Sight Fishing the Uncompahgre River
Join RIGS Fly Shop’s Guide, Matt McCannel, to catch the trout of a lifetime.
The goal: to pursue trout measured in pounds, not inches. This trip is for patient experienced anglers only and consists of 99% sight fishing. If your game is quality, not quantity, this is your trip. All trips are conducted on the Uncompahgre River at the tailwater section called Pa-Co-Chu-Puk; this Blue Ribbon fishery is known for monster trout.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
Two Client Limit
One client fishing at a time with a two-client limit on a trip. Get individual attention from RIGS guide Matt McCannel, in finding and landing that perfect trophy trout.
Opportunities for the Perfect Shot
Matt will position you in the best holes, with the best opportunities to make the perfect shot.
Insider Information into Pa-Co-Chu-Puk
Paco is our home waters, and no other guide service or guide knows this section of the river better. Though a technical and tricky tailwater, Matt has the ability to help most anglers understand its subtle nuances and land the fish of a lifetime.
Sage Rod and Reel
Hand-selected by guide and Sage Ambassador Matt McCannel, the most current in Sage Fly Rod technology we will provide for your trip.
Riverside Lunch, drinks, flies, terminal tackle
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Nymphing & Streamers only
This is not a dry fly fishing trip; nymphing is the only game if you want to bring in a trophy trout at Paco.
7-8 Weight Rod Required
if you prefer to use your own gear, this is the rod to bring – a lighter-weight rod will not work for this trip.
When to Take Your Trip
We have had clients land these monsters during higher flows in all seasons. A tailwater’s clarity is not affected by the higher flows in the spring, so fishing remains good throughout the year. The Summer months can be more of a challenge, but for the patient angler, you may be rewarded. September through April (late fall through winter and into early spring) is one of the best times of the year due to the lower flows and gin clear water.
In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. The cost of the fishing license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more. We encourage you to purchase Fishing & Hunting Licenses Online prior to your trip.
Matt McCannel, RIGS Fly Shop guide, SAGE Ambassador, and Fishpond Pro will conduct all sight fishing trips. Matt has developed a sixth sense for understanding these unreal fish. Matt has consistently put clients into these fish of a lifetime with his unorthodox tactics and rigging.