Fly fishing is a year-round activity in the Vail Valley. Being in a high alpine desert elevation means that trips have the ability to move down valley or up valley depending on temperatures – Colorado is known for its microclimates. Even during winter we are able to float and wade many of our rivers. Summer climates in the mountains range from mid-80s in the day to low 50s in the evenings. The winter climate can range from the 30s-40s in the daytime depending on what elevation we fish. Spring offers fantastic weather and great fishing opportunities that complement a day on the mountain.

Fly Fishing Outfitters | (970)845-8090

Fly Fishing Outfitters has been serving the Vail Valley since 1992. They are a locally owned and operated, year round, Orvis-endorsed guide service and retail location in Avon, right across Highway 6 from the West Entrance next to Agave. They are the only Orvis endorsed guide service in the Vail Valley and the two time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year award. Their guides have over 250 years combined experience on local waters.

Fly Fishing Outfitters offers a wide range of excursions for the beginner fly fisherman to the most experienced angler. Their guide staff is the most experienced and knowledgeable around offering everything from a ½ day guided trip to a full range of multi day and destination adventures.

You can see the current trips being offered here and Fly Fishing Outfitters can be contacted at (970) 845-8090.

Minturn Anglers | (970)827-9500

Minturn Anglers is permitted to fish and guide on about 30 different watersheds throughout the beautiful mountains of Colorado, including the Eagle, Colorado, Roaring Fork and Blue Rivers. They are the premier full service fly shop and guide service in the Vail Valley and proudly say, they’re the only locally owned and operated fly shop in the area. The Eagle River runs right behind the fly fishing shop and is a great location for testing the variety of rod manufacturers they carry and trying the latest fly patterns from Umpqua Feather Merchants. Their fully loaded Minturn store location has everything you could possibly need for fly fishing in Colorado from clothing and waders to tippet and leaders.