Fly-Fishing Reports

Taylor River Fishing Report July- Rainbow Trout

Taylor River Fishing Report July 2019

Well, after a long period of snow melt driven high water, river and fishing conditions are getting really good on the Taylor River at Wilder. Flows peaked around 1700 CFS in mid June and current flows are around 800 cfs. I anticipate the river dropping steadily over the next few...

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Fly Fishing Report June 2019 Feature

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...

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Fly Fishing Report May 2019

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...

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End of Season Fly Fishing Report

It is my pleasure to share Wilder's End of Season Fly Fishing Report. As one of the driest summers on records ends, snow is beginning to fall in the Gunnison Valley and is bringing much-needed water to our lakes, rivers and streams. Flows on the Taylor have been reduced to 50...

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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 History

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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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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Taylor River Fly Fishing Report May 2018

Taylor River Fly Fishing Report: May 2018

Hello fishermen, I hope you all wintered well and are excited to get back out on the water and enjoy some Taylor River fly fishing. While I was busy fighting the wind and rain of Southern Chile, the winter here in Colorado was pretty tame and current river levels reflect that....

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Taylor River Fly Fishing End of Season 2017

End of Season Taylor River Fly Fishing Report: October 2017

Well, another season of Taylor River fly fishing at Wilder is winding down. The leaves have mostly fallen, the river has dropped to winter levels and snow is blanketing the mountains. In addition to the normal signs of October, this season we have something that I’ve never seen while Taylor River...

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