Rob Waters

Vail Valley Anglers Wade & Float Guide


Great Falls, Virginia or Sanibel, Florida

Guide Certified Experience:

Certified in Spring of 2003. I guide over 150 trips a year.

Fishing Experience:

I have been lucky to have fished most of Colorado and portions of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana; the Gulf of Florida, the Outer Banks, Nassau, and the Virginia River Valley. I have caught everything from small mouth bass to northern pike, salmon, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, and the goliath grouper.

Exotic Experience

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

Wish List:

A summer in Alaska exploring the rivers and rippin lips!


Skiing/Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Rafting, Camping, and a general passion for the great outdoors.

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

Whether floating the Upper Colorado, or wading the unpredictable Eagle River, I am always looking for the next big fish. As a guide, I enjoy creating an educational experience with easy-going instruction. Watching a young angler progress with my guidance is so gratifying. For the advanced angler, I find the challenge of pushing their skill set to the next level as rewarding as catching the fish myself. But in the end, it is just fishing, and I think I have the best job in the world.



“Great time! Rob is a first class guide who did a fantastic job! Can't wait to go again. Vail Valley Anglers is the best! Much appreciated.
Thank you”

— Brent Everson
CCIMEverson Developments, LLC

“Everything was excellent! Rob was a great guide! Will definitely come back in the future.
Thanks again”

— Lakov

“Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Rob. He was patient, interesting, professional a genuine pleasure. We had a wonderful two days and I thank you very much. He is a fine young man with a great sense of humor and really knows his stuff. Look forward to going fishing again soon.

Thanks so much for your help.”

— Percy Woodward