Best Adventure Outfitter — Best of Vail Valley 2019 |

Best Adventure Outfitter — Best of Vail Valley 2019

1. Vail Valley Anglers

2. Minturn Anglers

3. Alpine Quest Sports

This Edwards-based fly-fishing outfitter is situated right at the banks of the Eagle River, a hot spot for some of the best fly-fishing in the Rocky Mountains. It’s the perfect place to get all your fly-fishing gear, guided tours and general expert advice.

“We’ve only been around for seven years, but it’s awesome that so many people have turned out to vote for us and support us,” said store manager JP Modderno.

Vail Valley Anglers offers float trips and classes for all levels, from experts looking to hone their skills to beginners getting out on the river for the first time. Their Women on the Fly classes have been especially popular, helping create a close-knit community of enthusiasts.

Modderno said he thinks the outfitter’s success stems from the staff’s welcoming attitude and exceptional customer service — fly fishing can be an intimidating sport to try.

“We try to erase all our egos when people come into our store. We try to give people the help we wish we would have gotten when we all began,” he said.

-Melanie Wong

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