Fly Fishing Property

July Taylor River Fishing Report Feature Photo

July Taylor River Fishing Report: Early July 2020

What bugs should you use for the best chance to catch a monster trout? Master Fly Fishing Guide, Ben Riedel provides the answer in his July Taylor River Fishing Report. Current Taylor River flows at Wilder are hovering around 380cfs. Outflow at Taylor Park Reservoir is at 305cfs and it won’t be reduced until the …

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Taylor River Fishing Report June 2020

Taylor River Fishing Report: June 2020

Wilder’s Master Fly Fishing Guide, Ben Riedel, gives his detailed Taylor River Fishing Report for June. It’s a must read before heading out to the river. Current conditions at Wilder are changing quickly. Longer days, warmer nights, and rising water temperatures, are promoting bug and fish activity. It still looks like a fantastic summer for …

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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 Guide Lu Warner …

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Wilder on the Taylor Fly Fishing Report: September 2018

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 getting a bit crisp …

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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. The series is based …

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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 : A Storied Background Dating …

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Fly Fishing Report

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 and voluntary closures have …

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Taylor River Summer Fly Fishing Report: July 2018

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 still under Stage 2 …

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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 Gunnison County, Colorado, as …

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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 things are looking good for …

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