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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)

Posted in Brown Trout, Colorado River, CutBow, Cutthroat Trout, Eagle River, Rainbow Trout, Roaring Fork

My passion for fly fishing began over 35 years ago growing up around the many lakes and rivers of Madison WI. In early 2000 I moved to Vail CO and have since then focused my attention on exploring and developing my knowledge of the local waters and the various fish and insect species that inhabit them. I love travel and adventure and fly fishing has taken me around the world to fish in some incredible locations, including New Zealand, Cuba, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico. However my favorite thing to do is to fish and guide the local waters around the Eagle Valley as it offers endless fishing opportunities and adventures for all levels and half of the fun of fishing is the journey it takes you to get to the fish.   My favorite time to fish is nighttime, targeting trout with streamers and mice patterns. On my days off from guiding I am most likely found out of cell range finding new and challenging small creeks and streams to fish around the valley. While I love living in the Eagle Valley, I still spend my time trying to convince my girlfriend we need to visit her family in New Zealand:)

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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.