Fly Fishing Trips and Guides in Colorado

Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing on private sections of the Colorado River as well as private waters on the C Lazy U Guest Ranch.

Fly Fishing at its best! Fishing opportunities are endless at our Colorado dude ranch. We encourage and welcome all skill levels at the C Lazy U. Enjoy learning the basics of fly fishing with a one-hour complimentary lesson on our pond or Willow Creek. This is easy, close, convenient, and enjoyable for all ages. For additional fly fishing opportunities, sign up for a guided river experience on or off the property.

For on-ranch guided fly fishing, we offer three hour sessions on a private stretch of Willow Creek. Additionally, half- or full-day trips are available on private stretches of neighboring water, such as the Colorado and Fraser Rivers. Guests of C Lazy U have the opportunity to catch rainbow, brown, and brook trout while wade fishing. For more information and current rates, please click here.

The C Lazy U Ranch has been recognized by The Orvis Company as part of its collection of top quality fly fishing lodges in North America.  We are one of only five endorsed lodges in the state of Colorado. What this means to our guests is that the C Lazy U Ranch meets and exceeds the expectations of quality as set forth by Orvis, both on and off the water. This is a coveted endorsement and one that we are very proud of. Our professional fishing guides know the local waters intimately and do their best to ensure a quality and memorable fly fishing experience.

Our ranch concierge will help with scheduling, details, and pricing. If you book a complimentary one-hour lesson, or a guided fishing trip, all necessary equipment is provided. This includes Orvis rods, reels, flies, waders, and boots. Please note, a fishing license is required to fish in the state of Colorado. Licenses are not included in our fly fishing rates and can be purchased ahead of time online or in our Outfitters Cabin.

Meet Our Guides


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Dave Christman (aka Super Dave)

Where are you from?
“I am from Berthoud, Colorado.”

Where else have you lived?
“I have lived in Virginia Beach, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii & California.”

Favorite place to fish?
“My fly rod is like my magic blanket and it takes me all over the world.”

Favorite species to catch with a fly rod?
“My favorite is trout.”

Favorite Fly?
“A pattern I tie, the Wiggle Nymph.” 

Other hobbies?
“I like hunting, whitewater rafting, dirt biking and ice fishing during the winter.”


Wayne Giska

Where are you from?
“I am from Kentucky.”

Where else have you lived?
“California, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.”

Favorite place to fish?
“Pere Marquette River in Michigan and the Elk Horn River.”

Favorite species to catch with a fly rod?
“Smallmouth, Steelhead, King Salmon.”

Favorite Fly?
“Hairs Ear Nymph”


Josh Peters

Where are you from?
“I am from central Kansas.”

Where else have you lived?
“Just Kansas and Colorado!”

Favorite place to fish?
“Anywhere the water is flowing and the company is good.”

Favorite species to catch with a fly rod?
“Native trout.”

Favorite Fly?
“Elk hair caddis or a white woolly booger.”

Other hobbies?
“Outside of my full time job as a firefighter, I enjoy as much outdoor time as possible with my wife and two dogs.”


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Taylor Swift

Where are you from?
“Originally, I am from Nashville, TN.”

Where else have you lived?
“I lived in Oxford, Mississippi for five years before making my way out to Colorado.”

Favorite place to fish?
“William’s Fork River in Colorado.”

Favorite species to catch with a fly rod?
“Trout.”

Favorite Fly?
“Mouse pattern” 

Other hobbies?
“I enjoy Hunting for waterfowl, elk and mule deer.”

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