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World-Class Fly Fishing – 5 Traits of a Quintessential Fly Fishing Property

Master Fishing Guide, Lu Warner, shares the 5 Traits of a quintessential fishing property and what makes Colorado's Wilder on the Taylor a world-class fishery. Not all fishing properties are created equal. When shopping for a slice of fishing paradise, there are several qualities to consider. Wilder on the Taylor’s Master Fishing...

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Fly Fishing Report September

Wilder on the Taylor Fly Fishing Report: September 2018

It's hard to believe, but here in Colorado, we are rolling into Fall. With that, here is your Fly Fishing Report for September. The fall colors are starting to show on both the trees and the brown trout as they ready for their spawn in October. Nights are cold, days are...

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Wilder Storied Background

TAYLOR RIVER RANCH : STORIED BACKGROUND TWO FAMILIES & A CATTLE COMPANY

History Snapshot - Two Families & a Cattle Company Continue Wilder Legacy This is the third in a series of articles that chronicles the rich history and storied background of Wilder on the Taylor, a ranch located between Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado that dates back to homesteading days in 1893....

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Wilder Storied Background

TAYLOR RIVER RANCH : A STORIED BACKGROUND, THE 1920’s-1940’s

History Snapshot –Wilder's storied background from the 1920s to 1940s The land that makes up Wilder on the Taylor, located between Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado, has a well-earned ranching heritage that took root in 1893, when three young men filed claims for homesteads. A previous article, Taylor River Ranch :...

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Fly Fishing Report August

Wilder on the Taylor Fly Fishing Report: August

As we roll into August, here is the Wilder on the Taylor Fly Fishing Report. Low flows and high water temperatures are the rule for the entire state of Colorado. With a poor winter snowpack, little rain and hot temperatures many local rivers are too warm to fish during the afternoons...

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Taylor River Summer Fishing Report

Taylor River Summer Fly Fishing Report: July 2018

Currently the Taylor River at Wilder is fishing as well as I’ve ever seen it. The combination of relatively low flows, cloudy afternoons and peak hatch activity is perfect for the angler and excellent dry fly fishing can be had throughout the day. A reminder that in Gunnison County we are...

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Wilder Storied Background

Taylor River Ranch : A Storied Background Dating Back 100 years

History Snapshot – Wilder’s early days The Taylor River Ranch that makes up what is today known as Wilder on the Taylor has a storied background. A book written by William R. Simon and published by Wilder in 2017 is filled with insights about the early settlers and changing economy in...

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Summer Fly Fishing at Wilder

Taylor River Summer Fly Fishing Report: June 2018

Well, it finally happened and we had much needed rain here in Southwestern Colorado. For the past few weeks it has not only been dry but the fire danger increased to the point of almost having our National Forest shut down. Fortunately we dodged the bullet on that one and...

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The Roper Cabin – A Reflection of Ranch Beginnings

[caption id="attachment_2550" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Elmer family purchased the cabin from Albert Roper. The young girl in the front is Alta Marie Dunbar, who was born in 1898 and died in 2002 at the age of 104. Her parents started Harmel’s Ranch Resort nearby.[/caption] Commonly known as the Roper Cabin, the...

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Wilder Building a Riverside Cabin Available for Purchase

Wilder is offering the convenience of a brand new, riverside cabin along the Taylor River. When purchasing a homestead at Wilder on the Taylor, people typically build their own custom homes and fishing cabins, resulting in a variety of beautiful structures that complement the historic ranch’s landscape. In order to make it...

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