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Fly Fishing

Whether you are a novice or an expert you will agree that there is something amazing about fly fishing at over 8000 feet.  Enjoy the scenery and serenity of the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, as well as numerous high country lakes and streams.

Arkansas Valley Adventures / AVA's Colorado Rafting

Fishing on multiple rivers
Fly fishing available on the Arkansas, Blue, Colorado and many hidden spots in between! Our expert guides will find you the best waters each day depending on time of year, river flows and what's biting! Most of our trips include all the gear you need.

Colorado Adventures
We offer world-class whitewater rafting on 5 rivers, fly fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding, cabins and camping. Let us show you the best Colorado summer adventures.

Drive and Save!
Drive to the Arkansas Valley or to Summit County (less than an hour away!) and save money on our incredible trips. Check out our award-winning website for lots more info, videos and discounts.

Gift certificates available too.

Gore Creek Fly Fishermen

Where Man Meets Nature - Immerse yourself in the beautiful Colorado Rockies and partake in a truly unique experience, whether summer or winter.

Expertise - Gore Creek Fly Fisherman has over 25 years of experience. Our guides live in the water and know the best places to fish.

Our Advantages - We offer 4 convenient locations in Vail Village, Beaver Creek Village, in Avon in the Westin Riverfront and The Ritz Carlton in the summer along with FREE daily casting clinics at 10:30am. For Spring fly fishing trips and information, please call 970-476-3296.

Lazy J Ranch

Fish four miles of private, pristine water
Our four miles of private, pristine water along the Eagle River are filled with both action and relaxation. Our guides, with over 40 years combined experience on this stretch of river, will assist you in catching Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brown trout.

Wade trips get you going!
With a guide by your side, wade trips allow future fly fishing enthusiasts to learn the ropes, how to cast, and where the best holes are.

Likewise, experienced casters can join our guides in hopping the holes, always finding new areas to drop a fly.

Exclusive and limited opportunity
Our three stocked lakes and four miles of private water along the Eagle River offer spectacular fishing in a magnificent environment.

Because our land and waters are private, our trips offer you a rare opportunity to fish a world-class river in an exclusive environment. Limited availability.

Summer Fly-Fishing Ecology Program

Children's Classes, 9 a.m. to Noon, Mondays and Tuesdays
On day one, children ages eight to 14 will learn a basic overview of the Gore Creek and its inhabitants; insect collection and observation; and how the Gore Creek fits into the larger Vail Valley ecosystem. Children will also learn basic equipment familiarization, safety, etiquette and the casting process.

On day two, children will participate in a refresher of day one learning and then fish along the Gore Creek where they'll learn fish treatment and handling techniques. Class sizes are limited to eight students.

Adult Classes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays
Participants, ages 15 and older, will discuss the surrounding ecosystem and entomology of the Gore Creek, as well as insect collection, life cycle classifications and where to look to find fish. Participants will then examine fly-fishing techniques and fly-usages and learn about safety, etiquette and casting. Class is limited to five.

Family Classes, 9 a.m. to Noon, Wednesdays
An opportunity to bring the entire family out for an excursion, the family classes will provide a quick introductory lesson for both adults and children on ecology, entomology, equipment identification, safety, etiquette and a basic casting clinic. Class size is limited to eight people and includes all equipment.

Trout Trickers

Why Choose Trout Trickers
There's a reason Trout Tickers' slogan is Superior Presentation For The Serious Angler. Since the early 90's, Pete Mott has guided in the Vail Valley, logging over 10,000 river miles. His expertise, combined with a charismatic outgoing personality has landed him an elite following of experienced and skillful angling clientele.

Pete prefers to guide from a fiberglass drift boat or rubber raft, thus giving anglers a birds-eye-view of even the subtlest strike. Clients enjoy the comfort of sitting or standing at the perfect casting distance over prime trout water only accessible by boat.

Trout Trickers is available for trips 365 days a year. Summer and fall are Trout Tricker's busiest seasons, however, fishing in the winter and spring in the comfort of a propane-heated boat has become increasingly popular.

Trout Trickers' Trip Details
Full Day Float (limit 2 anglers)
Our most popular trip, designed for the angler who forgot his watch.
6-10 hours depending on river flows and angler preference.
Includes lunch. (We custom prepare our lunches daily, and are able to accommodate client requests or special dietary needs.)

Half Day Float (limit 2 anglers)
Perfect for the tightly-scheduled client
Choose from early morning or late afternoon.
4 hours in length. Lunch not included

Included in all trips: Terminal fishing tackle; rods, reels, leaders, tippet and flies. Bottled water, sodas and sports beverages.

Non included: Waders & boots, fishing license and guide gratuity.

Recommended to bring: sunscreen polarized sun glasses, hat, camera, appropriate quick dry shorts or pants, sandals or footwear that can get wet, Fleece, polypropylene, wool, and other layered garments for variable weather conditions.

Where Trout Trickers Prefer to Fish
Roaring Fork River
"Gold Medal" classified this fast paced, rocky freestone beauty originates in the tall peaks of Independence Pass. Fishable from a boat year-round, anglers can expect to tangle with rainbows, cuttbows, browns and pure cutthroats.

Eagle River
This river is a local favorite, and usually only floatable for 6-8 weeks beginning in June. Full of rowdy rapids and aggressive feeding frenzies, anglers enjoy superb dry fly action as the water begins to clear and major hatches blanket the air.

Scenic Colorado River
Floatable all year, the mighty Colorado is characterized by long runs and gentle riffles, and is ideal for both beginner anglers or seasoned experts. Its watershed, almost entirely surrounded by BLM public lands and protected from human development transports its visitors to the old West of hundreds of years ago.

To book your next fly fishing adventure contact Pete. 970-376-1277 or

Reservation policy: We accept cash or checks. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. Deposit is non refundable after 72 hours prior to trip date. We fish rain, shine and snow. If conditions are unfavorable (muddy water due to heavy rain fall or run off) for reasonable angling we will apply your deposit to a rescheduled trip.

For more information and a free lodging quote,