Guided Fly Fishing Trips & Instruction

Riffle and Rise offers guided fly fishing trips and instruction on a premier stretch of private water on the Taylor River. Located in the heart of Taylor Canyon, with access to a mile of river, the focus here is on providing a quality experience in a beautiful setting where anglers can learn about fly fishing.

There are plenty of trout in the pocket water and pools throughout this stretch of river. And the river-side property includes a nice lawn for casting instruction. Management of the fishery and access to the river are shared with our neighbors, including Eleven’s Taylor River Lodge located right next door.

For those who are interested in gaining a more in-depth knowledge of fly fishing, there is additional emphasis on instruction both on and off the river. These guided trips can be a single day or cover multiple days. Anglers will have an opportunity to learn more about fly fishing gear and tackle, knots and rigging, as well as a variety of casting techniques. In addition, specific instruction can be provided for hooking, fighting and landing fish, and proper handling and release of trout, as well as the importance of respecting others on the river. Conservation issues and proper etiquette on the water are important aspects of fly fishing instruction that are often left out. And to build on this, we can dig into insect life cycles (hatches) and how to apply this to fly selection. The ability to successfully match the hatch can truly take anglers to the next level. Actually learning about fly fishing and going beyond just catching fish, is how you will become more self-sufficient on the water and have more enjoyable experiences.

All guided trips are walk/wade. Availability is limited and advance reservations are required. Basic rate information is included below. Please contact me to discuss options and rates.

  • Half Day
    1 angler – $325
    2 anglers – $400
  • Full Day
    1 angler – $400
    2 anglers – $500
  • Private Water
    Private water rod fees: $60 per angler for half day, $100 per angler for full day

Fly rods/reels and tackle can be provided. Clients must provide their own waders and boots, and they should bring their own fly rod/reel outfit if they have one. Colorado fishing licenses are required for those 16 years and older. A recommended list of what to bring includes a water bottle, sun screen, bug spray, hat, and polarized sunglasses.

Payment and Cancellation:
Full payment is due at the time of booking. Clients who cancel a reservation up to 7 days prior to the trip date will receive a full refund of their trip fee. For cancellations made within 7 days of the trip date, clients will not receive a refund. Clients who do not show up on the day of the trip will not receive a refund.

Riffle and Rise LLC is fully insured and bonded, and licensed in the state of Colorado (Outfitter License #2936).

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Purchase a Colorado fishing license online.

Riffle and Rise is a business member of Trout Unlimited and proud supporter of the TU mission to conserve,
protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

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