If you are looking for sound fly fishing advice, great gear, the most up-to-date information and technology, and always a great sense of humor, you'll be at home at The Bear Valley Fishing Company. Owner Ernie DelGrosso operates Craig's only full-service fly shop. A resident local and fly fisher, DelGrosso knows that some of the best secrets in Northwest Colorado lie beneath the waters of a few great rivers.
"The best thing about where we live, in addition to the natural beauty, is that there is quite a bit of fishing for tons of different species," DelGrosso said. "Here we fish for all four flavors of trout, pike and smallmouth bass all within an hour's drive."
And, DelGrosso knows that offering sound advice is the name of the game whether customers want to know where to fish or what to fish with, DelGrosso is there to help. And, if it's not in stock it can be. The Bear Valley Fishing Company specializes in fly fishing. If they don't have what you want, they'll order it.
For those fly-fisher wannabes who want to get involved, but aren't sure how to get started, The Bear Valley Fishing Company offers free fly-casting classes or more specialized private instruction. Take a class and don't have the gear? No problem. The Bear Valley Fishing Company rents rods, reels and float tubes. For the first-time fly fisher or those who are looking to purchase equipment, renting may be a cost-effective way to be involved and try out the gear before making a big monetary commitment. Don't forget, The Bear Valley Fishing Company has a wide selection of instructional videos for sale or rent and a complete section of books for the beginner and expert fly fisher and flytier.
The Bear Valley Fishing Company is Craig's only resource for everything fly fishing. From pontoon boats to topographical maps and everything in between, you're sure to find it (or at least order it) at Bear Valley Fishing Company.
For more information, stop by The Bear Valley Fishing located at 519 Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig or call Ernie at 824-7372.