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Colorado River near Kremling

Colorado River near Dotsero

Colorado River below Glenwood Springs

Roaring Fork near Emma

Roaring Fork near Glenwood Springs

Eagle River at Avon



Weather for Edwards

Weather for Glenwood Springs

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A Colorado Fishing license is required on all trips and may be purchased HERE

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image2Anthony was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pa-home of the six time Super Bowl Champion Steelers (had to add that). He started chasing fish about the time he could walk with his dad and grandfathers. The passion for fishing was passed down, almost inherently. His most vivid memories from childhood are at the lake or on a river.  Receiving a fly rod at thirteen seemed like natural progression.

In pursuit of a culinary career and a desire to “head west”, Anthony landed in Vail in ’99.  Working in some of the Valley’s top restaurants, balancing chasing fish and the lifestyle in the high country.  In 2008 he branched off from the restaurant scene, became a private chef and started guiding; the next phase in pursuing both passions.

Fly fishing has lead Anthony across Colorado and western states, Idaho and the OP for steelhead, Patagonia, Belize, Mexico and others; all for the chase.  If there is water around he wants to be fishing it, you get the point.

The passion is now being passed on to the next generation, proud father to Tucker Hatch Mazza age 3, future fishing addict who can’t get enough time on the water

“Its not the best fishermen who catches all the fish, its the best listener” – Lincoln Westby (permit master)

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Gore Creek runs through the heart of Vail and is listed as a Gold Medal fishery. Gore Creek offers the angler the opportunity to catch a grand slam (4 trout species in the same day) as well as shots at sight fishing trophy-sized trout. The Gore is great place for easy access mainly because of the bike path running the length of the creek.

Gore Creek is a local gem, often referred to as “the Heart of Vail”. The Gore offers an incredibly diverse bug ecosystem and stellar fishing opportunities, and is a great place to spend a day off the slopes in the winter, or an evening throwing dry flies to rising Cutthroats.

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Now we have access from State Bridge downstream to Bair Ranch. This section of the river is far less traveled, has some beautiful scenery and holds some chunky fish.

The Colorado River is the most iconic river in the State of Colorado.  The Colorado is a large western tail water, which fishes much more like a freestone. Floatable 365 days a year, the mighty Colorado is characterized by long runs and gentle riffles that afford anglers the chance to hook into large Rainbows and Browns. Though it is known for its brown trout populations the largest Rainbows we see each year come from the Lower Colorado River.

The most remote of all, the Colorado flows through large open spaces filled with private historic ranches of the old west, providing the angler a real escape from development and crowds. The Colorado River is perfect for anglers of all skill levels and make sure you don’t forget the camera!

Upper & Lower Colorado River – BLM Permit #CO-140-10-04-0