Riffle and Rise

About Us

My name is John Bocchino, and I am the owner/operator of Riffle and Rise. I have been in the fly fishing industry for the past 15 years, working for top resorts and outfitters in the Gunnison Valley, as well as working for myself. I have managed fly shops and guide services and have spent several years guiding during this time. I also spent a few years developing and managing angling programs and fishing operations for a global adventure travel company with fishing lodges in several countries.

Fly fishing is my passion, and I spend as much time on the water as possible. I am a life member of Trout Unlimited, and as a fly fisher and business owner, I am proud to support the TU mission to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

What we do

Riffle and Rise offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing instruction, and access to private water. Half-day and full-day fishing trips and schools are available. Single days and multiple days can be fully customized to meet your goals and expectations. As owner and guide, I have enjoyed providing a personalized experience customized for my clients for the past 15 years. Whether you are new to fly fishing or a seasoned angler, I look forward to sharing a memorable day on the river with you.

Where we do it

Riffle and Rise is based in Almont, Colorado, in the heart of the Gunnison Valley, where the Taylor River and East River meet to form the headwaters of the historic Gunnison River. There are hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in our area, and we are surrounded by Forest Service lands which provide for a lot of public access to our fisheries. The Gunnison Valley offers a wide variety of water to fish, and it can be enjoyed by anglers of all skill levels – from first-timers to the most experienced fly fishers.


Email John  Bocchino <john@riffleandrise.com>
Phone (970) 596-0380
Website http://www.riffleandrise.com
Address 10825 COUNTY ROAD 742