Above average snowfall for April increased snowpack to 100% in Colorado river Basin
November maybe known in these parts for the Deer and Elk hunting, but I am stalking a predator of a different species. Large predator Brown Trout of the Lower Colorado River. Leave the Midge box and 6X at home, I am armed with a saltwater 9.5 ft 6 weight Orvis Helios and a fist full of Home Invaders and Tequilly's. Floating the lower Colorado between Glenwood Springs and Rifle(20 miles of water) one can find some of the big Browns that dreams are made of . We saw no boats this entire weekend, 50 degree weather and some large Browns!
We have been catching lots of trout even with higher then average flows this last week, you can too.
Cooler weather slows Eagle River run-off and turns on the fish.
Wether you are a complete beginner or a better than average flifishernam/woman the Orvis 2 day school the best chioce.
Rated 4.5 of 5 by the people who use it most THE GUIDES. The next generation Sling pack is here and it has many more features then it's predesesser.
2011 Orvis 2 Day Flyfishing Scools: Looking to become more of a do it yourself Fly fisherman/woman? Our 2 day program is designed just for that. Become a better caster though video analysis, rigging, Knot tying, Entomology (bugs) and reading water are just a few of the parts of this world renowned school that has been around for nearly 30 years. We are proud to be offering this one of a kind program in Colorado. Fly Fishing Outfitters is a 2 time Orvis Outfitter of the Year. The schools take place at the magnificent Lodge and Spa at Cordillera. For more information Please go to
wwworvis.com/schools or call 866-531-6213
Great Skiing and great Flyfishing are the reasons we live here especially in March! All our rivers are ice free and mid day water temps are in the low to mid 40's(very good). Excellent insect hatches, midges,BWO's. Floating the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers this week has been a blast, big FISH! Beginner Fly tying classes start next Saturday 12th. call the shop for details. 970-8450-8090
Physical; Fly Fishing Outfitters
1060 West Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon, CO 81620
Mailing; P. O Box 5346 Eagle , CO 81631
Winter 2013 shop hours
Monday - Saturday 10-6
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"I want to thank Jeff Lyon, my instructor through the Orvis program out of Edwards, CO. What a solid start I have to a lifetime of fly fishing! Not only was the course and his instruction technically beneficial, but we spent a majority of our time practicing various techniques while on the water. Needless to say, I've come back to St. Louis eager to join experienced fly fishermen on upcoming outings and I am no longer anxious about being new to the sport. It is evident to me that the knowledge gained through the Orvis school is beneficial to anyone, no matter their experience level.
"First of all I would like to thank Jeff for all his expertise and patience with me and my buddy. I'm sure we were a handful at times with our witty comments and bickering at each other, but we were having such a good time with Jeff we felt that he was one of the guys.
"FFO, We really had a great time and Jodi is really hooked on fishing now. Thanks for your patience with us – we had a wonderful experience. Now, I am looking forward to another FLOAT TRIP – with you, of course! If my Father comes to town – I’ll be calling to book a float – location based on your recommendation. Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
"We were a four boat party on a float trip on the Colorado River. All the guides were knowledgeable, personable, and tried their best to make the fish take the fly. Yes the fishing was slow but that's fishing and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We would certainly recommend this outfitter. The staff runs a great shop. Great shop and people."
I'm writing to commend one of your guides, Kevin Wildgen, for his excellent customer service and guiding skills. The fishing trip was a surprise birthday present from my parents. He was extremely patient with my rusty fishing skills, and he provided me expert instruction while helping me catch some nice trout. I learned a great deal on this trip and had a fun, relaxing time in the process, everything you'd expect from a top-notch guide. I'll use your services again and tell everyone I know to do the same.
Regards, Todd C.
"FFO runs a first rate shop and is always a source of great information. As a result, I recently purchased a TLS Rod from him and will soon be adding a reel."
"Fly Fishing Outfitters is a very professional and well run operation."
"This is a first class operation. I understand why they were the Orvis Outfitter of the Year!"
"Everyone in the store and on the river were great at sharing information. We had a great time and a great fishing adventure."
"Fly Fishing Outfitters is a great operation! I used Kevin Wildgen last year, and he was so good. He is a great fishing partner!"
" This is my second trip with Fly Fishing Outfitters. They are world class! The total experience could not have been better."
"Fly Fishing Outfitters is a first class organization!"