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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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103 of 103(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Willowfly Anglers, CO
Review 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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
Review 7 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Sept 27 Cold Day, Hot Fishing,
October 6, 2013
By: Coupleonthefly
from Taylor River, CO
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Additional Thoughts:Enthusiastic, positive teacher
"My wife and I fished the Taylor River, CO with our Orvis guide, Dave Pinkerton, on a cold (average temp 36F), wet (it rained all day until we were leaving the river) day. Between the two of us, we caught approximately 30 fish (browns, cutthroats and rainbows), including a magnificent 19 inch rainbow. Dave taught us a lot about the Taylor River and we'll do it again in the future."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great day on the river,
September 23, 2013
By: txflyfishers76028
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Additional Thoughts:We really enjoyed fishing with him
"My son and I fished the East River near Almont Colorado on Sept 18 with guide John Bochinno. John works very hard to make your trip special regardless of your skill level. He's very knowledgeable of the river and is a good teacher with clear instructions, tips and information about the fish. Caught Browns, Rainbow and Kokanee. Had a great day on the river and definitely want to return."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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A Satisfying Experience,
September 22, 2013
By: Jimjtm
from Mountain View, CA, USA
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"After many years of flyfishing, I finally made it to the Taylor River, and I wasn't disappointed: the lodge provided decent & reasonable room & board, as well as a friendly & helpful staff. The fly shop was accommodating in arranging an outing to meet my needs, and especially by providing me with the best guide in the many years that I've fished: Dave Pinkerton. First of all, of course, he got me into plenty of good- sized trout, but more importantly, despite my quarter century of river side experience, I learned new things. And he did the teaching in an easy-going modest way. Moreover, he was considerate of my 80-year-old body and saw to my safety in what is certainly not a placid river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Incredible Fishing,
September 11, 2013
By: TxFlyer
from Wichita Falls, TX, USA
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"Had a solo guide trip with Sam Gigliotti, and not only did we have incredible fishing but an incredible time. Sam was extremely knowledgeable of the River and very helpful with my fly selection. We happened to find a blue drake hatch and spent the better part of 4 hours catching brown after brown after brown! I have never had such a great time fishing the Taylor River as I had that day. We fished multiple locations on the upper Taylor and had success everywhere we went. Sam went above and beyond to teach me which flies work where and why. It was an overall great learning experience, as well as unforgettable fishing. I have had fished with Willowfly on multiple occasions and can say I have had a great time every single time. I would reccomend their guide service to everyone, regardless of their skill level. On my first ever fly fishing trip I went with a guide from Willowfly, and since that time I have improved greatly, maianly due to the help of the guide shop and guides!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Good Day on the River,
September 8, 2013
By: LorenzoAngler
from Bailey, CO 80421, USA
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"My girlfriend and I enjoyed an excellent day on the Gunnison River, thanks to Mark Mohney. Dee is a great angler with limited experience fly fishing. Mark Spent the entire day helping her improve her cast and technique. Dee had a good day on the river. We both caught several fish. Thanks again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Day In Gunnison,
September 8, 2013
By: MrFish
from Denver, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Dennis Miller made booking the trip easy.
"A buddy and I fished with John Bocchino the first week of September. Spent the morning catching large trout on dry flies and the afternoon landing large salmon, what a combination!!! John is the hardest working guide on the river. A great day on the river!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Fantastic Day of Float Fishing,
August 27, 2013
By: ghopper
from Texas
"The two of us with limited to no prior experience had a great first outing. Mr. Dennis Miller gave professional booking and outfitting assistance, while Eric Grand gave us a truly remarkable and educational day on the Gunnison.
Fishing tips, casting pointers, and very interesting information of the Gunnison's eco-system in general.
Caught fish, took in the remarkable scenery, and enjoyed all.
We certainly plan to return, for another time out with Eric ."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Bocchino,
August 17, 2013
By: crouse
from cincinnati and denver colorado
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Additional Thoughts:None
"My son and I have fished with John Bocchino for several years. He is the best"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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1 1/2 great days,
August 11, 2013
By: milwaukee
from ERA, CO
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"Had a great time with John Bocchino again this year. Full day on the ERA and half day on the Gunnison. Caught some nice fish even though we ran into a few slow times and needed to work hard for the trout. I'll get that roll cast perfected one of these days."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Float trip,
August 10, 2013
By: Biggun
from Almont, CO 81230, USA
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"August 6 my brother and I took a day-long float trip, fly fishing the Gunnison River in Colorado with our guide Steve Gigliotti. The fishing was a little weak, we only caught 2 fish each. The guide was great and so was his boat. He was very upbeat, personable and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about different fly fishing techniques."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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A True Fishing Story,
August 3, 2013
By: acornbelle
from Gunnison River, Colorado, USA
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"Our family has a great day with John Bochino from Willow Fly Anglers at Three Rivers Outfitters.
We caught several brown and rainbow trout but mostly learned more about various fly casting techniques and how to read the waters to be successful. John is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and patient. We had an unforgettable experience
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Fun, relaxing day on the gunnison,
August 2, 2013
By: Oschroe
from Clarksville, TN, USA
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Additional Thoughts:nice guy
"Want to thank Willow Fly Anglers/Three Rivers Outfitters and Steve Gigliotti for a great day on the river. We booked a full day trip and had a very laid back enjoyable day. The fishing was a little slow but caught a few nice Browns all on cadis drys. Steve was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back...!
Thanks
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Mother/ Daughter Day,
August 1, 2013
By: GreenFish
from Gunnison, CO 81230, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Knowledgeable
"What a great day with Sophie! Our guide, John, showed her a special time on the East River. I think she is hooked!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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20" Rainbow,
August 1, 2013
By: GreenFish
from Gunnison, CO 81230, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Professional!
"Thank you John for another great day of fishing! You are the best. You always make me feel so comfortable as a newcomer to fly fishing. I can't wait to go back out!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes