Passionate anglers come to Basalt to fish the Gold Medal Waters that run right through the heart of this quaint town. The Roaring Fork River and the Frying Pan River are known to be some of the best waters to fly-fish in North America. The rainbow, brook and brown trout that are pulled from these streams range from super crafty 3 pounders to large rainbow trout that weigh over ten pounds in sections below the Ruedi Reservoir dam.
The area itself is worth exploring and wading the banks of these captivating and translucent rivers. Mountain vistas in all directions with many elevation changes and rapid sections to spare. The fishing is consistent year round and going with a professional fly-fishing guide can all but assure you a legendary fishing trip.
Fishing with a guide allows you to either explore the hot spots on foot or by raft or boat. The guides in this valley know which flies the fish are biting and where they all live. There are advantages and disadvantages to fishing in each season, so choose which sounds best for you and come stay with us in the epicenter of the best fishing anywhere.