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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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148 of 148(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Willowfly Anglers, CO
Review 1 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Professional Outfitters !,
September 2, 2015
By: azmayfly
from Surprise, AZ, USA
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"A MUST TRY FLOATING EXPERIANCE! Willowfly Anglers and fly shop are the BEST! Their staff is top notch when it comes to helping out with any questions you may have. My guide Eric Kiklevich was outstanding he puts you where you need to be so you can catch the fish...He takes the time to make your experience on the river a memorable one. I caught several Salmon, Rainbow, and Browns on my full day float...It was out of this world...Thank you Eric & Willowfly Anglers.. I will be back"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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A Lifelong Memory,
September 1, 2015
By: Falcon1229
from Warminster, PA.
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Additional Thoughts:maybe the best guide ever
"we had been in Colorado for over a week with little success. "Wrong time of year." Was the usual explanation given by guides and fly shops. And then we booked a float trip on the Gunnison with Willowfly Anglers, Dylan Rome rowing and guiding. I lost count of the number of trout I caught thanks to Dylan's expertise (and the # I lost due to my fallibility!). Did I mention the 2 salmon I caught? Dylan, as my wife who thoroughly enjoyed the float, commented, was the perfect guide--patient, knowledgeable, and extremely pleasant and polite. Dennis Miller in the fly shop was dead on on every piece of info--hatches, fly selection, locales--as I learned the next day. Can't wait to return for another float trip with Willowfly Anglers. If we are fortunate, Dylan will be our guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Awesome Fishing,
August 30, 2015
By: sjwhitfield17
from Fort Collins, CO, USA
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"Dave is an incredible teacher and knows how to put his clients on big fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Master Class Fly Fishing Experience,
August 25, 2015
By: PADRYFLYGUY
from Pennsylvania, USA
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"I've stayed at Three Rivers Resort four times now and it always meets and exceeds my needs for a getaway vacation and for premier fly fishing.
On first reflection you'd expect a resort at the headwaters of the Gunnison River to have an advantage. However, its the Willowfly Anglers Orvis shop that really makes the place.
Dennis Miller runs the best Orvis fly shop. He has the fly fishier RADAR that seems to anticipate your level of fly fishing skill and yet is welcoming and inviting. He's a world class fly tyer and his fly pattern recommendations make sense, instill confidence and catch fish. He has a gift, and shares it no matter how busy the shop. He gets his customers to bond and share and get to the next level. It's like joining an exclusive club.
This year Dennis teamed me up with master guide Eric Kiklevich for a day's float from the Taylor into and down the Gunny.
Wow, it was like a master's class in fly fishing. Eric taught me so much. And, it was really fishing with a friend, not a service contract.
Thanks Willowfly and Orvis."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Amazing time,
August 25, 2015
By: BryanBahr
from Willowfly Anglers
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"Beautiful weather, excellent guide (Jay Hill) couldn't have asked for better experience for a couple first timers. Would definitely come back"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great People, Great Guide Service,
August 23, 2015
By: CarlaRickFishes
from Iron Mountain, MI, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Extremely well versed on the East River, Book the private water!
"We have stayed a couple times at the Three Rivers Resort but did not book a fishing trip with Willowfly Anglers, (right next door)until this year. Dennis, Jay, and especially Roark at Willow Fly Anglers spent a lot of time and energy to make sure we had a great trip. My wife is new to fly fishing and both Jay and Roark spent a significant amount of time both off and on the water to make sure she got the hang of things. We saw beautiful country, caught lots of fish, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. we will be back for sure!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Dave Pinkerton is the best guide you will find,
August 15, 2015
By: RyanHill
from Plano, TX, USA
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"This is the second year using Dave as our fly fishing guide. He is not only very knowledgeable but a great host as well. My kids are 15 & 14 years old. He is so patient with each and helping them to not only catch fish, but also enjoy their experience and develop their skills. If you plan on visiting Crested Butte, please do yourself a big favor and reserve a day with Dave!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Awesome Experience,
August 10, 2015
By: Squints2020
from Houston, TX, USA
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"Dave Pinkerton at Willowfly is the most professional, courteous, and knowledgeable guide I have ever fished with. No matter your skill level, you're going to be a better angler after a day on the water with Dave. Do yourself a favor, and book a trip with him. You won't regret it!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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August 10, 2015
By: flyfishinmerkels
from Normangee, TX
"My family stayed at 3Rivers and We also took a fly fishing tour with Tom and Dave. None of us had any experience and had a BLAST! We all caught at least 1 fish...That tells you how good the guides were! Would Love to do it again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Great Shop and Guides,
August 7, 2015
By: StevefromOklahoma
from Cebolla Creek, Colorado, USA
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"My grandson and I had a great day fishing Cebolla Creek with Patrick Blackdale. Patrick did a great teaching him to cast and helping him catch fish. Dennis and Jay were very helpful in the fly shop."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Lower Gunnison,
August 4, 2015
By: Fishaholic54
from Almont CO
"Great Time !! Professional from start to finish. Started with Dennis Miller who arranged everything perfectly and even went thru my reel, at no charge. Pat Black was our guide and did a great job putting us on fish and untangling leader/tippet birdsnests, which I assured him before the trip I never screwed up a cast. I was wrong !!! His patience was amazing and skill level was superior. Great job in everyway...."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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Incredible Fly Fishing Float Trip,
August 3, 2015
By: EMcCleary
from Tionesta, PA 16353, USA
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"Had a fantastic fly fishing float trip on the Gunnison that was guided by Eric Kiklevich....would highly recommend this float and this guide!!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Willowfly Anglers, CO
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great trip/advice,
August 2, 2015
By: Netrout22
from Gunnison, CO 81230, USA
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"Headed up to gunnison colorado for a four day fly fishing trip in July. Stopped in to three rivers fly shop to see how fishing was going and got some great advise and help from Jay. Hooked us up with some flys and a map of places to try. Had luck every day! Thanks Jay!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 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