SPECIALTY TRIP IDEAS
Mary Manka - head guide
Mary Manka is a retired career Police Officer (Boulder). She teaches Tenkara and guides the high country. SPECIALTY: TENKARA
Amanda Willshire - guide / metal artist
Amanda is a river woman with an extremely rich artistic talent. She takes people to the river and gets them on fish with a lovely appreciation for the beauty of the experience.
Fran Silva Blayney - guide
Fran grew up fishing with her brothers and her dad. She loves teaching fly fishing to anyone who wants to learn. She volunteers with Colorado River Watch and Wild Watershed Broads.
Colin Duffey - shop manager / guide
Colin is a natural mentor. He knows the Dream Stream and what's happening in South Park.
SPECIALTY: PIKE HUNTS
Jake Conway - guide
Jake's passion and enthusiasm for fly fishing began with his grandfather. Sharing this beauty and love is his goal.
Mellissa Zankman - guide
Trout Devote and nature lover. Melissa has a deep apprciation for Colorado ecosystems.
Natasha Blayney - guide
Natasha is a local gal raised fly fishing right here and she guides with that expertise. She participates in Colorado Women FlyFishers.
Cole Gray - guide
Cole is local grown. He was personally recommended to me by Landon Mayer 6 years ago. He attends Western State College on a wrestling scholarship and was rated 5th in State in HS. He guides for us when available.
Garrett Nelson - guide
Garrett is a mariner. Yes. Sea going mariner. When he is available, he has our local waters down for fly fishing. SPECIALTY: EURO-NYMPHING
Certified Professional Guide - Tenkara guide - Certified Boat Handler, VP Financial Development for Pikes Peak Trout Unlimited; (720) 363-2092
I own Tumbling Trout and am a retired geologist and published author.
I've been rowing a dory and fly fishing for 25 years with my husband (we are both geologists and certified boat handlers. We regularly float fish the great rivers of the west, primarily in Montana and Colorado).
I learned the Tenkara method of fly fishing from Tim Hill and Mark Cole through the certification program at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville. I am also on the Board of Directors for Pikes Peak Trout Unlimited.
Enjoy one of South Park’s fine private ranches known for abundant large trout and exclusive access with Tumbling Trout . We can offer The Abell River Ranch tailwaters of Eleven Mile Canyon, Puma Hills River Ranch on the Tarryall, and a high alpine private lake.
A Grand Slam Tour of South Park
Mark off your bucket list! We have the access to waters that can offer a 4-species trout day. You fish the Headwaters of the Upper Middle Fork of the South Platte, Tarryall River Valley, and beyond! All within scenic South Park! You’ll finally be able to capture a brookie, cutthroat, rainbow and brown – ALL IN ONE DAY! Plus, you’ll Have COVID compliant lunch in either historic Fairplay or Hartsel.
Inflatable Float Fishing South Park
Ever wondered about the mystique of inflatable boats you see on lakes? We’d love to guide you float-fishing trip in one of these at Spinney, Antero, or Tarryall reservoirs.
CHANNEL 9 NEWS FLOATING FISHING WITH US!
Motorized PIKE HUNT
Let us take you to on a multi-species motorized trip to target large pike!
Tenkara (Japanese) Fishing
Tenkara is a must-do for both seasoned or novice anglers. The difference between Tenkara and traditional fly fishing is no reel, no casting! The rod extends telescopically from a handle of about 15 - 26 inches out to 8 to over 14 feet long.
The method is to approach the river with knowledge of trout lairs. Use the action of the fly to trigger the trout, like playing the string game with a cat. The line is (for the most part) not on the water, so there is no drag. Ideally, you have a significant amount of drag-free time to play with the trout.
We are a Tenkara USA dealer: http://www.tenkarausa.com/
Traditional Wade Fishing Streamside
Wade fishing means walking along the stream looking at the river and casting to trout lairs. We focus on presentation and acquisition of fly fishing skills, such as casting, mending, setting the hook, and handling the fish. Your instructor will assist with any difficult aspects, like tying the flies on and spotting the trout. This is a great step in becoming self-sufficient.
KOKANEE SALMON HUNT!
Let Tumbling Trout take you to capture these red salmon in the Dream Stream! September through January.