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20 03, 2023

“Become a Raft Guide,” they said!

2023-03-20T22:06:30+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Rafting|

"It’ll be fun," they said. And "they" were right about becoming a raft guide! After a winter of ski instructing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, I knew I needed to continue working outdoors. I heard great things about employment at Three Rivers Resort.  My experience in becoming a professional raft guide was exciting, educational, and a touch terrifying. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Growing up on the great Pend Oreille River in the Pacific Northwest, I was comfortable around water but had never in my life experienced swift, whitewater. Raft Guide Training On day [...]

1 02, 2023

3 Ways Ice Fishing Helps Fly Fishers Understand Trout Behavior

2023-01-17T20:18:37+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Winter|

As we head into the winter season, many anglers are finished fishing until spring. In the meantime, they resort to fly tying, saltwater destinations, and daydreaming about rising trout. But for some anglers, the focus shifts to ice fishing to keep the passion alive during the long winter. Here are a few ways that ice fishing actually helps us as fly fishers for trout, especially as it pertains to understanding trout behavior. 1. Trout are Light-Sensitive We have all heard that trout react differently to varying light conditions. Chasing big browns with streamers at night comes to mind. When ice [...]

17 01, 2023

New for 2023: Guided Ice Fishing

2023-01-17T19:50:34+00:00Cabins, Fishing, Winter|

Willowfly Anglers is now offering guided Ice Fishing trips on Blue Mesa and Taylor Reservoirs! Ice fishing is a great winter adventure for anglers of any skill level. Whether you are an experienced ice fisher or a complete novice, our professional guides can cater to your needs and show you an amazing experience on the ice! What’s Included? Our professional ice fishing guides will provide all the necessary fishing equipment for a safe and productive ice fishing trip. This includes ice augers, ice huts, heaters, fish finders, rods, reels, and all terminal tackle. On full-day trips, guides will provide a [...]

8 12, 2022

A Rustic Colorado Wedding

2022-12-08T17:17:35+00:00Cabins, Colorado Wedding, Crested Butte Activities|

Here we are in grips of winter yet we’re thinking about weddings. It’s wedding planning season for next summer/fall. Three Rivers Resort is the perfect Colorado venue for that casual outdoor, rustic wedding. Compared to most of the venues in Crested Butte, we offer an affordable alternative if you are looking for a “DIY” event. The most popular option is the weekend package which includes both the Dance Hall (indoor, enclosed) and the Pavilion (outdoor, covered) from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday. This lengthy duration gives time for setup and decorating plus clean-up the day after instead of [...]

29 06, 2022

Scenic Drives with Backcountry Fishing Access


The Gunnison valley summertime is one of monumental beauty and opportunity. Here at Three Rivers, we offer a great selection of adventures that will take you to some of the best spots around; however, the vastness of this place lends itself towards the need for personal exploration as well. I’ve collected a handful of fantastic locations that offer beautiful, scenic drives through Western Colorado, and the buck doesn’t stop there. Each of these drives will give opportunities for some awesome backcountry fly fishing within minutes of the road. Looking for some wild trout that are starving for a dry-dropper setup? [...]

15 03, 2021

Premium Backcountry Fishing Trips

2021-03-15T15:58:07+00:00Cabins, Crested Butte Activities, Fishing, Gunnison Activities, Uncategorized|

Willowfly Anglers is pleased to offer a new selection of Premium Walk/Wade Trips for the 2021 fishing season. These new wading options will complement the diverse array of public and private fishing locations where we already guide. The new locations are considered “backcountry streams”, and involve a longer drive time (1-2 hrs.) and some moderate hiking to get to the water (30 minutes on a level trail). Backcountry fishing offers solitude in these remote areas plus excellent dry fly fishing, beautiful scenery, and abundant wildlife. Opportunistic Trout We are extremely fortunate in the Upper Gunnison watershed to have access to [...]

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