Vail, CO

Aquatic Nuisance Species

  • Inspect - Clean - Dry your gear and keep the waters clean. Boots, nets, waders, and gear that get wet can carry an Invasive Species from river to river.

Take a close look at your equipment for any rocks, mud, plants, moss or other materials. Physically remove it.

Thoroughly clean your equipment with water and a brush to remove any attached materials.

Completely dry your equipment in the sun.




The America Cup









A world class tournament open to all teams and nations.

The America Cup - Vail, CO - September 9-14, 2014

A world class tournament open to all teams and nations


The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

2014 Competition Venues

Dillon Reservoir is an excellent big water loch style venue. Staging will be parking lot near Dillon Marina. Completed in December 1963, Dillon Reservoir is the largest water storage facility in the Denver Water system. Dillon Reservoir's surface area of 3,233 acres and 26.8 miles of shoreline support many recreational activities.
Sylvan Lake State Park is a high alpine mountain loch style venue. Sylvan provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Non-motorized boating and non-electrical camping offer the opportunity for quiet recreation at this gateway to the White River National Forest and the Holy Cross Wilderness. Sylvan Lake State Park
Colorado River hosted at the Colorado River Ranch is a classic wide open river venue. Private ranch specializing in USDA Organic Grass-Fed Beef. We are very grateful to the owners for opening the ranch to our competitors and attendees.
Blue River upper is the perfect setting of big rock structure and moving waters river venue. It rises in southern Summit County, on the western side of the continental divide in the Ten Mile Range, near Quandary Peak. It flows north past Breckenridge, then through the Dillon Reservoir near Dillon. North of Dillon it flows NNW along the eastern slope of the Gore Range and joins the Colorado at Kremmling. The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament
Blue River lower is all about pools and deep holes river venue. It can be fly fished from the Dillon Reservoir dam downstream to Kremmling, although about 90% of the public access is found between Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs. Colorado Highway 9 runs parallel to the river. The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament

Volunteer at any of these venues. Learn different waters to fish in the area.

Volunteer this year to prepare for these future events!

Youth World Fly Fishing Championship
US National Fly Fishing Championship
World Fly Fishing Championship
August 10-16, 2015
October 1-4, 2015
September 11-18, 2016

14th FIPS-Mouche

Team USA 2015

36th FIPS-Mouche

Learn more about CIPS (International Angling Confederation) and their fly fishing arm FIPS-Mouche.

The International Angling Confederation is an Organization of universal nature which has the goal to promote, coordinate and improve all the activities in touch with the fishing on a sporting point of view.

Its sporting, technical, scientific or cultural activities are opened to all regardless of race, social level, politics or religion, according to the principles of the Olympic ideal.

The CIPS work stretches all around the world. It is the only organization which represents the great community of sport fishermen. Currently, 115 National Federations represent 50 million members from the different FIPS belonging to CIPS.

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