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Fly Fishing Telluride, CO

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Telluride Fly Fishers, est. 1989

Telluride Fly Fishers is an Orvis-endorsed guide service, locally owned and operated. We offer half-day and full-day walk/wade trips in the Telluride, Colorado area. Having been in operation for 30 years, our guides have full knowledge and understanding of the surrounding region.

Telluride Fly Fishers provides guided fly-fishing trips in the beautiful high country rivers, lakes, and streams of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. Trips are customized to the client, with access to the San Miguel River, Dolores River, their tributaries, alpine lakes, as well as hiking to mountain streams. Elevations are from 5,000 to 11,500 feet. We offer rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, and lakes to accommodate everyone from children to adults and from first-time anglers to veterans of this art.

Combining passion and experience, our professional guides can assist beginners in developing their skills as well as fine tuning the techniques of expert anglers. Our local rivers and streams call to anglers offering nature’s beauty, diversity and home to brook, rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and cutbow trout.

Whether you love hiking to mountain streams, fishing private waters, or local rivers and lakes, our dynamic guides will customize a trip for you.

Telluride Fly Fishers is very family-friendly, and over the last 30 years we have sparked a love of everything outdoors in countless children. We remember being beginner anglers and love to see the quick progression anglers make with one of our guides by their side.

Trust your dream fly-fishing trips to Orvis; whether adding a fishing day with a local guide during your next business trip or planning a week at a remote lodge, our endorsed fly-fishing partners are researched, vetted, and selected by Orvis experts.

Check out Telluride Fly Fishers on the Orvis website.

Guided Fly Fishing Prices

Fly Fishing Half Day

Morning 8:30am-12:30pm or Afternoon 1:30pm-5:30pm
$ 325
  • 2 Anglers - $425
  • 3 Anglers - $525
  • 4 or more requires 2nd guide and will be priced as a 2nd trip.
  • Includes flies and terminal tackle.
  • Morning 8:30am-12:30pm or Afternoon 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Rental Gear – $50. ($25 Rods, $25 Waders/Boots)
  • Private Water Available
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Fly Fishing Full Day

Full Day Fish: 8:30am - 4pm
$ 500
  • 2 anglers - $600
  • 3 anglers - $700
  • 4 or more requires 2nd guide and will be priced as a 2nd trip.
  • Includes flies and terminal tackle.
  • Includes lunch.
  • Full Day Fish: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Rental Gear – $50. ($25 Rods, $25 Waders/Boots)​
  • Private Water Available

What Our Clients Are Saying

Guided Fly Fishing Testimonials

“Midnite hiked us into a beautiful creek where I learned the practical and patient (for Midnite) practice of high sticking. I landed 12-15 wild brown, rainbow and brook trout within a few hours. It was an extremely rewarding day. Midnite did an extraordinary job of speaking and instructing to my level.“

PA Rookie

"Definitely worth it! I took my two younger kids out to get them some real life experience away from their video games and they had such a good time that the 9 year old wants to have his birthday party there next year.... The weather was perfect and the fishing was surreal. The gear they got to use was really nice (nicer than mine, i went shopping when i got home), and the instruction they got was really good. we mainly caught brooks and a couple browns. Looking forward to our next trip."

Peter F.

“It is always a good time fishing in the mountains – whether you catch a fish or not! Luckily with the guides there is a very good chance you will get a fish along with the unforgettable journey and views along the way. Never a bad day by the river!”

Bennet L

“Our guide’s Midnite & Nick made our fly fishing experience one to never forget. Wished we would have signed up for a full day. Midnite’s experience and knowledge of the sport is priceless. Cant wait to go back next week!“

HHGF
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FAQs

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Wool socks for cold water temperatures. Long pants to walk through brush. Rain gear, a hat, sunglasses (Polarized lenses are a necessity on the water) Appropriate colder weather layers. Prepare for inclement and or buggy weather.

A small pack including: water, a hat, sunglasses, snacks, your rain coat layers and bug spray. And especially a fish’s mentality.

You can purchase fishing licenses for Telluride, CO online or one the phone at Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on fly fishing trips. If the adult accompanying the child does not want to fish they can ride along and will not be charged.

Gratuity is based on the quality of service. Gratuity is welcomed but not required.  It just says to the guide that you appreciate the great job they did.

Drive times to the fishing areas vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Trips are customized to the client with access to the San Miguel River, Dolores River,
their tributaries, alpine lakes, as well as hiking to mountain streams. Where we fish
depends on weather, conditions, customer requests, and what water is fishing most
productively.

Trips are customized to the client with access to the San Miguel River, Dolores River,
their tributaries, alpine lakes, as well as hiking to mountain streams. Where we fish
depends on weather, conditions, customer requests, and what water is fishing most
productively.

The guide provides transportation, flies, and leaders. Lunch is provided with full-day trips.

The guide provides transportation, flies, and leaders.
Lunch is provided with full-day trips.