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Santa Maria Stream
Santa Maria Stream
Fly Fishing at Santa Maria
Fly Fishing at Santa Maria
Creekside lunch at the Santa Maria Ranch
Creekside lunch at the Santa Maria Ranch
Colorado fly fishing on the unspoiled section of the South Platte River's Middle Fork
Colorado fly fishing on the unspoiled section of the South Platte River's Middle Fork

Santa Maria Fly Fishing Brings You the Best Guided Private Water Fly Fishing Experience on the South Platte in Colorado

The Colorado Rocky Mountains are known throughout the world for exceptional fly fishing. However, this popularity often results in crowded streams that don't always offer the day of fishing you're looking for. Fortunately, Santa Maria Fly Fishing is here to help you enjoy some of the best fly fishing Colorado has to offer.

The private 2,800-acre ranch takes just over two hours to reach from Denver. Here, you'll find a picturesque and unspoiled section of the Middle Fork of the South Platte River. In 2006, extensive stream restoration was conducted on the property that resulted in a wide variety of new fish holding structures and riffles. The restoration was also done to control bank erosion. These measures will keep this stretch of river fishing well for years to come. For the angler, this means that there should be no problem finding happy and hungry fish. In fact, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has said this section of stream holds "more trout biomass per mile of stream than any other river in Colorado."

Our lower section of stream below the bridge meanders downstream through a peaceful hay meadow and includes fish structures at regular intervals. Above the bridge, our middle section provides a delightful combination of long runs and small pockets with a handful of deep pools mixed in where larger brown, rainbow, and cutbow trout like to reside. Just a little further up river, you'll find the water gently meandering with fast riffles and large, deep pools.

What Can You Catch With Santa Maria Fly Fishing In Colorado?

Typically, we find wild browns from about eight inches to up around thirteen inches throughout the runs and pockets of our private fly fishing waters. In the deeper pools is where you'll find the larger trout. Consider booking your Colorado fly fishing trip with us in August when especially large Brown Trout migrate up this section of the Middle Fork of the South Platte from Spinney Mountain Reservoir to spawn. This window gives the angler the chance to hook up with a trout measuring well over eighteen inches. We've even seen them as big as thirty inches during this time.

Our private fly fishing waters here in Park County, Colorado provide a relatively large river channel with open and navigable banks. This makes a day on the water with Santa Maria Fly Fishing ideal for groups of two or three anglers of any age or experience level. Santa Maria Fly Fishing is only accessible with one of our experienced guides. These guides spend a lot of time on these waters and have come to know every run, riffle, and pocket here. Whether you're new to the sport of fly fishing and need help with rigging and casting or you're a seasoned veteran looking to further improve your success on the water, our guides will help make your day on the water one to remember. Discover more about fly fishing on the private waters of Santa Maria Ranch by contacting us today.