Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter in Breckenridge, Colorado

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Breckenridge Outfitters

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitters

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101 N. Main St #B, PO Box 6237
Breckenridge, CO 80424

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The Story

Breckenridge Outfitters is honored to be one of the most decorated Orvis-Endorsed Outfitters, offering year-round guided fly-fishing adventures and a full-service fly shop in Breckenridge, Colorado. We pride ourselves on providing the best knowledge, guidance, and equipment to explore the finest fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains. We fish virtually every river in the area, including all gold medal rivers and exclusive private ranch rivers, ponds, and lakes. With our daily guide reports and vast access to waters, we are sure to match you up with the best hatches of the season and provide the best opportunity for the ultimate fishing experience.

We are lucky enough to be in close proximity to a lot of good freestone and tailwater fishing, which means we are doing guide trips to world-class water every day of the year!

Breckenridge Outfitters Lic. #3016.


Though our summer and fall, fishing seasons tend to be the most popular, but our winters are not to be missed. Because our season is all year long, there is a very diverse range of fishing opportunities, from casting large dry flies in summer to technical nymph fishing in the winter season. Some highlights of our season include the rainbow and cutthroat spawn in the spring and the brown and brook spawn in the fall. In each of these shoulder seasons, you can experience great streamer fishing and catch large fish that do not usually expose themselves in the summer.


Target species are brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, cutbows, pike, whitefish, and suckers.


We are located in the heart of Breckenridge in Summit County, Colorado. There are six gold medal rivers within an hour of Breckenridge, including the Arkansas, Blue, Colorado, Eagle, and South Platte. We also fish many stillwater lakes, reservoirs, and private ranches. These waters offer diverse fishing environments ranging from small streams in high mountain plains to fishing big rivers surrounded by canyon walls and even fishing pristine high-alpine reservoirs filled with trophy fish. Our county also offers a variety of different activities for the family as well as restaurants and bars for after-fishing activities.

Typical Weather:

Weather in the mountains is always changing, but below are the typical expectations:

Spring: Can be a mix between cold evenings and cold days to sunny and 60 degrees F. We sometimes see occasional snow and rain, as well.

Summer: Absolutely gorgeous in the mountains of Colorado. Days can see highs in the 60s-90s F and evenings are pleasant and cool with the lows in the high 30s to mid 40s.

Fall: The best weather of the year, in our opinion. The Colorado high country will start seeing cooler nights and beautiful vistas with the leaves changing. Highs for the days are in the 60s and 70s F and lows are typically in the 30s at night.

Winter: Usually full-bore around here with a lot of SNOW. Snow means good year-round water, so we are always happy to see it. Highs during the day can be in the teens to the 30s F and lows can be...well cold. Our motto for the winter is "There's no bad weather, just bad gear.


Rates start from: $100
You can find all pricing information at: www.BreckenridgeOutfitters.com

What is Provided:

Your trip includes use of our waders, boots, rod, reel, and terminal tackle. If you have your own equipment, you are more than welcome to bring it with you. All of these items are also available for purchase in our store.

Gear Recommendations:

Typically, here in the central mountains of Colorado, we use 9 ft. 5 wt. and 9 ft. 6 wt. rods. We also recommend plenty of other set-ups for fly fishing if you plan to euro nymph/tightline or streamer fish, or target larger species such as pike. We use both mono and fluorocarbon leaders and tippet usually in the sizes of 6x-4x.

What to Bring:

In an attempt to reduce our plastic usage, we would love it if you brought your own water bottle for use during the day. It can be any bottle of your choice, our guides will have a water jug for you to fill your bottle. Thank you for understanding and thank you for helping us kick plastic!

The incidentals are Colorado fly-fishing license*, flies, and gratuity for the guide. None of these need to be worried about prior to arrival as we will equip you with all of them when you arrive.

*A valid driver's license, state or government-issued ID, or passport is required to obtain a fishing license for all anglers 16 years and older in the state of Colorado. If you have never had a Colorado state wildlife license, you will also need to know your social security number in order to get a license.


  • Comfortable pants or shorts to wear under waders
  • Socks
  • Rain Jacket
  • Fleece or sweatshirt
  • Hat or visor
  • For winter, extra layers of warm clothing, waterproof coat, fingerless gloves, and warm hat

More Recommendations:

  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellant (summer months only)
  • Camera


Can guests bring a dog?
Unfortunately not, but we usually have a shop dog (or four) for you to love on if you're missing your furry friends.

Can the operation cater to people with limited mobility?
Yes. We can cater to any mobility issues or ages.

Is there an opportunity to bring home fish/game?
All of our guided trips are catch-and-release only, but there are areas that you can keep fish and we are happy to point you in the right direction for these locations.

Is there an airport shuttle?
We don't offer airport shuttles, but there are numerous shuttle services in the area and we can recommend them to you.

Additional Activities:

Breckenridge has plenty to offer anyone of any age in the family or group. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter to mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding in the warner months. The town of Breckenridge has a great downtown with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and bars. Nearby towns like Frisco, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Alma, and Fairplay also offer great amenities as well.

Breckenridge outfitters carries everything you could need for a day on the water. We offer a full selection of fly rods, reels, lines, outerwear, flies, leaders, tippet, etc. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you could have. We help anglers prepare for an upcoming day on a local river as well as get clients geared up for an international trip. On the rare chance we don't have what you're looking for, we will order it for you! Breckenridge Outfitters always offers free shipping.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great experience w Breckenridge Outfitters This is my second trip with Breckenridge Outfitters and Freddy. This year we hit the Colorado River west of Kremmling. It was the perfect day. Temps in the 50's, sunny and no one around. We caught seven. This was only my second time fly fishing and the last one was a year ago. Freddy quickly brought me back up to speed with what he taught me last year. He was patient with someone who has bad habits to break coming from the bass fishing world. He continually checked the hatch and made adjustments throughout the day. I will definitely be back next year.
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Early Season Trip in Breckinridge Area I arranged two days of guided fly fishing outings in late April for myself and adult son through Breckinridge Outfitters. Tim Scott fielded all questions and handled all the arrangements courteously and enthusiastically, and provided quality equipment. Our guide, Vance Jensen, was excellent. He is clearly knowledgable of the area and fishing patterns, offered helpful instruction patiently, and ensured that we were well taken care of throughout. Overall, a very good experience.
Date published: 2021-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trip of a lifetime Went out today with Vance Jensen, he is a top notch guide. We went out today as two beginners never touching a flyfishing setup and he quickly taught us how to use them and put us on some fish quickly. The action was pretty much nonstop all day long and we caught tons of rainbow and brown trout. Amazing experience and now we are hooked.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing trip with Vance My father in law, husband and I are all first timers. Vance was so patient and showed us the proper technique. I highly recommend Breckinridge Outfitters and Vance as a guide. I am hooked and cannot wait for my next fly fishing adventure.
Date published: 2021-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big trout all day! We had a wonderful day on the Eagle River. Our guide, Vance, had scouted out the best fishing spot; we began catching trout immediately by netting two together. I was nervous about taking a beginner ten year old and a teenager together, but Vance made sure both were catching fish and having fun. He taught my teenager a new knot-tying technique. The highlight of the day was landing the largest brown trout we'd ever caught. It was the best guided trips we've ever taken--a day to remember.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Above the call of duty fly fishing trip I inadvertently scheduled the wrong date in the system for my Fishing Trip. And went up to the shop the morning that I thought I was goingj fishing. I contacted shop manager, Tim I think, and was upset that no one had contacted me and I was waiting to go fly fishing for the first time. Much to my dismay I was informed that my trip was scheduled for the following week. Tim, then went above and beyond the all of duty. He informed me that he would contact some of his (out of season) fishing guides to see if they would take me out. He gave me a call back a couple of hours later and informed me he found a Volunteer and to expect a Call from a Mr. LYLE YAZZIE. We rescheduled for 2 days later. Now this is where the fun begins. Mr Yazzie gave me a call the following day and we made plans to go on my first ever fly fishing excursion. Lyle had a positive attitude and took me to the Colorado river with breathtaking views. He asked me did I mind doing a little walking. You see me being a brother from South Texas our walking is on flat ground an never in snow. Lol. But The trek was well worth it. The Fishing was EXCELLENT. The Landscape AWESOME and Lyle the Instructor/Guide Was FANTASTIC. It was fun, fly fishing in the Colorado is a lot different than casting for Reds in the Gulf of Mexico which I do on a regular. It was well worth the expense to learn the process and catch a few Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Trip. Thank You Breckinridge Outfitters and LYLE YAZZIE for a Wonderful Time
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vance was great! My son and I went for the two hour fly fishing trip. First time we have ever tried it and Vance was great. He was very good teaching my son and I, very patient. I could not recommend Vance enough we will be back!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Group, Awesome Guide! Super nice group to work with, from the planning stages to the actual fishing. Tyson was extremely nice at the shop and our guide Vance was amazing. Very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Definitely will do this again when we make it back to Colorado.
Date published: 2021-03-27
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