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

Stop searching......just stay here. Awesome cabins with exceptional staff. - Michael

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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

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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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There is one hatch that dwarfs all others in the Gunnison area: the Green Drake. Each summer these large mayflies tempt true river studs out of hiding to feed on the surface. This creates the best opportunity of the season for the dry fly fanatic to catch a large trout on a big dry. Hatching

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Caddis = Fishing Season For fly fishers the spring caddis hatch signals the end of months cooped up tying flies and the beginning of our favorite time of year: trout fishing season. As runoff winds down and rivers and streams clear, one of the first bugs on a trout’s menu is the Caddis fly. With

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Fly fishing in the Gunnison and Crested Butte area of Colorado should be on every angler’s bucket list. In between Gunnison and Crested Butte is the quiet fly-fishing town of Almont, Colorado. Boasting a huge variety of angling opportunities, Almont is sure to be the perfect base camp for fly fishing beginners and seasoned anglers alike. For first

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