Rare opportunities for ranches with fly fishing assets

Investors looking for fly fishing properties for sale in the West have some great choices this summer. A handful of ranches that boast rare, high-quality angling opportunities are on the market.

Ranch properties in the West are often near great fly fishing. But it’s extremely rare to find really good fly fishing properties that are on the market. This summer, investors have some choices, but these ranches for sale likely won’t stay on the market long. 

Three miles of paradise

Investors in search of trophy trout fishing on the ranch should look no further than southern Wyoming. Tucked away on the Little Laramie River drainage just over two hours from Denver is Bow Fiddle Ranch

This stunning property included three miles of the trophy trout water thanks to the Little Laramie River that slices through the ranch. Hungry browns and rainbows are lightly pressured thanks to the private nature of the fishery. 

This investment opportunity goes beyond a cow-calf operation. An entrepreneurial buyer could turn this incredible fishery into a high-end fly fishing retreat. Well-heeled fly fishers from all over the world are willing to pay top dollar to fish trophy trout water on private land. And Bow Fiddle Ranch could be that destination. 

The legendary North Platte

Fly fishers the world over need no introduction to the North Platte River. This trophy trout stream flows along the southern end of Haystack River Ranch outside of the community of Rawlins. At 7,000 feet in elevation, the river stays cool and hospitable to its trophy browns, cutthroats and rainbows.

The access to the river alone makes this a tempting investment for investors with a fly fishing problem. Throw in ample water resources and 30 stock ponds, and Haystack River Ranch has the potential to be a full-portfolio ranch.

In addition to the trophy trout fishing from the ranch’s property, waterfowl and upland bird hunting is also excellent. The ranch’s stock ponds are very appealing to ducks and geese, and the ranch boasts excellent grouse and dove habitat. 

A Rio Grande fishing lodge

The two parcels of the renowned Broadacres Ranch both have access to the fabled Rio Grande in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. The smaller parcel, or the “Rio Grande Tract,” is already home to an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing lodge. 

This parcel sits on the banks of the Rio Grande near the town of Creede. It’s an excellent home base for trophy brown and rainbow trout fishing. And, native Rio Grande cutthroat trout swim in the smaller waters on public lands within easy reach of the ranch. 

With an elevation of almost 9,000 feet, the Rio Grande stays cool all summer long, making this one of the most incredible fly fishing properties for sale on the market today. The larger parcel, too, boasts miles of private access to the Rio Grande. Together, the two parcels encompass some 845 acres in one of the most remote corners of Colorado. 

Final word

Finding high-quality fly fishing properties for sale is always a challenge for investors who love to fish. But, this summer, buyers have some choices. Want a hidden fly fishing retreat in southern Wyoming? Or how about a remote fly fishing lodge in southern Colorado? Contact a qualified ranch real estate broker, and take a look at some incredible options. 

But don’t waste much more time. These properties won’t last long. 

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