Located in Colorado, the fly fishing in Vail is known for two nice fly fishing destinations. The best Vail fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Gore Creek and Eagle River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Vail fly fishing river or stream below.
West of Vail, the Eagle River is a 70 mile river with most open to public fishing. This is a waders paradise with big, wild trout averaging over 15 inches. Expect to find plenty of brown trout and rainbow trout, and in the upper sections, there is even some cutthroat trout and brook trout. The caddis hatch season varies widely across the length of this long river.
Passing through Vail, the Gore Creek is a popular choice with local fly fisherman. The headwaters for Gore Creek are up in the Gore Range and the river flows west for 17 miles passing thorough Vail on the way to the Eagle River confluence at Dowds Junction.