Fishermen will be in trout heaven at our Colorado dude ranch. Whether a died-in-the-wool fly fisherman or a first-timer, you will find Colorado fishing to suit you. The famed Tarryall River runs right through our front yard, and there are miles to fish. Not far upstream is the Tarryall Reservoir and not too far downstream is the famed "11 Mile Canyon" where the only thing better than the fishing is the scenery! You can spend half an hour or all-day. Fishing gear is available to guests.
In addition to fishing on your own here at the ranch, we also offer in-house guiding services with our Orvis and Simms endorsed professional fly fishing guide, Robert Younghanz. Whether you’re looking to hone your fly fishing skills or would like a bit of help to fool a few of our healthy trout on a fly, Robert would be happy to spend a half day on our mile of private water with you.
Robert is our exclusive fly fishing guide and instructor here at Tarryall River Ranch. He is a manager at Angler's Covey Fly Shop in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been involved in the fly fishing industry for close to 20 years. Having traveled to over 60 countries, he is an accomplished angler, teacher and guide for fresh, salt, tropical and warm water species. His passion and expertise in Aquatic Entomology has enabled him to travel the world collecting aquatic insects, as well as studying, researching, curating and teaching at Colorado State University and Front Range Community College.
In addition, Robert is a published researcher and has described several new species of aquatic insects. Robert has been a guest lecturer across the Western United States on the topic of Aquatic Entomology. Look for Robert on the World Fishing Network talking about some of Southern Colorado’s local fishing areas on the South Platte River. Robert has been guiding in Colorado for the past 13 years and currently is a Simms Guide Ambassador as well as an Orvis endorsed guide. For more information about Robert check out his web site at http://www.robertyounghanzflyfishing.com or http://www.the-bug-guy.com
“I had the great pleasure of my first fly fishing outing with Robert Younghanz. Robert did a great job with instruction in technique along with explanation in reading the river. As a beginner, I appreciated his time covering the basics that I expect to help as a mature in the skill. We had only a half day outing, but it was well balanced with beginner instruction along with plenty of time for fishing. In hindsight, I’m especially happy with Robert’s efforts to get around to many different fishing holes and rotating between wet and dry flies. I’ve no doubt that his background would also suit a more experienced fly fisherman.” – Chris Ross (Tarryall River Ranch Guest)