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ANGLER’S PARADISE

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.

GEAR TO GO

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

Roll Casting

Cortland: Perfection Loop

WATER & HATCH UPDATES

Rio Grande River at South Fork, CO


View Detailed Report

Rio Grande River at Wagon Wheel Gap


View Detailed Report

Rio Grande River Near Del Norte, CO


View Detailed Report

Stream Fishing

StreamFishing

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

PondFishing

Some of the best fishing in the state can be found at local lakes and ponds, here are some of our favorite spots!

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

JULY
Caddis, Stonefly, Green Drake, Blue Wing Olive Patterns, Pale Morning Dun Patterns, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials

 

AUGUST
Caddis, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials

Fall Hatch Chart

SEPTEMBER
Stonefly, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials, Blue Wing Olive Patterns

OCTOBER
Blue Wing Olive Patterns, Midge, Streamers, Terrestrials

For more detailed hatch chart information, click here!

PRODUCT DEMOS

Cortland: Casting Errors

Fishing Guys Review Frogg Toggs

Umpqua Swiftwater Fishing Vest

Cortland: Nail Knot