The best fly shop and guide service in Crested Butte

Established in 1983, Dragonfly Anglers has been guiding fly fishermen throughout the Gunnison/Crested Butte area before fly fishing was the thing to do. 2022 will be our 40th season guiding and every year the fishing gets better and better.

What’s the secret to our 40 years of success? The first and most important piece of this long lasting puzzle is the unending resource and the protection of that resource. The variety of water that we have in this valley is beyond belief. After 30 years of guiding myself, I still find water I have not fished.

Another factor is choosing the right people to represent your business. The Guides here are year-round residents and are committed to achieving satisfaction by seeing the people they guide be successful. They are able to combine all factors on any particular day on the water to give you the best chance for success.

“Crested Butte has become an integral part of my semi-annual fly fishing retreat from professional life in the real world. Dragonfly Anglers turned me on to the diversity and amount of water there is to fish in the area.”

– Kyle Kadlec

“Not only are you good company, but your knowledge of the river was deep and you conveyed the basics to us quickly and in a very supportive way. That float will go down in my memory as one of the great ones.”

– Richard Payne
Greenfield, IN

“After spending 13 summers in Crested Butte and fishing with many of the guide services in the area, I can honestly say that Dragonfly Anglers provides the best all around fishing experience in the Gunnison Valley.”

– Ford Alexander
Austin, TX

“My guide was wonderful and mighty patient with a 74-year-old man with Parkinson’s Disease. PD affects one’s balance and Mike made sure that I didn’t fall. Wading a river like the Taylor and fly fishing for trout has always been a dream.”

– Ken Gibson

“Your expertise and enthusiasm were very apparent when you put us on fish and you showed yourself as a true professional. My wife will never forget the large rainbow she caught (nor will I) and I can still see that large brown jumping…we will be back…….”

– Michael & Anita Johnson
Phoenix, AZ