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.

Float Fishing

float.fishing.nova.guides.jpgThe 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:

Times may vary based on conditions
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$450/boat (1-2 Guests)
$500/boat (3 Guests)

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

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

Wade Fishing Trips

river.nova.guides.jpgWade 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:

Times may vary based on conditions
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$300/1 Guest
$390/2 Guests
$450/3 Guests

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

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

  • 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.

A $6 Forest Service Fee is charged per person on all tours, in addition to tour pricing.

What People Are Saying...

  • “We can always refer guests to Nova Guides... there is no one better than your organization... I will continue to spread the word about how wonderful we were treated and what a great time we had.”
    Vail Resorts
  • “I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time. We had a WONDERFUL guide. He did such a great job of telling us what was around us and letting us “Stop and Smell the Roses” so to speak. He did a great job! Thanks!!”
    Jessica and Joey C.
  • “I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to our guide. It was one of the most adrenaline rushing experiences ever. He flat out wore us out! I would recommend Nova Guides to anyone who wants to experience the TRUE Rockies…See you next year.”
    Micah F.
  • "Great afternoon Top of the Rockies trip with our guide Joe! Awesome guide and incredible views. This was our 4th snowmobile trip with Nova and as usual we were NOT disappointed! See you next year."
    Nancy R.
  • “I just wanted to let you guys know that I absolutely looooved going snowmobiling with you guys! I went with a couple different other companies but no one compares to Nova Guides! It was the greatest experience and I can’t wait to come back. p.s Our guide was fantastic!!”





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