Celebrating 30 Years!
1992–2022

We are thankful and proud to serve the Vail Valley community and our guests for thirty wonderful years. We celebrate our legendary guides, loyal customers, and natural resources as a gift. Our passion for making fly fishing fun for everyone guides our path forward to educate and train the next generation of those who love recreating in the waters of the Vail Valley.

Shop Quality
Fly Fishing Gear

Shop the online store for Fly-fishing gear for everyone from novice to Expert, we have what you’re looking for. Free shipping on orders over $200. In the Vail/Beaver Creek area? Visit our local fly shop and get expert help from our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Shop By Experience Level

Novice

Fly fishing is a fun sport for all at any age or experience levels. Get started for under $300 with our quality gear for beginners.

Intermediate

It’s time to invest in moderately higher quality equipment. Shop from our line of mid-range products and upgrade your experience on the river.

Expert

When fly fishing becomes a passion, you know it’s time to purchase the best of the best in fly fishing gear. We got you covered.

Fly fishing is a fun sport for all at any age or experience levels. Get started for under $300 with our quality gear for beginners.

It’s time to invest in moderately higher quality equipment. Shop from our line of mid-range products and upgrade your experience on the river.

When fly fishing becomes a passion, you know it’s time to purchase the best of the best in fly fishing gear. We got you covered.

Have stopped here for flies and river reports several times. The team here is great. I’ve not gone on a guided trip however, their recommendations have always yielded. Very knowledgeable.
Kevin Bogenreif

Fish With the Legends

If you’ve ever wondered why it is so hard to catch a damn trout, you’re not alone. Someone once said Fly-fishing is halfway between brain surgery and rocket science. Although not entirely true, all of us guides have felt the same frustration you have experienced, thrown down our rods in anger, and walked away. Only to come back and give it one last try. And by the luck of the fishing gods, we found our first success.

Like any new sport Fly fishing can be a bit intimidating. One way to steepen the learning curve is to experience the beauty of fly fishing with someone who has the knowledge and patience to teach you. We want you to have a fantastic experience. Our talented guide staff takes you exactly where you are to teach you something new while providing friendship and building confidence. We take a lot of the guesswork out of the many nuances of the sport. For all of us who have been fly fishing for most of our lives, you never stop learning. It’s the continuing evolution within ourselves that makes that passion burn bright every day.

Take the guesswork out of fly fishing when you experience a fishing trip with our legendary guides.

We are so pleased that we decided to take the float fly guided tour. Kevin was awesome and very knowledgeable! He spent time teaching me about fly fishing for trout. A big plus was I caught a few and saw some eagles. The views were amazing. I would highly recommend their service.
Bob Baker
We have used Fly Fishing Outfitters three times now. All the guides are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and know the rivers well. We have never had a bad experience with them. The guides go above and beyond to make your fishing experience fun and hopefully successful! I would not use any other company for fly fishing. Thanks to Bill, Kip, Norm, and Doug! They are the best!!!!!
The Carter’s

Learn. Grow. Lead.

Ready to take your Fly-fishing game to the next level? We love to take everybody out on the water on guided trips, but at some point you want to be able to be out there by yourself and with confidence of knowing that you can catch a Trout on your own. That’s where our Orvis Fly Fishing schools can come in handy. The goal of our schools is to create a self-sufficient fly fisher.

Since 2011 Fly Fishing Outfitters has been host to the only Orvis One- and Two-Day schools held in Colorado. Our staff brings many years of knowledge and creates a fun experience.

Attend Orvis Fly Fishing School

Have you ever considered imparting your knowledge as a Fly-fisher to someone else? How many friend’s have asked you, ”Hey, can you teach me how to Fly-fish”? Or do you want to really step up your game to a whole other level? Maybe you’re looking for a career change that takes you from an office to the outdoors? If you answered yes to any of these questions then, our 5-day guide school might just be the answer.

Since 1994, FFO has been instrumental in launching the careers of many guides in the industry. We wrote the book on what it takes to be a successful professional in a highly competitive environment. We are accepting registrations for 2022 Guide School May 16-20.

Attend the Guide School

Have you recently purchased your own raft or drift boat and wanted to acquire the skills that it takes to safely navigate most types of rivers? Are you a wade guide who is ready to take that step up in your guiding career? Maybe you just don’t want to be “that person” on the river everyone is trying to avoid.  Our Row school is the perfect place for you to gain those skills.

Our rowing course will give you the on-water hours to become a Colorado state-certified float guide in this 5-day intensive on the Colorado, Roaring Fork, and Eagle Rivers. Even if you don’t want the certification, this course is still a great way to build the confidence to have a great day on the water.  Many people take our row school, never intending to row commercially

Reserve your place in our Rowing Certification School

My husband and I did the one day fly fishing school with Jay C. this past week and had a truly awesome experience. I was a novice and learned so much; was able to catch up to my husband who is still a beginner but even he learned a lot from Jay! He is an excellent instructor, thorough, and you feel comfortable with his direction. If you have even the slightest interest in fly fishing I can’t recommend this course and Jay enough. We will be back to Colorado next year and hope to be able to have him as a guide for a follow up trip.
Julie Dockray

What better way for a kid to spend their summer than on the river?

Sign your child up for Wednesdays Kids Camp

The Orvis school is fantastic and the instructors are knowledgeable, fun, and engaging. The Guide Service is the best. I’ve fished with Hunter several times and we always catch fish and have a great time.
John McGriff

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Fly Fishing Outfitters located?

Fly Fishing Outfitters is located in Avon, Colorado with easy access from i-70:
1060 W Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon, CO 81620