I spent close to 20 years traveling on business. Everywhere I went I hired guides to go fly fishing for at least a day a trip. I think I have about $60,000 invested in my fly fishing education before I decided to become one myself. I’ve learned a lot from some of the best guides in the country and I’ve learned a lot from hiring some of the worst guides in the country as well. Since then I’ve logged thousands of hours both guiding from rafts in the Gunnison Gorge and walk and wades in this region. Most of our guides have been here 20 years or more. What I’ve learned is guiding is a service industry. We teach, we laugh with a clients big fish, we cry when that client loses a toad. Here at Toads Guide Shop we are in the business of helping our clients learn, decompress, and build memories that will bring a giggle 20 years from now. I am a professional guide because I get as much joy as my clients when a moment comes together. I love what I do and work hard to be the best that I can for you. You are spending your hard earned dollars and deserve the very best service. Communication is the key. The guides that work with me know this. The more you let us know you and what you want, the better job we can do for you. We know our waters and that’s why you’ll hire us. We can shorten that time frame to get you into the fish. Some we know by name!
That being said, we have good working relationships with a number of quality outfitters from Montrose to Telluride to Gunnison. We all can’t have permits on all the waters so we work together. You as a client don’t pay any more money. TGS can get you fishing from high alpine lakes and tributaries to the mighty Gunny and everything in between. The proof is in the pictures! Everyone’s expectations, personalities, and abilities are different, but none of that matters except you have a good time on all of your outdoor adventures in Colorado!
Our goal is to set up the trip you want so please feel free to contact us with any questions. Don’t hesitate to tell us what you want. We’ll make it happen. Thanks for giving us a chance to earn your business.
Rates For Walk and Wade Trips
Half day 1 person $225, 2 people $275, 3 people $350
Full day 1 person $325 2 people $375 3 people $450
Full day trips include lunch, beverages, all flies and terminal tackle. Rental gear is available if you need it. Also please understand on our private waters there is a additional rod fee that ranges from $65 to $100. We try to keep this simple, but taxes etc will also kick in. If you have questions on prices please ask.
Feel free to give us a call at (970) 249-0408 to book a trip or book online here!
Or if you just want to learn about fly fishing and catch some fish, call us to set up a custom fly fishing class. It’s a great way to start or improve certain skills.