2016 World Fly Fishing Championships Vail

Colorado fly fishing takes center stage in the Rocky Mountains this September. The 2016 World Fly Fishing Championships runs September 11-18, 2016, with opening and closing ceremonies in the heart of Vail. Come out to Vail and get “caught”up in the seven days of events and festivities. (By the way, pun intended).

2016 World Fly Fishing Championships

Spectator Opportunities

Looking for ways to take in the fishing fun? There are several great ways to watch the pros and learn about the sport.

Opening Ceremony: On Sunday, September 11th, the opening ceremony is a flag parade of teams led through Vail along Gore Creek. Come out and cheer the fishermen on!

Fishing venues for the competition are accessible to spectators, and maps are available at the event website. Be sure to follow all posted rules on parking and pedestrian locations as to not disturb the fishing.

2016 World Fly Fishing Championship Conservation Symposium: The Symposium will be held to highlight area watershed issues. The symposium is open to the public and admission is free. The event is to be held at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail on Saturday, September 17th from 10 am-12 noon. Highlights include:

– Speakers from Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Colorado Trout Unlimited.
– Screening of Patagonia’s Dam Nation film.

Derek DeYoung Art Show will be on display with artist present on Saturday evening, September 17th. The art will focus on a celebration of fly fishing and will be on display in the foyer to the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

Closing ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 5pm. The event is open to the public on Bridge street at check point charlie. Watch the medal presentations, including flag raising and national anthems.

Try some great fish dishes on La Tour’s Menusalmon

Fish is always prominent on the La Tour menu. This summer, we especially recommend the salmon, sole, and halibut All served with the fish as the star of the plate, accompanied by the freshest ingredients. And keep in mind that La Tour is conveniently located right in Vail Village, easily accessible to opening and closing ceremonies for the 2016 World Fly Fishing Championships in Vail, CO.