CMC's Denver Fly Fishing Section

About Us

Colorado Mountain Club - CMC

The Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) was founded in 1912 and designed to unite adventure, education and preservation. We represent the Colorado lifestyle and everything that is great about Colorado. From local walks to Andean expeditions, we do it all. With over 3,000 annual separate mountain adventures, the Colorado Mountain Club offers access to outdoor activities to every age, skill level, and geographic location in the state of Colorado. With trips ranging in activity from climbing one of the 14ers, to fly fishing, to cross country skiing – there’s something for everyone. We also offer sponsored trips to every corner of the globe at a fraction of the cost of private commercial outfitting. Visit for more information.

Denver Group of the CMC

The Denver Group of the CMC is one of 14 groups, and serves the Denver Metropolitan Community. Activities are scheduled almost every day of the week, weekend and most holidays…sometimes even on Christmas! The Denver Group offers the finest educational activities in the state that you as a member can participate in. The Denver Group has Special Sections or groups of people who meet and recreate together around specific interests like Fly Fishing. More Info.

Fly Fishing Section of the Denver Group

The Fly Fishing Section in the Denver Group promotes the aquatic habitat of the Colorado Rockies through the art of Fly Fishing. The FF members conduct schools, seminars, clinics, fishing trips, monthly meetings with guest speakers, service projects and gather for social events. More info

Trip Descriptions

Colorado Alpine Fly Fishing — consists of forays to elevations above 8000 feet. Destinations include Rocky Mountain National Park, the upper Colorado and Blue Rivers.

Colorado Wilderness Fly Fishing — trips into the backcountry include beaver ponds, remote portions of the Gunnison River and myriad mountain lakes.

Colorado Winter Fly Fishing — consists of day trips to Front Range tailwaters such as Waterton Canyon, the Blue River and the Arkansas River in Pueblo. Coloradans fish year-round.

Fly Fishing Service Projects — range from stream cleanups and trail improvements to assisting the Colorado Division of Wildlife with electroshock studies. Healthy ecosystems require our time and efforts.

Front Range Fly Fishing — trips travel throughout the Ft Collins-Denver-Pueblo corridor. Our destinations include Cheesman Canyon, Sawhill Ponds, Clear Creek, lower Arkansas and Big Thompson Rivers.

Contact Us

CMC State Headquarters

710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Telephone: (303)279-3080
Email: Denver FF Section

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the Colorado Mountain Club?
The non-profit Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is one of the largest outdoor recreation, education and conservation clubs in the country. We sponsor more than 3,000 activities per year and advocate to preserve Colorado's wild regions.
How do I join the Colorado Mountain Club?
The Fly Fishing Section is part of the non-profit Colorado Mountain Club (CMC). Click on the club's Membership page to find out how to join. Then attend one of our meetings or email the Fly Fishing Section.
What's the Fly Fishing Section about?
Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and preservation of aquatic habitat in the Colorado mountains. CMC-certified leaders host fishing trips throughout Colorado and elsewhere.
Where are meetings held?
We meet in our Golden headquarters from March thru October on the third Thursday at 7 pm. Meetings, composed of a main speaker and seminar, are open to all.
What's required and recommended on trips?
  • Required skills are the basic cast, the roll cast and tying knots to attach leader, tippet and flies.
  • Required equipment is a fishing license, fly rod, reel, line, leader, tippet, flies, sunglasses and hat.
  • Completion of the CMC Fly Fishing School, or equivalent courses and experience, is recommended.
Can members do more than fly fish?
Our organized interests range from local nature walks to international expeditions in remote regions. Check out the Upcoming Eventslink.
What are fishing trips like?
Most excursions are day trips starting from metro Denver area. Destinations range from small streams to alpine lakes. We also offer camping or backpacking trips. Check out our scheduled trips to learn more.
Can beginners or guests go on trips?
Beginners are welcome on all trips but should have basic angling skills to fly fish on their own. Guests can take part in trips if the trip leader approves. All participants should possess the gear and skills listed above to get the most from the trip.
Do you offer fly fishing instruction?
The Fly Fishing group offers annual fly fishing and fly tying schools as well as clinics and seminars. We have designed both schools to address the needs of the begining angler. Watch the trips and events annoucements for scheduled clinics and seminars.

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