Waters We Fish

Fly Fishing Outfitters has access to world-renowned trout fisheries and a large variety of water all within 90 minutes of our shop in Avon. We float and wade the following waters:

  • Eagle River and Gore Creek (approx. 15 min drive)
  • Middle Park section of the Colorado River (approx. 45 min drive)
  • The tailwater section of the Yampa River (approx. 1 hr drive)
  • Roaring Fork River below Aspen (approx. 1 hr drive)
  • We also have access to some great high mountain creeks and lakes (20-45 min drive)

All of our guides are whitewater and first aid/CPR certified. They are committed to giving their clients a safe, scenic float regardless of the river. Colorado State Law requires that any person participating in a guided trip must wear a class V life jacket, no exceptions.

Colorado River

A true Rocky Mountain large river fly fishing experience. A tremendous year- round fishery that offer over 125 miles of fly fishing. This float offers anglers chances for sizable trout; throw dries and streamers from the boat or get out to nymph a secret riffle. Watch wild eagles soar, explore hot springs, and enjoy the unique geology of the canyons along the river. The Colorado River is the most remote river we float, and we have access to private put-ins and take outs. Primarily a brown trout stream, the Colorado River is a favorite of many of our clients (especially the mid-summer Hopper/Dropper action!)

Eagle River

Right our the back door of our fly shop…our most popular float and/or wade trip, the Eagle River, gives fly fishermen a chance to cover miles of private ranchland full of wild Rainbows and Browns. The Eagle River offers some of the best wild trout fishing in Colorado. Its proximity to the Vail area means you can be fishing minutes after leaving our shop. Mid-summer, half day evening floats offer incredible dry fly action. Many of our guides wish they could float this river year-round, and know it like the back of their hands. The summer caddis hatch is something not to be missed by anyone who loves dry fly fishing. Other prominent hatches include Golden Stone Flies, Pale Morning Duns, Blue Winged Olives, and Midges.

Roaring Fork River

This river has over 2,500 trout per mile with an average fish of 15 inches. Possibilities of hooking a trout over 20 inches in a day’s float are probable. The 13 miles of river between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs that we float are all under Gold Medal regulations. The Roaring Fork is perhaps the best freestone trout stream in Colorado. This river can be floated year-round. The Green Drake hatch in July provides some of the best action of the year. Floating is the easiest way to fish this large quickly moving river. The Roaring Fork River also offers excellent Winter/Spring wade fishing in a lower elevation that has a temperate climate.