Your passion is fly fishing and you have traveled to northern Arizona and one of the West’s greatest fly fishing destinations — Lees Ferry on the Colorado River. Here at the head of Grand Canyon, a tail water fishery of unparalleled quality and beauty has been created below Glen Canyon Dam. Marble Canyon Outfitters at Lees Ferry specializes in helping you make the most of your fly fishing experience at this wonderful destination.
As you work the riffle before you, you have difficulty keeping your eye on the #12 parachute adams drifting gently in the crystal clear, emerald green water in which you stand knee deep. It is understandable. On all sides, you are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. Red sandstone cliffs tower a thousand feet above your head, and by contrast, the sky appears a surreal blue ribbon between the canyon walls.
The take is betrayed only by the slightest hesitation of the parachute adams as an unseen rainbow sucks in the tiny midge larva imitation dangling below. However, your strike is smooth and automatic, with no hint of the over eagerness that caused you to snap off your first two fish. It is only late morning, and you’ve already hooked, landed and released a dozen fat rainbows…
MARBLE CANYON OUTFITTERS GUIDE SERVICE
Marble Canyon Outfitters at Lee’s Ferry is operated by Mick Lovett. Mick took over Marble Canyon Outfitters in January of 2011. Mick has been serving as a full time guide for Marble Canyon Outfitters for several years. Mick has been fishing since he was a little boy and fly fishing is his passion. He landed his first rainbow on a fly rod at Lees Ferry when he was just 4 years old and it is now his pleasure to serve you in this new endeavor as operator of Marble Canyon Outfitters.
MCO is a full guide service and has been providing a high quality angling experience since 1988. MCO has continually pursued excellence in the field. We were the first at Lees Ferry to provide client lunches and the first to offer clients the comfort of fully enclosed and heated boats. We are always keenly aware of what our clients want from their day at Lees Ferry. It isn’t always “big fish and lots of ’em” at any cost. We are ready and willing to provide comprehensive instruction on a technique new to the angler be it how to spot fish, achieve an extended drag free drift, add 20′ to your cast, or how to prevent that nasty tailing loop. Our guides are all casting instructors and delight in instructing new and experienced fly fishermen, alike. Or perhaps it is a discussion of the colorful human history of the area and the geology of Glen Canyon. Always, our aim is to give the angler a memorable day at Lees Ferry.
“I was very taken back by the beauty of the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. After seeing the muddy Colorado on the West end of the Canyon the day before, I was shocked to see how clear the water was and the number of fish spawning and feeding. That last frenzy we had when the trout were feeding on midges — it was magnificent. God willing I will be back again next year fishing with Mick Lovett again.”
Bob B, New Jersey