Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride Flyfishers

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services

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The Story

Telluride Fly Fishers is an Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter that provides guided fly-fishing trips in the beautiful high country rivers, lakes, and streams of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. Trips are customized to the client, with access to the San Miguel River, Dolores River, their tributaries, alpine lakes, as well as hiking to mountain streams. Elevations are from 5,000 to 11,500 feet.

Combining passion and experience, our professional guides can assist beginners in developing their skills as well as fine tuning the techniques of expert anglers. Our local rivers and streams excel in beauty and diversity with brook, rainbow, cutthroat, brown, and cutbow trout.

Whether you love hiking to mountain streams, fishing private waters, or local rivers and lakes, our dynamic guides will customize a trip for you.

Telluride Fly Fishers is very family-friendly, and over the last 30 years we have sparked a love of everything outdoors in countless children. We remember being beginner fly-fisher people and love to see the quick progression any angler makes with one of our guides by their side.

What is Provided:

Transportation, flies, and leaders are provided by the guide. We have Orvis gear rental options when you book your trip with us.

Gear Recommendations:

What Should Customers Bring?

Waders are recommended in early and late season trips. In the peak of summer there is the option to wet wade.

Quick-dry shorts or pants and socks are best under waders. A fleece jacket for early morning and a rain jacket in case of showers is a good idea. Polarized sunglasses are helpful if available. Please bring a reusable water bottle and your favorite snack.

What to Bring:

A small pack including: Fishing license, rain coat, sunscreen, water bottle, snack, hat, sunglasses, your sense of adventure!


The fly-fishing season runs from late May to the end of October. However, we do offer winter, as well as early spring fly-fishing trips upon request depending on weather conditions.


Rainbow, brown, brook, cutthroat, and cuttbow trout are found in the waters around the area. Continuing hatches of caddis, stoneflies, PMDs, hoppers, and BWOs are common.


Telluride Fly Fishers offers walk/wade trips on the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers and high country lakes of the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. Red sandstone canyon walls accent clear pools and long freestone runs, creating the ideal fishing experience. Our local rivers and streams excel in beauty and diversity with brook, rainbow, cutthroat, brown and cutbow trout.

Typical Weather:

We have Colorado blue skies and the possibility of afternoon showers in late July and August. We also typically have cooler mornings with water temperatures of around 40-50 degrees.

Rates start from: $300
You can find all pricing information at: www.tellurideflyfishers.com/#prices

How far of a drive is it to fishing areas?

Drive times to the fishing areas vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

On what should be base our gratuities?

Gratuity is based on the quality of service.

Can we bring our fish home with us?

Telluride Fly Fishers is catch and release only. We do our best to minimize our impact on the environment.

Additional Activities:

Telluride Fly Fishers offers family trips! We love to get the little ones out on the water at a young age to begin their love for fly fishing and the outdoors. Bring your kiddos with you on the trip and create some lifelong family memories!

Telluride Fly Fishers also offers whitewater rafting on the San Miguel River. We feature class II-III rapids. Our river trips are action-packed with twisting turns and endless wave trains. Unparalleled scenery includes the peaks of the San Juan Mountains, and the sandstone canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Enjoy the color and character of our certified guides.

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