Western Anglers

Western Anglers

Business Hours:

Mon-Sat: 9:30AM - 5:30PM

Located: 431 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Contact Us

Phone: 307-690-0910

Email: info@grandtetonflyfishing.com

Our Guided Trips

 

Western Anglers Fly Shop is the only full-service fly shop in the Grand Valley. We’re your local stop with not only a good attitude, but give you the most current information on fishing reports, spots and what to use. We carry only the best brands, giving you the most quality gear available on the market, including: Scott Fly Rods, Sage Fishing Products, Ross Reels, Fishpond, Simms and many more. We price match and special order everyday to offer anglers the best shopping experience on the Western Slope. We also offer hosted travel opportunities and have access to private trophy waters.

 

We hope you’ll come in as customer and leave as a friend, and maybe we’ll even get to fish together if we’re not working too hard! Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you in the shop. Thank you for giving us your business!

Waters Guided

-Branded Rock Ranch
-Colorado
-Gunnison
-Uncompaghre
-Frying Pan
-Roaring Fork
-Taylor
-Grand Mesa
-Bar ZX Ranch

equipment Included

- Rods
- Reels
- Flies

Ammenties

- Boots
- Waders
- Transportation
-Lunch
-Beverages

Classes ($50 per person)

-Fly tying
-Rigging
Casting

Fish Species

- Rainbow Trout
- Tiger Trout
- Brown Trout
- Brook Trout
-Colorado Cutthroat
-Golden Trout
-Snakeriver Cutthroat

Guides

Learn how to fly fish or improve your angling abilities with a guided trip to the Bar ZX, Branded Rock Canyon, The Grand Mesa, Colorado River, Gunnison River or Roaring Fork River.

Meet Our Guides

Ned Mayers

Ned Mayers

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Bio: 

Owner

Ned moved to Colorado when he was 4 years old. He grew up on the Front Range, continued his education at Fort Lewis College and after graduation, stayed in Durango until 1995. Durango led Ned to his passion for the outdoors: skiing, fishing, mountain biking and everything else in between. It also led him to his wife, Colette! Ned began working with a commercial roofing company and later opened and managed a new office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After spending a couple of years in New Mexico, he had the opportunity to relocate and manage the Grand Junction office just as Colette began working at Whiting Farms, a major manufacturer in the fly fishing industry. In 2015, Ned was ready for a change after 26 years in the construction industry, and had the opportunity to purchase Western Anglers. He’s passionate about people and fly fishing. The perfect combination as Western Anglers Fly Shop owner! In addition to Colette working full-time at Whiting Farms, she also is very hands on with Western Anglers as she does all the accounting and keeps the shop running behind the scenes.

 

Jeff McKenna

Jeff McKenna

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Bio: 

Manager/Guide

Jeff’s first fishing memories go back to chasing fish with his Dad and Grandpa in Illinois and Wisconsin as a young boy. He’s grateful for getting the chance to share fishing memories with both of them as his love for fishing has grown because of their influence. Growing up in Illinois, he played a ton of soccer, which eventually took him to West Virginia University. With amazing rafting and fly fishing in abundance, his love for the outdoors and water continued to grow. Jeff graduated with a B.S. in Forestry Resource Management and moved to Grand Junction in 2001. His love of fly fishing has only matured since moving to Colorado and is fortunate to live on the Western Slope where so many great rivers are close by. The experience for Jeff on and off the water is something he finds very special and looks forward to sharing with you. Jeff guides at the Bar ZX, and can often be found pursuing his passion while guiding on the Colorado River, Gunnison River, Roaring Fork River and Uncompaghre River.

 

Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris

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Guide

Tyler is a lifelong resident of the Grand Valley and a sixth generation Coloradan. He is an avid fly fisherman, husband, and dad. It didn’t take long for him to discover a love for the outdoors. He grew up exploring all that Western Colorado has to offer and found his true passion of fishing! From a young age you could find him at the local stocker ponds or camping on the Grand Mesa with his family. Not long after getting a drivers license he spent all his free time chasing wild Cutthroats and the Grand Mesa’s many other trout species. Being fortunate enough to grow up with the Grand Mesa as his play ground Tyler has built up a wealth of knowledge on the lakes of the area and honed his skills with a fly rod. Tyler has been guiding for the shop since 2017 and enjoys teaching the sport of fly fishing to new anglers. When Tyler is not guiding or at the shop you can almost bet he is staying current (as he likes to tell his wife) with what the lakes and fish are doing on the Grand Mesa. He’s known as the Stillwater specialist around the shop and is a great guide for your next adventure to the Grand Mesa or one of our private ranches.

 

 

Guided Trip Packages

Half Day

STARTING AT
$ 325
  • 4-Hour Trip
  • Waders
  • Rods and Reels
  • Flies
  • Lunch
  • Premium Guide Service

Full Day

STARTING AT
$ 650
  • Float
  • Waders
  • Rods and Reels
  • Flies
  • Lunch
  • Premium Guide Service
MOst Popular

Casting Classes

$50/hour per person
Gratuity is welcomed.

We provide the gear for the casting lesson (with the latest gear available on the market), however, you are welcome to bring your own rod. We can arrange these classes to take place at local lakes, parks or your own backyard.

Fly Tying Classes

$50/hour per person (2-hour minimum recommended) Gratuity is welcomed.

Our Fly Tying Class is very versatile. We offer the class according to your schedule. We can facilitate a one-on-one class or accommodate a group up to five people. We teach beginner, intermediate and are willing to focus on specific fly patterns for specific rivers to meet your fly fishing needs.

Rigging Classes

$50/hour per person
Gratuity is welcomed.

This class gives you a chance to learn how to set up a fly rod for the different styles of fly fishing. Including, but not limited to:

Dry Fly
Dry-Dropper
Nymphing
Drop Shot Rigs / Bounce Rigs
Right Angle Rigs / 90° Rigs
And More!
Streamer
Note: The Casting and Rigging Classes can be combined. We recommend a 2-hour minimum for the combo class. The combo class is offered at the same cost of $50/hour per person.

Great Guides. Great fishing