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Telluride Outside Guided Fly Fishing Trips

During the fishing season, Pancho guides fly fishing trips for Telluride Outside. Pancho is one of Telluride Outside’s senior guides and has guided for Telluride Outside for almost ten years. Good fly fishing guides have experience in numerous aspects of fly fishing.They know their local resource, they understand aquatic insects, can teach casting, and have experience catching a variety of game fish.

"My wife and I recently hired Pancho as a fly fishing guide. While I have been fly fishing for several years, my wife, Shawn, hasn't ever held a fly rod. As a result, I was a bit apprehensive about booking a fly fishing trip, not wanting her to have to spend the whole time watching me fish. I couldn't have been happier with Pancho's ability to cater to both our abilities, or lack there of (I would quickly find out that Shawn was a natural, while needed help), and give us both an extraordinary experience. Not only did he quickly surmise the level of hiking and fishing we could handle, but his friendly banter and obvious knowledge set us both at ease. We both had a wonderful day and caught several really nice trout on the San Miguel River. However, what made me enthused to write this review was that Shawn and I recently returned from a fishing trip on the Rio Grande. I give full credit to Pancho for helping introduce fly fishing to us as a couple. We are already planning future fly fishing trips together and I give him full credit. Thanks again, Pancho."
– Shawn and Will Hayes, Grand Junction, CO

Fishing in southwest Colorado is an awesome experience.

We all benefit physically and mentally from the serenity of nature. Telluride Outside fly fishing trips with Pancho are often solitary, the scenery is mind blowing and there are lots of hungry fish. Trips vary from easily accessed creeks to remote river canyons with long hikes. Telluride Outside has access to enough public and private water to provide years of fly fishing opportunities in the region. The average fish size is twelve inches and Pancho’s guests catch trout on dries, nymphs and streamers. We practices catch and release fly fishing and have sight fishing opportunities available.

Pancho often teaches fly fishing to guests who have no fishing experience. Similarly, Pancho has guided thousands of anglers who have limited to expansive knowledge of fly fishing. Common feedback I receive is that a guest’s fly fishing trip was the highlight of their trip to Telluride.

"My family and I have been fly fishing with Pancho for five consecutive summers now. I have 3 boys from 11 years old to 15 years old. The youngest first went out at 8 years old. None of us had experience. Our exciting, successful and very fun experiences with Pancho have “set the hook” with the entire family, my wife included. 2 of the boys now fish on their own, thanks to Pancho’s great teaching and positive, energetic approach to the experience…not just seeing how many fish netted. Pancho will go as deep in the country and for long as you are willing. He is a great guide for all types of fishing…not just family fishing. We are looking forward to that all day, several mile hike in to the river! Thanks, Pancho, for all the great adventures and memories. We all look forward to the many to come."
– Castleman

Cost of Guided Fly Fishing Trips

The average Telluride Outside Fly Fishing Guide Costs are approximately $150/ Half Day per person on $225/Full Day per person.

Pancho’s Fly Fishing Equipment

Pancho’s guests use Sage and Scott rods and Sage and Ross reels. The rods are high quality and medium action so they are forgiving and easy to load. The large arbor reels are machined aluminum for lighter and stronger performance and have a high quality drag system. These rods and reels are made in the USA, with Scott and Ross products being made here on the Western Slope.

We wade in Simms rubber soled boots, gortex guide waders and wading socks. I encourage my guests to use metal studs in their rubber soles for superior traction.

Contact Information for Fly Fishing Trips

Anglers can contact Pancho or Telluride Outside to book fly fishing trips from May thru October.

Fly Fishing Photo Gallery:

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