About Dragonfly Anglers

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 is our 39th season guiding and every year the fishing gets better and better.

Visit the fly shop located in downtown Crested Butte at 307 Elk Avenue or peruse our online store for anything you may need. We carry all the necessities, from terminal tackle to sun protection clothing, from flies to insect protection clothing, from novels to field guides, t-shirts, gifts and many other unique items. Dragonfly Anglers is your go-to source for all things fishing!

The Secret to Success

What’s the secret to our 39 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 25 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.

Also qualifying for contributing success is the fly shop, which is equally represented by professional individuals and the top fishing products in the industry.

Our Commitment to You

Our commitment to detail and our professional guide staff combine to provide easy, enjoyable and unforgettable fishing experiences. Dragonfly Anglers offers several incredible fishing opportunities; feel like a little adventure with your fishing? Book a float trip on the world famous Gunnison River. Tired of the crowds? Book a backcountry walk-wade trip on one of the high mountain lakes or streams. Want to test your skills? Book a trip on the Taylor River Catch and Release, home of some of the biggest, most educated fish in the valley. Want a comprehensive learning experience? Book a walk-wade trip and leave the itinerary up to your guide. He or she will pick the water that will best suit your wading and fishing ability and teach you everything you need to know to fish it on your own.

At Dragonfly Anglers, we want to help you create an experience that you will never forget!

Support Local Business

As Crested Butte’s exclusive Patagonia Plus dealer, Dragonfly Anglers has access to Patagonia’s entire inventory in real time. What that means to you is that we can special order any product that is currently available and have it shipped directly to your door, free of charge. If you live out of state, you will also save local sales tax, making it both convenient and economical to support local business.

When you choose Dragonfly Anglers, you are guaranteed professionalism in every aspect of the business. Thanks for your business for all these years!

– Rod Cesario