Fly-fishing is part of the package deal if you buy one of these homes out West.
The first time I went fly-fishing was during the Fourth of July weekend a few years ago, just outside of Telluride, Colorado. I pulled on my waders, followed my, thankfully, patient guide to a nearby stream, and practiced my casting motion repeatedly. Forgive the pun, but I was ... hooked. Despite letting several promising catches break off before I could net them, I loved practicing my back-and-forth motion with the fly rod and attempting to perfect my incredibly novice skill set. Fellow aficionados will agree that whether it's on a river or creek or glassy blue lake, a home with access to fly-fishing is an outdoor lover's dream. With that in mind, take a peek at these gorgeous properties that offer that very thing—all currently on the market.
Adin, California | $4,900,000 | 1,074 acres | 6,000+ total sqft.
Listed by Todd Renfrew, California Outdoor Properties
The crown jewel of Spring Creek Ranch is its four miles of private fishing along Ash Creek, full of native Rainbow, Redband, and Brown trout, which naturally reproduce in the stream. Trout Unlimited agrees, calling Ash Creek “a pristine spring-fed creek with a thriving wild trout population.”
Yellowstone Club, Montana | $9,995,000 | 2.19 acres | 6,947 sqft.
Listed by Dave Kisko, Yellowstone Club Realty
The beauty of joining the Yellowstone Club is evident in its mountain adventure packages for members, including fly-fishing on the miles of trout streams throughout the club's more than15,000 acres as well as on the nearby Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers.
Toponas, Colorado | $7,500,000 | access to 5,000 acres | 6,700 sqft.
Listed by Chris Paoli, The Paoli Group
Buying this ranch also means getting one-seventh interest in King Creek Ranch LLC, plus full ownership of the home and property. Not least of all though, it features panoramic views of the Flattops and Gore Range, scenes of Egeria Canyon from your living room, and, perhaps most importantly, miles of Egeria Creek.
Boerne, Texas | $15,950,000 | 1,225 acres | 5,800 sqft.
Listed by Dave Culver, Hall and Hall
Located at the end of two county roads, this private retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country features high-fenced hunting and boasts eight lakes, six of which are stocked with bass, perch, and catfish.
Big Sky, Montana | $2,100,000 | 0.31 acres | 2,914 sqft.
Listed by Martha Johnson, The Big Sky Real Estate Co.
This classic alpine home sits atop a ridge surrounded by old-growth pines and is situated between the trout-friendly Gallatin and Madison rivers. As part of the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, residents enjoy access Fish Camp, the community's family-friendly basecamp for fishing, grilling, or just relaxing.
To see more homes throughout the West, visit the C&I Real Estate page. Photography: Spring Creek Ranch images courtesy California Outdoor Properties; Andesite Ridge images by Karl Neumann; King Creek Ranch images courtesy The Paoli Group; Austin Lakes Ranch images courtesy Hall and Hall; Outlook Trail images by Justine Jane Photography and Tony Demin.