Fly Fishing the Best of the Yampa Valley

Yampa River Outfitters was started by local guide Paul Russell in 2003. The mission was to create a guide service using highly experienced personnel that have a passion for helping people catch trophy trout. Paul has been guiding in northwest Colorado for over 20 years on the Yampa and Elk Rivers in the Steamboat Springs area.

John S (Copper John) Barr - "I have fished the Yampa River with Paul for many years, and have had so many unbelievable experiences I cannot remember all of them. Paul is an accomplished fly fisher, and as fine a person and guide as I have fished with . He knows the river intimately and no matter the conditions he has an answer and will put together a plan that will maximize what the river has to offer on that day. I always finish a day on the water with Paul with a smile on my face."

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The Yampa and Elk Rivers have become excellent waters for fishing trophy trout. Large Rainbow and Brown trout are plentiful in the river system. Come and book a trip with us.

Yampa River Trout

Our Goal

Our goal is to be the best professional guide and fishing outfitting service on the Yampa River and northwest Colorado. We focus on high quality guided trips on trophy quality fishing waters.

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