Tom and Lynn Colander

Two fly fisherman

Wing Shadow Ranch owners Tom and Lynn Colander featured on Cabela's 2004 Fly Fishing catalog.


      Wayne Nelson of Cabelas              

      Jerry Gibbs of Outdoor Life

Colorado's Premiere Fly Fishing School

"School" has never been more fun! You'll have a blast learning to improve your fly fish skills with an experienced and charismatic Master Guide in a small group setting. Your "classroom" waters will include lake, stream, trophy pond and river, in the Rocky Mountains, as you practice your new skills fishing for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. Participants will receive individualized instruction based on your skill level; Learning about casting, entomology, equipment, reading waters, increasing productivity of your fly selection, trout behavior, wading safety, and more! We are limiting the class to 10-12 participants.

ESPEN's film crew

We've hosted ESPN2's crew with fly fishing Master Brent Curtis; Former All Pro Jay Novacek of the Dallas Cowboys; and Kevin Muse and Bill Battle of Flyfish America.

2021 Rates


Fly Fishing School Rates:  

$1500 per person, plus tax.

Includes: Airport pickup from Montrose/Telluride; Food and lodging; Instruction; Fishing gear which includes waders, fly rods, belly boats, vests and flies.



June 29th through July 2nd, with the ability to extend your stay for $300.00 per day.


July 13th through July 16th, with the ability to extend your stay for $300.00 per day.



Fly to Montrose or Telluride airports where we will meet you.



What to Bring? Click here for a pack list.


nice trout

There are more whoppers like this in our trophy pond.

fly fishing instruction

Learning the fine points at one of our popular fly fishing schools. 



Lynn Colander

Co-owner Lynn Colander on the cover of April 2003 Fly Rod & Reel Magazine



belly boater


Rainbows, cutthroats and cutbows can be caught in our lake.


belly boaters

















river fishing

Gurley Reservoir and Lone Cone mtn

Wing Shadow Ranch

PO Box 249

Redvale, CO 81431

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