There has been a fly shop in Edwards in our current location since 1999. The original operation, Gorsuch Outfitters, was founded as a partnership between the Gorsuch Family, John and Marianne Cochran, and former partner Dave Bishop. Gorsuch Outfitters was a highly regarded leader in the fly fishing business arena and operated successfully from 1994-2006.
In 2006, Gorsuch Outfitters was sold and renamed Alpine River Outfitters. In May of 2012, Alpine River Outfitters was sold to Jans Mountain Outfitters, an experienced operator of specialty retail shops based in Park City, Utah with a passion for fly fishing. Jans Mountain Outfitters is actively involved in fly fishing operations in Park City, as well as at The Bulkley River Lodge in Smithers, B.C.
Vail Valley Anglers is managed by John Cochran and his team of expert fly fishermen. These experienced individuals have successfully operated guided fly fishing businesses in the Vail area for over 25 years. Vail Valley Anglers has rebuilt operations with the industry best in service, gear, clothing, and guides. We are so focused on providing the highest level of service that we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all guided trips. We know that there are many options to choose from in the Vail area and hope that we will have the chance to earn your business and loyalty.
Professionalism and experience are at the foundation of Vail Valley Anglers’ operation for many years to come. Please come by and visit with some of the familiar faces from the past as we move forward to an exciting future at the new Vail Valley Anglers, poised to become the premier fly fishing operation in the Vail area!