Welcome to the Riffle and Rise Outfitters Blog


I am very excited about launching Riffle and Rise Outfitters and offering guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing schools directly to my clients this season! If you’re planning a fishing trip, I highly recommend the Gunnison Valley as a destination. And if you’re looking for a 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 Gunnison, Colorado, in the heart of the Gunnison Valley at nearly 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. The Gunnison Valley 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. It is why I have lived and guided clients here since 2006.

John Bocchino
Owner, Fly Fishing Guide

For more information, please visit my website at: RiffleandRise.com.

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