The Vail Valley of Colorado is world renowned for its great skiing and winter activities, but the one thing that has been gaining traction over the past decade is its amazing four season fly fishing. The Eagle River is the crown jewel of this growing industry with its four seasons of availability, great public wading access, and large rainbow trout that live in these waters. This river begins in Vail and meets the Colorado River near the western boarder of Eagle County. If stillwater fishing is your cup of tea, look no further than the Gypsum Ponds right off of I-70. These ponds are perfect for wading and have some truly impressive trout cruising the banks at ice off, so make sure you kick your open water season off right!
The Vail Valley is home to the Eagle River, a four season river known for its excellent baetis hatches and large Rainbow Trout. Much of this river is private as it flows through Vail proper, but once it meanders closer to the Avon area it becomes much easier for your typical angler to access. In addition to the ideal Eagle River, the Gypsum Ponds offer amazing stillwater fishing with very easy access. If getting out of the public eye is part of your game plan, don’t be afraid to head into the Gore Range for amazing opportunities at trophy size Cutthroat and Brook Trout.