FISHING

WORLD CLASS FLY FISHING DESTINATION

THE NORTH FORK RANCH IS THE PREMIER COLORADO ORVIS ENDORSED FLY FISHING LODGE
Only 45 minutes from Denver, the North Fork Ranch is located on the North Fork of the South Platte River, a major tributary of the famed South Platte River. The North Fork of the South Platte is home to the most exclusive private water fly fishing ranches in Colorado including the North Fork Ranch, Boxwood Gulch & Long Meadow Ranch. The North Fork Ranch is situated within striking distance of the popular tailwaters of the South Platte River as well as countless miles of tributaries of the South Platte River. Whether you are exploring the South Platte drainage on your own, or you are allowing our premier guides to show you into an unforgettable fly fishing experience, the North Fork Ranch is your perfect location.

Reviews

★★★★★  5 out of 5 stars.   
MichaelH    · September 2016    

North Fork Fishing
"I have fished for over 40 years and the experience at the North Fork Ranch is without question the best I have ever had. Having seen and work with numerous guides through out the years, I consider the North Fork guides as A+/5 Star guides. The organization of the trip/fish day is impeccable. "
Colorado Private Water Fly Fishing
"My son with a great rainbow last trip."
★★★★★  5 out of 5 stars.   
RussG    · May 2016    

Always a great time
" The family and I have been coming to North Fork Ranch for many years. The ladies like the horseback riding and I love the fishing. The fishing is great and the guides are outstanding. Never disappointed. "
North Fork Ranch and Boxwood Gulch Ranch
★★★★★  5 out of 5 stars.   
Ted2016    · August 2016    

Go Fish Yourself Corporate Event
" We were part of the Oskar Blues group that came out to the ranch on August 6th. Jeff and his team of guides that worked with the group did an absolute fantastic job. My experience with our guide John was incredible. He took time to make sure that we understood the technique and then followed up by helping us enjoy the trip...The whole group at the ranch made our experience one of the best experiences I have ever had. "
North Fork Ranch Fly Fishing

ORVIS ENDORSED FLY FISHING GUIDES

The sole purpose of the North Fork Ranch Guide Service is to provide guests of the North Fork Ranch with the best fishing opportunity available. The Orvis endorsed guides of the North Fork Ranch Guide Service average over ten years of experience and will provide an unforgettable experience. We also work with other guide services and outfitters to host our guests while staying at the North Fork Ranch.

PRIVATE WATER

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Access to exclusive private water fly fishing ranches on the North Fork of the South Platte and other tributaries of the South Platte River. Read more about these ranches below
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PUBLIC WATER

South Platte River
Let the North Fork Ranch Guide Service share their knowledge and passion for fly fishing on the South Platte River and it's tributaries. Operating under Colorado outfitter license #2616.
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FLY FISHING CLINIC

Colorado Fly Fishing Class
There may be no better setting to learn fly fishing than at the North Fork Ranch. We offer classes and clinics for all skill levels including beginners. All classes spend time fishing on the North Fork Ranch pond.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE WATER OPTIONS
NORTH FORK OF THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER
Each private fly fishing ranch is only accessible with a fly fishing guide and based on availability. Each is meticulously managed for optimum fishing opportunity through catch and release and strictly limited access. Rainbow Trout average 3 pounds and many have been caught and released up to 10 pounds. The river is also home to Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Cutthroat Trout. Boxwood and Long Meadow are located one mile away from the North Fork Ranch on the same stretch of river.
- North Fork Ranch
- Boxwood Gulch Ranch
- Long Meadow Ranch

SOUTH PLATTE TRIBUTARY PRIVATE RANCHES
Each of these private fly fishing ranches are working cattle ranches. They are managed as fly fishing only with very limited pressure and are are strictly catch and release. These tributaries are our dry fly waters. Average fish varies depending on the ranch, however average in the 6-10" ranges. Although we have seen fish upward of 20" on almost every one of these ranches. Typically dry fly with a dropper or just dry flies. Drive times from the North Fork Ranch vary anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
- Tarryall Creek
- Middle Fork of the South Platte
- South Fork of the South Platte

For more information and to check availability contact:
North Fork Ranch Guide Service  303.478.1349
www.northforkranchguideservice.com
OTHER GUIDE SERVICES AND OUTFITTERS
The number of anglers on the section of river at the North Fork Ranch is limited to ensure angling success. If it is not available during your stay, the following Guide Services and Outfitters may have other opportunities available for fly fishing while staying at the North Fork Ranch.
Please also check for additional availability at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow Ranch at www.boxwoodgulch.com.
Colorado Trout Hunters  303.325.5515
www.coloradotrouthunters.com

The Blue Quill Angler  800.435.5353
www.bluequillangler.com

Trouts Fly Fishing  303.733.1434
www.troutsflyfishing.com
Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop  303.772.9110
www.laughinggrizzlyflyshop.net

5280 Angler  720.450.7291
www.5280angler.com

Front Range Anglers  303.494.1375
www.frontrangeanglers.com

GUIDED FLY FISHING RATES

PRIVATE WATER GUIDE FEES

1 Angler
2 Anglers
3 Anglers
Full Day
$520.00
$695.00
$990.00
Half Day
$355.00
$445.00
$650.00
PUBLIC WATER GUIDE FEES

1 Angler
2 Anglers
3 Anglers
Full Day
$370.00
$395.00
$540.00
Half Day
$270.00
$275.00
$395.00

All equipment and terminal tackle (including flies) is supplied by your Orvis Endorsed fly fishing guide. A full day trip includes lunch.
Private water access fees for the North Fork Ranch included in Private Water rates.

**THE RIVER AT THE NORTH FORK RANCH IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE WITH A FLY FISHING GUIDE**

Fly Fishing Equipment Rentals are available...

For more information please visit www.NorthForkRanchGuideService.com


FISHING OPPORTUNITIES WITHOUT A GUIDE

For those guests of the North Fork Ranch that would prefer to fish without a guide here are some guidelines to help you plan you fishing adventure. There will always be North Fork Ranch staff or North Fork Ranch Guide Service guides available to help answer questions.
Please remember, the River at the North Fork Ranch is only accessible with a fly fishing guide.
Fly Fishing
The North Fork Ranch Pond is a favorite spot and always open to fishing. There is a small section of public water just below the ranch that can be tricky. Most guests drive to the South Platte River around Deckers or in South Park. There are also countless miles of small creeks to explore within an hours drive of the ranch.
Spin Fishing
Once again, the North Fork Ranch Pond is a favorite spot and always open to fishing. Equipment is available for use of North Fork Ranch guests. There are also numerous reservoirs and high country lakes that are within an hours drive of the ranch.
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