Beginner Wade Fishing Clinic | Half Day | Arkansas River, CO

guided fly fishing trips with dvorak expedtions


Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Dvorak’s instructor guide 1×2 ratio
Time: 3-4 hours
Date: Spring through Fall
Included: Additional rods to try out, flies or training items. (Personal water bottles a must)

What to bring: DVK rental (rod, reel, line and leader). ($25 per day) You can bring your own fishing equipment to use.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: If you’re just getting started or need to work out some casting bugs, check out our Casting Basics Class. Beginning fly fishers learn how to rig and cast the rod and intermediate fly fishers fine tune their technique. Students learn the basic cast, roll cast, the haul and the double haul. How to load the rod, handle the line and manage the fish. They will learn under what conditions to use each cast and will have lots of time to practice with their rod and also try out some other rods.

DURATION:  3 Hours
PRICING: $175 Per Person (2 person minimum)

The Arkansas has arguably some of the better trout fishing in Colorado. Our fishing trips are available during the entire rafting season. Our trips take you in comfort down the river to otherwise inaccessible fishing holes. Artificial flies and lures only. You must have a valid Colorado fishing license.


On overnight trips all on-river meals are provided, beginning with lunch the first day and ending with lunch the last day. The food is fresh and hearty and the guides will prepare it for you. A typical dinner menu will include as a main course BBQ Steak, Baked Fish, Teriyaki Chicken, or combination entrees, fresh vegetables and salads, Dutch-oven desserts or breads, hors d’oeuvres, fresh fruits, fruit juices, coffee, tea and a complimentary glass of wine with dinner.

All lunches are buffet style with a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, fruit, cheeses, sliced meats, nuts and juices or sodas. Breakfast includes fresh fruit juice, eggs in all styles, special pancakes, French toast, melons, fruit, cereals with milk, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. We can accommodate special diets with advance notice and almost always the menu suits the vegetarian. Though we carry ample supplies of juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate we encourage you to bring extra soda or beer. You can arrange for us to pick up specific beverages for you prior to the trip or you can stock up in Salida before you meet us at the base. Any liquids you bring must be in unbreakable containers.


We request that you do not drink alcohol on the day trips on the river. You’re welcome to bring alcohol in unbreakable containers on overnight trips for drinks around the fire. Wine is complimentary with dinner. Our guides may refuse to let you participate in a trip if your safety is at risk.


Additional cash requirements: You will need to arrange all pre and post lodging and meals before and after your trip. Gratuities are not included in the trip cost. You will not require any monies during your trip. Valuables should be stored in the safe at your lodging or you can keep valuables in the waterproof bag provided by Dvoraks. A small amount of money maybe needed during shuttle for snacks at the end of trip.


Our guides are experienced men and women skilled at handling their craft. They all have current first aid and CPR training and have fulfilled guide qualification requirements in the states of Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Trip Leaders have thousands of river miles of experience on all classes of rivers including all those Dvorak Expeditions run.


The closest airport is Denver International. Arrive the day prior to your trip. You will need to allow time for a 3-hour drive west on I-70 towards Dillon, CO. and then north from Dillon on Highway 9 towards Kremmling. Your river trip will begin just 12 miles southwest of Kremmling at river put-in site (Pumphouse) at 8:30 a.m. the day your trip begins.

Dvorak's will make arrangements for your vehicle to be shuttled to the finish point through the Colorado Shuttle Service. The cost will vary with trip length. You should arrange to leave any personal luggage at your lodging or in your vehicle until the end of the trip. PLEASE CALL AND CONFIRM YOUR VEHICLE SHUTTLE ARRANGEMENTS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP.


You will need to arrive at the put-in by 8:30 a.m. the morning of your trip. Report to your Dvorak trip leader near the put-in or look for the Dvorak vehicle. The guides will assist you in packing your river gear into dry bags and issue any rented camping items for your packing as well. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO CONFIRM THOSE ITEMS FOR CAMPING 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE TRIP MEETING. Alternatively, you can arrive at the put in the night before the trip begins and camp. Be aware that there are only primitive amenities at the campsites. We can arrange to have your vehicle shuttled to the take-out point. There is an additional charge for this shuttle service per vehicle, cost depends on the length of your trip. Any extra personal items should be stored in your vehicle unless you arrange to store items at other accommodation prior to your trip. Remember, "River Time" is unpredictable. This also allows time for a final evening spent with new river friends and crew.



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