Where to we arrive / check in?

You start and end each trip at our headquarters, located inside 8200 Mountain Sports at 30923 W. Hwy 160, South Fork, CO 81154. We also occasionally meet in Creede at our sister store, Rio Grande Angler.  We provide a shuttle service to and from all of our activities.  Please arrive promptly ten minutes prior to your departure time to allow us to prepare you for your trip. Our guides will greet you with a smile as you arrive!  They will assist you in checking in first with our friendly office personnel.

What should we bring?

We suggest breathable waders coupled with synthetic long underwear and thick socks as the water temperatures can be cool. Felt soled or Rubber soled wading boots are a must – absolutely no studded boots are allowed in the boats, nor are they recommended for small streams.

In the mid summer heat many people prefer to wet wade on trips and find that it is very refreshing. Quick dry shorts and briefs are highly recommended. For float trips we suggest river sandals and shorts, as you will be in the boat the majority of the day.

Don’t forget your fishing vest, long sleeve shirt, hat, polarized glasses, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, medications, polar fleece pullover and of course rain gear for the daily afternoon showers.

Equipment recommendations are 8′-9′ 3, 4 or 5wt rods for dries and nymphing. Plus a 9′ 6wt for streamers and windy days. A 7′-9′ leader in 4x or 5x is preferred.

Is a license required?

A Colorado fishing license is required.  One-day license fees are under $10.  Annual non-resident license fees are under $60.  You can Buy a License directly from Colorado Parks & Wildlife online or there are local license vendors as well in South Fork.

What is provided?

All fishing gear, soft tackle is provided. Stream-side lunch is included on full day trips. *Drinks are provided on 1/2-day trips. Our all-inclusive trips have NO hidden costs, and don’t require the purchase of additional supplies or equipment! Catch and release, and the use of barb-less hooks, is practiced on all trips.

*We ask that you please specify if you are a vegetarian or have any food allergies!

Reservation / Cancellation Policy

South Fork Anglers requires a 50% deposit via credit card at the time of booking. The balance of the trip is due at time of arrival the day of the trip.

Good guides on good rivers are in high demand and our guides are professionals who make their living during a short and very intense fishing season. South Fork Anglers require a 14-day prior notice on cancellations of all trips. Any notice given less than 14 days will be charged 100% of the trip price. We fish rain or shine, trips are not cancelled due to weather conditions–the fish don’t care about the rain… they’re already wet.

Taxes and Fees included.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash.

South Fork Anglers is an Equal Opportunity service provider and employer and operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service and Rio Grande National Forest.

South Fork Anglers is a Licensed River Outfitter- Issued by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.