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Breckenridge Outfitters, CO

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.
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197 of 197(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
Review 1 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Another great experience w Breckenridge Outfitters,
October 14, 2012
By: pgray25
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"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."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
AWESOME,
December 2, 2013
By: melolelo
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"I was looking for a Christmas gift for my father and they were so helpful. Courteous and patient as well as eager to educate me on what was best for what. Thank you!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Great Trip,
November 7, 2013
By: Alty
from Evergreen, CO
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Additional Thoughts:There were some issues booking the trip, but they were professionally resolved
"A few weeks ago I did my first float trip ever with Breckenridge Outfitters. We floated down the Colorado river. My guide, Ned, was awesome and focused all his attentions on me to make sure that I was on trout all day long.
What a great way to spend a day and if I could, I would do this every week of my life!!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Ned Parker is God's gift to flyfishing,
November 4, 2013
By: Jose123
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"Had the greatest time. Ned is truly dedicated to teaching , and teaching well. I am returning next month with my son and his girlfriend so they may experience such a great fishing trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Awesome!,
November 3, 2013
By: WJMod1981
from Commerce City, CO, USA
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"My wife and I took our first float trip with Breckenridge Outfitters, with Ned and Scott as our guides. The amount of knowledge and experience that was shared with us in our experience was overwhelming. We couldn't have asked for a better first experience for a float trip!!! Breckinridge Outfitters will definitely be our "go to" place for guided fly fishing and float trips. Ned and Scott are very passionate about the outdoors, and their help and experience helped make our trip extremely memorable! A++++++++++++++++++!!!!! Will definitely be booking another trip with these amazing people!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Knowledgeable Guides and wonderful day!,
November 3, 2013
By: AZWILDCAT2
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"Floated the colorado with Ned, the owner, and had a great time. Ned was patient with my son, who is a beginner, and gave is many useful tips throughout the day. We put 20+ fish in the boat!! Would highly recommended Breckinridge outfitters to anyone!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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what fun,
October 18, 2013
By: choots
from denver,colo
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"Ned Parker, Owner of Brecenridge Outfitters, guided my wife and I on an October day to private water for a truly wonderful experience. We've been clients of the shop for years and have never been disappointed in the professionalism, expertise,and courtesy shown to these two senior citizens. Even the fish were nice to us on this glorious day. Of course, we'll be back. Best, Betsy and Dennis"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Best Float of the Year,
October 16, 2013
By: fredldds
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Staff was very helpful and called to let us know they were running late - but actually everything was on time
"We had an exceptional trip on the Colorado river with J P, lead guide for Breck Outfitters. He was extremely knowledgable and put us onto some excellent fish. Lost count of how many we caught, but most were above 16 inches and good fighters. JP was great at handling the boat and negotiated the rough water areas well. It could not have been a better trip.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Consistent Service,
October 16, 2013
By: howieadams
from Tucson, AZ, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Understands the provides the art of service and performance for the benefit of the client
"It is always a pleasure to fish with Ned at Breckenridge Outfitters. He is energetic, positive, competent, and works hard to make every day on the water a success in every way."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Only Breckenridge Outfitters,
October 16, 2013
By: Ilike2fish
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5 / 5
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"I shopped around all the fly shops to see who was the nicest and had the best customer service. Their website is also what turned us towards Breckenridge Outfitters. Peter and Ned helped us decide what type of trip was best for us and got us set up in the year so that the next morning was seamless.
Our guide was dressed in a Breckenridge Outfitters button down shirt and was very polite from the get go. The knowledge that Mike taught us was priceless. We caught fish, a lot of them. I now have a new hobby, thanks to Mike, Peter and Ned.
These guys are awesome, fun and very professional. I would only recommend this shop out of all of the ones in Breckenridge.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Monsoon Season,
October 10, 2013
By: Flyphisher7777
from Chicago,IL
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5 / 5
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"Days of rain prior to my 1/2 day outing meant limited options for fishing. We tried several places but the water was too off color with near 0 visibility. Given the short length of the fishing opportunity, we were left with only one spot to go, and most other locals knew that as well. We did manage to find an open spot and lucked upon a small hatch with fish taking off the surface. Managed to connect a couple of times with fish, thanks to a seasoned guide with just the right flies for the moment. Getting the right drift was tough but fun, and the guide was great company."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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great trip,
October 4, 2013
By: dallasflyfisher
from dallas
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"Had a great overnight float trip with Freddie and NED. Great food, great accommodations, great fishing. These guys go above and beyond to ensure you have a great trip. They are there to enjoy the trip with you as well- so you know it will be good. NED showed me how to use a switch rod and let me use it on the river!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
River Zen,
October 1, 2013
By: lovefish
from Colorado, USA
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"My hubby and I had the best time with John Perrizolo floating the Colorado! JP is an expert guide and an all-around great guy! We caught over 30 rainbows and browns, some in the 20-inch range. A day to remember! We will definitely book this trip with JP next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Awesome Experience,
September 29, 2013
By: Flyrookies
from Brookfield, WI, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Every person we encountered associated with Breckenridge Outfitters was very friendly and knowledgable.
"My wife and I recently spent a half day trip with Mike as our guide. We had never fly fished, and had minimal overall fishing experience. The entire process, from a phone call the week prior to book, getting set up at their shop, and a great morning on the South Platter River was awesome.
Mike was extremely informative and patient. Conditions were challenging given the recent heavy rains and cold temps.
We couldn't have had a better experience and definitely will try it again! And when we do, we will be requesting Mike.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Review,
September 29, 2013
By: DDMorgan
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"I was a newbie to fly fishing. Our guide Mike did a great job showing us the basics of fly fishing. He was extremely helpful and patient. Would highly recommend him to others. DDMorgan"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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GREAT GUIDE AND SHOP,
September 26, 2013
By: TANK999999
from Epping, NH, USA
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"THE GUIDE I HAD FOR MY TRIP WAS GREAT AND A PLEASURE TO BE WITH FOR THE DAY. HE HAD GREAT TIPS AND I HAD A GREAT TIME. I WOULD TELL ANYONE THAT THEY ARE THE ONES TO CONTACT IF IN BRECK."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Awesome Experience,
September 11, 2013
By: MissSippi
from Fairplay, CO 80440, USA
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"Breckenridge Outfitters comes highly recommended from this outdoor enthusiast!!! I called and left a message on the answering machine around 6PM on a Sunday (as I wasn't sure of weekend hours) and received a call later that evening once messages were checked to book a Monday morning trip. Peter was very knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic about teaching me proper technique and making sure I had a great experience. I highly recommend Breckenridge Outfitters for any fly fishing trip you would like in the High Rockies!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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An Incredible Morning,
September 10, 2013
By: FishnChic
from Toronto, ON, Canada
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"I've wanted to try fly fishing for years and am so pleased my first experience was with Breckenridge Outfitters.. My guide, Darin, was wonderful. His patience, knowledge and passion for the sport allowed me to appreciate the true sense of beauty, finesse, and strategy in fly fishing.  All this, and only in 2 hours! I would love to return and book a full day (or 2) outing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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The complete experience!,
September 9, 2013
By: SouthernCamo
from College Station, TX, USA
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"The staff at the shop was helpful and assertive, nonetheless I booked this trip with some reservations about being able to enjoy the much more detailed craft that is freshwater/live water fly fishing having tried once before and having come up empty handed. Those fears were quickly set aside as our guide Scott Penn led us on an incredible journey that began the moment we got in the truck with him. He took the time to point out the beauty of the countryside and the wildlife along the way all the while patiently fielding our questions. Once in the water we boarded his float rig which he masterfully maneuvered in waters both fast and calm setting us up for ideal presentation. At the end of a day that included countless strikes by numerous means of coached presentation and half a dozen successfully landed and released fish Scott remained as focused on our experience as the moment we arrived. He is a professional and anyone who has the chance to fish with him on the Colorado is in for a great experience. The Orvis status is certainly justified with this entire operation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Fantastic trip,
September 9, 2013
By: BFRANK
from Cleveland, OH, USA
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"As part of our family vacation to CO we used Breckenridge Outfitters for a half day walk and wade. Despite a range in our flyfishing know-how, their guides made it an enjoyable day for all. One to remember."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes