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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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261 of 261(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
Outstanding,
July 20, 2015
By: Tony1948
from Vienna, VA, USA
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"A fly fishing experience with Chris Coppola of Breckenridge Outfitters on the Colorado River will never be forgotten. My sons and I learned the skill of trout fishing from a master who made everything easy. We will be back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Colorado Float Tri,
July 14, 2015
By: Keith2015
from Marietta, GA, USA
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"Our last father-son outing before he reported to Air Force Academy was a fly fishing the Colorado River. Did a lot of research and found Breckenridge Outfitters. Chip was our guide. Really perfect for my son. Very relatable. Great outdoor background. We are spin and bait cast guys. Chip gave excellent, cogent fly fishing instruction which allowed us to have a productive and fun day. Hooked and fought 12+ and landed 6 good sized browns (12-18) and a cutthroat (keeping them on hook trickier than bass). Chip was a real joy as a guide and continually helpful. Very knowledgeable of correct flies and productive water. The shop personal were helpful and very professional. Equipment was quite good. Definitely will use again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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great morning,
July 14, 2015
By: JimOP
from Kansas City USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide...unhurried. Willing to teach.
"Shane took me to a beautiful lake...very patient with a first-time fly fisherman. Great instruction, great conversation. Equipment was tip-top."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Never to forget,
July 13, 2015
By: MandMlearntoflyfish
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"My son and I wanted to learn how to fly fish in honor of my father's (avid fisherman) passing (Feb 5). I couldn't have planned it better. Beyond words and now we are both hooked. Heading to our farm in WV soon to try our luck for some trout. Dad is watching!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Rocky Mountain Rainbows!,
July 13, 2015
By: DanVan
from Tulsa, OK, USA
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"This was my first time to fly fish Colorado. My guide, Shane Michael, helped improve my backcast and taught me how to correctly set the hook when fishing for trout. I had a great time and caught some beautiful rainbows! I can't wait to get back and fish Colorado again. Thanks Shane!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great Colorado Experience,
July 11, 2015
By: BFTrout4te
from Columbus, IN, USA
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"I participated in the full day fly-fishing guide tour. I had a great experience enjoying a beautiful CO day while catching a number of trout. Chip Swanson was an excellent guide and encouraging."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Cant imagine a better 1st time fishing trip,
July 11, 2015
By: OlegH
from San Francisco, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Everyone one we met in the shop was great
"These guys are Gentlemen and Scholars - if you never fly fished and ever wanted to try - you cant go wrong with Breckenridge Outfitters. They know their stuff here, and worked with our schedule. Special thanks to Shane who seemingly walked me thru literally catching a fish step by step like tech support, and took care of the all little technical aspects so all we did was just fish."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Perfect,
July 11, 2015
By: PELewis
from Upper Coloroado River
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"My son and I went on a one day float of the Upper Colorado with Pat. It was a great experience and we caught a variety including Browns, Rainbows, and Whitefish. It was a great and productive day. I am new to fly fishing and our guide, Pat, provided just the right amount of instruction and assistance. AAA+ Highly recommended!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Troublesome Creek,
July 10, 2015
By: Bassman2
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"A super day July 3, 2015 with Mike and Chip.
They both put our party of four on fish!
Highly recommend Breck Outfitters.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great Fly Fishing,
July 10, 2015
By: jvb1980
from Mansfield, TX, USA
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"Called for a trip, the guy that answered the phone was awesome. He was very helpful and nice. he set me up the Mark (the Chef). Mark was a awesome guide, very helpful. When we got out of the car the guide put down carpet and chairs.WOW felt special ! ORVIS means alot to me, great time ,knowledge, great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Guide Shane Michael,
July 9, 2015
By: Shafferflyer
from Saint Johns, FL 32259, USA
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"My son and I booked this trip as part of a package through AVA. Shane Michael was our guide. Both of us being from Florida this was the first time we were exposed to fishing in the Rockies. Shane provided great instruction on casting. We had (or my son) a good amount of hits but caught only one fish (of course it was dad). Would definitely recommend and will book the next time we visit. Great job Shane!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Greatest Experience my son and I had all week!,
July 9, 2015
By: Seanagg
from Breckenridge, CO
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Additional Thoughts:They took care of everything, and we're extremely polite and courteous!
"Chip Swanson was a fantastic guide. Very open and informative. Unbelievably encouraging to both my son and to myself. Walked us through the whole process, never rushed us, and made it a once in a lifetime first experience! I highly recommend using Chip as your guide wether it is your first time or 100th time!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great day on the Colorado,
July 8, 2015
By: RWWhite
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"Scott Penn is awesome! My two boys had a great time, caught tons of fish, and learned a lot about fly fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Stellar,
July 5, 2015
By: Ilewski
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"Great time, got me hooked on fly fishing, and intrigued a new hobby for all three that went."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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My Son is Hooked,
July 4, 2015
By: amberctflyfisher
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"Chip guided us on an "introductory" session today, and my son is hooked. Chip provided very competent and patient instruction, and created a fantastic experience. We definitely will come back and fish with him again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Day Fishing/Great Guide,
June 25, 2015
By: slusarchyk
from Windsor, CO, USA
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"We had a great half-day, walk and wade trip with our guide, Chip. He was patient with the two first-time fly fishermen, while still able to share knowledge with the third, more seasoned fly fisherman in the group. Chip's passion for fishing, patience, and knowledge shone through in our day with him. It's a testament to Chip's patience and calmness that he could get my sister-in-law hooked on fly fishing after just one day; she started off the day saying, "I don't like this," and finished ready to buy a her own fly rod and reel."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great Trout Trip,
June 23, 2015
By: DougandCole
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Great group of professionals.
"Mike Lanzarini took my son and I on the South Fork of the Platte. Caught bows and cut bows on nymphs even with swollen conditions from historic runoff. Great guide, great trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Fantastic Guide,
June 23, 2015
By: IndianaMarta
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"We went fly fishing in the surrounding areas of Breckenridge with Breckenridge Outfitters in June. Our guide was fantastic, a great teacher! We were new to fly fishing and the rivers were very high this year. Yet, by the end of the day we were roll casting with ease and landing fish. And he shared so much information and resources with us that we will be able to use in the future as we become more experienced. Our guide was an expert with extensive knowledge of techniques, gear,and the rivers in the area. We will definitely be using Breckenridge Outfitters again."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Exceptional Service and Outstanding Day,
June 18, 2015
By: ScottLindblom
from Middleton, WI, USA
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"I had my son and his three teenage friends join me for a half day of fly fishing which was new to all of us. Mike Workman and Boston George are exceptional guides as well as very patient and friendly instructors. Their professional approach, depth of knowledge and good sense of humor was appreciated by all. I highly recommend Mike and George as guides and Orvis for all of our equipment. I cannot wait until we return for another outing with this outstanding team."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes