FLY FISHING TRIPS
Ideally located in Southwest Colorado with access to the most diverse waters in the region.
THE RIGS DIFFERENCE
Since 2001, RIGS has pioneered regional access and offerings in fly fishing, float fishing, and guide training.
Don’t sweat the details! All tackle and rental equipment is included free of charge and provided by the industry’s top manufacturers. (Rod/Reel, Wader/Boot, Flies, Tackle and Transportation. *Plus, riverside lunch & non-alcoholic beverages on all full-day trips).
Location, Location, Location
All trips are conveniently located in proximity to our Fly Shop, with extensive access and diversity to the region’s best-quality waters. Centrally located – 10 minutes from Ouray, 45 minutes from Telluride, and 30 minutes from major airline service at Montrose Regional Airport. Base your trip close to the region’s most attractive amenities & destinations.
Low Client-to-Guide Ratio
We exclusively offer a low client-to-guide ratio with a maximum of 2 clients to 1 guide and no “mixed parties”. This way, each guest gets the individualized personal attention and quality instruction they deserve.
Pick-Up & On-Site Meeting
We bring the experience to you! Our Fly Shop location allows for adaptability based on conditions, offering everything from gold medal water float fishing, remote high county streams & creeks, year-round tailwater fisheries, pristine freestone rivers and still waters. Save drive time and get on the water faster.
Our staff specializes in teaching those new to the sport as well as improving existing knowledge in experienced anglers. Fly fishing trips have become a vacation favorite for everyone looking to learn about fly fishing our regional rivers.
Certified Professional Guides
Our fly fishing guides are expertly trained to share their love of fishing while helping you achieve personal success on Colorado’s best trout fishing waters. Knowledgeable, seasoned, patient, friendly and informative instruction – every time.
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!
San Antonio Texas
Full-Service Fly Shop
Our Full-Service Fly Shop carries top quality gear from the best manufacturers in the fly fishing industry. We choose each product because we believe they are the best products offered for our region. Fishing is our passion and sharing what we know is our goal. With our fly fishing trips or our Instructional Clinics, we are here to help expand your fly fishing knowledge.
Any additional items you may need can be purchased prior to your trip at our Full-Service Fly Shop. Most rivers are located within a one hour or less of Telluride, Ouray, and Montrose, Colorado. All major airlines service Montrose Regional Airport, located 30 minutes from our Fly Shop. To help you plan your trip, we offer some great links to our Preferred Lodging Partners and Regional Information for Ouray, Telluride & Montrose, Colorado.
Choosing the right fishing trip. We cater each fly fishing trip to the individual’s skill level and requests, based on the best trip choice and most suitable conditions. It is your trip, so make sure you let our reservations staff know what you are hoping to get out of your fly fishing trip. Our knowledgeable reservation team will walk you through how to select the best trip for your party– no experience required.
Fishing and Hunting Licenses
Licenses are available at RIGS Full Service Fly Shop online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. When purchasing a Division of Wildlife License, the State requires your driver’s license/passport, social security number, height, weight, and phone number. The cost of the fishing license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.