Fly 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. Our fisheries are the venues that hold wild trout in cold water settings, with mountain peaks and vistas of the American west.
World class events open to all nations and people.
enriching lives, creating memories
36th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship 2016
The 36th FIPS-MOUCHE World Fly Fishing Championships will host 25 countries for a week of activities, parades, opening and closing ceremonies, conservation symposium, and world class fly fishing on area rivers and lakes. Each country will provide an 8 person team that includes anglers, coaches, and managers. Teams will wade fish and boat fish for wild trout in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Rainbow, Browns, Cutthroat, and Brook trout will all be scoring fish with catch and release rules in place.
GOAL: To showcase the beauty of Colorado, Vail, and our watershed rivers and lakes, while providing an exceptional fly fishing competition to our international attendees.
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14th FIPS-Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2015
The 14th FIPS-Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship will bring 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 will experience the very best of Colorado as they access the top of Vail Mountain by way of gondola for a birds of prey demonstration, zip lining, and views of 14,000 foot peaks.
GOAL: Showcase the western traditions and beauty of the American west while providing a world class fly fishing championship on the remarkable trout waters of Colorado.
THE AMERICA CUP FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament 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. 5 person teams compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and The Cup. The tournament is organized and operated to promote U.S. and international competition in the sport of fly fishing and to provide program and monetary support to programs with those in need. In past years we have hosted international teams from Poland, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Canada, and Australia as well as US teams including USA Youth Fly Fishing Team, Colorado Youth Team, Team North Carolina, Team Wyoming, Team Stonefly and Team USA, to name a few. This is the largest Fips-Mouche style fly fishing tournament in the United States with up to 80 Anglers competing for 3 days.