Colorado Fly Fishing Experience

Vail and Beaver Creek aren’t only unique for the great skiing and other outdoor activities, but we are also an amazing Fly-fishing destination.

They are uniquely situated in the heart of some of the most diverse and quality Trout waters in Colorado. From the legendary Colorado river headwaters, Eagle River, Roaring Fork River, to two of the state’s most famous tailwaters, the Frying Pan and Blue rivers. There are numerous small creek gems and picturesque high mountain lakes that are easily accessible as well.

Most of us who guide got started by fishing with a parent or relative who was patient enough to instill the passion that we are now passing onto our children and grandchildren. One of the best things about Fly-fishing is that it’s a family activity that everyone can enjoy regardless of skill or knowledge. It’s not about strength or power.

We use FlyBook for our reservations system. You can book your trip right now and receive confirmation via email. You will need to create a simple profile to complete your reservation. Once completed you will be able to easily communicate directly with the shop regarding your specific reservation. It’s really easy to make changes, guide requests, or address dietary concerns. This web-based system makes booking your trip paperless and seamless.

All reservations made within 30 days are charged the trip cost at the time of booking. All trip reservations made outside of 30 days require a 50% deposit. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of departure time will be charged 50%. Same-day cancellations will result in a 100% charge.

Trout fishing in the heart of ski country is a true four-season sport, which means you can book Colorado fly fishing trips any time of the year. Winter fishing in Colorado can be very productive. Here in the high country, our geography allows for us to travel just a few miles down the valley to milder conditions and great fishing. As local anglers, we live to ski/ride in the mornings and fish in the afternoons.

Experienced Guides

Since 1992, we have been serving the Vail, Colorado area. We are a locally owned and operated, year-round, Orvis endorsed guide service and retail location in Avon (next to Agave). We are a two-time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Easily said, when it comes to Colorado fly fishing, we’re the guides you want. We are so incredibly fortunate to have by far the Vail valley’s most experienced guides staff. With over 300 years of combined experience on local waters, we can assure you that these guys know the hidden pools and secluded riffles. As Orvis endorsed guides, we hold our staff to a higher standard than the Orvis company expects for our guests. In fact, we pretty much wrote the book on what it takes to be an Orvis guide. All new guides, regardless of fishing ability, must complete a 5-day training curriculum before we will hire them.

Live the Outdoors

Being out in nature is the real benefit of spending a day on the water with our guides. Immersing yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the Colorado mountains is what makes going to work for us the best job in the world, Eagles, Osprey, Otters, Beavers, Moose, and the occasional Black Bear are just some of the wildlife you may encounter on the river. It was once said to one of our guides by a very prominent Psychiatrist a few years back, “If everyone Fly-fished I would be out of a job.”

Fly Fishing Trips for all Occasions

From 1-500, we have guided them all. We offer a wide range of guided Fly-fishing trips that can be tailored to your specific needs or desires. All trips are trips only yourself or your group and your own guide(s). We do not combine different groups. We have trips that are better suited to beginners all the way to the advanced angler. Family Fly-fishing trips are very popular too. Thinking of doing a team-building or large corporate outing we have the expertise to make it happen. We have developed a program where we can take care of just about everything in advance, so your group can maximize their time on the water. We are also your specialists when it comes to a Bachelor/wedding Fly-fishing trip.

We use FlyBook for our reservations system. You can book your trip right now and receive confirmation via email. You will need to create a simple profile to complete your reservation. Once completed you will be able to easily communicate directly with the shop regarding your specific reservation. It’s really easy to make changes, guide requests, or address dietary concerns. This web-based system makes booking your trip paperless and seamless.

All reservations made within 30 days are charged the trip cost at the time of booking. All trip reservations made outside of 30 days require a 50% deposit. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of departure time will be charged 50%. Same-day cancellations will result in a 100% charge. If you have any questions or having trouble with the Flybook please call 970-845-8090

All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under BLM Special Use Permit. We operate under Colorado Dept of Parks and Wildlife Outfitters license #467