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Colorado Fly Fishing - Taylor River, Gunnison River and East River

Colorado Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the Taylor River, East River and Gunnison River

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AEI Fly Fishing Guides

AEI's Base Camp is located on Illinois Creek in the Taylor Park area of the Gunnison National Forest. We can also provide lodging, hardy meals, full guide services and all transportation to and from fly fishing locations. We fish the tributaries feeding both the Taylor Reservoir and Taylor River. We also guide on the Gunnison River and East River.

Our guide service reveals some of the best "sweet spots" in the Rockies. Over 100 miles of mountain creeks and countless beaver ponds provide our clients with the opportunity to catch a variety of rainbows, brooks, browns and cutthroat trout.

Our float fishing experiences are on the renowned Gunnison River. We offer half-day and full-day float fishing trips. 1 or 2 person(s) per boat. If you have ever wanted to experience a float trip, this is a fantastic alternative to traditional walk-wade trips. Fly fishing the Gunnison basin is often on a lot of fly fisherman's bucket list and fly fishing with AEI Outfitters gives you the opportunity to experience a multitude of all the Gunnison valley has to offer!

The remoteness of AEI's Base Camp has left its countless beaver ponds, spring creeks, high mountain lakes, rivers, and mountain streams virtually untouched by fishermen. These tributaries to the famous Taylor River are teaming with hungry rainbow, brook, brown and cutthroat trout. Whether you are looking for peace and solitude in high mountain meadows or a solid start on a life long passion, AEI Guide and Outfitter can accommodate your fishing adventure.

Prime fishing season begins in June and continues through September. AEI Guide and Outfitter is a licensed member of the Colorado Outfitters Association and is also bonded and insured in Colorado.

Nothing compares to fishing in the breathtaking beauty of the Rockies. Let AEI Guide and Outfitters guide you through the private and pristine waters of Colorado's back country.

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Colorado Guided Fly Fishing Rates

Colorado Guided Fly Fishing Rates

Float Trip on Gunnison River:
          Half Day                Full Day      
1 or 2 Anglers - $425      1 or 2 Anglers - $525       

Walk/Wade Rates:
          Half Day                Full Day     
1 Angler - $295      1 Angler - $375      
2 Anglers - $375     2 Anglers - $450      
3 Anglers - $500     3 Anglers - $575      

2 Anglers/3-Day Guided with Lodging and Meals - $2,100

2 Anglers/2-Day Guided with Lodging and Meals - $1,500 

Add $50.00 to prices above for Guided Only Private Waters

High Mountain Lake with a Guide:
1 Angler - $375
2 Anglers - $450

Fishing Rates on Taylor Reservoir:
1-4 Anglers     Full Day - $500                                                        

Each Additional Person: $25


Reservation and License Information

Reservation and License Information

To make a reservation, 25% of the estimated cost is required as a non-refundable deposit. Balances can be paid with cash, traveler's checks, cashier's check, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard).

Fishing License Information:
All general season licenses and day licenses may be purchased over the counter at licensed agencies throughout Colorado.

Habitat Stamp: $10 Must be purchased with a annual fishing license
Annual non-resident fishing license fee: $56.00
Annual resident fishing license fee: $26.00
Five day fishing license fee: $21.00
One day fishing license fee: $9.00

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Lodging and Accommodations

Lodging and Accommodations

AEI Guide and Outfitter offers comfortable and accomodating cabins, which are ideally situated in the heart of the Gunnison National Forest. It has a picturesque view of the Continental Divide and a virtually untouched trout stream within its boundaries. Because of its remote location, the lodge utilizes alternative energy systems. The meals are good home cooking and are served with big appetites in mind.

Although the lodge is remotely located in the heart of the Gunnison National Forest, our facilities are equipped with everything needed to make your stay an enjoyable one!

  • Showers and bathroom facilities
  • Comfortable beds 
  • Landline phone
  • A professional and accommodating staff
  • Lodge with covered porch for relaxing
  • Campfire rings