Fish with me on some of the best rivers and creeks in the Gunnison Valley and beyond.
Fly fish in the Colorado Rockies for brown trout, rainbow trout, and native cutthroat.
Get the latest information on fishing conditions, hatches, and river flows for our area.
name is John Bocchino, and I go by John or Bo. I am a fly fishing
guide and the owner of Riffle and Rise. I live on the western
slopes of the Colorado Rockies, in Gunnison. I have been in the
Gunnison Valley since 2006, when I came to work for one of the top
resorts in the valley. I managed the fly shop and guide service
there for five seasons and guided for eight seasons. I am excited to
be out on my own in 2014, running Riffle and Rise Outfitters
and guiding clients on the river.
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When I'm not working, I am fishing. This part of the Rocky
Mountains is home to some of the best trout rivers in the country,
including the Gunnison River, Taylor River, and East River. In
addition to these three rivers, there are countless opportunities to
fly fish on a variety of water in the area.
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During the off-season and throughout the year, I also do
consulting work. With my consulting business, Riffle and Rise
Consulting, I provide web development and technical consulting
services for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and fishing
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