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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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246 of 246(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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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 3 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 4 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 5 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
Review 6 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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May Be,
May 18, 2015
By: DaveRainbow
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"I have never used a guide in over 15 years of flyfishing and must say I learned a lot. The conditions for fishing were pretty tough the day I went out but my guide, Freddie, as they call him, was super patient and we threw everything we could at them. Definitely recommend him."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Recommended,
May 18, 2015
By: GB2715
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"Made the experience easy and fun. Would certainly book these guys again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Had an Amazing Time,
May 15, 2015
By: JSchein
from Philadelphia, PA, USA
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"I had an amazing time, and I'd highly recommend this outing to anyone. I'd never gone on a guided trip before, so I was a bit nervous. From the minute I walked in the door, everyone was friendly, welcoming, and the entire process couldn't have been easier. The actual trip was amazing - one of the best days I've ever had. Beautiful scenery, great fishing, very friendly and super helpful & knowledgable guide. I couldn't have asked for me. Seriously - I NEVER write reviews, good or bad, about anything, but I'm more than happy to for this. Can't wait to get back out there!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Super day on the Colorado River with Darin.,
May 15, 2015
By: Scovophoto
from Seattle, WA, USA
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"Breckenridge Outfitters set me up with a guide with one days notice. I just showed up and the next day I was fishing the Colorado river. Darin was a super fun guide and I think we both had a great day on the river. I really this outfitter and highly recommend them."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Novice fly fisherman,
May 15, 2015
By: ColoJohn
from Windsor,CO
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"I am just learning to fly fish. The crew in Breckenridge were extremely helpful and patient. Learned how to cast, read water and actually landed a few fish my first time out. They made it a great experience, I am hooked!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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pre-runoff xperience,
May 15, 2015
By: choots
from denver,colo
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Additional Thoughts:Good Luck New Ownership.
"very good weather during am, then the dreaded W came up in pm. Darin was wonderful with two age-advanced anglers. Took very good care of us. Caught fish, good lunch and laughs, broke rod, but had a great experience. Break. Outfitters is the Best."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Service,
May 15, 2015
By: Manhole
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"I have been using Breckenridge Outfitters for over 10 years. I have taken family, friends and clients. They are excellent at what they do and always take great care of you. I highly recommend!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Fantastic Lake Fishing with JP,
August 31, 2014
By: hojodo
from Cincinnati, OH
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"I am relatively new to fly fishing and have never used a guide or fished for trout in a lake. As the rivers were blown out in May, the lake was the best option for catching fish. I still have reoccurring memories of catching ~ 25 large lake trout with JP. I used my Orvis Clearwater 6 wt and had a blast. The things that I learned are slowly sinking such as casting with line in the water, the take, the fight, but I still haven't figured out how to hold such a large fish :)
JP was a great guide, great person, and he made it a great day. His knowledge and skill made it happen. I've since bought a used inflatable pontoon boat to try and replicate the experience at home.
I would highly recommend this Orvis store as everyone there was great for my visits and questions.
Hugh
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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GREAT TIME,
August 5, 2014
By: AaronL
from Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
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"Went on a trip with a guide for the first time about a month ago. It was unbelievable. I got introduced to a new sport and got to hang out an enjoy the gorgeous rising mountains of the South Park Valley. Made for my perfect day. Since I was new the guide, Boston George, was immensely helpful and even got me to snag a couple, even though the pictures just show me empty handed cause those things are slippery! Just an unbelievable day though. Couldn't have asked for a more fun way to spend time in the mountains without snow."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great time!,
August 2, 2014
By: Woolybear
from Newark, OH, USA
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"My wife and I had a great time. It was her first time flyfishing. Our guide Freddie was patient and took his time with us."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Best Trip Ever,
July 28, 2014
By: BJTiller
from San Antonio, TX, USA
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"Fred took me and my new son in law on a day float trip on the Colorado River. I caught 6 and my son in law caught 16 browns. Watched a bald eagle catch a brown for his lunch. Wonderful experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Great Day on the South Fork,
July 27, 2014
By: readyrev
from Central Texas
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Additional Thoughts:Excellent service and customer care!
"My son and I had a wonderful day fishing with Breckenridge Outfitters guide, Pat Rudolph. Pat took about 20 minutes before we hit the water to help us with technical aspects of fly fishing. He then put us on fish and walked us through everything from proper presentation to landing and releasing the fish. I would highly recommend taking the time to learn from Breckenridge outfitters and enjoy a great day on the water with their courteous, professional guides."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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I will go with Breckenridge Outfitters again,
July 21, 2014
By: Go2Colorado
from Illinois, USA
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"We travel to the Breckenridge area about every year and this last year my wife gave me a gift certificate for a half day fly fishing trip. This was the first time going, but I am sure it will not be the last. Dennis was our guide and he was terrific. He made it easy to learn and shared is vast knowledge of the sport with us. Not only will I use Breckenridge Outfitters again, I will request Dennis as my guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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good for all ages,
July 21, 2014
By: jgwoody
from Evansville, IN
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"I took my wife, my 8 year old and 5 year old. The guides were very patient and really turned my 8 year old onto fishing. It was a great time and I would recommend it for families"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Breckenridge Outfitters, CO
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Brown Beauty,
July 20, 2014
By: gsth
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"Great time. Guide Mike worked hard and we spotted and landed a nice brown on a dry fly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes