Springtime in the Mountains-A Flyfisher’s Paradise

  Springtime in the Mountains-A Flyfisher’s Paradise. The days are getting longer and the bugs are hatching on the rivers, a fly fisher’s paradise.  In the last few days the shop has been overrun with local as well as the visitors in the know, the fishing has been off the charts. As we begin to average daily…

Winter Fly Fishing in Colorado’s Ski Country

  Colorado is ski country let’s get that straight. To most casual observers, winter in Colorado means waxing up the boards and hitting the snow, waiting in lift lines and sitting in traffic. But to those of us in the know, winter is a dual sport season.  Since moving to Vail/Beaver Creek in 1992 I have…

10 Reasons Fly Fishing Is Easier Than You Think

Fly fishing is defined as a type of fishing that utilizes artificial ‘flies’ to lure and catch fish. It may seem intimidating, but now’s the time to put your fears to rest. This popular recreational sport isn’t nearly as complex as you believe, though the casting technique is different than what you’re likely used to….

10 Best Flies for Fall Fishing in Colorado’s Freestone Rivers

    As the days begin to get shorter, nights cooler and many fishermens fancy turns to stalking Bambi there still remains some fantastic uncrowded fishing to be had.  Late fall into early winter provides those who know some of the best Fly fishing of the year.  Colorado is blessed with much milder weather then our…

5 Reasons Fly Fishing Outfitters is Right For Your Family

Searching for Guided Fly Fishing Trips in Colorado? If you and your family are super-excited about fly fishing and interested in booking a guided trip, Fly Fishing Outfitters is the company for you! We’re the Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guides of Vail Valley, and are always excited to meet new enthusiasts and help them learn all…

Why Fall is the Best Time of Year for Fly Fishing in Colorado

Oktoberfest, Elk hunting, Football and Fly fishing! It’s Fall in Colorado and we couldn’t be happier.  The crowds of summer all but gone the water temperature are ideal for dry flies and it’s the start of Streamer season! As long as I can remember whether living in Michigan or Colorado fall has always been a…

A good Guide can be the Key to catching the Fly-fishing Bug

There are essentially three ways to learn how to fly-fish: through a mentor, through a guide or winging it on your own By Scott Willoughby The Denver Post Fly fishing guide Jeff Lyons, right, demonstrates a cast to first-time fly fisher Todd Baird of Dallas on the Eagle River on Monday. Baird and his pal…

Wade vs Float Fishing

One of the most frequently asked questions our shop staff gets is:”Should I wade or float fish when I book my trip with a guide”.  There are a number of answers to that age old inquiry.  Most often when hen faced with that very question you may get a different reply based on who fields…