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Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO

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.
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36 of 37(97%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
Review 1 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
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AUsome First Floating Fly Fishing Trip,
August 27, 2015
By: Fred37215
from Nashville, TN, USA
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"The staff at Fly Fishing Outfitters are fantastic and make you feel at home. Always ready to help and very knowledgeable.
Our river guide JB was super guy and very personable. Our float trip down the Colorado was exciting and plenty of beautiful scenery...yes we caught trout...which was thrilling."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Always a great trip with Jeff Lyon,
August 26, 2015
By: wazzu97
from Plano, TX
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"My wife and I have been coming back to Fly Fishing Outfitters for many years. We always book our wades or floats with Jeff Lyon. He also is the instructor of the Orvis fly fishing course held at Cordillera (which we have both taken). Super knowledgeable and a great guy."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Consistent High Quality Service,
August 26, 2015
By: JimBenedict
from Scarsdale, NY, USA
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"I have used guides at Fly Fishing Outfitters to wade fish on the Eagle River on a regular basis (i.e., 15-20 times a year) for the last 5 years. Their guides have always been terrific. I started out as a rank beginner and have now progressed, through their patient instruction, to the point where I am now reasonably self-sufficient. Matt Lewis (“Lew”) has been particularly helpful. He has a great skill set, is an expert instructor, and is a really good fun-loving guy to fish with. Not surprisingly, we always catch lots of fish whenever we go out. The guys in the shop are also very friendly and have always been extremely helpful."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Great trip,
August 26, 2015
By: LeeO
from Avon, CO, USA
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"I could not be happier with the service and the experience. I took my son who had never fly fished before and the staff brought him in the day before and gave him lessons in the parking lot so he would be ready when we hit the water. My son had an awesome day fishing and our guide JB was great to work with. He knew the river and kept us in the fish all day. I give the staff a 10+ for making this a great trip!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Guides were awesome!!!,
August 26, 2015
By: DallasFamily
from Avon, CO
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"We took our two young boys, ages 8 and 9, for their first fly fishing trip. The guides were patient and fun and we even went back for a second trip!!! Did a walk and wade first and then planned a boat trip. Jason and Fletch were great with our kids."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Great Learning Experience,
August 26, 2015
By: Nimrod135
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"Great experience. Plan to return next summer."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Super Morning,
August 3, 2015
By: Howdeb
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"Guided float trip on Colorado River with Jeff who was truly outstanding. My technique improved significantly throughout the morning. Bright sunny morning so tough fishing but came in with two Browns and a large Bow. Terrific in every respect."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Great afternoon & evening,
July 21, 2015
By: Wieds
from Avon, CO, USA
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"Went down the Eagle River with our guide Bill on Sunday 7/19 from 3PM until 8
Lots of rises,river a bit low, but Bill kept us off most of the rocks.
Whole experience was excellent. Guys in shop nice, enthusiastic and experienced
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Beyond expectations,
May 26, 2015
By: ceanderson
from Parker Colorado
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"Guided float trip on the Eagle with guide Kevin Wildgren. Kevin knew the river, gave constructive coaching on technique, and was patient with mistakes on my first float trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Great late season float,
September 13, 2014
By: Paul51
from Eagle River, Colorado, USA
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"With rain all day the day before my guide trip and the rivers rising and mudding up my guide Kevin was very excited. He stated that he was waiting for this day since the last time he was able to float the Eagle river over two months ago. Boy was he right, the river was an ice tea color, but it fished fantastic. I caught fish on nymphs, dry flies, and streamers, streamers being the hot ticket. Kevin rowed the raft beautifully with great knowledge of the water, his knowledge also payed off with his fly choices. A fun day on the Eagle River."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Two day fly fishing school at Edwards,
August 27, 2014
By: ChrisAnderson
from Ankeny, Iowa
"...Our instructor and guide, Jeff Lyon, did a great job in instilling the passion (for) and knowledge about fly fishing into our group of students. It rained a lot the first day, so Jeff did a great job of tailoring the program so that we did classroom instruction (inside) during the rain and then practiced casting techniques outside, once the tempest abated. Luckily, the weather was beautiful during the next day, so we had all day to go on the water and practice what we learned the previous day. Great program and great instructor."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Great Trip w/ Daughter & Wife,
August 4, 2014
By: bocfarm
from Memphis, TN
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"Recently had a great trip with Steve and Mike Chapoton. They were both great instructors for my 8yr old daughter and wife who had only fly fished once before. The fishing was tough b/c the water was high and not as clear on the Eagle River due to heavy rains the days before. That said we hit one spot that became legendary to me. After 15-20 min hike we found a spot on top of a rock where we could see huge rainbows rising to feed on top of the water. I hooked two and my daughter hooked one on dry flies. They were large fish that put up a great fight. Mike and Steve were very enjoyable to be around and knowledgeable about fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Females with Fish On!,
July 31, 2014
By: SusieO
from Avon, CO, USA
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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"My friends and I (all women) fished two days with different guides each day. Both days the guides got us on the fish, at different locations on the Eagle. Our Guide, Rick, was instructive and constructive as he helped us hook and land some nice rainbows. While the fish were bigger the first day (I landed an 18" Rainbow) the second day we got bit more often. It was a very positive experience for me and the other girls too."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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A great morning fly fishing,
July 30, 2014
By: CEBIII
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"The staff was knowledgable and professional. My guide, Rick Lewis, did an amazing job and was extremely patient with me as a fly fishing novice.
We caught several fish Sunday morning. Thanks Rick
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Great job Rick,
July 12, 2014
By: washmo72
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"Had a great half day fishing with Rick Lewis! He worked hard to make our day memorable."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Wonderful morning of wading on the Eagle River,
July 8, 2014
By: PhilRfisher
from Avon, CO, USA
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Additional Thoughts:perfect
"Booking and arrangements were easy and perfect. Great store and location with excellent equipment. Our guide was Mike who was patient, helpful and great advice making for a really memorable and successful morning on the water"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
fantastic outfitter,
March 13, 2014
By: GarryF
from Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Very Professional and friendly
"I had a fantastic 2 day fly fishing experience with Fly Fishing Outfitters and their guide Jeff. From the moment I called John to ask many questions (I'm an east coast guy who had never fished in Colorado before), I felt very comfortable and confident I had made the right choice. They handled everything perfectly! Jeff knew the streams and conditions in March and my son and I had two amazing days on the water. I can not wait to return again and without a doubt I will call my new friends at FFO to set it all up. When my son returned to college after our trip he called me to say this was a fly fishing experience he will never forget, Thanks FFO for making it happen!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Amazing Day!!!!!,
February 25, 2014
By: Onion6676
from Avon, CO, USA
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"If you want to fly fish anywhere between Vail and Aspen, you have to book a trip with John at the Fly Fishing Outfitters in Avon, Co. John has the patience to handle the first-time fly fishers and the in-depth knowledge and experience to guide the most seasoned anglers. He takes pride in putting you on big and numerous trout, so be ready for an exciting day on the water!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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5 / 5
Outstanding guide,
August 17, 2013
By: Chicks
from Charlotte, NC, USA
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"My son and I took the two day Orvis class in Eagle Co which was fabulous! All of our instructor were informative and very good at working one to one with us in teaching all the different skills. The third day we took a half day float trip with Outfitters with Kelly Bobye as our guide. He was great! Not only was he a good guide , he was a good instructor, fun to be with and probably the most patient man in the world, as I continually got wrapped up in my line! While he still helped my son catch numerous fish! It was a great day because Kelly was a great guide."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Fly Fishing Outfitters, CO
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Great introduction,
August 7, 2013
By: REGMSG0713
from Avon, CO, USA
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"Attended 2 day school with Jeff and others from Flyfishing Outfitters. Great way to get introduced to fly fishing. Unusually large class but they over-stocked with additional insturctors so there was plenty of personal instruction. Instructors are really passionate about fly fishing. When they are not teaching or 'guiding' they are out fly fishing. Great job guys. We're 'hooked'!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes