Woody Kiehl

Vail Valley Anglers Float Guide

Hometown:

Killington, Vermont-Although I have lived in Vail, Co for more than 25 years. I have always been on the water in summers and mountains in the winter as long as I can remember.

Guide Experience:

Over 25 years as a Licensed Captain on Swordfish and Tuna longline boat on East Coast. Been taking clients fishing since I was 18 years old.

Fishing Experience:

A long time!

Exotic Experience

Tile Fish from the Hudson Canyon in 100 fathoms.

Wish List:

Wish I could be out there today, tomorrow, and the next day.

Hobbies:

Not enough time to do any right now!

Favorite Thing About Guiding:

Educating my clients on different techniques and sharing my love of the water.

Testimonials

“Woody,
Brian and I had a great time. You put us in the right spots to catch many fish and of course the big ones. Bummer I couldn't land one of the really big ones. Next time for sure....finesse the big fish!
Thanks again.”

— Jim

“Woody,
Thank you so much. We just got home and I'll check from the office tomorrow. Thanks to you Slater and I both had what my dad calls, "A red letter day." A wonderful day, experience and memory.

I look forward to fishing with you again. Thanks for the knot instruction; the fish was epic but those tips will save me as much anguish as he gave me joy.
Cheers,”

— Randy Long

“We enjoyed Woody Kiehl’s expert fly fishing instruction and really appreciate the photos!”

Thanks again, Renee Young