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HOW IT WORKS
Experience DIY fly fishing the way it’s supposed to be
EXPLORE PRIVATE RANCH LOCATIONS
Browse by state, camping, RV access and more
BOOK WITH JUST A FEW CLICKS
Just pay as you book, no membership fees required
ENJOY FLY FISHING
Experience solitude, adventure, and solitude
To spread the power of the outdoors and inspiration to conserve it
Enjoy affordable access to private fly fishing properties
Diamond ArrowCarbondale, Colorado
“Great property. Hooked into a good number of 16-18in Browns and Rainbows in the riffles. Great property, landowner was friendly and helpful.”
Arkansas River CanyonSalida, Colorado
"Fishing started off really well and had my first fish by my third cast... This is my second time fishing this property and can’t wait to come back."
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
What other RareWaters’ anglers are saying
Fly fishing the way it was meant to be with RareWaters
Experience serenity, adventure and solitude. No upfront fees or memberships required. Pay as you book for direct access to stunning privately-owned fly fishing properties. We provide maps, directions and descriptions, as well as river flow charts and weather reports so you can spend more time on the water and less time worried about planning. Find your spot. Book your trip. We'll handle the rest!
We provide affordable and easy access to private ranches for you to experience do-it-yourself (DIY) fly fishing experiences. No upfront membership fees are required. Just pay as you book! Pricing is listed at the top of each property's listing page. DIY fly fishing means anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flow and fishing conditions. When the information is available, we include weather and river flow information for the properties on our website.
Each landowner sets their fishing hours, and most are sunrise to sunset. We have a few landowners who deviate from that timeframe. This information is listed on each property listing page.
At this time, everyone over the age of 12 must pay the full rod fee to be on RareWaters' property. This is to ensure that all anglers have the serenity, space and outdoor experience we are committed to providing.
We limit each property to a max number of anglers, typically no more than 3-4 anglers per mile. This is different for each property, so be sure to go to the property's listing page to find out what the maximum is for the property you want to book. For example, if you have 2 anglers in your group and the maximum number of anglers is 4, we may add 2 other anglers to the property that day, even if they are from another group. If you book all 4 (or more) rod spots that day, then your group will have the whole property to yourselves.
After we receive your payment, you will receive a booking confirmation email. Within 7 days of your reservation, you will receive a property map via email with GPS coordinates, directions, parking and camping information, etc. We strongly encourage all anglers to save GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Many of our properties are remote working ranches with limited cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for all angler directions.
Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:
Cancellations made ten (10) days or more before the booked date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made five (5) to ten (10) days before the booked date will receive a credit for future use. Cancellations made five (5) days or less before the booked date will receive no refund or credit. By submitting a booking request for any RareWaters' property, you agree to this cancellation policy. If you request to book a property within 10 days of the request date, and the booking is approved and you cancel the booking, you will receive a credit for future use. RareWaters is not responsible for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. Anglers are responsible for determining weather, river flows and fishing conditions. Refunds and credits will not be issued for weather, river flows or fishing conditions. The Cancellation Policy may be superseded by extenuating circumstances as deemed appropriate by RareWaters' staff.
Maximum Angler Policy:
Please note, if your party does not equate to the maximum angler amount for the property you've booked, you may encounter another angler or group. Maximum angler amounts are listed in the description for every property on the website. Please practice good fishing etiquette around other anglers by giving each other plenty of space and sharing different stretches of the watershed.
Leave No Trace Policy:
All anglers must adhere to RareWaters "Leave No Trace" policy. This policy requires all anglers to leave properties better off than they found them. If you see trash, please pick it up and pack it out. We ask that you kindly be respectful of the land, any livestock, and the watershed so we can continue to offer fly fishing access for years to come. Trespassing will not be tolerated and all violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Leave No Trace Policy.
Under no circumstances may an angler or their guest solicit RareWaters' landowners for any reason. During your trip, anglers and guests are not permitted to promote, sell or offer any kind of services or products to RareWaters' landowners. Additionally, anglers and their guests may not compete with RareWaters in any way while visiting RareWaters' properties. By submitting a booking request through the RareWaters website, you agree to this Solicitation Policy.
Explore some of our top rated properties
South Platte HartselHartsel, Colorado
This is a great stretch of water for the fly fisher who likes to hunt! We enjoyed working all of the bends with all different weights & flies. Easy access and beautiful views all the way to Pikes.
Snake River and Battle Creek Remote EscapeSavery, Wyoming
"We had action all day long on dries, nymphs and streamers. Even caught one on a orange scud trailing a streamer! Lots of fun and probably the most serene place you will ever find."