Full Service Fly Shop
CURATED FLY GOODS FOR AVID ANGLERS
RIGS full-service fly shop was established in 2002 to offer guests genuine customer service and extensive fly fishing products and industry knowledge from seasoned guides. Located in the small town of Ridgway, Colorado, our goal was to provide a refreshing approach to customer service, much like the region we live, work, and fish in. Offering friendly, individualized attention each step of the way. Whether on your way to your next Colorado fly fishing vacation or getting ready for a saltwater trip, we are here to help you get into the best fishing gear for your needs. RIGS Fly Shop strives to have Western Colorado’s most comprehensive regionally specific flies; each year, we refine our fly selection to include the industry’s newest and most innovative patterns. As a fly fishing Guide Service since 2001, we’ve spent the last 20-plus years field testing fly fishing equipment to offer customers a diverse and well curated selection from the fly fishing industry’s leading manufacturers.
“Ouray County’s “first & only” Full-Service Fly Shop featuring the finest selection of flies, quality fly fishing gear, and fishing tackle from the industry’s top manufacturers.”
Though shop hours vary from season to season our guide service is available daily.
Please give us a call if you need help getting to the shop, finding a trip or looking for information about a product we offer.
OUR COMMITMENT – MORE THAN JUST A FLY SHOP
As dedicated anglers, we are constantly out on the water testing the latest technology to share with our clients. Our “down-to-earth” atmosphere is centered around educating and outfitting anglers for success. Let our knowledgeable staff guide you to personal fishing success with intimate hands-on knowledge of fishing equipment. Visitors to our region including Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, Montrose & Delta Colorado, appreciate Ridgway’s small-town appeal and central location to the best fly fishing in southwestern Colorado. We love to travel too! So, you’ll find us well equipped for your saltwater fly fishing destination travels, with a perfect selection of saltwater flies, fly rods, reels, lines, sun clothing, travel bags and more.
While we specialize in fly fishing, our goal is to make fishing accessible for everyone. We hire passionate guides and staff who are devoted to sharing their knowledge and love of fishing with others. We believe in sustainable communities and fighting to protect river health and recreational resources in our region, so we all can enjoy these spectacular resources for years to come. In our own lives, we’ve discovered how essential time in nature is; giving respite from the fast-paced world we live in. This is also why we offer a wide selection of fishing gear to help everyone; no matter the style of fishing, we will help you get out on the water. Our selection covers everything from top brand fly fishing gear to spin gear, boat rentals, outdoor clothing, regional guide books and maps, and more to help you explore the public lands that surround us.
Great stop for your fly fishing adventure
Stopped in a RIGS two different days for fishing licenses. While we weren't using a guide, they were still very helpful and glad to discuss the water level at Ridgway State Park. They also had a great selection of gear and I ended up getting a great deal on a hat. So whether your fishing or just looking for some Colorado branded gear, a great place to stop by.
3-day Gunnison Gorge trip...great fishing and scenery
I took the Deluxe Gunnison Gorge float trip with 6 friends. Exceeded my expectations in every way! The 4 guides were congenial and competent, and they waited on us hand and foot. When we boarded the rafts each morning, they handed us our rods, fully rigged with flies, and we floated and fished all day. All you need to take is clothes and a hat; everything else was provided and was good quality. I felt like Teddy Roosevelt on safari! Excellent food (even ice cream and cheesecake!). And the fishing? The river is loaded. I caught at least 40 brown trout from 10 to 20 inches, and even the first-time flyfishers had good luck. I could go on...but this experience was worth every penny. Just get a friend or two and do it!
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Whether you are looking to learn to fly fish for the first time, a seasoned angler or a family looking to have some rafting fun on the river we have a plethora of options. Join us for rafting, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding as well as fly fishing.
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Ouray to RIGS – 10 minutes
From Ouray, Colorado, take HWY 550 North for 9 miles. This brings you to Ridgway, Colorado. At the traffic light (the only one in Ouray County), turn left onto HWY 62. HWY 62 is also named Sherman Street within Ridgway. Go over the bridge and past Town Park by 6 blocks. We are on the corner of Amelia and Sherman St in the Old School House Building on the right.
Montrose to RIGS – 30 minutes
From Montrose, Colorado, take HWY 550 South for 26 miles. This brings you to Ridgway, Colorado. At the traffic light (the only one in Ouray County), turn right onto HWY 62. HWY 62 is also named Sherman Street within Ridgway. Go over the bridge and past Town Park by 6 blocks. We are on the corner of Amelia and Sherman St in the Old School House Building on the right.
Telluride to RIGS – 45 minutes
From Telluride, Colorado, take HWY 145 Northwest for 17 miles to the intersection of HWY 145 and HWY 62. At the T, turn right (Northeast), and follow HWY 62 for 22 miles. This brings you to Ridgway, Colorado. HWY 62 is also named Sherman Street within Ridgway. We are the first left as you come down the hill into the town of Ridgway. We are on the corner of Amelia and Sherman St in the Old School House Building on the left. If you go past Town Park, you’ve gone 6 blocks too far.
MORE THAN JUST A FLY SHOP
While we specialize in fly fishing, but also offer other services including: Hourly Paddle Sports Rentals, on-site @ Ridgway Reservoir, Walk Wade Guide Course & State of Colorado Float Fishing Guide Certification Course, as well as Destination Fly Fishing Trips to exotic saltwater fly fishing destinations.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses are available at RIGS Fly Shop.
However, we encourage you to purchase DOW Licenses online prior to your trip to save time and hassle. When purchasing a Division of Wildlife License, be prepared that the State requires you to give us your driver’s license or id, social security number, address, height, weight, and phone number to issue any license.