Fishing – FAQ

Sage is offering fishing trips on the PRIVATE Piney River in 2018? TX

                        Yes. 7 miles of completely private water on a 30,000 acre ranch, minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek. We access the canyon by Side X Side ATV, and will have a gourmet lunch out there as well! This is literally the ultimate fishing trip in the area!

Why should you go fly fishing with SAGE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES??TX

From start to finish our experienced guides only care about one thing, catching you fish!! (and by the way, even if you don’t hook one, this wild river system will hook you…the journey is the destination!) We aren’t trying to sell you merchandise at a retail shop or sell you an exotic destination trip half way around the world. We want your fishing experience on our local rivers to be the best you’ve ever had. Oh and by the way, if you are not 100% satisfied, we will give you your money back. We have total faith in our product, and know that you will have one heck of a fun time.

What should you wear on your fishing trip?TX

The weather in Colorado is notorious for being unpredictable, dressing in layers or bringing a backpack with extra clothes is recommended. Even if your trip starts out sunny and warm, rainstorms can move in quickly in the mountains, so bringing a raincoat is highly recommended.

Can we keep the fish we catch?TX

No, SAGE and every other fishing outfitter in the Vail Valley adhere to strict catch and release fishing practices.

Am I guaranteed to catch a fish?TX

Unfortunately, No. Our guides will do their best to put you in the fishiest spots and teach you all the proper techniques to increase your odds of catching fish. Sometimes the fish don’t cooperate though! We think your chances of catching fish are highly elevated if you fish with Sage though, as you will be on some of the most pristine private waters in the State.

Do I need a fishing license?TX

Yes, a $16.75 Colorado fishing license is required. All participants must purchase a license online with their smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer. Links to do this will be in your confirmation information that we will email to you know the booking is complete.

What if I’ve never fished before?TX

No problem, that just means you haven’t learned any bad habits yet!! Our knowledgeable guide staff can teach you how to cast, mend, set the hook and grip and grin properly!

What if the weather is bad?TX

The best part about fly fishing is you can do it in any type of weather! Regardless of rain, sleet, snow, wind, catching fish is possible. It has been said, “The two best times to fish is when its raining, and when it aint” – Patrick F. Mcmanus

Is gratuity for the guide customary?TX

Gratuity is never expected, but always appreciated!

What is the cancellation policy?TX

48 Hour Cancellation Policy – Any Cancellation within 48 Hours is non-refundable. If a reservation is cancelled the day before the trip date, a credit in the amount of your trips booked will be assigned to you, redeemable for a full year, only one change per reservation, and non transferable. Cancellations the day of the trip will receive no credit and no refund, and no rescheduling.