My name is John Bocchino, and I go by John or Bo. I am a fly fishing manager and guide, and I live in western Colorado. I arrived in the Gunnison Valley in early 2006, when I came to work for one of the top resorts in the valley. I managed the fly shop and guide service there for five seasons and guided for eight seasons, prior to starting up my own fly fishing outfitting business and working for myself for a couple of years. I then worked for Eleven and Irwin Guides (based in Crested Butte) for two seasons. In my role as Colorado Fishing Manager, I helped run fishing operations, including managing the guided fishing services and retail fly shop at their new Taylor River Lodge. I also continued to guide clients on walk/wade trips.
Fly fishing is my passion, and I spend as much time on the water as possible. This part of the Rocky Mountains is home to some of the best trout rivers in the country, and there are countless opportunities to fly fish on a variety of water in the area. I am a life member of TU, and fully support the TU mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.