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Diamond Arrow Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Carbondale, Colorado, USA

4 Anglers Maximum

Fishing per day: starting at $200 per guest

Camping per day: starting at $50 per guest

This property is “request to book”.  See below for more details.

This is a beautiful ranch with access to over 1 mile of the world-famous Roaring Fork River. The property also includes access to 1.5 more miles of creeks and 2 stocked trout ponds. Fish range from 12-16″ with the potential for the occasional 20″ or bigger trout. Fly fishing doesn’t get much better than this. A seventh-generation bald eagle family calls the canopy of this property home. The ranch is located only 5 minutes from downtown Carbondale. Camping is also permitted here. River access is easy for people of all ages. Folks with mobility issues won’t have any problems.

Although we typically get your booking approved within a few hours, please allow up to 1 business day for booking confirmations.

Due to livestock and other concerns, dogs and other pets are NOT permitted on this property.

Camping prices are per vehicle/per day. Camping is dispersed camping. please practice “leave no trace” principles and pack out all trash. You will need to supply your own water.

Request to book: When you select your dates and hit the “book now” button you are sending in a request to book, please note this is not a confirmed booking. If it is available, we will accept your booking/payment and send a confirmation email. If it is not available, we will inform you via email. 


Know before you go

Check out the resources below to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information for a stellar day on the water.

  1. Don’t forget your local fishing license, you can grab one online here.
  2. Check your local flows. CFS: Ideal Flow Range: 800-1500 CFS.
  3. Contact a local fly shop for the most up-to-date hatch and fly information.
  4. Know the local regulations.
  5. Fishing Hours: Sunrise to Sunset.
  6. Fishing Season: April - December.  Can be fishable in the winter at times.

Most of our properties are ranches, so expect to walk through hayfields, cow fields, or even hop a few fences. These are not "groomed" properties. They can be rugged and wild and we believe that is part of the adventure with RareWaters! If you have specific questions or concerns, please reach out in advance of booking a trip!

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

51℉ / 31℉

48℉ / 33℉

37℉ / 29℉

30℉ / 17℉

36℉ / 17℉

Features and Amenities


Reviews (29)

4.9 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 5.0
Location 5.0
Cleanliness 4.8
  • RJ Hosking
    September 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Diamond Arrow has literally one of the picturesque campsites on the water with darn good fishing both upstream and downstream from Camp.
    It has a few chairs, fire ring, table and even a bbq for the whole family to enjoy. I quickly landed a solid 18” rainbow on A streamer and a number of smaller trout on nymphs. The property has a bunch of older broken down cars (working ranch vibes) but once through the gate the property and camp is stunning and secluded. Not to mention it’s literally 5 min from town. I will be back again.

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  • Darren Brennan
    September 25, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Great section of the Roaring Fork to fish. Nice deep pool holds tons of fish near the western boundary of the property. Then I found big and eager fish in the shallow water upstream. Didn’t get a chance to fish the entire stretch of river since the lower part was serving up consistent big fish which kept me busy. Saved 30 minutes at the end of the day for the pond and had a blast hooking into big fish on a hopper dropper. The owner was very nice and the property is easy to navigate. Will be back to bring friends and hit the stretch of river I didn’t get to the first time. Great property!

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  • daniel petrarca
    July 21, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    We fished this property on July 15th and had a great time. Met with the caretaker of the property and he directed us to the best spot to park the trailer. Right next to the river- perfect – and great location to start and end a day…..
    As for the fishing – the river was still running high (so no crossing it at this time) however it was gin clear which made it pretty sweet to throw drys mid day. Started the morning with nymphs ( did real well in the deep holes which are all along the property side of the river – then shifted to drys in the rifles in the after noon ( did extremely well ) pretty sweet set of rifles up river a little and stuck with the drys rest of day.
    Fish were in the 12 to 18 range and good fighters.
    We had a great time – caught a lot of fish – did not fish the ponds cause it was pretty hot – however there are some bruise in there –
    We will return to this property because owners and caretaker are great, river is a solid place to fish – and I believe once the river comes down its going to be terrific..

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Diamond Arrow

Frequently asked questions.

What is RareWaters?

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.

What hours can I fish?

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.

Can a non-angling friend or relative join me?

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.

Will I get the water all to myself?

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.

How do I know where to go after I book?

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.

What are your booking policies?

Great question. Here are a few policies you should know before you go:

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Solicitation 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.