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The South Platte River originates as snowmelt in central Colorado at about 12,500 feet above sea level. From its source, the river flows southeastward, then north-northeastward, and, after crossing the Colorado-Nebraska border, flows almost due east to join the North Platte . The South Platte is about 450 miles long and drains about 24,300 square miles. Our guiding operation includes the headwaters and spans over 50 miles of the river.

The South Platte River has a fascinating history beginning with the earliest inhabitants of the area, the Ute Indians, who once lived a sustainable existence in this area, off of the abundance of elk, deer and antelope. Mining was the boom historically as dreamers scoured the land and streams in search of riches.

Wildlife viewing is a nonstop attraction, with bison herds growing in size in the Hartsel area. Antelope are abundant, and the sharp-eyed visitor can often spy mule deer, elk, an occasional coyote, black bear and even mountain lion.

Birds range from the brightly colored bluebirds of spring and summer to the always-present magpies, grackles, plovers, migrating cranes and herons, seagulls, pelicans, red-tailed hawks, golden eagles and yes, even bald eagles.

South Platte River Guides

In addition to the map we can now also guide on the Tail Waters of the Arkansas at Pueblo and have access the Meadows on the North Fork of the South Platte as well as Rainbow Falls Mountian Trout.

 

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Angler's Covey Guide Program

Angler's Covey has been a register Colorado Outfitter since 1987 and we are fully licensed and bonded in the State of Colorado.

Angler's Covey is the only fly shop in Colorado Springs with permits to guide in Elevenmile Canyon, Cheesman Canyon and the Deckers area on the South Platte River. We offer professional services with Special use permits from the BLM, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks.

Angler's Covey Inc.is an equal opportunity service provider.
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  • Open Fly Tying Night Events

    When: Dec 02, 14 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

  • Learn to tie the popular RS2 family of flies. Pre-registration required.

    Fly Tying 301 - RS2 Family Events

    When: Dec 05, 14 6:00 PM Where: Angler's Covey

    Learn to tie the popular RS2 family of flies. Pre-registration required.

  • Fly Tying 101 Events

    When: Dec 06, 14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Nymph Class Events

    When: Dec 06, 14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • TU Day at Angler's Covey

    TU DAY Events

    When: Dec 06, 14 All Day Where: Angler's Covey

    TU Day at Angler's Covey

  • Open Fly Tying Night Events

    When: Dec 09, 14 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

  • Ladies Only - Holiday Shopping Night Events

    When: Dec 10, 14 6:00 PM Where: Angler's Covey

    Ladies, this is your chance to shop for yourself or your favorite angler while enjoying some hot apple cider, dessert, and holiday cheer! Grab your friends and gift list and head to the Covey for a night designed just for you!

  • Fly Tying 101 Events

    When: Dec 13, 14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Dry Fly Class Events

    When: Dec 13, 14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Open Fly Tying Night Events

    When: Dec 16, 14 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

  • Fly Tying 101 Events

    When: Dec 20, 14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Terrestrial Fly Class Events

    When: Dec 20, 14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 101 Events

    When: Dec 27, 14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Streamers Class Events

    When: Dec 27, 14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Open Fly Tying Night Events

    When: Dec 30, 14 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

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EVERYDAY 9am-6pm

 

  • Fly Tying 101

    When: Saturday, 12/20/14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Terrestrial Fly Class

    When: Saturday, 12/20/14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 101

    When: Saturday, 12/27/14 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Streamers Class

    When: Saturday, 12/27/14 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Open Fly Tying Night

    When: Tuesday, 12/30/14 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

  • Open Fly Tying Night

    When: Tuesday, 01/06/15 7:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    No cost open night for all to come share and learn

  • Fly Tying 101

    When: Saturday, 01/10/15 9:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

  • Fly Tying 201 Nymph Class

    When: Saturday, 01/10/15 10:30 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. NO WALK-INS PLEASE.

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