Spectacular Fly Fishing Trips Available Year-Round in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains

19 August 2016
  • Guided fishing trips are available on four rivers in the Vail Valley and Basalt-Aspen areas
  • Half day and full day options along more than 60 miles of Gold Medal rated waters
  • Trips are geared for novices to experts
Broomfield, Colorado, Summer 2016 -- Maybe it is the famed Rocky Mountain spring waters. Maybe it is the abundance of juicy insects that buzz the banks of streams and rivers. Maybe it is because Rainbows, Browns, and many other species of trout have flourished in these rivers for as long as anyone can remember. Maybe it is all of these elements coming together in Colorado’s high alpine environment that make for an unforgettable guided fly fishing excursion with either Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt or Gore Creek Fly Fisherman with five locations in Vail and Beaver Creek.

Expert and novice fly fishermen and women headed to Aspen can book a half or full day experience with Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, Colorado in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen where the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers are the top choices for casting a line. Over in Vail Valley and Eagle County, there are four locations in Avon and Beaver Creek to choose from including the shops in Beaver Creek Village, the Westin Riverfront, the Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch, the central Avon location and the flagship Gore Creek shop in The Arrabelle in Vail Square, A RockResort. It’s a quick trip from all of these locations to the Eagle River that runs through Vail Village and the Vail Valley or a short drive to the nearby Colorado River. All four of these central Colorado rivers run through mountain valleys and are known and enjoyed as world-class fisheries with many miles designated as Gold Medal.  The Colorado Wildlife Commission confers Gold Medal status to sections of waterways known for being great spots to catch large trout. Only 322 miles of Colorado’s 9000 miles of trout streams have been awarded Gold Medal status. Sixty of those continuous miles are in the Roaring Fork Valley and within minutes of the Taylor Creek shop.

“The scenery and solitude of the river is serene and beautiful,” assures Will Sands, Taylor Creek’s long-time store manager and guide. “Plus, bighorn sheep, elk, and bald eagles live along the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork rivers and sightings are common.” 

Half and full day trips are available all summer.

Guided trips for all ability levels at Taylor Creek start at $275 for a private half-day trip, $375 for two anglers, or $495 for three anglers (about $150/person). A private full day trip for one is $375, $475 for two, and $700 for three anglers.  Float trips are also available for $415 for a half day and $575 for a full day.  Price includes all supplies and equipment but does NOT include fishing license, flies, or gratuity.  For more information, visit www.taylorcreek.com or call 970-927-4374.

Half-day trips at Gore Creek start at $295 for a single angler, $375 for two, and $475 for three. A half-day float trip on the Eagle River is $430 (for 1 or 2 people) and the Colorado River is $460. Full day trips are also available. The Breakthrough Program for first-timers is an intensive one-day “school” that transforms beginners into competent anglers.  For details and options, visit www.gorecreekflyfisherman.com or call 970-476-3296.
Media Contact
Joan Christensen, (970) 509-0710, joanccommunications@gmail.com
About Vail Resorts Retail
Vail Resorts Retail operates more than 185 specialty stores in and around its 12 resorts in Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe and the Midwest as well as in the metropolitan areas of Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Minneapolis. In addition to renting and selling ski and snowboarding equipment, the stores offer gear for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, cycling and tennis and outdoor furniture. 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com

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