Owner and Fly Fishing Guide, John Bocchino
Colorful Rainbow Trout from the Gunnison River
Native Colorado Cutthroat from the Taylor River
Early Fall on the Gunnison River

Welcome to Riffle and Rise Outfitters!

Riffle and Rise Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in Gunnison, Colorado. If you're planning a fishing trip, I highly recommend the Gunnison Valley as a destination. And if you're looking for a fly fishing guide, I hope you'll consider fishing with me. I enjoy what I do and would love to share a day on the river with you. Riffle and Rise Outfitters is located in the heart of the Gunnison Valley at nearly 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. The Gunnison area is home to some of the best trout rivers in the country, including the Gunnison River, Taylor River, and East River. And you can also chase wild trout and native cutthroat on our many small creeks. This part of the Colorado Rockies is truly a fly fisher's paradise, with pristine rivers and spectacular mountain scenery.

Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Half-Day, Full-Day, and Custom Trips. Fish with me on some of the best rivers and creeks in the Gunnison Valley and beyond.

Pristine Trout Rivers

Fly fish in the Colorado Rockies for brown trout, rainbow trout, and native cutthroat.

Hatches and River Flows

Get the latest information on fishing conditions, insect hatches, and real-time river flows for our area.