The America Cup

Sponsors 2014

Town of Vail - Eagle County - Colorado USA

VENUE SPONSOR - Town of Vail

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 Fly Fishing Tournament.

Minturn Anglers | 970-827-9500

VENUE SPONSOR - The Eagle River

Let one of our skilled fly fishing guides take you to one of our many rivers, small mountain streams, spring fed ponds or high alpine lakes on foot or by boat. We go above and beyond to ensure you invaluable instruction, a fun and exciting experience, and a lasting memory for years to come. Please check out all of our Guided Trips.



Umpqua Feather Merchants - An American artificial fly manufacturer and wholesaler in business since 1972. Today, you will find no flies more skillfully tied than those available from Umpqua Feather Merchants.

Cortland Line

For nearly a century, Cortland has been synonymous with fishing. Our lines and other fishing products have lifted the pride of anglers and wounded the pride of nearly every fish that swims — be it in saltwater or freshwater, still or moving, warm or cold.

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.

NOVA GUIDES HAS BEEN VAIL'S PREMIER OUTDOOR RECREATION COMPANY FOR OVER 29 YEARS, serving the Vail Valley and surrounding areas. Nova Guides will be providing the tranportation for the PHWFF day to all venues. Lunch will also be catered from McAllister's Grill at the Nova Guides lodge at Camp Hale. We thank Nova Guides for supporting The Cup!


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

Tighlines Alaska

Tightlines Alaska float trips are non-motorized. Drift boats are the traditional style of fishing and cut down on pollution and we can get closer to the fish without spooking them. Drift boats are the ultimate in floating and it is easier to connect with nature without noise. learn more here

Colorado River Ranch

VENUE SPONSOR - The Colorado River

The America Cup is honored to have access to this property for our Colorado River venue this year! Teams from across the globe and America will be competing on quality water in th eheart of Colorado. . THANK YOU!!!!

The 1,017-acre Colorado River Ranch is one of the finest private recreational ranches in the country offering everything - fishing, horseback riding, hunting, rafting, traditional cattle ranching - all with easy air access and proximity to major ski and summer resorts. It provides two miles of superb fishing on a private stretch of the Colorado River with additional private ponds. The ranch is adjacent to virtually unlimited public lands at the base of the Flattops Mountains, the White River National Forest and Flattops Wilderness and is only 56 miles from Vail and 70 miles from Aspen.

Welcome to Vail Valley Anglers located in Edwards, Colorado.   

Our staff consists of expert fly fishermen who know the waters intimately and are passionate about sharing their love for the sport. From getting the first-time fisher out on the water, to guiding the veteran angler to a secluded spot with the best hatch, Vail Valley Anglers is built on a foundation of deep experience, top-notch customer service, and a history of dedication and enthusiasm for the sport. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Conveniently located on the banks of the Eagle River in the Riverwalk at Edwards, we offer expertly guided trips all year round on local waters, private ranches, and destination fishing trips. Our expert staff is supported by a fully-stocked fly shop featuring the best gear, clothing, flies and accessories from Sage, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Scott, Loon Outdoors, Ex Officio, Fish Pond, Titan Rod Vault, and more for your fly fishing adventure.

970-926-0900 | Edwards, CO


10th Mountain Whiskey

The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is Vail, Colorado's premier distillery, crafting spirits from locally sourced ingredients in the name of the mountain lifestyle that was influenced by the original 10th Mountain soldiers.

Blue Quill Angler


The Blue Quill Angler is a full-service fly shop and guide service located 30 miles west of Denver, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, providing anglers in the Front Range and beyond with top quality gear and education since 1988. Our staff are all seasoned veterans with many years of guiding/fishing experience. The one thing we all have in common at the Blue Quill is our passion for the sport. The Blue Quill stocks the highest quality brands in the fly fishing industry and we personally stand behind every item we sell.

Fly Fishing Outfitters | 970-476-FISH (3474)

Since 1992 Fly Fishing Outfitters has been serving the Vail Valley.  We are a locally owned and operated, year round, Orvis endorsed guide service and retail location in Avon (next to Agave).  We are the only Orvis endorsed guide service in the Vail Valley and the two time winner of the Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year. Our passion is connecting people with nature through fly fishing. We provide every client with a top notch experience whether they are a first time fisherman or have been fishing for years we will match them with a professional guide and guarantee a safe and fun day on the river.

CUTTHROAT ANGLERS | 970-262-2878

A guided fly fishing trip with Cutthroat Anglers is the perfect way to experience the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Whether you are a novice or expert angler, our fly fishing guides can personally customize a guided trip to create an unforgettable fly fishing experience.

We think a guided trip is the quickest way to minimize the learning curve for beginner anglers. Our experienced fly fishing guides will ensure you learn the fundamentals of a fly casting stroke, the basics of reading water, hatches, fly selection, and the essential techniques to properly fight and land fish. The goal of Cutthroat's fly fishing guides is to give you the skills to fish on your own.

Blue River Anglers | 970-668-2583

Blue River Anglers offers international fly fishing travel to destinations around the world! Take a fly fishing travel vacation to Belize, Mexico, British Columbia, Brazil, New Zealand, Patagonia, the Seychelles, Africa, Central America, Bahamas and more! Blue River Anglers Fly Fishing Travel services can get you there! Where would you like to go? Give us a call (888) 453-9171.

Gore Creek Fly Fisherman | 970-476-3296

Gore Creek Fly Fisherman has been offering guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing products to the public for over 30 years and is the Vail Valley’s oldest fly fishing shop and most prominent guide service in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Avon, Colorado. Our vast fly fishing knowledge of numerous rivers including the Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Colorado River, the Roaring Fork River, the Yampa River as well as high-country streams and lakes is second to none. This translates into unparalleled accessibility to the best fishing anywhere with guides that will take your fly fishing experience to another level - turning it into an everlasting memory that you will want to share with your family and friends for the rest of your life.

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.

DOWThe America Cup is proud to be working closely with the Colorado Parks and 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

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 Cup.
Contact or 216-458-2625 to place an order.

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