Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter / Fly Shop in Avon, Colorado

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Fly Fishing Outfitters


Phone icon970-476-FISH (3474) Phone icon970-845-8090 Email iconfish@flyfishingoutfitters.net Link iconflyfishingoutfitters.net
1060 W Beaver Creek Blvd
Avon, CO 81620

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The Story

Since 1992, Fly Fishing Outfitters has been serving the Vail Valley. We are a locally owned and operated, year-round, Orvis-Endorsed Guide service and retail location in Avon, at the base of Beaver Creek Resort and just down the road from Vail. We are the only Orvis-Endorsed Guide service in the Vail Valley and a two-time winner of the Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter of the Year award. Our passion is connecting people with nature through fly fishing. We provide every client with a top-notch experience. Whether they are a first-time angler or have been fishing for years, we will match them with a professional guide and guarantee a safe and fun day on the river. Our guides have over 250 years combined experience on local waters. We are also home to the Orvis two-day Fly-Fishing School at the lodge and spa at Cordillera.

Date Range

We offer full-time year-round guide service.

What is Provided to Customer

Our trip pricing is all-inclusive: rods/reels, flies, transportation. A Colorado fishing license starts at $9 first day, $5 each additional day. All you need is a hat, sunglasses, and a smile.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We are permitted on the Colorado, Eagle, and Roaring Fork Rivers and their tributaries, as well as many small streams and stillwaters. We wade and float for rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. We also have a fully outfitted bass boat for larger stillwaters that have northern pike and bass.

Typical Weather by Season

We fish year-round in the Vail Valley. Being in a high alpine desert elevation means that we 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.

Our Fly Shop

Being located in the heart of ski country has its advantages in terms of the diversity of lodging and food options available, not to mention world-class skiing. Lodging options range from the Ritz to Comfort Inns. We are proud to have the lodge and spa at Cordillera, with 1.7 miles of private Eagle River access as our primary lodging partner.

What Should Customers Bring?

Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a rain jacket. We will take care of the rest.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Typically half-day trips consist of 4 hours of fishing, either wading or floating. Full days range from 8 to 12 hours wading or floating depending on where we fish. Full-day trips include a catered streamside lunch. Our guides are very flexible in putting together a trip to meet the expectations of our guests.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where is the closest airport?
A. Year-round flights into Eagle County Regional Airport.

Q. Is gratuity included in the price?
A. Gratuity is not included in trip pricing.

Species You Fish for by Season

Rainbow, browns, and cutthroat trout are caught year around. Bass and pike during the summer months. Our rivers are known for their diverse insect hatches: midges, mayflies, stoneflies (including the Colorado River salmonfly hatch in June), and a serious caddis hatch as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eagle River float trip. On May 9, my son and I did a float trip with Norm Raffaelson. Norm did a great job frequently changing the flies to meet the river conditions and was expert at navigating the river to hit the good fishing spots. We had a wonderful day and would recommend Norm highly.
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guides are remarkable We have used Fly Fishing Outfitters three times now. All the guides are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and know the rivers well. We have never had a bad experience with them. The guides go above and beyond to make your fishing experience fun and hopefully successful! I would not use any other company for fly fishing. Thanks to Bill, Kip, Norm, and Doug! They are the best!!!!!
Date published: 2021-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seven for Seven Matt, Kip and Norm were great guides. We had 7 people fishing in our group, 4 of whom had never fly fished. Everyone caught fish and had a great time. "The tug is the drug".
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great teacher Doug did a fantastic job. helped us not just catch fish, but to be better fishermen. My 15 yo son said that he's a much better - from setup to casting to landing - as a result of Doug's help. Thanks again, I'd recommend you to anyone.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Accommodating! 3rd time fishing with these folks and every time has been great! Fletch is the man, super cool and easy going...caught a few good sized browns. Beautiful stretch of river.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fly Fishing Fly fishing was all new to me and my sister and our guide made it very fun. The weather was perfect and the fish were biting. We learned so much and the little tricks to catching them.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trip with Kevin! The trip went off without a hitch. Kevin was knowledgeable and patient. I’ll be back! Go Ducks!
Date published: 2020-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome guide Our guide Kevin gave us a great experience. He was a good teacher and helped us catch two beautiful rainbow trout! The river was beautiful and everyone had a great time.
Date published: 2020-08-15
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