Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride Flyfishers

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services

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Telluride, CO

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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.


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

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!


Q. How far of a drive is it to fishing areas?
A. Drive times to the fishing areas vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Q. On what should be base our gratuities?
A. Gratuity is based on the quality of service.

Q. Can we bring our fish home with us?
A. 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fun day! My husband and I took our two boys(15 and almost 17) fly fishing with Matt as our guide. Matt was very patient and attentive and kept our boys laughing. I did not fish but took pictures instead. My husband and boys caught brook trout and learned so much as it was their first time fly fishing. I highly recommend this company! Especially Matt!
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite family trip yet! Great trip with guides not only knowledgeable about fly fishing but the history of the surrounding area! We booked this trip last minute but we are so happy we did! We took our two adult children on the trip with us, everyone had so much fun. We cannot believe how beautiful the surrounding wilderness of Telluride is! With the unprecedented circumstances of Covid we weren’t sure if we would be able to travel, so fortunate that we were. We all felt very safe and our guide prepped us on the new guidelines that they have implemented. Will be returning again and would recommend! Goose and Carlo were great!
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal time! Definitely worth it! I took my two younger kids out to get them some real life experience away from their video games and they had such a good time that the 9 year old wants to have his birthday party there next year.... The weather was perfect and the fishing was surreal. The gear they got to use was really nice (nicer than mine, i went shopping when i got home), and the instruction they got was really good. we mainly caught brooks and a couple browns. Looking forward to our next trip
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I fish with Midnite on a regular basis. He is a wonderful guide, for his patience, his great knowledge of water around telluride, of the fish, of the natural environment...always a great experience.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing with the best guide My wife made arrangements for half day of fly fishing with Midnite. this past weekend. What a great experience. I think I take his advise and invest in a fly rod. Great guy. I would do it all over again. Carl Cavanaugh Flagstaff AZ
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always a Good Time It is always a good time fishing in the mountains - whether you catch a fish or not! Luckily with the guides there is a very good chance you will get a fish along with the unforgettable journey and views along the way. Never a bad day by the river!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Day Ever My husband wanted to go fly fishing on his birthday. I contacted Midnite and Lindsey to book our trip. I was up front with them about wanting someone who was a lot of fun. They hit the nail on the head with Paul, we had a BLAST.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful country, Beautiful fish You should never pass up an opportunity to fly fish in Telluride but if you want to catch fish you need to hike and you need a good guide like Midnite
Date published: 2017-01-16
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