Fly-fishing is a beautiful way to relax, enjoy the summer weather and explore the some of the most serene spots on Vail’s many streams and rivers. For your first fly fishing experience, here’s a roundup of Vail’s best fishing spots, what equipment you’ll need, and a few other tips to prepare you for a day of fun on the river.
Whether it’s your first time fly-fishing or you’re a seasoned pro, using a guide is the best way to spend a day on the river and give yourself the opportunity to get a few bites. Sample some of the West's finest fly-fishing with Vail Valley’s friendliest and most experienced guides service. Your guide will know what kind of flies to use, where to cast your line and where to camp out to get you the best spots in the Vail Valley. From half-day wades on small intimate waters to full-day floats down the mighty Colorado and everything in between, your guide can custom plan your trip. Gore Creek Fly Fishermen are pros and their knowledge is second to none. 
For first time fly-fishers, there is a lot to learn about fly-fishing before you hit the waters. Learn the lingo, what kind of knots you’ll have to tie, and more with this all-encompassing guide. There’s even pictures of the different flies you’ll be using so you can get a jump-start and impress your guide from the get-go.

Rivers can change from day to day, so utilize Vail's custom fishing report to get the most up-to-date information on river flow, fishing quality and professional tips to enhance your outing.  In the Vail and Beaver Creek area, you’ll fish the Gore Creek, the Colorado River or the Eagle River. Gore Creek is a local favorite, as the water is typically clearer than others. For the best fishing on the Eagle River, stay above the Wolcott area where Milk and Akali Creek dump in. The convergence of these two streams will make the water below severely off-color.
Now cast your line, tip your hat back, and enjoy the day with the fishes!