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Walk Wade

Walk Wade fly fishing trips are the perfect way discover river fly fishing in Western Colorado with RIGS Professional Fly Fishing Guides. Ideal for anglers of all ability levels, with convenient “drive to destinations” close to our Fly Shop, make Walk Wade fly fishing trips a vacation favorite. Choose from public & private river access, half day, full day & multi-day walk wade fly fishing instruction on high county streams, tail-water & freestone rivers. Colorado fly fishing trips, plus Tenkara Guide Network Certified Guides on the Uncompahgre River, Gunnison River: Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, San Miguel River and the Cimarron River High Country are all available under RIGS own permits. We simply have the best permitted fly fishing access to quality Walk Wade & Float Fishing rivers in Southwest Colorado – no fish story.

Walk Wade guide trips are a perfect starting point for beginner to experienced anglers looking to improve their skills. With a comfortable (3 to 1) client to guide ratio, and no “mixed parties”, you’ll be insured to get the individualized personal attention you deserve. Let our certified Professional Guide Staff help you achieve fly fishing success on some of Colorado’s best trout fishing waters with seasoned, knowledgeable and friendly instruction under amazing Southwest Colorado mountain scenery. All rivers located within 1 hr. drive of Ridgway, Telluride, Ouray or Montrose Colorado. *All major airlines service Montrose Regional Airport, located 30 minutes from our Fly Shop.

Sight Fishing -Trophy Trout

Our sight fishing trout trips are for the single angler with a singular mission; to catch the trout of a lifetime. This is not a trip for the beginner or even an intermediate angler; patient experienced anglers only.  This trip’s focus is to pursue trout measured in pounds not inches or numbers.  If you want to put a lot of fish in the net this is not your game, but if you are that angler that can watch a run for hours waiting for the fish of a lifetime to give you that perfect shot, then this trip is in your wheelhouse.

½ Day - Guided Fly Fishing – Uncompahgre River

Walk and wade the Uncompahgre River and its tributaries in Ridgway State Park, (just 10 minutes from the shop!) Southern Colorado’s newest tail water fishery below Ridgway Reservoir, offers anglers a chance to discover an unparalleled fishing experience year-round. Extensive rehabilitation has resulted in prime habitat for Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout with catch and release waters revealing deep runs and large pools. Whether you are a veteran or novice, our certified professional guides will provide you with a quality angling experience. This stretch of river lies within Ridgway State Park...

½ Day - TENKARA Fly Fishing - TENKARA Guide Network (Guides Choice)

Fly fishing simplified. Tenkara fly fishing is the hottest trend in fly fishing and RIGS offers has the only Certified Tenkara Network Guides in Colorado! With its simplified approach (no reel, just rod and line) long rods and ultra-accurate presentation, even first timers can catch fish on the fly. An incredibly intuitive approach that puts you in direct contact with fly and stream. Join one of our certified Tenkara Guides for hands on instruction in the latest trend in fly fishing...

½ Day - Fly Fishing - San Miguel River

Winding through the majestic San Juan Mountains in the shadows of 14,000 foot Mount Wilson, the San Miguel River is one of Colorado's most spectacular and least known fly fishing destinations. Gin clear water, coupled with prolific insect hatches, provide even beginner anglers a rare opportunity to experience classic Colorado dry fly fishing to eager rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. As the San Miguel meanders its way through red-rock walls, scenic sandstone canyons and forested banks, expect to be amazed at rivers serene riparian ecology. The San Miguel River, with its near endless public access, beckons anglers to experience one of Colorado's last freestone (undammed) trout streams...

½ Day – Fly Fishing – Spring Valley Ranch (Private Still-Water)

Spring Valley Ranch is the crown jewel of the Uncompahgre Valley. This historical sixty-one acre ranch is pocketed with numerous spring fed ponds and a private spring creek which meanders through this beautiful setting. With two National Conservation Awards for habitat restoration and enhancement, Spring Valley is a haven for gigantic trout. With our exclusive access, we are able to guarantee you an unsurpassed fishing experience...

Full Day - Fly Fishing – Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge NCA)

Experience classic big western river fly fishing in the heart of Colorado's Gold Medal Trout Waters! The Gunnison River, Gorge National Conservation Area (BLM) offers world class fly fishing for massive rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, all with in an impressive desert canyon ecology. Choose from over 10 miles of quality waters, with convenient access, allowing you and your guide to explore miles of pristine trout laden waters. Spring conditions offer epic Blue Wing Olive (BWO) hatches, while the cant miss "Stone Fly Hatch" dominates May and June. Caddis Flies, PMD's, Yellow Sallies, Grasshopper & other Terrestrials fill the remainder of the summer and fall with incredible angling opportunities...

Full Day - Fly Fishing – Cimarron River

High alpine fishing at its best! With their headwaters protected in the Big Blue Wilderness, the three different forks of the Cimarron River offer endless fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. “You’ll be amazed by the diversity of landscape, from alpine tundra to majestic spires, pinnacles and castles blocking the sun to dark, green forests carpeting steep mountains. And water, water everywhere.”

Full Day - Fly Fishing – Uncompahgre River

Walk and wade the Uncompahgre River and its Tributaries in Ridgway State Park at Pa-Co-Chu-Puck. Southern Colorado’s newest tail water fishery below Ridgway Reservoir, offers anglers a chance to discover an unparalleled fishing experience year-round. Extensive rehabilitation has resulted in prime habitat for Rainbow, Brown, and Cut-throat trout with catch and release waters revealing deep runs and large pools. Whether you are a veteran or novice, our certified professional guides will provide you with a quality angling experience...

Full Day - Fly Fishing – San Miguel River

Winding through the majestic San Juan Mountains in the shadows of 14,000 foot Mount Wilson, the San Miguel River is one of Colorado's most spectacular and least known fly fishing destinations. Gin clear water, coupled with prolific insect hatches, provide even beginner anglers a rare opportunity to experience classic Colorado dry fly fishing to eager rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. As the San Miguel meanders its way through red-rock walls, scenic sandstone canyons and forested banks, expect to be amazed at rivers serene riparian ecology...

Full Day - TENKARA Fly Fishing - TENKARA Guide Network (Guides Choice)

Fly fishing simplified. Tenkara fly fishing is now a staple approach in fly fishing and RIGS offers the first Certified Tenkara Network Guides in Colorado! With its simplified approach (no reel, just rod and line) long rods and ultra-accurate presentation, even first timers can catch fish on the fly. An incredibly intuitive approach that puts you in direct contact with fly and stream. Join one of our certified Tenkara Guides for hands on instruction in the latest trend in fly fishing...

3 Day - Overnight – Cimarron River High Country & Lake Fork of Gunnison River

High alpine fishing at its best! With their headwaters protected in the Big Blue Wilderness, the three different forks of the Cimarron River offer endless fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. “You’ll be amazed by the diversity of landscape, from alpine tundra to majestic spires, pinnacles and castles blocking the sun to dark, green forests carpeting steep mountains. And water, water everywhere.” DAY ONE: Meet and greet at Fly Shop 15 minutes prior to departure – Travel through the incredible scenery over Owl Creek Pass to the Big Blue Wilderness and the three Forks of the Cimarron & Big Cimarron River - Arrive at base camp, gear up and fish the exciting waters right near camp – Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch - Immerse yourself in the outstanding scenery and secluded angling opportunities for the remainder of the day – Relax at camp over Sunset, eat a great meal and tell the days best fish stories! DAY TWO: Wake to the sounds of the river – Rustic hot breakfast – Gear up and head out for a adventurous morning of fly fishing – Riverside Lunch – Fish the afternoon exploring miles of river access with deep runs and hidden pools – Wrap up your day and head back to civilization...

Our Fly Fishing Guide Trip Rates include the following:

  • Flies and Tippet
  • Riverside lunch & non-alcoholic beverages on Full Day trips

RIGS also has rental gear available for your Guided Fly Fishing trip!

1/2 Day trip add-ons:

  • Full combo (rod, reel, waders, & boots) – $35
  • Rod/Reel only or Wader/boot only – $20

Full Day trip add-ons:

  • Full combo (rod, reel, waders, & boots) – $45
  • Rod/Reel only or Wader/boot only – $25

Full day gear rentals separate from a booked trip are available as well. *Limited quantities

  • Full combo (rod, reel, waders, boots) – $55
  • Rod/Reel only or Wader/boot only – $35

*Any additional items needed can be purchased prior to your trip at our Full Service Fly Shop. All rivers located within a one hour of Telluride, Ouray and Montrose Colorado. Directions to Fly Shop. *All major airlines service Montrose Regional Airport, located 30 minutes from our Fly Shop. Shuttle Services are also offered for personal vehicle transport on Lower Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon) trips. To help you plan your trip, we offer some great links to our Preferred Lodging Partners and Regional Information for Ouray, Telluride & Montrose Colorado.

*Hunting & Fishing Licenses are available at RIGS Fly Shop. However, we encourage you to Purchase Fishing & Hunting Licenses Online prior to your trip to save time and hassle!