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Willowfly Anglers, CO

Willowfly Anglers is located at Three Rivers Resort where the East and Taylor Rivers come together to form the Gunnison. We have been in operation since 1983 and employ the most experienced guides in our area. The resort offers a variety of lodging options, including cabins on the Taylor River with private fishing rights. Our summertime restaurant offers superb meals and a bar in a casual patio setting. The fly shop offers friendly advice and a full line of Orvis products.
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135 of 135(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Willowfly Anglers, CO
Review 1 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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tincup trout,
July 30, 2015
By: johnnytroutboy
from Almont, CO 81230, USA
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"With the help of guide Jay Hill, I had the time of my life catching some nice browns !"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Day on the Gunny,
July 29, 2015
By: milwaukee
from Gunnison River, Colorado, USA
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"Had an excellent float trip with Dave Pinkerton for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, the trip started out slow as we had 2-3" of rain the day before and the East flowed into the Gunnison like a milkshake. We eventually started picking up fish on nymphs and ended up with a 20 fish day. I probably lost half as many after having them on."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Advice,
July 29, 2015
By: zipshod
from Austin, TX
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"I fished the Taylor river July 2015. I am an intermediate fly fisherman. The advice from Willowfly was excellent. Dennis and the crew are both passionate and knowledgeable about fly fishing. They know how to come to your level and help you catch more fish and wile having a great time. The guides I met were helpful and courteous and excited to see others enjoy the river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Taylor River Guru,
July 27, 2015
By: SAKPhoto
from Dallas, TX, USA
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"A day on the Taylor River outside Gunnisson Co. with guide Dave Pinkerton at Willowfly Anglers is super special. He is a true professional with endless jewels of fly fishing knowledge that he is more than willing to share. From Entomology, to reading a river and casting pointers, I learned so much in one day that I started a journal. We caught great fish all day and several true monsters! If your looking for a guide who is a teacher, gentleman and all around fun to be with, Dave is your man."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Taylor River Wade trip,
July 22, 2015
By: CBJoe
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"Fished all day with Dave Pinkerton, guide from Willowfly Anglers. As a third trip beginner, I asked for Dave to teach me all about the art and science of fly fishing in the Rockies. He was exceptionally patient, thorough and fun. We did a lot of fishing. I had a great day with him hooking, landing, and fighting smaller fish as well as some large ones. I enjoyed it and got a great education to put me on the path to self sufficiency."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Best Fly Fishing Event Ever,
July 14, 2015
By: JMKaz
from Mesa az
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"Steve our guide was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and knew the river well. He was very patient, communicated instructions well, and fun to be with. His boat was awesome, and equipped with the best fishing equipment. I truly enjoyed this fishing trip, and caught ample amount of fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great service !!,
July 8, 2015
By: AlexKory
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"Jay at Willowfly Anglers was extremely nice, professional, and helpful in setting up my new Orvis rods, even though I had not bought them from Willowfly. My wife and I had a great day of fishing thereafter with the flies that Jay sold us and set up for us. Thank you again, Jay, and see you next week when we return for more !!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Instructor and Great Fun!!,
July 7, 2015
By: EGeorge
from Crystal Creek, CO
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"My husband and I had the pleasure to have Dave Pinkerton guide us on a wonderful day of fishing. He paired us up with the best water and the best flies, coaching and guiding us throughout. He was educational and patient with our lack of experience. He also took amazing pictures of our catches and emailed them to us immediately. We definitely have some framers! We will be asking for Dave on our next visit. Looking forward to it!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Stripping Browns...WOW!,
July 5, 2015
By: reihiker
from Gunnison, CO 81230, USA
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"I am a novice when encountering deep, fast waters. Guide Dave Pinkerton introduced and instructed me to the art of stripping streamers. The result was successful encounters with nice size Browns, and a wonderful learning experience. Thanks Dave!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Professional Guides = Great Time,
July 4, 2015
By: Jaydub1jw
from Almont, CO
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"A big thank you to Dennis, fly shop manager, Eric Grand and Dave Pinkerton. In April, 2015 I fished the Taylor River below the dam with Eric Grand, it was a great time and I caught my biggest ever, 25" rainbow. Eric is extremely knowledgeable, polite and client friendly. In June 2015 I fished with Dave Pinkerton on the Cebola with my father. Dave is first class and I enjoyed a great day of father/son fishing. Great Job Willowfly!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great experience,
July 1, 2015
By: CEFlesher
from Gunnison, Co
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Additional Thoughts:Outstanding guide
"A great day slinging the rod around and a wonderful experience for the kids. Ask for Dave Pinkerton - the man is very enjoyable and knows his stuff."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Fishing Spring Creek, Almont,CO,
June 21, 2015
By: Jeff58
from San Antonio, TX, USA
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Additional Thoughts:GREAT GUIDE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND
"Three friends went in a 1/2day fishing trip in Almont, ℅ with guide Dave Pinkerton out of Three Rivers Resort. Before I get to Dave, I want to recognize the fly shop at 3Rivers Resort, Dennis called us the night before and was straight forward and honest about the river conditions (very high). Good to see a guide being straight with you, not looking to just cash a check. This shop gets my recommendation. Dave, was our guide, he was top notch, and I've fished with a lot of guides, I put him at the top of the list. He was a "teacher" first' he wanted us to understand what we were fishing and why, the conditions' what flies to throw (wet flies and streamers). We landed fish in some very tough conditions, and we have Dave Pinkerton to thanked for a great morning trip. His equipment was in good shape, had no problems using the gear. I will use Dave on my next trip up here and I would recommend Dave to all my friends without reservations. Thanks Dave for a fun day, hope to see you again soon."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Fly fishing on Spring creek,
June 20, 2015
By: Satxflyfish
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"Went fly fishing for the first time with two friends. Had a great time, caught some fish, learned a lot from our guide. Our guide Dave Pinkerton was patient given our inexperience and provided guidance so that we enjoyed ourselves. He was fantastic. Would go again and request him."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Spring Creek with Dave Pinkerton,
June 15, 2015
By: rhschulz
from Almont, CO
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Additional Thoughts:Great teacher and very patient guide
"Through Willowfly Anglers we had done a walk/wade on the Taylor river the previous day and wanted to try sometime off the beaten path. Dave Pinkerton was our guide for myself and 2 adult children. A teacher by profession, Dave is an awesome guide. Very personable and, of course, a great educator on all aspects of fly fishing. I would highly recommend Dave as someone you would love to spend your day on the water with, whether you caught fish or not, which we definitely did catch plenty of fish, but the pleasure was in the journey."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Dave is Great!,
June 7, 2015
By: ChrisLauraBigRainbow
from Campton Hills, IL, USA
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"Dave Pinkerton guided my wife and I on a great all day trip on the Taylor River. Very experienced with the local waters and excellent in figuring out proper flies and rig to catch. Interested in what we wanted to accomplish and delivered a great day."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Top Guide,
June 6, 2015
By: mwagner
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Additional Thoughts:The best
"Early June trip with Dave Pinkerton. Water was high and fast, but we caught 26 trout between two of us. Dave was very patient and made the experience simply great. Everyone we dealt with was very nice and helpful."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Thanks,
May 8, 2015
By: Redraider
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"Eric Kiklevich - Just a quick note to say thanks for a good fishing trip. I appreciated your patience and your efforts to show Brad and me a good time. I especially wanted to thank you for all your instructions and willingness to help me be a better fly fisherman. Catching some nice trout was pretty cool as well."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great day on the Gunnison,
December 13, 2014
By: billbdenverco
from Denver, CO, USA
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"A friend and I met with our guide, Dylan Rome, at the shop at Three Rivers Resort and got an early start on what turned out to be an outstanding day. Dylan knew the water and what bugs were working throughout the day. He consistently was able to select the best water to work and to put us in the right position with the right fly. When he believed that drys would be coming off below our original take out, he called the shop to have us shuttled from further down river. I thought he was an outstanding guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great teacher! Great time!,
October 16, 2014
By: JordAnne
from Crested Butte, CO 81224, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Fun time
"This was my wife and eyes first ever experience flyfishing. We came in with zero knowledge barely knowing how to hold the pole. Patrick Black-Dale was our guide and did a phenomenal job coaching us through the flyfishing experience without making us feel dumb. He was very interactive with both of us ensuring that we were giving ourselves the best opportunity to catch fish while having a great time. Several times I tangled my line, got it stuck in a tree, buried it on a branch in the river, and the list goes on! Patrick was incredibly patient with us and very informative the entire trip. As first timers and much thanks to Patrick's expertise, we even caught four brown trout… we can't wait to go back again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great fishing with outstanding guides,
September 27, 2014
By: Cazador45
from Columbus, TX
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Additional Thoughts:Amongst the if not the very best guides I have fishwd with
"Four of us "seniors" of varied agility and fly fishing experience and expertise arrived at Three Rivers on 08/23/14. We asked for a nearby place to fish that afternoon and Dennis, the fly shop manager, took us across the road to the boat launch ramp where using the "mole flies" he recommended we caught a very good number of beautiful browns.
Then on 08/25/14, we were guided by Roark and his son Eric on a stretch of private water on the East river. Their professionalism, knowledge of the river, attention to detail, ability to teach and to adjust to the different needs of their customers resulted in a "we must repeat" experience for the 4 of us, so we have already booked at Three Rivers for August 2015 and will fish again with Roark and Eric"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes