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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Fishing Report

Fishing Report July 16 – by Matt Galvez, Willowfly Anglers Staff & Guide

Evan Hammans With A Taylor River Rainbow


Taylor River Fishing Report

The Taylor is on! Lots of Drakes, Caddis, Stones, and PMD’s on the lower canyon stretch right now. Fish are spread out in pockets, riffles, and runs throughout. Dry fly fishing from noon to last light can be lights out! The Catch and Release section is nymphing very well; to include mysis shrimp and BWO emergers. We should see dry fly fishing at the C&R pick up over the next week.

East River Fishing Report

The East River is flowing at 1,400 cfs. This is a fishable flow and nymphing the edges can be awesome.  If fishing the East, expect the fish to be avoiding the heavy water. Golden Stonefly nymphs, Green Drake nymphs, PMD nymphs, and Caddis Pupa are all fooling fish. Remember to check out the ponds too, as we have seen some BIG fish cruising the ponds this summer. Lots of fun to throw a small dry-dropper in the ponds (and easy access for the whole family!)

Gunnison River Fishing Report

The Gunnison is flowing at 2,200 cfs and dropping daily. The clarity is at a perfect “gunny green” which is making fish wrecklessly hunt down emergers and nymphs. Our float guides are crushing it on dry-droppers to include Green Drake Emergers and Golden stones. Lots of bugs and the dry fly fishing will only improve as the flows continue to drop. We are currently seeing Drakes, PMD’s, Caddis, Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, and Midges. The entire river from Almont to Blue Mesa is floatable and fishing produtive.

Taylor River Stonefly


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