Fly Fishing

20+ miles of truly Private Water on over 11,000 acres!

Known to serious anglers as offering the finest dry fly-fishing in the US, Elk Creek Ranch boasts a fishing and hunting resource that is beyond compare. Careful stewardship of the 20+ miles of private water over many generations has yielded a superior habitat where rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and cutthroat trout thrive in abundance. Prolific caddis, mayfly, stonefly and midge hatches ensure that hungry trout are looking up for the take. The late-summer and fall terrestrial fishing is simply legendary.

In addition to the 2,850 deeded acres of Elk Creek Ranch, the Owners Association has a perpetual hunting and fishing easement on the 4,200 acre K/K Ranch just downstream on the White River, and a sixty year fishing lease on the 4,800 acre YZ Ranch just up river on the South Fork. In combination, these ranches offer over 20 miles of private access to diverse fly-fishing habitat on the White River and along Elk Creek. Whether it is the big and spectacular main stem of the White River, the slow-moving "stillwater" of the upper South Fork, or the intimate and technical Elk Creek itself, the magnitude and quality of the fishing resource are unparalleled. The fishing and hunting resource owned and controlled by Elk Creek Ranch is unequalled and the commitment to habitat protection and conscientious stewardship is resolute.

Also, twelve lakes, encompassing over thirty surface acres, have been created in the river bottom, all interconnected by waterways and water features. The lakes provide not only a grand expanse of visual beauty, but also excellent habitat for waterfowl and growing trout, a serene backdrop for cabin sites, and a peaceful place to wet a line and have an evening float.

No matter what your choice of water for the day, all of your fishing adventures will be led by Elk Creek Ranch's world class fishing guides. They ensure that members and their guests have the best possible experience on the water, and can show you where the big ones hide.

Forgot some gear? Stop by the Fly Shop and pick up what you're missing. The charming porch-wrapped Fly Shop is the welcoming point for Owners, where greetings are exchanged, guides are met, and activities are arranged.