Here's a brief guide  

to fly fishing in and around the Vail Valley and our ski area region of the Colorado Rockies. 

We hope you'll respect the mountain environment and please practice catch and release on these streams - particularly since many trout populations are in decline because of whirling disease.

To see what's happening on a regular basis read the daily log for current and archived results on local streams and others in adjoining states.  

This is a video of a loop trip we took in late July, 2013:


A rating of local outfitters is also available.

Planning on fishing the Eagle River? View our newly created Google map guide or the original access page and hatch chart for this popular local stream. 

A weekly statewide fishing report is provided during the summer months.  

Traveling through the area you might enjoy trying some of these personal favorite and mildly offbeat dining spots.


First trip of the spring in 2011 on a nice day - Roaring Fork this time.


Check flow rates on all Colorado streams on a real time basis. 

Visit our page of successful local fly patterns, and if you need a simple streamcraft reminder on how to approach local Colorado waters, do a quick review of the Ten Commandments+.

Below are a number of links we use over and over for fishing licenses, information, and for equipment purchases. 

Yes, some are commercial sites, but no one pays us to list them here.  We simply find them to be helpful and useful resources.

Use this link for fishing conditions on the Green River on or below Flaming Gorge.  Here are some good descriptions of streams and lakes in Yellowstone Park.

Need to start a license purchase online, try these links for Colorado, Wyoming, or Utah.

Our favorite online stores for gear and tying materials are  Orvis, The Fly Shop, and Feather Craft.

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