The America Cup

2011 Event Sponsors

Town of Vail - Eagle County - Colorado USA

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 condo, hotel, townhouse, or breathtaking view in the Rockies. Vail has the look of a Tyrolean village, and is visited regularly by almost as many Europeans as Americans. This gives its restaurants, hotels, and shops a continental air.

The Town of Vail is the host and headquarters for The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament.

Bozeman Watch Company - Offical Watch Sponsor of The America Cup

Bozeman Watch Company

Each Cutthroat Watch is designed after the spawning colors of each of the respective Cutthroat Trout native to Montana and the Rocky mountain region - the Westslope Cutthroat, the Yellowstone Cutthroat and the Mack Creek Cutthroat.

The Bozeman Watch Company, one of the few American watch Companies in the United States designing, engineering and manufacturing mechanical watches.  Each model starts with pencil sketches and concept images and as they work their way into digital modeling and engineering data they start to take form into original timepieces.   With each Bozeman Watch Company timepiece original tooling and machining data for production is created for original manufactured parts.  Bozeman Watches Brochure

Bozeman Watch Company - Official Watch of The America Cup International Fly Fishing Tournament
Whether it's the lure of Adventure Ridge activities, breathtaking mountain diningmountain biking, or exploring alpine meadows with wildflowers, your notion of summer fun reaches new peaks once our Gondola lands you at the top of Vail Mountain.

Greys born to fishThere's no doubt about it. Great anglers use great tackle. And we have the best of both world's here at Greys.

Our experts, like Nick Hart, John Bailey, Rebecca Thorpe, John Horsey, Chris Ogborne and Henry Gilbey to name but a few, are demanding anglers, and any of the Greys equipment they use is thoroughly tested. We love glowing reviews and winning awards (and we do get quite a few) but it's the fact that Greys is the gear of choice for so many top flight anglers that pleases us most.

These men and women cannot afford their gear to let them down and that's why we are proud they choose Greys. Great design. Great materials. Great build quality. Great prices. Lifetime guarantees. Their backing is as good an endorsement as you can get in game fishing.

Greys 'Born to Fish' - websiteHardy Fly Rods

For well over a century, Hardy has been renowned as the manufacturer of the finest game fishing tackle in the world - the name is synonymous with quality and excellence. Such reputations are not acquired easily, but it has never faltered throughout the Company's long history.

All over the globe, there are people who love to fish and in the universal language of the sport, one name reigns supreme - that of Hardy.

Hardy Fly Rods - website

Seaguar - Lines, Leader, and Tippet. When you need the strongest invisible line - ask for Seaguar!

EVTUIn Colorado, water is a more precious commodity than almost any other natural resource. Since 1969, Colorado Trout Unlimited has been the state’s leading advocate in conserving, protecting and restoring Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Eagle Valley Trout Unlimited supports The America Cup and their drive to educate local and visiting anglers of the dangers of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). As the result of the emerging threat posed to our fisheries by various ANS such as New Zealand mud snails, the whirling disease parasite Myxobolus cerebralis, and Didymo (filamentous algae), many anglers, guides, outfitters, lodge, and fly shop owners have raised concerns regarding the proper care of angling equipment to to help prevent the spread of these nasty aquatic hitchhikers.

Learn how to clean your gear properly here.

Smith Optics

The Smith Optics goal over the past 40+ years has been to drive technology and provide eyewear that is engineered to fit and perform perfectly every time. Their product evolves, their goal remains the same. They continue to offer the most fashionable and technologically advanced products on the market.

DOWThe America Cup is proud to be working closely with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for our event venues. Protecting our water and promoting Colorado resources is critical to future generations.

Thank you to Bill, Craig and Brian!

Fishing in Colorado means opportunity & a chance to catch some 35 species of both warm- and cold-water fish. You can fish for the famed rainbow trout in a cool Rocky Mountain stream or troll for walleye on a sunny plains reservoir. And Colorado offers everything in between, too.

There are 6,000 miles of streams and more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs to choose from. Colorado's 168 miles of Gold Medal streams provide outstanding angling opportunities for large trout. These waters are managed to ensure populations of big fish.

Buy a License Steam Flows  
Species Identification Hot Spots  
Master Angler Program Resources and Tips Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing regulations

Trout Legend
Competitive Fly Fishing Teams TroutLegend and Stonefly join forces to launch the
TroutLegend Competitive FF Cooperative
"Competitive fly fishing in the United States is on the rise

Ross Reels

Ross is recognized as the leading fly reel manufacturer in the United States. We are also a premier manufacturer of high quality fly rods, complete fly fishing outfits, reel outfits, rod cases, fishing pliers and other outdoor related products. Our commitment to quality, innovation and customer support shows in every product we make!


Throughout our 60 year history, Scientific Anglers has consistently set the standard in premier fly-fishing. From inventing the contemporary floating fly line more than 50 years ago to our specialty core construction and patented AST and Sharkskin technologies we continue to transform and modernize the sport.  Our angling scientists and design team work in partnership with fly-fishing legends to develop cutting-edge technologies and ultimate fly line designs to boost your fly-fishing experience to the extreme. Whether you are just beginning or an experienced angler our equipment is designed to give you optimum performance with every cast.

Nu Cast premium fishing tools. Thank you for all the support for The America Cup!

Discount Fishing Tackle, Inc.
2645 S. Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223
10% off all flies when you come in. Good luck in the competition!

All Cup competitors are entitled to a 15% discount on entire orders (except tungsten products). Please send an email to Kevin Compton at to receive your coupon code. Performance Flies wishes the best to all the international competitors traveling to Vail for the 2011 Cup.
Contact or 216-458-2625 to place an order.

"Thank you to Performance Flies for this great "Cup" offering!"

Unique Copper Fish
“Each fish is individually handcrafted and unique unto itself. As well each is uniquely detailed and accurate in their physical appearance. To date, more than 520 fish have been created. " It's simple, I want to provide every client with a "STILL" affordable work of art, something to enjoy and be proud of, and I work hard to keep it so.”
Dennis Cordeiro - Unique Copper Fish

Kirby Kosmos - Competition Anglers get 1st draft FREE

Restaurant Address:
474 Main Street
Minturn, Co 81645
Tel. 970.827.9027
Restaurant Address:
56 Edwards Village Blvd.
Edwards, Co 81632
Tel. 970.766.4BBQ (4227)

FRIENDS and Supporters of 'The Cup'

Thank you to all that support and promote The America Cup - we need all our friends and thank you!!!


Open all year! Our summer activities include white water rafting, fishing, mountain bike tours, Jeep tours, Hummer tours, guided ATV tours, ATV rentals and paintball. For winter fun try our guided snowmobile tours, snowmobile rentals, snowcoach tours or dogsledding.

Check out our NEW lodge and cabin rentals! 719.486.2656

Women's Empowerment Workshop
Women’s Empowerment Workshop
Through expertly guided, soulful explorations into Vail’s natural landscapes, Women’s Empowerment Workshop empowers women to nourish mind, body and spirit by connecting to nature in a profoundly enriching, compelling, and transformational way. The workshop propels women toward an empowered, more deeply meaningful life. To Learn more call 877-592-8622 or

Take Kids Fly Fishing

Getting kids into the wonderful sport of fly fishing is an exciting endeavor, and one that comes with the need for certain equipment and helpful information. For parents it can be a daunting challenge because you cannot walk into most fly shops and find a wide selection of gear for kids. Searching the internet can be frustrating because again, there isn’t one single location that sells all manner of gear for kids.

At Take Kids Fly Fishing we hope to simplify your quest for kids fly fishing gear by providing a comprehensive listing of manufacturers of all manner of gear, from rods and reels to waders, boots, clothing, accessories, books etc. We also aim to bring you other helpful information that will help enhance your kids fly fishing experience.

Tournament and event information for all sports - Canada, USA, and more. Visit us now for your event needs.


An event is only as strong as its volunteers and all our volunteers need leaders.

Thank you to everyone that gave their time and energy to make this evetn a great success.

Name Role Email Phone
John Knight Event Organizer / Marketing / Web 970-376-5703
Jodi Knight Volunteer Coordinator 970-390-7425
Brad Befus TAC 2011 Youth Team Coach  
Robin Nash Press / PR / Marketing 970-390-5187
Robert Valuck Registration Lead  
John Knight FIPS Mouche Draw / Scoring Lead 970-376-5703
Shirley Lindsey Headquarters Lead 970-390-7425
Shirley Lindsey Banquet / Awards / Banners Lead 970-390-7425
Adam Papuga Sector Judge - Colorado River 303-888-8079
Bob Streb Sector Judge - Sylvan Lake 970-471-4710
Jodi Knight Sector Judge - Nottingham Lake 970-390-7474
John Knight Sector Judge - Lower & Upper Blue 970-376-5703

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