests. Lodge guests must call to reserve the water and pay a $60 private water rod fee.
 
Section #2 Capacity: 2 anglers is half meadow fishing with occasional willows downstream. Upstream half braids and gets a little bit skinnier and faster.
 
Section #3 is wide open meandering stream free of willows. This section is the easiest of all three sections.
 
 
Public Water
 
Colorado River Near Parshall  This water is a short 35 min. drive from the ranch. This section is great for beginners because of its big water wade fishing. This section is mostly nymph fishing with some dry fly opportunities. Prolific caddis, stonefly, P.M.D, and trico hatches. Great for big groups who want to take a wade trip. Primarily browns ranging from 6-15 inches with a few bigger rainbows. This section is about 3 miles of water. (not available guided on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays)
 
Williams Fork This section is a tributary to the Colorado River at Parshall. To fish this section you must hike for 20 to 30 min. to start. This section is great when the flows are cooperating. This section is about 2 miles of water. (not available guided on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays)
 
Colorado River at Reeder Creek  This stretch of river is accessed by a strenuous half- mile hike. Anglers can experience everything from large deep pools, to pocket water, long riffles and runs. This area offers excellent dry fly, nymph, and streamer fishing. This section holds some large fish.
 
 
 

Call for reservations  970.726.8231

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the US Bureau of Land Management.