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Crested Butte, CO   |   (970) 349-1228

Rusty Thompson

Rusty’s love for fishing started as a young child and his passion continues to grow as he travels and experiences new waters. Rusty moved to the Gunnison Valley to pursue his love for mountain biking and to finish college over 16 years ago, what he didn’t realize was that the Gunnison River was in his backyard. For over 15 years, Rusty has enjoyed to opportunity to guide on the Colorado River, Blue River, Arkansas River, Gunnison River, and surrounding areas, teaching clients how to gain their own passion for the sport of fly fishing. Rusty specializes in float trips, and his love for teaching is evident as he is extremely patient, outgoing, and thrives for his clients to have a great time fishing while enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife that the Gunnison River has to offer.

Guide Specialties: Float and Walk-Wade Guide
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