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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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117 of 117(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Willowfly Anglers, CO
Review 1 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 2 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
Review 3 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Colorado Fishing,
September 23, 2014
By: Tooth123
from Alpine, Utah
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Additional Thoughts:Highly recommended
"My wife and I spent a week lodging and fishing with Willowfly. It was our first trip to CO. We loved every minute. The cabins were very quiet and clean. The outfitter was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, organized--didn't miss a beat. Our guide was Eric Kiklevich, a local expert who knew the river and its fish well. We caught fish all day. You can't beat local wisdom when it comes to fishing a new place. The scenery is outstanding (this is the Rocky Mountains, after all). We'll be heading back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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taylor creek tailwater,
September 21, 2014
By: bomersooner
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"Had planned to float Gunnison but silted up so Brad suggested Taylor tailwater.Fish are tuff there in Sept. they've son a lot of flies.but Brad got my wife and I on some fish and made the Taylor exciting and enjoyable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Excellent Guide,
September 12, 2014
By: LasCrucesHelen
"A group of 8 women fly anglers fished with guides from Willowfly Anglers Sept 7-10. All of us had a wonderful time. Guides all knowledgable and helpful. I fished with Dave Pinkerton on the Taylor for 2 days. He was delightful company and so very skilled and helpful to me. We all can't wait to get back to Almont, Colo. I will request Dave again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Dave is a Great Guide,
September 11, 2014
By: HIja
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"I fished the Taylor River with Dave Pinkerton and hope to fish with him again. He is a skillful and attentive guide and a gifted teacher. He knows the river very well and he helped me fish some technical and challenging water with confidence. Service at the shop was also good. I'll be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Dylan is terrific.,
September 1, 2014
By: Doald
from Littleton, CO, USA
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"Spent August 25th with Dylan. Worked his tail off to get us into many fish. He has an uncanny ability to untangle snarls, of which there were many, and to tie on flies quickly. Would use him again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great day with Dave Pinkerton,
August 11, 2014
By: bassman225
from Willowfly Anglers Almont Colo
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"Along time friend and fly fisherman of mine gave me a float fly fishing trip.He set it up and said Dave Pinkerton was awesome and wanted me and my girlfriend to fish with him.My girlfriend had never been fly fishing.We caught fish lost some big fish and Dave was GREAT,a real gentleman,the day could not have been better."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Trip with Dave Pinkerton,
August 10, 2014
By: RonJr
from Warrenton, VA
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"My son (17) and I floated the Gunnison with Dave Pinkerton. Great Trip! Dave was very knowledgeable and was quite patient with us, especially the teenager! After teaching high school, Dave knows just how to handle a teenager. Caught some nice fish too!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Killer Streamer Fishing with Dylan!,
August 9, 2014
By: Ricgua
from Highland Park, NJ, USA
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"I went fishing with Dylan on July 3 and had an amazing trip! He had 3 rods ready to rock and put me on fish right away. I was even more enthused when he expressed a sincere interest in streamer fishing and immediately challenged me with a double streamer rig. I learned a lot and he had the where with all to tell me "settle down" as my excitement got the best of me sometimes. Quality over quantity he would say about my casts. I feared for him sometimes as my backcast sometime got away from me. His boat management was on point as it allowed me to hit as many spots as possible. I will return and hope Dylan is there to take me out again. It was an absolute joy moving some fish. Well done Dylan! I forgot the guys name from the shop but I do know he spent some time in NJ and was great as well. Willowfly is a solid operation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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My son-in-law's first!,
August 7, 2014
By: Hubbahubba
from Almont, CO 81230, USA
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Additional Thoughts:We were totally impressed and have recommended to one and all.
"We went with Bradley Crosby on my son-in--law's first ever fly fishing on the lower Gunnison booked out of Three Rivers in Almont Colorado and it was a total success!!!!!!! Bradley was incredibly informative and supportive, and I (the 70 year old "experienced" hand got as much put of it as the newbie!!!!!!). We'll be back.
P.S. Dennis Milller, the shop manager is great and I have used the shop many times. He was able to roll with the punches and alter our plans to conform with existing conditions.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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First Time Fly Fishing,
August 7, 2014
By: KirkfromTexas
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Additional Thoughts:First rate guide, great person, great teacher
"My Father in Law took my on my first fly fishing trip. I had very high expectations and they were more than met by Dennis Miller and our guide, Bradley Crosby.
They were patient, instructive, encouraging, and most importantly made it a memory that I will share with my father-in-Law for years to come.....plus, I am now hooked! Where do I get the gear? :)"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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SO FUN!,
August 7, 2014
By: Mason312
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"Great Guide and great trip! No complaints, keep it up. Very fun and smooth trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Excellent fishing guide,
July 31, 2014
By: marjiii
from Almont Colorado
"Had a fantastic day of fishing the Gunnision with Dylan Rome from the Willowfly Outfitters at Three Rivers, Almont, CO. Dylan was very knowledgeable of the River and was able to put me into many fish!! Dylan was great fun to fish with and although I've been a fly fisher for many years, I still learned new "tricks do the trade" & caught lots of nice fish in just a morning float. I highly recommend this guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Floating Fly Fishing Fun,
July 22, 2014
By: HammerHead2
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Additional Thoughts:As I said before Dylan was very personable, knowledgable, and patient!
"After having a tough time fishing by ourselves, my wife and I decided to take a fly fishing float trip. We had a great time! Our guide was Dylan and he was knowledgable, patient, and fun! My wife had never fly fished before and I was very rusty, but he took the time to teach us in a very clear and simple way. Even though the river was flowing high and fast, we were still able to catch several fish. Dylan worked his butt off getting us to the best spots and helping us with tangles and catching those fish! Dylan was also full of local information and was extremely knowledgeable about fishing! Our only regret was that we didn't book it for the whole day!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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fun trip,
July 17, 2014
By: jeffkatie1734tx
from almont colorado
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"took my 13 year old daughter with crosby and would recommend you do the same !"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Family Fishing at its Best,
June 22, 2014
By: ChrisVTME
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Additional Thoughts:Master teacher
"I chose Willowfly because I wanted to be able to fish with my two teenagers. But what I didn't realize is what a fine outfit they were and what a fabulous guide I would get in Dave Pinkerton. Dave's guidance may have turned my kids into life-long fly fishermen. Couldn't have had a better day!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Guide,
May 28, 2014
By: Rsumruld
from Aurora, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:full of usefull knowledge and help
"We took off 5-25-14 in the rain, Erik was a great guide and full on knowledge and help. Within 90 minutes I had landed my first brown and taken a bath in the river. Erik took me to a lot of spots to fish different types of water. If possible will be back as soon as I can. The 3 rivers resort was just a friendly the whole weekend was a great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Fishing for monsters!,
May 13, 2014
By: Rich60
from Monument, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide!
"Dewey took me to the upper Taylor where I learned a new nymph rig that I can now use anywhere. Sight fished for the biggest fish I have ever seen in a river. Hooked, landed, and released some beauties. The picture below wasn't the biggest, but it was gorgeous!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Little Piece of Heaven,
April 29, 2014
By: Momjm
from Gunnison, CO 81230, USA
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"Went fishing with my 2 sons and a friend for the day with guide Dave Pinkerton on the Taylor River. He is an avid fly fisherman who knows the holes and can make your day an experience to remember. Highly recommend him for all ability levels. Will visit this special place again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes