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Telluride Fly Fishers

Fishing is a pastime anyone can enjoy, no matter their age or skill level. Colorado’s beautiful rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, and lakes are the perfect setting to cast a line and see what’s biting. Add on the unique experience of fly fishing in Telluride, CO and you have yourself an experience to remember for years to come. Anglers young and old, experienced and inexperienced, can try their hand at catching a variety of trout from the waters of the San Miguel River, Delores River, and more. You’ll catch your next meal anywhere between 5,000 and 11,500 feet!

Fishing Locations

The locations available for fly fishing in Telluride, CO vary. Considerations like weather, the waters shown to be particularly productive for fishing, as well as client requests all factor in to where you’ll go. If you don’t have a preference, you may find yourself wading into the waters of the San Miguel or Dolores rivers or their tributaries, alpine lakes, or even hiking to mountain streams. Drive times vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes from Telluride.


You can count on Telluride Fly Fishers to provide knowledgeable guides, the flies and leaders, as well as lunch on full-day trips. Make sure to pack your own water, sun protection—including a hat and polarized sunglasses—snacks, a rain coat, and bug spray. Make sure you’re wearing wool socks to combat cold water temperatures, long pants for hiking through brush, and the previously mentioned rain and sun protection. Other gear like rods, or waders/boots require a rental fee if you plan to use Telluride Fly Fishers’ gear. At this time, you’ll need to provide your own transportation and fishing license.


Telluride Fly Fishers offers guests full-day and half-day trips. Half-day excursions are four hours each and start at either 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Full day trips begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. For a half-day trip, you’ll want to pack your own snacks and drinks, but lunch is included on your full-day trip. Keep in mind your group of four or more will require a second guide and additional fees.

Fun for All

Fishing is a sport the whole group or family will enjoy. Children are welcome on all Telluride Fly Fishers trips. All children must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Accompanying adults who do not wish to fish will not be charged. Make sure to watch your children around all water. Telluride Fly Fishers does not provide life jackets.

Fishing Fun in Telluride

From streams and creeks to lakes and rivers, Telluride is a Colorado destination you don’t want to miss for your next fly fishing adventure. As you plan where to cast a line for the day, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with Vacation Telluride as your home base. Choose a cozy Telluride condo for you and your favorite fishing buddy or a small family. For a fishing expedition for a larger group, there are units as large as five bedrooms! If you’re not tired from a day on the water, prepare a home-cooked fish dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, or stretch out and relax in a private bedroom or open living space.

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