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With an abundance of high-mountain streams, lakes, and rivers, the Crested Butte area is truly an anglers’ paradise. 

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Cast for Rainbows, Browns, Brookies, and Cutthroats in the Gold-Metal waters of the Taylor River or, explore the Gunnison River, which was recently called the best freestone Trout river in the country.  We also fish a private ranch with 25 high country lakes at the base of the raggeds wilderness.  They are loaded with trophy sized Trout, in a variety of species.  Including two different strains of Brookies, lots of Cutthroats, Cutbows, and even Tiger Trout.


Walk and Wade or Float down a river while one of our guides rows you and lines you up with deep holes only accessible by river.  Half day or Full day trips are available and no prior experience is required.  We use the most experienced guides who have a wealth of local knowledge.  They will take you to the hottest spots while teaching you the finer points of fishing these gold medal streams.  

Pricing depends on the type of fly-fishing you choose (Walk & Wade, Float or Lake) and the angler/guide ratio that you prefer. Half and full day pricing is available. Please give us a call for pricing details and trip details - 970.349.5430. 

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  • There are more fish in Gunnison County than people! 
  • Colorado's largest man-made lake, Blue Mesa, is right in our backyard.
  •  Call +1 (970) 349-5430 or email info@irwinguides.com to book
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