Legacy Colorado Ranch for Sale: Fishing a Hit Dude Ranch Attraction
Dude ranches (a.k.a. guest ranches) are a popular get-away option for families, especially those who are trying to “unplug” for a few days. As such, owning a Colorado ranch for sale in a great location with the intent of opening a dude ranch is a lucrative investment.
When considering prospective dude ranches, you might want to choose one that has a stream or a river on the property. After all, fishing is one of the most popular attractions dude ranches offer.
If you plan to offer fly fishing as a featured attraction in your upcoming dude ranch, take note that your guests are likely to be beginners rather than experienced anglers. With that in mind, be sure that you offer an experience suited to their skill level. You can do this by:
Hiring Experienced Fly Fishers
Try to connect with local anglers experienced in fly fishing to serve as your instructors. You may also want to have your instructors accompany you to see the ranch before you purchase it to help you identify which sections of the stream or river are ideal for fishing.
Stocking Up on Lures
Fly fishers use different types of lures, as described in this excerpt from MidCurrent.com:
A fly’s construction determines whether it will float above the surface (dry flies), ride partially or completely submerged (emergers), or sink (nymphs and streamers). Fish expect their food sources to be in a particular part of the water column, and knowing where that is important key to good fly selection.
Fishing flies can be either impressionistic or exact imitations, and their effectiveness often depends on how selective the fish have become due to food availability, weather conditions and fishing pressure.
Stock up on various lures and let your guests choose which ones to use. Of course, consult your instructors on which type(s) of lures work best in your particular body of water. You’ll also want to carry regular lures and bait in case guests prefer to fish normally.
Perhaps the most exhilarating part of fishing is when it’s time to cook up your guests’ catch. Be sure to have an efficient transportation scheme to preserve the freshness of the fish as it makes its way to the kitchen.
By keeping these tips in mind, you’re sure to create an enjoyable fishing experience for all your guests. For more information on profitable ranches for sale in Colorado that feature fishing spots, do not hesitate to contact a trusted ranch brokerage like Mirr Ranch Group.
(Source: Fly Fishing Strategy Tips; MidCurrent.com)