Covid 19 Operational Plan


May 19, 2020 – During this unique time we are staying up to date on the current rules and regulations regarding Coivd19, both State and County.  We filed a Covid-19 Business Plan with Pitkin county first week of May.  When the original stay at home order was relaxed on May 9th we were allowed to resume operations based on the protocols we have put in place with the understanding that the only clients we can work with currently are Roaring Fork Valley residents, second homeowners and owners of fractional units.  I assume as short term lodging options open up later this month, perhaps as soon as this weekend, that we will be open to guide guests from outside of the valley.

How does this affect us on a day to day basis and what can your guests expect?  Here are some of our thoughts:

    • The very nature of what we do promotes social distancing. We are outside, we can spread out and we will never be around concentrated groups of people.  All of our trips are private trips so that gives us a large amount of control over what we expose ourselves to.
    • Guide and guests will wear face coverings at all times. It is just a simple thing to do.  Many of us are accustomed to wearing a buff or similar covering for sun protection anyway.  Guests can bring whatever face covering they prefer, we will have buffs for purchase if you need one.  
    • We will have plenty of hand sanitizer and wipes on hand. No sharing of equipment.
    • We are encouraging our guests to meet us at a location on the river. In fact, in helping people to plan their stay this summer we have been encouraging a rental car in general, it just might be the way things have to go this year.  If we do provide transportation, we currently must follow the county’s guidelines for “carpooling” – vehicles are to be run at 50% or less of occupancy including the guide.


This is new territory for all of us.  Give us a shout anytime at 970 920 6886 with thoughts, suggestions, concerns, etc. as to how we can best take care of you going forward.

In addition to our focus on providing the best guided fishing trips in the Roaring Fork Valley we will be operating our small retail shop located in the Gorsuch Café on the Gondola Plaza – we are scheduled to open the week of June 8th.  We have everything you need to get out on the local waters. Come by and we will try our best to get you geared up and headed in the right direction. We have a couple of hundred different fly patterns that we have refined over the years, they all work depending on time of year and location.