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Guided Gunnison Gorge Fly Fishing Trips
Led by Expert Guide Matt McCannel

From single-day excursions hunting some of the biggest trout in the state, to multi-day float trips with a full-service camping experience, Matt McCannel of RIGS Fly Shop guides some of the most exciting fly fishing adventures in Colorado. The world-renowned waters of the Gunnison Gorge provide the ideal conditions for brown trout fishing almost year-round, with the potential to score fish weighing 15 pounds or more!

What kind of fishing trip is right for you? A multi-day float trip will give you an epic tour of the landscape's natural beauty. This trip will also allow you to explore much of the river and master the techniques necessary to fish the big, fast-moving waters of the American west. A single-day walk-and-wade trip is more akin to hunting big game. Matt will help you find the monster fish you've been dreaming of! You'll then spend the day refining your cast, perfecting your bait imitation and selecting the most tempting fly pattern. Quality is the key on this guided trip.

Guided Fishing Tours through RIGS Fly Shop

All of Matt's fishing trips are booked through RIGS Fly Shop in Ridgway, Colorado where he is head guide. It's just a short drive from the Uncompahgre River tailwater where almost all of Matt's guided trips take place. He knows these waters like the back of his hand, and the team at RIGS will make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the adventure to the fullest.

Sight fishing trips are limited to just two clients per trip, so be sure to book in advance! This is so our clients get the personal instruction they need to elevate their skill. Lunch is provided along with the flies and terminal tackle you'll need. On this trip, a 7-8 weight rod is required. Nymphing and streamers only — dry fly fishing just won't get the job done with the size of fish we're looking to snag.

Float fishing trips last up to three days and come complete with a large, comfortable boat and deluxe amenities. Your tent comes with elevated sleeping cots, delicious meals and all the supplies and equipment you need to make the most of each day. We are legally restricted to just two launches of six people per-day, including guides, so this trip books fast! Contact RIGS fly shop with your specific questions, and to book your trip with expert fly fishing guide Matt McCannel.

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