Fly-Fishing Reports

Early Fall Taylor River Fishing Report

Fall Taylor River Fishing Report: September 2020

Master Guide Ben Riedel gives his early Fall Taylor River Fishing Report for September 2020. Ben’s fishing reports will make you want to test your luck on Wilder’s waterways as soon as possible, and he provides tips for flies to catch a monster trout. Days are getting shorter and colder, water temps are dropping, and …

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Taylor River Fishing Report Early August 2020

Taylor River Fishing Report: Early August 2020

As we enter August, the warmer weather and low flows have quieted down our epic hatches but the fishing remains excellent. The Taylor River is flowing 275 cfs at Wilder and 250 out of the dam. This shouldn’t change until the middle of September when they start tapering the outflow to 100 cfs. River flows …

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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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Fly Fishing Guide Ben Riedel

Wilder Welcomes New Master Fly-Fishing Guide

We are excited to announce that Ben Riedel is joining the Wilder team as our new Master Fly-Fishing Guide for the 2020 season. Many of you know Ben and have fished with him. For those of you who have not met him, Ben lives in Gunnison with his wife Holly, his son Huck and daughter …

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Taylor River Fly Fishing Report June 2019

What a difference a year can make. Last year at this time we were facing certain drought after a weak winter snowpack. This year our snowpack actually increased for the month of May to near historical levels with almost non-stop snow in the high country, and now flooding is a major concern throughout much of …

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Taylor River Fly Fishing Report May 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I left the rain in Chile for the snow in Colorado. I had an awesome season down there, my 18th, and I am excited to be back at Wilder for the summer season in Colorado. What a change a year can make. Last year at this time, our snowpack was …

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