Dan Rejda

Vail Valley Anglers Float Guide


Taylor, NE, been in the valley since 1997

Guide Experience:

I have been a professional guide since 2007

Fishing Experience:

I grew up fishing for large mouth bass, pan fish, walleye, and pike. Since then, I have mostly fished trout waters of the west with an occasional trip to the tropics for bones, permit, and snook.

Exotic Experience

My first tarpon from a kayak off the shores of Pine Island, Florida.

Wish List:

Alaska, Kamchatka


Snowboarding, Hunting, Shooting, Camping, Motorcycling

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

Just being outside and on the water everyday.


“We had great trip with Ed, Dan, and Keegan last Sunday.
Caught (and missed) many more fish than I would have imagined under a sun-filled sky in mid-August.
Ed had me in dries the whole day---constant action. Caught 22-26 and missed at least that many.
Keegan and Dan floated Jeff and his boys—turned an entire family into passionate flyfishermen.
We re-lived the day several times over the rest of our vacation. We came out primarily to climb Longs—successful summit on Tuesday.
The great day of fishing the beautiful Colorado was a fantastic bonus.
I’m hoping to be out again next month—unsure of schedule, but hope to fish---will let you know soon.
Tell John C I said hi”

— John Ramsey

“My wife and I would like to thank you for an absolutely wonderful day and a great fishing experience....It could not have been better. Our guide, Dan was the "BEST" as he did everything possible in seeing to it that we had a great time.
Thanks again and we look forward to fishing with you again.”

— Sandy & Michele Fratarcangeli

“Thank you for the assignment of Dan Rejda as my guide for the Fall FreakNFish Float Trip that I took last Tuesday. Dan was not only a great guide that put me on fish, but of equal importance he was good company. I also want to thank you for your conversation and assistance whenever I came into the shop. Having visited all of the fly shops in the short time that we have been property owners in the Vail Valley, three years, I can say that your shop has the best personality and offers the most assistance. Since I return regularly, you will be seeing more of me in the future. Until next time,”

— Roger Bourland

“It is hard to believe that our month in Colorado is almost up! The fly fishing float trip was fun. We had an excellent guide, Dan, that I will request when we go next year!!!! By the way… I caught the largest fish of the day... a 16" rainbow trout!!!”

— Kristi Dallas