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1087 Highway 133, Carbondale, Colorado. Phone: 970-963-5741

Crystal Fly Shop is the largest, most fully stocked fly shop in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We are a full service Carbondale fly shop and Colorado outfitter offering guided fly fishing trips on the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Colorado and Crystal Rivers near Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. We're only a few minutes away from some of the most renowned streams in Colorado Fly Fishing.  

WHAT'S NEW: How did 10 years go by?!   May 2016 was the start of our 11th year in business.


Autumn is in the air--the favorite time of many experienced fly fishermen--and we have had some great fihsing lately.  Check our report page for details and book your guided trip!


Even more new gear for 2016-- We are very excited to have a new brand in the shop for 2016--Spirit River Fly Tying Materials are in!  Ross' new Cimmarron II reel joins the complete Ross lineup, Galvan's new sealed drag Grip reels, Nautilus X-frame reels, Korker's new Greenback Boots; Winston's new BIII Plus and Jungle Series; Hardy's new Zephrus and Wraith rods as well as new Ultralite model reels, Redington Hydrogen rods, TFO's new Impact Rods, Umpqua's new Zero Sweep Packs and River Grip tools, new line models from Rio, Scientific Anglers, and Airflo, and much more.



Check out the video from FOX 31 with KDVR personality Jennifer Broome fishing the Roaring Fork with Crystal Fly Shop guide and shop manager Cody Bride in the autumn of 2014.  Jennifer enjoyed many activities around Carbondale that weekend as you can see from the video--and we certainly enjoyed her visit!


In today's world of glossy, sugar coated websites, this site has become Old School--and as our staff (and our repeat clientele) get older too, we're OK with that.  While technology changes at an ever-increasing rate, with a cell phone app for practically everything now including fishing, one of the few constants in life is mankind's enrichment by interacting with nature.  The act of going fishing is usually much greater than technological attempts to capture that experience, so we don't feel the need to constantly be on the cutting edge with a trendy website that's updated every 5 minutes.

We have all the gear (and then some) that you need to maximize your time on the river. CFS is locally owned and operated, serving both locals and visitors to our great Roaring Fork Valley.  We are glad to share our local knowledge and are committed to giving personal attention to our clients and customers.  Our Carbondale, Colorado Fly Shop strives to offer quality items at reasonable prices, and we're thankful to have many repeat clients who appreciate value, high performance, and personal service.  We cater to experienced and novice fly fishermen.

Interested in a trip to our area?  Our valley is well-known for the abundance of quality public waters, with two officially designated gold medal streams flowing through the heart of it. You can find just about any style of trout fishing within a few minutes of Carbondale--from the big-shouldered, mystical Colorado; to riffle-filled freestones like the Roaring Fork and Crystal, the insect and trout rich tailwater of the Frying Pan, to countless small high country streams and lakes filled with brookies and cutthroat.  Check out our report page for the latest conditions, check out our guide trip page for details on booking a guided float or wade trip, check out our lodging page for a list of area hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds, or give a call anytime we can be of help. 



Over the past 10 years, Crystal Fly Shop has donated over $25,000 in money and gear to many non-profits, including: 

  • Roaring Fork Conservancy
  • Local Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited
  • Business Member of National Trout Unlimited Organization
  • Thompson Divide Coalition
  • Aspen Center For Envirnomental Studies (ACES)
  • Roaring Fork Fishing Guide Alliance
  • Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club 
  • Sunlight Mountain Volunteer Ski Patrol 
  • Town of Carbondale Rec Dept. 
  • Carbondale Council for the Arts and Humanities
  • Rotary Club 
  • KDNK Carbondale Community Radio 
  • Many local schools 








Crystal Fly Shop is at 1087 Highway 133 next to Carbondale City Market.  More than 200 fly rod models, 220 different reels, and 1600 fly patterns in stock for 2016.