Ideally located in Southwest Colorado with access to the most diverse waters in the region.


Since 2001, RIGS has pioneered regional access and offerings in fly fishing, float fishing, and guide training.

All-Inclusive Service
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. 

Everyone’s Welcome!

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.

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.

Why Choose Rigs Orvis

Experience and Expertise - Elevate your Time on the Water

RIGS Fly Shop & Guide Service has built a reputation on great guides and pioneered river locations. Let us guide your fly fishing experience on southwest Colorado's picturesque rivers and streams. With over 20 years of experience in fly fishing Colorado, we offer some of the best fly fishing guides the industry has to offer. We look forward to helping you start your fly fishing journey, dive deepering into your fly fishing skills or just get your outside to enjoy a day on the river.

Specialized and Curated Fly Fishing

Everything we do at RIGS is curated to fit the demands of the region and needs of our clients. Whether we are fly fishing high country streams or float fishing Gold Medal rainbow trout rivers, RIGS strives to perfect the experience on every level. From provided gear from leading manufacturers to full service fly shop we opt for the best the fly fishing industry has to offer. Have questions about a trip? Our knowledgable reservation staff will help you pick the perfect fly fishing experience. We can't control mother nature but we can control the service you receive.



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.

Additional Items

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.

Reservations Team

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.