Bob grew up in Colorado hunting, trapping and learning to fish from both of his grandfathers. Bob
and Kim married in 1988 and moved to Eagle in 1991. Finding the town without a fly shop they
decided to take the plunge and opened Eagle River Anglers in 1993, beginning in a small building
by the interstate, they moved to their current location riverside in 2001. In 2003 they purchased
a historic house for $1 and moved it onto the property. This building was built in 1905 by Charles
Nogal and was one of the first houses in Eagle. This building was the home to the Nogal family for
many years who coincidently sold trout from the river to the railroad as well as bait to fisherman.
The shop is stocked with only quality goods from the finest manufactures in the industry, including
Sage, Redington, and Ross. The flies are all high quality from Umpqua, Spirit River and Montana
Fly Co. with a selection that is unparalleled in the valley.
Eagle, CO 81631
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 (next to Agave). We are the only Orvis endorsed guide service in the Vail Valley and the two time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. 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 fisherman 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 retail location provides all of the fishing gear that you need for fishing in Colorado and beyond. Since becoming Orvis Endorsed Guides in 1992, Fly Fishing Outfitters has sought to provide unsurpassed customer satisfaction and has always set out to meet all the other high standards of excellence that Orvis, the world’s largest network of guides, has set forth. Our retail store and guide service was truly the first to be open year round and is the longest running in the area. Fly Fishing Outfitters prides itself on attention to detail. We have completed over 12,000 trips, some as large as 800 people, and one of the most important reasons why we continue to succeed is that we care, both for our customers and our resource.
Avon, CO 81620
Gore Creek Fly Fishermen has been offering guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing products to the public for over 35 years. We are the Vail Valley’s oldest fly fishing shop and the most prominent guide service in Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon, Colorado. Our vast fly fishing knowledge of numerous rivers, including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River as well as high-country streams and lakes, is second to none. This translates into unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level - turning it into a memory you'll want to share with your family and friends for the rest of your life. Gore Creek Fly Fisherman is open year-round with our location in Avon next to Pazzo's and across from Treasures. What more could you want or need?
Fully licensed, professional guides trained on how to catch fish all year long
Unlimited access to some of the best water in the west, even in the winter
Top-notch service, professionalism and nearly 200 years of combined fly fishing experience
Let Gore Creek Fly Fisherman be your first choice for fly fishing in the Vail Valley. Experience what so many people already have, and see why they come back year after year.
At Minturn Anglers we make sure you experience the best of Vail fly fishing. Whether you are a novice or have been fly fishing for years, you will appreciate our intimate knowledge of the local waters and our passion for the sport. We can take you to outstanding fishing spots on the more than 500 miles of river through Colorado’s Vail Valley. The popular Eagle River, Gore Creek, Roaring Fork River and the Colorado River itself are only some of the sites to visit and fish. There are many high country streams and secluded lakes that you will want to fish again and again. Imagine the pure joy of casting your rod against the spectacular backdrop of the Rockies. We are the fly fishing guides absolutely committed to excellent service in every detail of your fishing time with us. We know how to read the water and interpret weather conditions to make sure we pick the best spot to catch big fish. Then, we focus on you, checking your tackle right down to the last fly and coaching you on technique.
Vail/Minturn, CO 81645
Enjoy a day at our Private Trout Lake nestled in the spectacular Pando Valley at Camp Hale just a short drive from Vail. Our lake has Rainbow trout of all sizes. If you are lucky, you can get the “Colorado Grand Slam” of 4 trout species: Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Cutthroat in the Camp Hale basin. Nova Guides lake is fed by Watson Creek and natural springs. We always have water to fish when area rivers are blown out, to warm or too high to fish. We require our guides to be used on our private water, and they will have all the gear you need. Our lake is Catch & Release only. Fly Fishing only. Dry flies, nymphing, and streamer fishing all produce fish from our waters. We require single pinched or barbless hooks, no bait is allowed, and all trout are catch and release. If the weather turns inclement or you get hungry, you may enjoy lunch and refreshments at McAllister’s Grill in our Lodge at Camp Hale. Want to learn to play fish better? Interested in learning specialty casts like double haul or spey? Love to fish Drys? Our Private water is the perfect place to perfect techniques in a relaxed, private environment that is loaded with trophy fish. Private waters are only available with our fly fishing guides. Our guides will supply the rods, tackle, and gear! Nova Guides Professional Fly Fishing Guides are available to book for beginner or novice anglers. A guided tour includes all necessary equipment, fishing rods, flies, waders, and transportation. Guided guests have primary access to private water. We do not rent gear.
Vail, Colorado 81658
The Vail Valley Anglers staff consists of expert fly fisherman who know the waters intimately and are passionate about sharing their love for the sport – from getting the first-time fisher out on the water to guiding the veteran angler to a secluded spot with the best hatch. Vail Valley Anglers is built on a foundation of deep experience and top-notch customer service. With our history of dedication and enthusiasm for sport to rely upon, we guarantee your satisfaction.
Conveniently located on the banks of the Eagle River on the Riverwalk at Edwards, we offer expertly guided trips all year round on local rivers, private ranches, and destination fly fishing trips. Our expert staff is supported by a fully-stocked fly shop featuring the best gear, clothing, flies, and accessories from Sage, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Scott, Loon Outdoors, Ex Officio, Fish Pond, Titian Rod Vault, and more for your fly fishing adventure.