Headwater Fly Shop, is your angler headquarters! We have rods, reels, waders, clothing and accessories to make your next fishing trip a success! Need advice? Our knowledgeable staff can give you the inside scoop on where to go and which flies are most effective on the water.
We have the largest selection of fishing flies, fly tying gear and angler supplies in the San Luis Valley. Our staff is very knowledgeable about area lake and stream fishing and we also have Rio Grande River Gold Medal Fishing maps, and more. We have everything you need all in one place!
GET IN THE FLOW
The South Fork area has an abundance of lakes, rivers and streams making for an amazing day out on the water. Check out our river reports for up-to-date river flows, or our lakes and streams info for great fishing spots. The water is calling. It’s time to wet your line!
STOCK YOUR SUPPLIES
We are your one stop shop for your outdoor gear! We have a full line of camping supplies including kitchen equipment, tents, backpacks, and outdoor gear perfect for enjoying our Colorado Mountain paradise. We also carry kayaks, mountain climbing and gold prospecting gear.
FLY FISHING HEADQUARTERS : EXPERT ADVICE : SPORTING GOODS & GEAR
Open Daily Summer – 7 am to 8 pm : Winter – 8 am to 7 pm : 719-873-5545 : 30359 US Hwy 160 : South Fork, CO 81154
VIDEOS ON THE FLY
Dry Fly & Nymphing Techniques
Fly Tying: Real Easy May Fly
Cortland: Perfection Loop
WATER & HATCH UPDATES
South Fork of the Rio Grande River at South Fork, CO
Rio Grande River at Wagon Wheel Gap
Rio Grande River Near Del Norte, CO
RIO GRANDE RIVER – WEST FORK
Gold Medal Trout Fly Fishing abounds on the Rio Grande River west of South Fork, CO. Below are some public access points:
Lake and Pond Fishing
Some of the best fishing in the state can be found at local lakes and ponds, here are some of our favorite spots!
- Alberta Pass Reservoir
- Beaver Creek Reservoir
- Big Meadows Reservoir
- Hunters Lake
- Million Reservoir
- Pass Creek Lake
- Pogue Lake
- Tucker Ponds
- Shaw Lake
Colorado Fishing Atlas
Filled with fishing locations, stocked fishing areas, boat ramps, stream gauges and gold medal water information, this is the the best guide for any Colorado Fisherman. View the Colorado Fishing Atlas >
Summer Hatch Chart
Caddis, Stonefly, Green Drake, Blue Wing Olive Patterns, Pale Morning Dun Patterns, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials
Caddis, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials
Fall Hatch Chart
Stonefly, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials, Blue Wing Olive Patterns
Blue Wing Olive Patterns, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials
For more detailed hatch chart information, click here!