Review of Orvis Helios 3 Fly rod “It’s Worthy”

Review of Orvis Helios 3 Fly rod “It’s Worthy” Since October we have had our hands on the new Orvis Helios 3D 9ft 5wt rod. Several of the staff had the opportunity to fish with it from the boat and wading. Fishing everything from smaller [Read More]

Going for 0% in 2018-Going Green to the Extreme!

Going for 0% in 2018! Over the past several years we have enjoyed some great success in our business and have tried hard to be “Stewards” of the outdoors.  In our effort to be bigger and better we were partially neglecting one thing.  We are [Read More]

Fall is Time to Fish Streamers in Colorado

Fall is Time for Streamers! Aaaahhh the first day of Fall in Colorado’s high country.  Many people dread this day as the beginning of the dark days of Winter, but not the fly-fishing enthusiast.  The crowds of summer are long gone the water conditions are [Read More]

Center of the Colorado Fly-fishing Universe

    Vail and Beaver Creek’s proximity to some of the best fly fishing in Colorado might very well make it the center of Colorado’s Fly-fishing universe. Since Moving to the Vail valley in 1992 to mainly ski-bum I did become quickly aware that there [Read More]

Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado

Spring is Great Streamer Fishing in Colorado Even with a 120% snowpack in Colorado, it seems that spring has come a bit early this year.  I guess that’s why we live in paradise! Now is the time to start dusting off the 3-4wt. Dry-fly rods [Read More]

Tips for fishing Small Dry Flies of Spring

Tips for fishing  Small Dry Flies of Spring Wow was it nice to be out casting dry flies this week on the Eagle river here in the vail valley.  With all the great warm weather this last couple of weeks, the Blue Winged Olives have [Read More]

Beginner Fly Tying Classes

                          Beginner Fly Tying Classes When: Starting Monday Mach 13th. (3 Monday Night sessions) Time:  6-8pm @ Fly Fishing Outfitters Cost: $125.00 for 3 sessions (includes tying tool kit, materials and      instruction) Learn the basics of the art of tying flies from some of the [Read More]

Spring Fly Fishing in Colorado’s Ski Country

Spring Fly Fishing in Colorado’s Ski Country As we head from winter into our favorite time of year that 2 1/2-month window before the runoff when the Fly-fishing around here really heats up. Even with the amazing amount of snow we have gotten this winter there [Read More]

Review of GPS Fishing Maps

Review of GPS Fishing Maps For over a year many of us around here have been using GPS maps of the many rivers in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana for both wade fishing and float fishing navigation.  Because these maps are GPS, you don’t need a [Read More]

The Colors of Winter-How blue and pruple flies are taking winter by storm.

  The Colors of Winter –Blue and purple flies are taking winter by storm .  I was just unpacking my first fly shipment of the new year and notices the # of different patterns that we are getting that are purple or blue.  In the [Read More]

Top Fly Patterns for Winter Trout

  Top Fly Patterns for Winter Trout Now that we can officially call it Winter, it doesn’t mean the Trout stop feeding. The locals here in the Vail valley are very savvy when it comes to knowing what gear to use when hitting the mountain [Read More]

Gift Card Sale

GIFT CARD SALE From Dec 1st -15th. you can receive 20% off a Fly Fishing Outfitters Gift card.   A Fly Fishing Outfitters Gift card is a perfect gift for the Fly – fisher who has everything or so you thought.  Our gift cards are [Read More]

Gear Review: Review of the Predator Fly Rod from Redington

Gear Review: Review of the Predator Fly Rod from Redington Over the course of the last several years  working in the Fly fishing industry as both a guide and shop owner I have had the opportunity to cast, fish and otherwise play around with just about [Read More]

The Best of Winter Fly-fishing in Colorado

  The Best of Winter Fly-fishing in Colorado Having grown up in the Mid-west where the sun goes on vacation from October until may, the thought of breaking out the fly-fishing gear in Winter was hard to fathom.  But then again we were avid ice [Read More]

The Colors of Fall- Fall Fly Fishing in Colorado’s high Country

Aaaahhh the first day of Fall in Colorado’s high country.  Many people dread this day as the beginning of the dark days of Winter, but not the fly-fishing enthusiast.  The crowds of summer are long gone the water conditions are fantastic and the trout are [Read More]

The Long and the Short of it: A guide’s guide to long vs. short rods

                      The Long and the Short of it: A guide’s guide to long vs. short rods I recall when I broke into the guiding bus. Back in 1996 there wasn’t much more choice in the [Read More]