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Gold Medal Quality Fly Fishing On The Taylor River

**Please note: The river is catch and release ONLY. Flies are only allowed on the river. No lures.**

At an altitude of 8,412 feet and surrounded by 1.6 million acres of the Gunnison National Forest, Harmel’s has a private one-mile stretch of the gold medal waters of the Taylor River. We catch big fish: rainbows, browns, cutthroat, and brookies right out your cabin door. Our helpful guides are equipped to satisfy your every fishing need, and would be happy to answer any questions you have about our private stretch or the local public waters. 

Our fee to fish per person is $125/day for folks not staying on the ranch or free if you are a guest staying at Harmels. Come enjoy our beautiful scenery and the wiley trout; stay to enjoy our comfortable accommodations, great food and friendly staff.

We have an onsite fly and tackle shop along with casting lessons and a guided fishing service. You will need a Colorado State fishing license to fish our waters. While we do not sell Colorado State fishing licenses at Harmels we can guide you through the process of getting your license online. To obtain your license online click here

Area attractions: Gunnison, Taylor, Spring Creek & East Rivers, Taylor Reservoir, Spring Creek Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with Morrow Point and Crystal Reservoirs.

  • Fly and Tackle Shop
  • Hot Flies Board
  • Casting Lessons
  • Guide Service
  • Rod, Wader, and Boot Rentals
  • Friendly and Helpful Staff

Guided Fly Fishing with Harmels on the Taylor

Harmels on the Taylor offers guided fly fishing through our fly shop. Our guides will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and experience to fly fish on our private one-mile stretch of the Taylor River. Please call our Lead Guide, John, to schedule your trip today at (708) 710-4427. 

Walk + Wade Guided Trips (4 hours, 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm)

*Guides will provide waders, boots, rod/reel, lines, leaders, tippet, split shot, strike indicators, cooler with water + snacks. Guests will need a Colorado Fishing License, flies, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and any extra food and drinks

One Person

$ 250
  • *Gratuity for guides is not included.

Two People

$ 450
  • *Gratuity for guides is not included.

Three People

$ 550
  • *Gratuity for guides is not included.

Kids (2 hours at the stocked pond behind the stables)

$ 100