"South Platte River Fishing"
South Platte Fly Shop
Monday - Saturday : 7am-5pm
Sunday : 7am-4pm
11 Mile Canyon re-opened.
The United States Forest Service will reopen all public access in Eleven Mile Canyon on Friday. It will reopen officially at 8:00 a.m. on July 3. Those public access areas include: campgrounds, picnic and angler areas. Even though the public facilities are open, visitors are advised to be cautious near the water. The water level and flow are higher than normal.
Best fly Selection on the Front Range.
Over 5000 patterns and sizes to choose from.
Fly Fishing Classes
Dates for our Fly Fishing Classes this year.
July 10th & 11th
July 31st & Aug 1st
Aug 21st & 22nd
Further details here.
Check our updated reports.
If you would like a trip, call the shop on 719 - 686 -8990.
Check our updated reports.
Fly Tying Classes
South Platte Fly Shop now offers fly tying classes all throughout the year. The classes are $75/person, taught right here at our shop, and include 5 hours of personalized instruction. There are further details here.
We provide all the equipment & materials, you simply show up! Usually, classes take place from 10am - 3pm, Monday through Saturday, but if this does not suit your schedule, please call the shop and we can coordinate alternative times.
Whether you are a complete novice who has never placed a hook in a vise, or an intermediate who could use some helpful hints and refined skills, we can accommodate your instruction to best suit your needs. Participants in our class also receive valuable discounts off all fly tying materials for one month after they take the course.
Please contact the shop on 719 - 686 8990 with any further questions or to make your reservation.
Our class room and a class in progress.
Ben Davis has joined us as a guide this year and is writing a blog for us.
You can read his blog here as well as email your questions to him.
Several clients have kindly allowed us to publish their
Where are we?
We are located on 405 E Highway 24 at Woodland Park, Colorado. You drive right past us on your way to the Dream Stream, 11 mile Canyon, Deckers, Cheesman Canyon and other sections of the great South Platte River System.
The easiest way to get to us is drive down I25 to Colorado Springs then take Highway 24 West to Woodland Park. It is about 15 miles. We are located right on the Highway just past McDonalds and Sonic. You can't miss us. Here is what the shop looks like.
We are a full service fly shop and outfitter with a complete range for equipment for all your fly fishing needs.
We are a division of Frying Pan Anglers based in Basalt Colorado with another store, The San Juan Angler in Durango.
We also provide South Platte River Fishing reports.
If you would like to take a guided fly fishing trip book a guided fly fishing trip with us.
In addition to excellent South Platte River fly fishing we have great fishing in many local rivers, streams and lakes.
Flies and Equipment.
We have an excellent range of flies and equipment for your South Platte River fly fishing trip or any other excursion.
We have been adding some more information we hope you will find interesting. Check out the following:
Our list of flies.
Some great photos by Nick Williams of natural bugs as well has hatch matching photos.
In our retail store we carry a full range of fly fishing equipment and fly fishing supplies ideal for your South Platte River fly fishing experience. We have a detailed discussion of fly fishing equipment in these pages.
So if you are coming to the South Platte River fly fishing or are just visiting and haven't brought any equipment with you, never mind, we have all equipment necessary to make your South Platte River fly fishing journey most memorable.
"After the Fire"
Nick went into 11 Mile Canyon recently with his Camera to record the damage. Here are some photos.
Dream Stream Browns.