Craig Hatcher

Vail Valley Anglers Wade Guide


Atlanta, GA

Guide Experience:

Started guiding summer 2016.

Fishing Experience:

23 years flyfishing, 20 years fly tying experience

Exotic Experience

Over 100 sailfish releases in Guatemala with 2 on fly, stand up for yellowfin tuna in the Virgin islands, chasing redfish in the marshes and flats of Georgia and Florida, as well as other experience.

Wish List:

Well, my biggest wish would be to fish in Patagonia or New Zealand.


Fishing, fly tying, surfing, snowboarding, boxing and boating

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

Seeing a new angler's reaction when he or she lands their first fish on fly. Nothing beats that.

Specialty Trips:

Hike & Fish


“My 10 year old son and I had a great day on the river with our guide Craig Hatcher. We are both beginners and Craig was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be with. We both had a great time and caught some nice fish. Thanks for a great experience!”

— Bennett Dhondt