The oldest (and best!) guide service in the valley!

Crested Butte, CO   |   (970) 349-1228

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"The best guides in the business..."

Spend some time reading over the comments from some of our clients. We feel our experience from so many years of guiding in the valley is evident through our patron’s appreciation of our service. As a result of the years of service we have provided, we have developed a special appreciation of our clients. Our customers are much more, they have become our friends and part of the Dragonfly community. This is evident on a guided trip or just stopping by our fly shop for some friendly advice.
"Thank you for an exciting day of trout fishing on the Taylor River. My guide Mike 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 as we waded out to the choice fishing spots. Wading a river like the Taylor and fly fishing for trout has always been a dream. Thank you, and especially Mike, (and of course, my daughter Kim) for making it come true." 
-Ken Gibson

"I want to thank you again for the wonderful day we spent on the Gunnison with you. I hate to say it, but it has been 26 years since I have done any serious fishing, and that was my last spring trip to Canada. Last Wednesday brought it all back. 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 right there with the Canadian morning of limiting out on small mouth before lunch time."
-Richard T. 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. The guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, encouraging and best of all, know how to get you into the fish."
- Ford Alexander, Austin TX

"Crested Butte has become an integral part of my semi-annual fly fishing retreat from professional life in the real world. I visited the area years ago to catch the Green Drake hatch. I was greeted with great information and direction. Fishing was phenomenal. The next year, I fished with a guide from Dragonfly Anglers. He really turned me on to the diversity and amount of water there is to fish in the area."
- Kyle Kadlec
"This is just a note to thank you for the fine job you did guiding us on the Taylor River. As Anita said afterwards, "That was a blast!’ your expertise and enthusiasm were very apparent when you put us on fish and you showed yourself as a true professional. You seemed to be as pleased as we were when we caught fish. and that reflects highly on your dedication to your clients. 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

"I want to thank you again for a great day in the backcountry!!! Bruce Williams and I agreed that it was one of each of our top ten fishing days. Spectacular country, great fishing, wonderful company & a good dog. When and where does it get any better."
- Tom Harper
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