Gunnison River Fly Fishing

Gunnison River – Gunnison Fly Fishing

The ultimate fly fishing trip with Dvorak Expeditions.  The Gunnison River’s malachite green waters have been awarded “Gold Medal” status for rainbow, brown, cutthroat and cuttbow trout fishing. The river’s narrow corridor creates exciting whitewater thrills as the rapids wind into the 2800 foot high walls of Black Canyon and later into the Gunnison River Gorge. Trust our experienced Gunnison fly fishing guides for your fishing & rafting experience.

Our Gunnison Gorge stonefly fishing trip begins at the Tail Race Fishery below the Blue Mesa Project. Accessible only by foot or horseback; a Gunnison fly fishing trip is a wilderness experience of the finest caliber in Colorado for those who are willing to go the extra mile.The one mile hike down to the riverbank with peregrine falcons souring above you is not to be missed and the solitude and unspoiled beauty of Gunnison Gorge make this trip truly a unique river experience. Take a look at our “What to Bring” page for packing details.

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Lower Gunnison River Fly Fishing Trip      Book 1 Day

Gunnison River Fishing Fly Trip        Book 1 Day | Book 2 Day | Book 3 Day

1 – 3 days:  May – October:   14 miles

Fly fish for “Gold Medal” trout, trophy Browns and Rainbows from one of the most productive and remote stretches of wild trout waters a midst the deep granite Gunnison Gorge.  The Gunnison Gorge has the largest giant stonefly (pteronarcys) hatch of any Colorado fishing location! All the 16-30 inch rainbows and Browns are feeding, fish over 5 pounds are common. Accessible only by foot (designated wilderness area) the gear goes in on horseback to the boats. Trips are limited to eight anglers with four of the best Gunnison Gorge fly fishing guides who know how to fish and safely navigate the class III rapids.

Gunnison River Stonefly Hatch Fishing Trip


2014  FISHING Rates: May, July, Aug, Sept., Oct  $510 per day per person
June Stonefly dates $550 per day per person

Is a Gold Medal Trout fishery, the Gunnison river fly fishing is one of those legendary stretches that is known throughout the west.  Avid anglers speak about this one in whispers around the campfire.  “The Home of Lunker Trout” it offers both Browns and Rainbows. The Giant Stone Fly hatch is legendary so don’t miss it! You need to provide your own tackle & Colorado fishing license required.  Includes:  All meals, rafting equipment and related equipment. Transportation by Dvorak’s from Montrose,CO or Gunnison Forks Park to trailhead for 1 mile hike into the Limited Space 8 Anglers per trip maximum! In the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in The Gunnison River Gorge.


2014 LAUNCH DATES  - 1, 2 or 3 DAYS

May 18,25,31

*June 3,7,8,13,16,18,22,28

July 6,13,16,19,27.30  

August 13,16,24,27,30

September 4,7,10,13,17,20,21,24 +

October (Call for more dates)

*Stone Fly Hatch June dates

Gunnison Fly Fishing

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