Learn to Fly Fish at the Broadmoor's New On-Site Fly Fishing School
It doesn't get much more Rocky Mountain than fly fishing for trout, andThe Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has launched an on-property fishing school to prove it to guests.
The fly fishing package corresponds with the opening of a new lakeside lodge on the Broadmoor's East Golf Course, which is decked out Adirondack style with Native American and fly-fishing memorabilia. The classes are offered year round on the docks surrounding the lodge and can be catered to any skill level on the art of fly-tying, casting, and approach. All the equipment is supplied, but if you're thinking about catching your own dinner, keep in mind the classes are catch and release.
The classes themselves aren't on a rushing river, but perhaps the experience can be used as a training session to fuel an excursion. The Broadmoor fly fishing school also offers half (4 hours) and full day (6 hours) trips to the Platte River. The half day trip is $295 or $210 per angler for two or more people, and the full day trips start at $350 or $250 per angler for two or more.
The cost for the two-hour fly fishing classes is $150 or $100 per angler for two or more people.
Considering rates for the Broadmoor start at $305 per night but are typically around $500/night during the summer months of July and August, the trips aren't that extraordinarily priced.
[Photo: The Broadmoor/Facebook]