Western Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Service

RIGS Fly Fishing Guide Service simply has the best permitted fly fishing access to quality Walk Wade & Float Fishing rivers in Western Colorado – no fish story!

Looking for a Western Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Service that has the best quality guided fly fishing for Top Rivers like Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, Uncompahgre River (Pa-Co-Chu-Puk), San Miguel River, and Cimarron River? Look no further. Since 2001, RIGS Full Service Fly Shop and guide service has offered quality Float Fishing trips (wilderness overnights and drift boats), Walk Wade guided fly fishing trips, and Instructional Clinics. Centrally located within one hour of 6 major trout streams and rivers, RIGS sits in the heart of the scenic San Juan Mountain region near Ouray, Telluride and Montrose, Colorado. Fishing is our passion! Let our fly fishing guides share their love of fishing with you. Stay up to date with our online “Reel-Time” Fishing Report, the most recent posts on fishing in Colorado via Facebook, or check out our What’s Hot BLOG for the latest news & deals on RIGS offerings. You can also check out RIGS Adventure Planner for assistance in choosing the right guided fly fishing trip for your group. Our Western Colorado guided fly fishing trips are available year-round operating exclusively under our own permits (except no substitutes).

Now – How do I choose the right fishing trip for me?

Our philosophy – we cater each fly fishing trip to the individual’s skill level and requests, based on the best trip choice and most suitable conditions. RIGS fly fishing trips are offered to individual private parties (3 to 1 Client to Guide Ratio, 2 to 1 on Float Fishing); we won’t pair you with other parties. It’s your trip, so make sure you let our reservations staff know what you are hoping to get out of your fly fishing trip. Almost all of our trips are within one hour or less of Ouray, Telluride and Montrose, Colorado. Our knowledgeable reservation team will walk you through how to select the best trip for your party, or you can visit our Adventure Planner to see seasonal trip listings. Private instruction by our Professional Fly Fishing Guides, on the best/most diverse fishable waters in Western Colorado is what we offer – no experience required.


Guide Trips range from ½ Day to 5 days, and are divided into two categories:

Walk Wade – Fly Fishing Guide Service

(where we drive to the location and walk the river while fishing)*

Float Fishing – Fly Fishing Guide Service

(where we fish from drift boats or rafts, 1 or 2 people per boat, may include some Walk Wade).

*Tenkara Fly Fishing Guide Trips also available at all Walk Wade Locations.

Our Fly Fishing Guides Trip Rates include the following:

  • Flies and Tackle
  • 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. Most rivers are located within a one hour or less 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 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.

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