“Discover unparalleled fly-fishing”

 The K-T Ranch is a world-class fly-fishing lodge with a combined 7.1 private miles of the world-renowned freestone White River and three spring creeks – the Lone Tree, Little Beaver, Coal Creek, and Pearce’s Spring Creek. The legendary White River is a freestone river, with headwaters in the Flat Top Mountains and a range all the way to the Green River in Utah. Its watershed makes anglers want to return year after year. We feel the best part of the river runs through this ranch, but we’d prefer that you be the judge. 

The diversity of riffles, runs, deep pools, pockets, braids, and undercut banks means that everybody will find water they love to fish. And you’ll have four private miles of it in which to find yourself knee deep in bliss. Challenges are easy to find for all levels and the legendary browns and yellows will have you hooked. Stalk cruising trophy trout on the three miles of private spring creeks and natural beaver ponds. There are three beats on Pearce’s where you’ll find excellent technical fishing – The Stream of Broken Dreams, Jurassic Park, and Oz. They’re named perfectly for the monster fish we’ve seen there but not always been able to land.

“Only an extraordinary person would purposely risk being outsmarted by a creature often less than twelve inches long, over and over again.” – Janna Bialek


Spring Break on the White

Spring-cleaning can wait, run-off can’t.  Log some time when the water levels are perfect and the trout are shaking off their winter chill.  Early spring is a terrific time to fish the White River.  The water temperatures begin to warm, and caddis, beetles, crickets and ants hatch along with the midges, Baetis and stoneflies.  Our trout are hungry, and they know instinctively that the snow will melt soon and they’ll move out of their feeding lanes and against the bank.  Until then, the browns and rainbows feed regularly and aggressively.  Good fishing conditions extend from the first day of spring through the middle of May. 

After a day of fishing, dusk settles in the White River Valley and anglers retreat to the ranch house.  And there’s no mistaking the dining room, just follow your nose.  The aroma of dinner floats along the spring breeze.

“If fishing interferes with your business, give up your business. The fish do not rise in Greenwood Cemetery.” -Sparse Gray Hackle


The White Kind of summer

Trout fishermen know that the West is the Best. And most anglers agree that the best part of the year on the White River is the post-run-off summer. Water levels are perfect.  Water temperatures are perfect.  Hatches are strong.  You can wear waders or you can wet wade.  There are PMD’s, Red Quills, Damsels, and Mahogany Duns that hatch all summer long.  Nymph fishermen like pre-hatch times in July, and when the hatch is on, dry fly anglers simply smile when a trout rises to their fly.  A variety of dropper rigs tied by the expert guides at K-T Ranch are sure to hook ‘em up.  With 7 miles and three spring creeks to fish, anglers do their best to leave no stones unturned.  At the day’s end, return to the porch to swap fishing stories and take in the stars.  Let us treat you like one, too.  Round out the day with some good home cooking, which just might include fresh local Olathe corn on the cob and blueberry pie.

Fall Fishing’s Finest   The autumn brings magnificent color, and, like the leaves, the trout are brilliantly colored, too.  There are browns and rainbows, both in vibrant colors, and cutthroats and cutt-bows, too.  In Colorado, many sportsmen take to the fields for big game hunting or for wing shooting.  That means one of two things: you can have the river to yourself, or you can get the best of both worlds by combining a hunting trip with a fishing trip.  The trout know that winter is rapidly approaching.  Ask your guide to fish near one of the K-T’s hayfields.  The regular gusts of wind deposit hoppers in the river and the water boils with trout.  Pack some heavier tippets to keep the big ones from breaking off.

There is the adage that “nothing grows faster than a fish from when it bites until it gets away.”  Most discussions over dinner cover that topic in great detail.  On Indian summer evenings you can sit outside, and when the temperatures start to drop you’ll enjoy the leather couch inside and the first fires of the season.  Fall harvest is in full swing, and your taste buds will be abundantly pleased.

At Sweet Waters Adventure, every excursion is customized to your unique requirements.

There are no “canned” adventures. You wouldn’t want it any other way. Once we’ve designed the perfect getaway for you and your family or your fishing buddies, we’ll nail down every detail including pricing options. Your choice of accommodations and activities determine your final costs. We’ll work closely with you to meet your specific requirements and desires. Of course, every adventure varies according to your length of stay, types of activities, and the season.

You’ll be amazed that most of our quotes will be turned around in less than 24 hours. Few other adventure companies can back that claim up with real results. But here’s the most important benefit for you to remember – our services are completely free to our clients. At Sweet Waters Adventure, we have developed contacts around the globe that will offer the lone adventurer, family, or group action-packed days, some of the finest cuisine served up anywhere, and the assurance of comfortable nights. Not to mention enough life-affirming experiences to guarantee a future full of priceless memories. Tell us your dreams. We’ll help them come true.

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