The Drift Fly Shop


Welcome to The Drift Fly Shop. Pueblo, Colorado offers some of the finest Fly Fishing in the state. The Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir, also known as the Pueblo Tailwater, has become the most popular winter fly fishing destination in the state, but great trout fishing can be had here most of the year. If you're interested in fly fishing Pueblo, The Drift is your one stop fly shop!

We are a full service fly shop offering quality products, a friendly and knowledgable staff, and guided fishing trips for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. When you walk through the shop doors you will be treated like family. We understand that we are here to serve our customers and want to help you make the most of your time on the water. Whether chasing trophy trout on the Pueblo tailwater, hunting bass and wiper on Pueblo Reservoir, or heading up to the high country for some solitude, we will go out of our way to ensure your trip is a success! 


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Upcoming Classes


Jump Into Euro Nymphing

Saturday March 17th or Saturday April 21st

9:00am - 2:00pm

This class is designed to quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of tightline, "euro" nymphing techniques. The class begins at the shop where you will learn to build a custom leader while discussing the principles and methodology of euro nymphing tactics.  Afterwards, the group will depart to the river for several hours of on water instruction. You are encouraged to bring a 10’ 3 weight or 4 weight rod if you already have one. Class size is limited to four anglers per instructor to ensure a quality learning experience. Therefore, pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot. The cost for this half day class is $75/angler.


Intro to Entomology - March 25th


This class focuses on the basic identification and lifecycles of the common aquatic insects and the patterns that imitate them. The class takes place at the shop with live specimens on hand that you can observe. Learn to identify the four main trout food groups, who to match them with common fly patterns, and discuss hatch timing and corresponding water temperatures.  To ensure quality instruction, class size is limited to 6 participants. This class begins at 4:00pm and conludes by 17pm. The cost is $35/person.


Fly Fishing 101 - March 25th, May 5th or June 23rd


There is no substitute for focused initial instruction when making a start in fly-fishing. Trying to go it alone, coupled with the perceived cost of equipment and complexity of the sport, often keeps potential fly-fishers from entering and enjoying this magnificent pastime. Whether you are completely new to fly fishing or have just been out of the game for a while this class is packed with useful information to help you make the most of your time on the water and quicken the learning curve. The 101 class covers all the basics of equipment, terminology, knot tying, rigging and fly selection. 

This is an all day, immersion class that goes well beyond " just the basics" and includes 2 hours of casting instruction, on water fly fishing demonstration and some streamside entomology.
Class size is limited to ensure plenty of time for individual questions and one on one casting instruction. The cost is $100 and includes a $50 Gift Certificate to the shop. Pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. No equipment needed. Class begins at the shop at 9:00am and finishes by 5:00pm



Location and Contact Information:

The Drift Fly Shop
943 US Highway 50 West
Pueblo, CO 81008

Directions: From I-25, take Exit 101 and head West on Hwy 50. Take a Right at the second light onto Club Manor Drive and then an immediate Left into the Galleria West parking lot (due north of Carls Jr.) and look for the sign.



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