We have been the valley’s premier year around guide service since 1992.  Trout fishing in the heart of ski country is a true four season sport.

Those who are in the know understand that winter fishing here in the Vail valley can be very productive.  Our geography allows us to travel just a few miles down valley to milder conditions that allow for great fishing.  As local anglers we  live to ski/ride in the mornings and fish in the afternoons.  We offer a wide range of fishing options and can tailor to your schedule.  We provide all the equipment you will need for the day in the price of our trips.

Trips for Winter 2014/2015

Wade & Walk Fly Fishing Trips

Wald /Wade fishing in the winter months is our most popular trip wether is a quick half day on the Eagle River or Gore Creek to a full day excursion to the roaring fork or the world famous fryingpan River we can make it happen.  A day fishing is the perfect way to get away from the ski mountain crowds while enjoying the natural beauty of the area.  Fly fishing is also the ideal low impact activity for those who are not skiers/riders.  Fly Fishing Outfitters is the Vail valley’s original year round guide service.  Our extremely knowledgeable and friendly Orvis guides will make sure that you have a great experience whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler.  We provide all the equipment   necessary for you to be comfortable and safe.

Float Fly Fishing Trips

Float fishing is perhaps our most popular Summertime excursion, but many people don’t know that weather permitting we do float the Roaring Fork and Lower Colorado Rivers in the Winter as well.  because of the much lower elevations and milder climate we can offer a fantastic day floating these world class fisheries.  Beginning in late February through late April the float fishing can be some of the best fishing of the entire year.  December and January float trips are based on favorable  weather conditions.  our guide staff has over 275 years combined experience on local rivers, no other guide service can lay claim to that!

Group and Corporate Fly Fishing Trips

Since 1992 Fly Fishing Outfitters has been a the forefront of creating a great group fishing experience for groups of 8 to 800 we have done it all.  We have the largest guide staff in the valley ready to make your outing one to remember.  we can take care of all the logistics including transportation.  we can tailor your outing to your schedule.

Wedding Fly Fishing Trips

The Vail valley has long been known as one of the premier wedding destinations in North America.  Fly Fishing Outfitters has been the leading guide service for such activities since 1992.  Let us take the worry out of your busy schedule.  We can tailor an amazing experience for your wedding group whether it’s 6 or 60 people right down to meals and transportation.

Destination Trips

Anchorage, Alaska

Join the world-famous expert fly fisher John Packer at Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge to fish for Alaska’s largest wild rainbow Trout and Arctic Char in excess of 30” in the heart of Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Brazilian Peacock

Offering destination fishing packages to the Peacock Bass in the Amazon

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Meet Our Guides

Our Orvis Endorsed personable, knowledgeable, and professional guide staff is the most experienced in the Vail Valley with a combined 275 + years guiding on local waters.  We have written the book, literally on developing the best guides there are in the industry.  All of our guides are certified in CPR/first aid.  Our Safety record is  the highest in the business.

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.  The Eagle River sit right out our back door, we also guide the Roaring Fork, Colorado, Fryingpan and Blue rivers, not to mention the tributaries and lakes within the area.

Colorado Fishing Seasons

Fly Fishing Outfitters is the Vail valley’s original year around guide service.  many guests think that fly fishing is just a summertime activity, however winter fly fishing can be some of the best fishing of the year.

Fly Fishing Equipment and Flies Retail Store

We carry a full line of fly fishing products including brand names such as Orvis, Hardy, Fishpond, Smith Optics, Umpqua Feather Merchants, RIO, Scientific Anglers, Loon Outdoors, etc.