Celebrating 30 Years!
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 By Experience Level
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.
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.
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