Great place! Everything is within 15 minutes but still feels secluded. Great staff and reasonable prices. - Deanna

Fanfreakintastic time on the upper Taylor! Yummy food at The Smokehouse! Best day in Colorado I've had! Loved it! - Sissy

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Gunnison River, East River, Taylor River, Fly Fishing
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During the summer and fall months, the western rivers experience a multitude of hatches which keep trout on the feed. In the Gunnison Valley, anglers try to match these hatches to fool trout. But oftentimes there is more than just one species of insect active in the water column. This is the time when the

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There are sure to be many “Top 5 Lists” out there but for summer activities in the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley, this list pretty much covers what summer is all about here.  1. Fly Fishing With the Gunnison, Taylor, and East rivers plus many other streams and high-country lakes, our area has some of the best

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Champagne powder, no lift lines, and epic terrain. These are the reasons skiers and snowboarders come to Crested Butte each winter. For fly anglers, the snowy months are equally as enticing, due to quiet rivers, postcard scenery, and the very real opportunity to catch the trout of a lifetime. Learn about our “secret season” of

Kokanee Salmon Run, Gunnison River, Colorado Fishing
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Autumn in Gunnison, Colorado is a special time for anglers. This season welcomes the return of the kokanee salmon run to local rivers. The landlocked cousin to the sockeye salmon begins their fall journey in Blue Mesa Reservoir before running up the Gunnison River in late August.  By mid-September, pods of kokanee will make their way 30 miles upstream to the

Gunnison River fly fishing, Crested Butte fishing
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For anglers, few things are more exciting than watching a big trout rise to sip a fly from the surface of the water. During summer hatches on the Gunnison & Taylor Rivers, the bugs can hatch out of the rivers in clouds.  The fish go into a feeding frenzy and with the right pattern, a

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The Gunnison Country offers up some of the best fly fishing in the entire centennial state. Keeping our fisheries healthy and thriving, however, is a team effort that begins with anglers on the stream. Science has proven the effectiveness of catch and release fishing through high survival rates – if performed properly. Here are several

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For new anglers, nothing is quite as exciting as purchasing your very first fly rod. However, beginner fly fishers may feel overwhelmed when choosing a first fly rod and reel. The good news is that this process can be smooth and uncomplicated with a little help. Here is a list of 5 straightforward tips to

Taylor River, Colorado, winter fly fishing
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It’s ski season, but winter fly fishing in Colorado goes on all year long. On the Taylor River near Almont, Colorado, there will typically be frozen sections but there are pockets of open water here and there. During big snow years, snow shoes may be required to access the river in some areas. The well

Taylor River Fishing, Colorado
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In a perfect fishing world we would be able to fish all day every day with no other obligations. Since that isn’t the case for most of us, it is important to fish efficiently while on vacation. From being ready on a whim to keeping your flies in the best water, here are three tips

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Wade fishing in moving water is exhilarating. Wade fishing in mountain rivers filled with rocks and swift currents can be tricky.  Safe wade fishing requires a few precautions and attention to detail.  Here are some tips to keep you into the fish and out of the water (in a bad way). 1. Mountain streams can

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