For many years we have provided outstanding fishing programs to military veterans, youth groups, and others in need. We utilize historic locations and iconic fishing destinations to enhance the experience of our guests being instructed by top anglers in the country and world. Progressive methods are taught so guests may return to their own home waters and catch with their family and friends. We make our guests "able" to go fishing with enjoyment.
Overview: Guests come to better their fishing techniques and make friends. Attendees and guides will fish with the goal of increasing the skill set required to put fish in the net through progressive fishing methods.
Cast yourself away from the life's trappings and head to the water. Lead others to the water. Follow the water to peace, tranquility, joy, adventure & companionship.
The America Cup provides youth clinics to introduce young anglers to the joys of fishing, catch and release practices, and conservation education. Youth are encouraged to become good stewards of their fisheries and practice clean water habits.
Goals of Youth Programs
Contact organization director John Knight to learn more about our program offerings or to discuss having The America Cup host a program for your group.
“We have worked with John Knight for many years now and can say with full confidence that he is wholly committed to helping the participants have a great day on the water. We are looking forward to the soldier clinic day and will put the donation from the America Cup to good use. On behalf of our organization, I encourage you to be part of The America Cup. “ Gordy Rothoff, Trip Leader
“Fly fishing has given me a chance to ease my mind. There is no peace quite like being on the river surrounded by surreal beauty with only a friend, Mother Nature, and yourself. When I leave the river, I feel rejuvenated and optimistic. My time spent fly fishing with new friends is the best therapy that I have found since I was injured. I thank our organization from the bottom of my heart for working together and allowing me to participate in this special week. “ Mike, Soldier
The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament and Soldiers Day Program
The America Cup Soldiers Day. Professional fly fisherman from around the world came to Vail, CO to help the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education.
The America Cup produces events in all angling disciplines:
Fly fishing - Bass fishing - Predator Fishing - Ice fishing - Carp fishing - Kayak fishing
Saltwater fishing - Freshwater fishing
The America Cup is the premier producer of international angling events. Fishing competitions are more than scores and trophies, they are about the friendships and bonds that are created through the mutual respect of fellow anglers and a passion for the water. All events aim to stay within the Olympic ideal, to foster friendship and understanding among all people, and peace in the world, through sport.
The America Cup works closely with host cities and tourism boards to ensure quality events and directs the planning, budgets, marketing and production with full accountability for venues, permits, attendees, volunteers, town negotiations, and sponsor relations.
Contact organization director John Knight to learn more about our angling productions and how to host a world class event in your city, county, state, or country.
Scott and Roland Martin with Team USA BASS on final day to try to win the GOLD Medal for USA. We are fishing in Clewiston Florida on Lake Okeechobee against Team Canada, Team Costa Rica and Team Mexico. Final weigh-ins and medal awarded!
The 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship hosted 25 countries for a week of activities, parades, opening and closing ceremonies, conservation symposium, and world class fly fishing on area rivers and lakes. Teams wade fished and boat fished for wild trout in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Rainbow, Browns, Cutthroat, and Brook trout were scored with catch and release rules in place
The 14th FIPS Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship brought youth from all over the world to Vail, CO for a week of activities, parades, opening and closing ceremonies, conservation symposium, and world class fly fishing on area rivers and lakes. The youth teams experienced the very best of Colorado as they accessed the top of Vail Mountain by way of gondola for a birds of prey demonstration, zip lining, and views of 14,000 foot peaks. A western rodeo and outstanding fishing made for a once in a lifetime event.