Owned by Thomas Schneider, Sunrise Anglers of Boulder is the successor to Kinsley Outfitters, the Orvis Company store that served Boulder for 60 years. Schneider "got addicted" to South Boulder Creek as a CU student, and says that because of the profusion and diversity of its hatches, it would still be his choice if he could only fish one river.
Most of Schneider's 14 guides are also CU-Boulder graduates, long familiar with the waters of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Western Slope and the Front Range, as well as private water. Their mission is to bring clients from experts to beginners great fishing in beautiful locations around Colorado and beyond. Their gourmet riverside meals leave clients begging for the recipes.
"While there are many great places you can go to fish," Schneider says, "there is no better place than Colorado."
Photo: Thomas Schneider, owner of Sunrise Anglers. The local fishing-guide service won the coveted title of 2011 Guide Service of the Year in the Orvis Company’s national competition.