Taylor River Fly Fishing

The 9th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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North of Gunnison and east of Almont, the Taylor River offers exciting flyfishing opportunities. The Taylor River is usually considered in two sections divided by the Taylor Park Reservoir. The upper section of the Taylor River is above the reservoir to the headwaters, and the lower section is below the dam to the confluence with the East River. The most popular and most scenic section is below the dam in the gorge. You can expect to find both rainbow trout and brown trout.

The main caddis hatch season on the Taylor is from May through September, while the golden stonefly hatch is from May through July.

There are numerous roadside river access points. One of the most popular access points is right below the Taylor Park Resevoir dam. This catch-and-release tailwater fishery can be very crowded at times, and is known to be very difficult to land fish.

Overall, Taylor River is the 9th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Taylor River including Gunnison River and Lake Fork Of The Gunnison River.

Spring Creek (CO/US)

Spring Creek (CO/US)

Spring Creek (CO/US)

Spring Creek (CO/US)

Taylor River Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  Gunnison National Forest (970) 641-0471; Crested Butte Visitors (800) 545-4505; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Dragonfly Anglers (970) 349-1228; Troutfitters (970) 349-1323.

Recommended Book:  "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" from Wendy Gunn

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Base Camp:  NFS North Bank Campground; NFS Rosy Lane Campground

Luxury Loding:  Harmels Resort Cabins

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/gmug

GPS:  38.730841, -106.745949

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  3/25/2018

ID:  19581

Taylor River Fly Fishing Map


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