Telluride Fly Fishers, CO

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services in Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Fly Fishers, CO


Telluride Flyfishers is a fly-fishing guide service offering half-day and full-day walk/wade trips in the Telluride, CO area. Having been in operation for 22, years the guides have full knowledge and understanding of the surrounding region.

Date Range

The fly-fishing season is from late May to the end of October.

What is Provided to Customer

Transportation, flies, and leaders are provided by the guide.
Lunch is provided with full-day trips.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

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 10,000 feet.

Typical Weather by Season

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.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

The customer is picked up at their accommodations. A half-day trip lasts 4 hours and a full-day trip (which includes lunch) lasts about 8 hours. Pick up times for half day trips are 8:30 am or 1:30 pm.


Species You Fish for by Season

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


What Should Customers Bring?

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Telluride Flyfishers
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services
Mark Scholtes

Telluride, CO

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