Full Day - Fly Fishing – Uncompahgre River (RSP)

8 hours . Uncompahgre River . Seasonal Adventure-Summer

Year-Round, Trophy Tailwater 

Walk wade the Uncompahgre River and its tributaries, below Ridgway Reservoir, in Ridgway State Park. One of Southern Colorado's best tailwater fisheries, the Uncompahgre offers anglers a chance to discover an unparalleled fishing experience year-round. Extensive rehabilitation has resulted in prime habitat for Rainbow, Brown, and Cut-throat trout, with catch and release waters revealing deep runs and large pools. Whether you are a veteran or novice, our certified professional guides will provide you with a quality angling experience.  *Lunch included on all full day trips.

This stretch of river lies within Ridgway State Park. A park pass is required on all vehicles.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to legally fish in the State of Colorado, anyone 16 years or older must possess a valid Colorado State Fishing License. Fishing licenses can be purchased at our Full Service Fly Shop, or you can conveniently purchase them online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Cost of license is not included in trip prices. Licenses can be purchased for periods of one day or more.



On the Water

*Lunch Included on all Full-Day Trips

Our Guides will meet you at our Full Service Fly Shop prior to trip departure, excited and ready to go for your guided angling adventure!  Guides typically like to take a few moments at this point to make sure you are properly outfitted for your trip, review fly patterns, and make recommendations. From here, we'll load up and head out to your trip location for an incredible day of guided fly fishing! *Please make sure you indicate to your guide the skill areas in which you wish to focus on to become a better angler; this will help our guides understand your unique desires and adapt to your requests.  *Lunch is included on all Full Day trips

*On trip day, please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure if you need to address any of the following items: Fishing Lisence, Rental Gear or Equipmental Considerations.

Important Travel Information

TIPPING: *For quality service only, we recommend following a service industry standard gratuity of 15% to 20% of your trip total.

Recommended Gear List

Listed below are some basic essentials for your guided fishing trip.
Please note: you can purchase or rent any of these items at our fly shop upon arrival.

Fly Fishing Essentials:

  • Rod & Reel – 4 to 7 weight rod/reel/line. (Rod preferences are subject to current water levels, hatches and locations. Please inquire.)
  • Waders and Boots- (if you would like to rent these, please contact us several days prior to the trip so we can reserve rentals for you.)
  • Leaders- (2x to 6x)
  • Tippet- (3 to 5x) (guides will provide this, but it is nice to have)

Fly & Gear Suggestions:
We will provide flies, but you will also have the opportunity to purchase flies here at our shop, which may provide you with a better selection than back home.

  • Fishing Hat –intense sun!
  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Long sleeve shirt- synthetic/lightweight
  • Water Bottle- large (Camelbak hydration packs are ideal)
  • Snacks (Please note: Lunch is included on all Full Day trips)
  • Camera- and a good water-proof case!
  • Sun Screen- SPF 30+, and lip balm.
  • Rain gear & synthetic long underwear (tops & bottoms)
  • Additional warm synthetic/wool clothing.
  • Day pack
  • $$$ for guide gratuities – for quality service only!

The clothing you choose should be warm, lightweight, fast drying and allow good freedom of movement. Synthetics such as polyester, nylon, or fleece, are lighter than wool and also dry much faster.

Meeting/Departures Location

RIGS Fly Shop Headquarters
565 Sherman #2
mailing: PO Box 2086
Ridgway CO 81432
See Location on a Google Map

Cancellation Information

In the event of a cancellation within 48 hours of your trip departure 100% of the balance will be charged and is considered non-refundable, (90 days out for Gunnison River trips.) * The cancellation of any reservation up to 48 hours will forfeit a standard cancellation penalty of: $15 per-person. (*Cancellation of any Gunnison River trip outside of the 90 days will forfeit a per-person cancellation penalty of: $200 per-person.)

RIGS is not responsible for any cancellations or modifications of tours due to weather condition, road hazards, vehicle breakdowns, or other unforeseen conditions that may hinder the ability for the tour to take place as scheduled. We reserve the right to cancel or modify any trip due to circumstances beyond our control. Clients will have the option to reschedule during the current season based on trip availability. However, trip insurance is always recommended, please contact your local travel agent to acquire trip insurance appropriate for this type of trip.

November 2015>

Adventure Snapshot

Duration: 8 hours
Category: Fly Fishing
Destination: Uncompahgre River
Theme: Seasonal Adventure-Summer


Operator: RIGS Adventure CO

Next Departures

11/28/2015 at 8:00 AM

Pickup Location

If you would like us to pick you up, the following locations are available:

meet @ RIGS Fly Shop Headquarters - Downtown Ridg

Montrose, CO (City Market south)


1 Person Guided Trip $365.00
2 Person Guided Trip $425.00
3 Person Guided Trip $500.00

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