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Happy client with a healthy rainbow on a guided fly fishing trip

Guiding Services

Join Jeff on the fishing trip of a lifetime! Available for float trips and walk/wade trips as permitted through the State registered Outfitters listed below. 

Guiding Services

Please visit the following Licensed Outfitters websites
for permitted waters and trip fees.

Please contact JD Fly Fishing to schedule.

Waters Guided & Types of Trips

Colorado River : Walk/Wade | Float

Pump House to Radium 


Roaring Fork River : Walk/Wade

All Public Accesses 
Colorado River Confluence to Hunter Creek Confluence


Fryingpan River : Walk/Wade

All Public Access
Roaring Fork Confluence to Bear Creek Confluence


Blue River : Walk/Wade

All Public Accesses
Silverthorne to Green Mountain Reservoir
Green Mountain Reservoir to Colorado River Confluence


Gunnison River Walk/Wade | Float

Smith Fork Confluence to Austin 


Uncompahgre River: Walk/Wade

Pa Co Chu Puk (tailwater below Ridgway Dam) 
Public Accesses within Montrose City Limits


Cimmaron River : Walk/Wade

All Public Access 
Source above Silverjack Reservoir to Gunnison River Confluence


San Miguel River : Walk/Wade

All Public Accesses
Sawpit to McKenzie Creek Confluence


Double Diamond River Ranch : Walk/Wade

Lakes-Creeks-Uncompahgre River 
            Private Water


Bar ZX Ranch : Walk (No Wading Required)
Lakes/Ponds Private Water

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JD Fly Fishing offers both group and private instruction for fly fishing and fly tying

All required equipment and materials can be provided, but if students have their own equipment they would like to learn on, that is an option. 

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Jeff Dean on a gorup fly fishing outing

Fly Fishing Lessons

JD Fly Fishing offers both group and private instruction for fly fishing instruction. The instruction typically takes place over two sessions. The first session provides an overview of the art of fly fishing, including equipment, rigging, insects and the flies that imitate them, knots, "reading" the water, and casting. This session typically lasts approximately two hours. The second session meets at a local lake, pond, or river to review casting and put students learning to use in pursuit of fish on the fly! The second session typically lasts approximately four hours. Students must have a valid fishing license to participate in the second session.

Rates

Private Lessons

  • Cedaredge, Eckert, Austin, Hotchkiss & Delta . . . $150

  • Paonia, Crawford, Olathe, Montrose . . . $165

  • All other locations call for a quote

Group Lessons available in Delta and Montrose Counties

  • Minimum of three students...$125 per student

Fly Fishing Lessons
Close up of one of Jeff Dean's custom flies

Fly Tying

JD Fly Fishing with work with student(s) to tailor a program to fit their needs. Group lessons are typically three to five students to provide the maximum learning experience for all, and are help at area establishments that can accomodate the class. Private lessons can be scheduled in my home, the student's home, or virtually anywhere there is a table to tie at and electricity to power lights for tying. The "typical" series of lessons consists of four two hour sessions, during which eight progressively more advanced patterns are tied, each building on the techniques learned tying previous patterns.

Private Lessons

  • Cedaredge, Eckert, Austin, Hotchkiss & Delta . . . $40/hr

  • Paonia, Crawford, Olathe, Montrose . . . $45/hr

  • All other locations call for a quote

Group Lessons available in Delta and Montrose Counties

  • Four two hour sessions...$125 per student

  • All other locations call for a quote

FlyTying
Flies & Lies Social Club gathering at Montrose Anglers

Flies & Lies Social Club

In addition to my guiding, fly tying and teaching endeavors, I am the founder and organizer of the Flies & Lies Social Club.

The Club is an extension of our local Fly Fishers International/Trout Unlimited Chapter, Gunnison Gorge Anglers, and gathers on a weekly basis throughout the fall, winter and spring, with occasional summer gatherings.

The driving force behind these gatherings in socialization, with a bit of fly tying for those so inclined.  In fact, the heckling of the fly tiers by the social crowd is much more the show than the actual tying, although there are always some talented tiers on hand, willing to share their expertise with anyone climbing their own fly tying learning curve.

As one attendee so aptly described a Flies & Lies gathering  “never serious, ever entertaining, slightly obnoxious.”  I think that pretty well sums it up! 

 

Notice of dates, times, and locations of our gatherings are posted to the Gunnison Gorge Anglers Facebook Page  as well as area message boards.

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Flies and Lies Social Club
Close up of one of Jeff Dean's custom flies
“I moved to Montrose about 3 years ago. One of the first groups I joined was Flies and Lies tying group. Jeff was instrumental in getting me off to a great start and is always there when I have a question. Jeff is not only a positive person but an expert flyfisher and fly tyer.”

-John L.

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