The America Cup has two primary goals. The first is to provide program support to groups in need of the rehabilitation properties that fishing can provide and to produce competitive fishing events at national and international levels and to facilitate successful fishing competitions that promote and display both national and international talent in the world of competitive fishing.
Thank you to all the competitors, volunteers, controllers, drivers, ranch owners, sponsors, and the Town of Vail for participating and making The Cup a great success this year!
Internationally known for its incomparable world-class skiing and riding, the Vail Valley additionally offers an exciting nightlife, unique shops, gourmet dining and nonstop outdoor adventure, summer or winter.
Vail, Colorado is like nothing on earth. For summer adventures, few places can match Vail. Coordinate your unforgettable trip with Vail signature events, adventures, attractions, or simply find the best breathtaking view in the Rockies. World class trout rivers and lakes surround Eagle Country and the Vail Valley with an abundance of Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brookie, and Brown Trout.
Team USA 1
Team USA Youth Fly Fishing
Team USA 2
1st Place Devin Olsen
Team USA 1
2nd Place Marek Walczyk
3rd Place Russ Miller
Team USA 2
Enzo Rakoto Quebec
Alex Baumeister Quebec
Donny Boake NWT
Evan Paterson BC
Matthew Dirksen BC
Colin Huff Quebec
Vail, Colorado is like nothing on earth. For summer adventures, few places can match Vail and is visited regularly by almost as many Europeans as Americans. The Tyrolean flair gives its restaurants, hotels, and shops a continental air.
The Evergreen Lodge is where the event headquarters, competitor lodging, meals, transportation staging, team registration, captain’s meetings, beat draw, and posting of scores will occur. This will be a great place to meet and mingle with the international teams and to enjoy the festive atmosphere
Colorado Trout Unlimited works to conserve, protect and restore Colorado’s cold water fisheries and their watersheds. As the grassroots arm of our parent organization, Trout Unlimited, we use cooperation, collaboration, advocacy and education to promote conservation.
Colorado River Ranch
The Colorado River Ranch is a classic wide open river venue. The Upper Colorado below Gore Canyon meanders through the spectacular Canyon Country offering not only outstanding fishing, but also an unforgettable setting. The only thing that rivals the beauty of these canyons are the trout you will encounter.
Blue River 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. Thank you Blue Valley Ranch.
The Eagle River is an excellent freestone river. It flows from high above Camp Hale south of Redcliff to its confluence with the Colorado River. It is most famous for the prolific Caddis hatches that come off in the spring and early summer. The Eagle is noted for its excellent dry fly fishing for wild brown and rainbow trout. Thank you to Vail Rod & Gun Club for access to this private water.
Dillon Reservoir, sometimes referred to as Lake Dillon, is a large fresh water reservoir located in Summit County, Colorado, south of I-70 and bordered by the towns of Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillon. It is a reservoir for the city of Denver, and its waters are under the control of Denver Water.
Sylvan Lake State Park is a high alpine mountain loch style venue. Sylvan provides serenity in an alpine park perfect for daydreaming. Brook and Rainbow trout fill the lake with opportunities. Thank you Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Nova Guides has been Vail’s premier year-round outdoor recreation company. Locally owned and operated, Nova Guides and our professional staff are committed to providing our guests with outstanding customer service. Nova Guide hosted the Solder's Day Program and opened their lake to our attendees. First class transportation was also provided by Nova Guides - Thank you to Steve & Greg.
Coyote River Ranch
Access to Karl Berger's private water on the Colorado River ensures quality trout. The Dotsero area of Colorado River. Thank you to Karl Berger and the Berger family.
Frisco Bay Marina is located on the shores of scenic Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County, Colorado. Thank you to the Town of Frisco.
A casting competition was held on Vail's International Bridge for locals and attendees to test their casting abilities.
Thank you to the local volunteers that made this event a success!
Hunter Hoffler, USA youth Fly Fishing Team, prepares to compete at The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament.
Coyote River Ranch, on the Colorado River, has supported The America Cup tournament, championships, and soldiers programs for many years. Thank you Karl Berger and the Berger Family!
The Cup is a catch and release, fly-fishing tournament with International, U.S., Men's, Women's, Youth and Adaptive anglers competing on the best trout waters in Colorado. Five person teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and The Cup.
Controller training instructions