Kevin Murphy

Vail Valley Anglers Wade & Float Guide


Denver, Colorado

Guide Experience:

Since 2019

Fishing Experience:

I started fly-fishing when he was 6 years old; my parents signed me up for a clinic with the famous Lefty Kreh on the Fraser River and the rest is history

Exotic Experience:

Chasing Silver Salmon surrounded by Kodiak bears on Kodiak Island, Alaska

Wish List:

Patagonia for Sea-Run Brown Trout, Belize for the Grand Slam, or Seychelles for Giant Trevally & Indo-Pacific Permit and Mongolia for Taimen


Fly-Fishing, of course. But when I’m not fly-fishing, I love to get out on the golf course, ski, or catch a game of one of my favorite Denver sports teams with buddies.

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

There is something really special about seeing someone catch their first fish on a fly rod and being a part of all that goes into that process. I enjoy teaching people the intricacies that come with fly fishing and introducing them to the outdoors in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Seeing folks’ faces light up when they bring a 20” fish to the net and all the puzzle pieces come together after a long day of work make for some incredible memories that push people to get outside