Where is Grand County Fishing Company located?
We are partnered with Winter Park Flyfisher which is located at 601 Zerex St. in the Ski Broker building in Fraser Colorado right next to the ALCO shopping center. Safeway and the Fraser ponds are directly across highway 40 from us. Look for the big red rafts in the parking lot.
Why Hire a Guide?
Your time to fish is probably limited. Don't waste that time finding the right water or trying to choose the right fly. A guide is your fast track to the frustration-free fishing experience that you've been hoping to find. And no matter how good you are now, you will walk away a better fisherman.
What should I tip my guide?
A tip is never required nor should a guide expect to always get a tip, but the truth is that tipping your guide is common and many guides do come to expect a tip.
Most half day wade trips tip anywhere from $40.00 to $75.00 with $100.00 being offered if you think your guide did an exceptional job. Full day wade trips generally tip $60.00 to $100.00 with $150.00 for an exceptional job. Float trips require much more preparation, work and expense for a guide. Therefore, the tips are generally higher. The average tip range for a float fishing trip is from $80.00 to $125.00 with $150.00 and higher being an exceptional tip.
Keep in mind that if you are fishing with an outfitter that makes you buy your flies and leaders for the day and the guide doesn't have to supply those items, then tipping less is appropriate.
Grand County Fishing Company doesn't have any hidden costs, the guide will supply you with leaders and flies. If you simply can't afford to tip on top of
When is the best time to go fishing?
I have always said that the best time to go fishing is when you can, but if you have your choice then the question becomes a little more complicated.
How old should a child be to go on a guided fishing trip?
My experience is that most children don't have the attention span for four or eight hours of fly fishing until the age of eleven. Depending on maturity level and patience, some do well much younger and some are still not ready at a much older age.