Crested Butte is your ideal base camp for fly fishing – a gorgeous setting and a variety of incredible rivers, lakes, ponds, and small creeks suitable to anglers of all ability levels
View current Colorado Fly Fishing Conditions HERE
Located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, Crested Butte and Gunnison are truly an angler’s paradise. Surrounded by pristine rivers and spectacular mountains, it is easy to see why so many come for the fishing and stay for the scenery. Whether you’re interested in chasing rainbows and browns on the Gunnison River, or moving through pocket water on our smaller streams, our guides will be by your side to share their wealth of knowledge on our local watershed. Choose from a walk wade trip, float trip, or multi-day combination of both, depending on your preferences.
No matter if you are a lifelong angler or casting a fly rod for the first time, our guides will teach you based on your skill set. Let us choose the flies, tackle, and equipment to help you land your first trout on a fly or fight the fish of a lifetime.
Private water options:
The feeling of solitude is a major reason many of us choose to enjoy the sport of fly fishing. Irwin Guides is fortunate to have private water opportunities for our guests to experience. With miles of beautiful oxbows and sheltering willows, Tomichi Creek is where you’ll quickly find yourself focused on the pursuit of catching fish instead contemplating your next move based on the traffic of other anglers. This wild brown trout fishery is paradise when it comes to Colorado fly fishing. Split up by beats, this stretch of river remains sustainable with eager fish all summer long. Tomichi Creek reservations are based on availability and water conditions. A rod fee is required to gain access to this section of river. Call us to find out more.
- Professional & knowledgeable guide
- All fishing equipment including rod, reels, flies, tackle, waders, and boots
- Water & lunch for full day adventures only
- Detailed packing list will be provided upon registration
Let us capture your memories so you can focus on your adventure! A photographer is $350 per trip and based on availability. Please let the Irwin Guide’s office know 48hrs before your trip if you would like to add this to your reservation.
Fly Fishing Float Full Day
Fly Fishing Float Half Day
Alpine Lake Adventure
Fly Fishing Walk & Wade Full Day
Fly Fishing Walk & Wade Half Day
¹ All fishing clients must purchase a fishing license prior to the trip (separate cost). Print and save a copy of your receipt to have with you on your fishing date.
Our primary fishing beats are on the Upper Gunnison River and the Taylor River. Contact us to learn more about our alternative, private water options. Operating under a Special Use Permit on the Gunnison National Forest.
Whether you are a lifelong fly angler or trying for the first time, our experienced guides will share their wealth of fly fishing and local knowledge to ensure a memorable day on the water. (Kids must be older than 8 yrs).
What to Bring
We suggest bringing water, snacks, layers with long sleeves, sunblock, and a hat.