When looking for a fly fishing guide service in Colorado, quality waters and experienced guides should be your top priority. Here are just a few reasons to consider RIGS and beautiful southwest Colorado for your next fly fishing trip.
- Top-quality guided Walk Wade trips on some of the best trout rivers in Colorado. Explore the Gold Medal waters of the Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, the Blue Ribbon Waters of the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk, one of the last freestone rivers in Colorado-the San Miguel River, or the amazing high country brookie filled forks of the Cimarron River. Centrally located within one hour of 6 major trout streams and rivers, RIGS sits in the heart of the scenic San Juan Mountain region centrally located near Ouray, Telluride, and Montrose, Colorado.
- Since 2001, RIGS Guide Service has offered premium Float Fishing trips in the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness (Float Fishing and Deluxe Drift Boat Multi-day Trips) with guides that are passionate about the Gunnison River. Let our fly fishing guides share their love of fishing with you.
- 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.
- 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. RIGS fly fishing trips are offered to individual private parties (2 to 1 Client to Guide Ratio on Walk-Wade and Float Fishing); we won’t pair you with other parties. 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, 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 three categories:
Enjoy a Half Day, Full Day or Multi-day Guided Fly Fishing Trip. Join a professional fly fishing guide out on the water. We are here to help you learn the art of walk wade fly fishing.
Explore the river on a Half Day, Full Day or Multi-day Guided Fly Fishing Drift Boat or Float Fishing Trip. Access more of the river in our top of the line drift boats and inflatable rafts with fishing frames designed...
Tenkara Guide Network Certified Guides since 2011. We offer Half Day, Full-Day, and 2-Day Backcountry Overnight Trips in the tenkara style.
Stay up to date on fly fishing in the southwest Colorado region
Visit our online regional specific Fishing Report, check the most recent posts on fishing in southwest Colorado via the RIGS Facebook page, or check out our 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).
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. 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 and Fishing Licenses are available at RIGS Full Service Fly Shop. However, we encourage you to purchase Fishing & Hunting Licenses Online prior to your trip to save time and hassle. When purchasing a Division of Wildlife License, the State requires your driver’s license or id, social security number, height, weight, and phone number.
*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full-Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. The cost of the fishing license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.