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Keegan Axtell

Vail Valley Anglers Wade & Float Guide


Flagstaff, AZ

Guide Experience:

I have been guiding for Vail Valley Anglers since 2015. It was the best summer I have ever had.

Fishing Experience:

The Majority of of my fly fishing has been here in Colorado. I have fished some in Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

Wish List:

Excited to see where fly fishing is going to take me. My wish list includes Alaska, New Zealand and the Boundary Waters. I also can't wait to learn to swing for Steelhead in British Columbia.


When I'm not fishing I try and keep busy by rafting, snowmobiling, tying flies, camping, and traveling.

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

What I like most about guiding is being able to take people to beautiful locations and teach them a new hobby. It's very rewarding to watch someone to come away from the river with a new skill.


“My son and I had a GREAT trip with Keegan.  He put us on fish and took us to some wonderful places.  I can't say enough about Keegan and the experiences (& 2 big Browns) he gave us on the Eagle River!  Thank you!”

— Kirk E.

“Keegan took me and my 14yo son on 2 half day float trips over Memorial Day weekend 2018. We had a blast!! Keegan is an excellent guide with vast knowledge of trout fishing. He knows the area well and was able to maneuver a raft down the Colorado river with ease while also dealing with fairly novice fly fishermen. We caught all types of trout on nymphs and surface flies....very exciting!!! We will definitely be back, and hopefully Keegan will be available.”

— D. Bloome