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Our Guides

Breckenridge Outfitters is honored to be 'The 2013 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year' and one of the most decorated Orvis endorsed Outfitters in the Country. We offer year-round guided fly fishing adventures and a full service fly shop in Breckenridge, Colorado. We pride ourselves on providing the best knowledge, guidance and equipment to explore the finest fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains. Our guides are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable and have all attended the Orvis Endorsement School, and are therefore up-to-date on the latest teaching techniques.

Adam Groskin

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Many people recognize Adam because of his boat. He has a beautiful wooden dory; but people rave about Adams knowledge of the Colorado River, rowing ability, and attention to detail when on the river just as much as his boat.

Brad Scott

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Brad has a firm command of the fly-fishing art. As can be noted by the fact that he will be the only guide on the river taking notes on a legal pad of what hatches were happening at what time.

Brandon Atha

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Fly fishing is Brandon's passion. He is happiest when he is on the water or talking anything fly fishing. Brandon has a great time with everyone & enjoys guiding anyone of any ability. You will certainly have a wonderful day on the water with Brandon. He has a great sense of humor and if nothing else you are guaranteed to laugh throughout the entire day.

Cameron Barrie

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Well she goes by the name, Cameron "Backwoods" Barrie....growing up she was taught to live off the land and has always had an enduring love for all things wild. Cameron works in the shop and guides as well. With her wealth of knowledge in angling she can certainly help put you on fish.

Chip Swanson

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Chip is a wonderful guide and knows most rivers like the back of his hand. He spent numerous years in the Arkansas valley as a raft guide, so his knowledge of reading water is tough to beat. If you see our reviews on Orvis.com, I will let them speak for themselves. Chip is a great guide for young novices all the way up to skilled anglers alike.

Chris Coppola

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Chris is an avid angler and challenges himself to catch a fish everyday during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Chris works in the shop and guides as well. He has a wealth of knowledge about local waters and gear. Chris is a wonderful teacher for all ages and experience levels of angling.

Darin Sinclair

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Darin has been in the county for a long time and he lives to fish. Regardless of if the fish are being cooperative or not Darin always finds a way to put fish on your line.

Dennis Mclean

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Denny's nick name is "The Legend". He is a local ski shop owner and has been in the mountains longer than most of us have been alive. He is sure to teach you that the most important aspect of fishing is your presentation.

Eric Zamudio

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Eric is a great teacher and in his past life, a few years ago, in fact was a fourth grade teacher. He is very patient and really good to get people "hooked" on fly fishing. "Easy" or "EZ" can put you on fish young or vintage, angler or novice.

Fred Santen

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“Captain Ron” - Fred is one of our hardy guides who is available all winter long. He lives to fish, is a great teacher, and has been providing great experiences with Breckenridge Outfitters since the beginning of time.

Jeff Cross

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When not found on the river guiding you can find Jeff up in the mountains hunting with his son. His love for the outdoors will make anyone want to be a sportsman after fishing with Jeff.

Jin Park

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Jin is fairly new to our crew, but has been fishing for a long time and has the skill set and personality to guarantee a memorable day.

John Kaker

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John has been an employee at Breckenridge Outfitters for the last several years and has a lot of knowledge about fly fishing. Don't let his youth throw you off, John is from Breckenridge and has been fly fishing since he was in the third grade. John is a lot of fun to be around and enjoys teaching his passion of fly fishing to anyone of an ability.

John Perizzolo

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“JP” has guided all over the state and we are happy to have him at Breckenridge Outfitters. His knowledge of fishing surpasses most and when you are in his boat you can always be guaranteed a bent rod.

Justin Wyman

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I have a true passion for the great outdoors from snowboarding in the winter to hiking to and camping near rivers or high mountain tarns so I can fly fish some of the best water in Colorado. When I graduated guide school they said that my enthusiasm and excitement about fly fishing along with my humor and infectious laugh would make me an excellent guide. I have a huge passion for life and try to live everyday to the fullest. I was born in Colorado but have lived all over. I have been fishing all my life and find that fly fishing is my true passion in fishing.

Keith Mchugh

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Keith is known for his infectious personality, entertaining stories, and ability to get all ages-genders-and personalities onto fish. He is the only guide or trout fisherman who will ever be scene pretending to lip a fish.

Lance Glaser

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Lance has been lucky enough to be in the fishing industry his whole life. At eight years old he had a job cleaning fishing boats so he could go fishing for free. His fishing career has taken him all over the World. He was involved in a fishing program on ESPN, that for 12 years allowed him to fish the globe. From Tiger fishing in Africa, Peacock Bass in the Amazon, big-game fishing in the oceans of the world.
he has been a Captain and fishing guide for 47 years now.

Mark Palz

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Mark just started guiding with us and brings experience from teaching intro to fly fishing classes at the Orvis headquarters in Vermont.

Mike Chabot

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Mike Chabot has been a guide with Breckenridge Outfitters for a few years. He knows the and loves putting people on fish. He is passionate about what he does and doesn't disappoint on the water.

Mike Sampson

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Mike Sampson is a long time Breckenridge local and long time angler. He is very patient and a wonderful teacher. New to fly fishing or avid angler Mike will teach you all he knows and work to make your day a wonderful experience.

Ned parker

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Ned has been a part of Breckenridge Outfitters as a manager, guide, and previous owner. The amount of knowledge on local and worldwide waters Ned has is astounding. He is a very fun guide in and out of the fly shop and an excellent teacher. When you are on the water with Ned for the day you are sure to have a top notch experience.

Pat Rudolph

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Pat loves to ski, but may be better at fishing. When he moves from the ski shop to the fly shop in the summer all anglers and clients are infected with his desire to catch fish.

Pete "Beluga" Schmidt


As a life-long fly fisherman, experienced whitewater guide, and professional ski instructor Pete combines his talents to share his love of Colorado's rivers with you. Whether walking/wading, or floating the Colorado in his custom drift boat, Beluga connects his guests to the history, beauty and splendor of our mountain playground.

Ron Gilligian

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Ron is a dentist by trade but is equally as precise and intentional with his fishing. If people are comfortable with him drilling in their mouth you can imagine that he is just as good at making you feel comfortable with a fly rod in your hand.

Scott Penn

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For the last 25 years ​Scott​ has made his home in Summit County, CO, honing his skills on the rivers of the Central Rockies– the Colorado, Arkansas, ​Blue, ​and South Platt​e​ to name a few. He loves teaching and sharing his knowledge of the sport as senior float guide at Breckenridge Outfitters. Scott is an Orvis Endorsed Guide and ​​pro staff ​​for Hatch Reels. He is also a representative for RO Drift Boats and serves as a Colorado dealer for the company.​ ​​Scott has traveled extensively and i​s equally at home on salt water​, often leading international trip​s​​ around the world​​.​

Shane Michael

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Shane is a well rounded angler. If it can be caught on a fly, chances are he has. Shane is a great teacher for any experience level or age. If he isn't on a guided trip, chances are you will find him on the river.

Tim West

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Tim is the owner of Breckenridge Outfitters and guides when he can break away from the shop, which is not very often. Tim enjoys introducing folks to fly fishing and sharing any information he can with clients and fellow anglers alike.

Tom Daisy

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Tom approaches life with the right attitude. After or before trips he can often be found lounging in the shop Lazy-Boys chatting with guests. On the river he makes sure everything is enjoyable and all anglers are catching fish.

Tony DiPaola

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Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California where he spent all of
his free time fly fishing in the Southern and Eastern Sierra. Moving to
Colorado in 2006 found Tony chasing trout all Summer and powder stashes all Winter. He enjoys every minute with fly anglers of all experience levels and never tires of the beaming smile on the face of clients when they land their first fish on a fly.

TR Resignolo

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TR loves to fish and tie flies. Trust us, before you ask him a question about tying flies make sure you are ready for a thorough response! Everyone that fishes with TR returns with a smile on their face.

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