The Holy Grail Of Fishing in Colorado

When you think of great fly fishing trips, a few things may come to mind: unpressured water, high densities of wild, healthy fish, spectacular scenery, wild places, knowledgeable, local guides, excellent service and an atmosphere that’s about having fun. At Sage, our trips meet every one of those expectations, to the highest degree possible. We operate on some of the very best private waters in Vail, Colorado. Our guides are stellar. And the experience is unbeatable.

The Piney River is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. This freestone river begins in the rugged Gore Range and meanders through a wilderness canyon to the Piney Valley Ranch, where we have exclusive access to seven miles of pristine trout water. Sage fly fishing guests are the only anglers on this sprawling, 30,000-acre ranch. This is Colorado trout fishing at its very finest.

What we provide

Snack and Beverage
  • Waders
  • Wading Boots
  • Rods
  • Reels
  • All fishing tackle (flies, leader, tippet, ect.)

What you should bring

A one day $16.75 fishing license is required and must be purchased from Colorado Parks and Wildlife by each guest prior to doing any fishing. These licenses are easy to buy online from any smartphone, no printing necessary, and directions on how to do so will be included in your confirmation. For your personal identification security, we do not take your personal information over the phone to print these licenses. It's best for you to do it. 

  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coats
  • Any personal items you need

"Eagle River Hatch Chart"

Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept. Oct Nov. Dec
Grannom x x x x
Western Sedge x x
Spotted Sedge x x x
October Caddis x x
Little Black x x
Golden Stone x x x x
Yellow Sally x x x
Blue Winged Olive x x x x x x x x x x x x
Pale Morning Dun x x x
Red Quill x x
Tricos x x
Green Drake x
Midges x x x x x x x x x x x x
Terrestrials (Ants, Beetles, Hoppers) x x x x x

At age 73, I had the pleasure of having my daughter fulfill a bucket list dream of fly-fishing on the Colorado River. She chose Sage Adventures to supply the raft, equipment and guide. The trip was thrilling and the scenery was breathtaking. Thanks to Colin, our guide, I actually caught 6 trout and landed 4 . He was very patient with me (a novice) and taught me the many different aspects of fly-fishing. Colin was also knowledgeable about the history of the area we visited. I highly recommend the experience I had with Colin at Sage.

Visited September 2016