Our Guides

Breckenridge Outfitters is honored to be “The 2016 Orvis Endorsed Shop of the year’ and ‘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.

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.

After more than two decades in the corporate world Al never looses his appreciation to be able to share his passion for being on a river with a fly rod surrounded by Colorado’s mountains. His enthusiasm is infectious and a day on the water with Al is nothing short of an incredible time.

Alex grew up fishing with his grandfather in West Virginia, on the beautiful Elk River. His passion for fly fishing began in college and he realized that he loved to teach others how to catch fish on the fly after introducing many friends to the sport. Alex is an enthusiastic, but patient young guide who truly enjoys any day on the water helping others catch fish!

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.

Brennon moved to colorado in 2015 to live out his dream of becoming a Professional Fly Fishing Guide. Since then he has become a very accomplished angler both here in colorado and across the country. He enjoys teaching anglers of all abilities and is always seeking to learn more from the veterans of the sport.

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 was named Orvis freshwater guide of the year for 2019. He 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 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 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.

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.

Dustin hails from Oklahoma, but has happily been in the mountains for a few years. In his past life he was a professor, so you can bet the education you will gain from a day on the river will be nothing short of extensive. Dustin has a true passion for guiding, fishing, and tying flies. When Dustin isn’t guiding, you will find him hunting large trout or predator fish. Though he lives in Summit County, we all believe he calls the Williams Fork his back yard.

Hans is from Upstate New York. He has been fly fishing for almost three years and is very passionate for the sport. He loves getting new and experienced anglers alike on fish. He likes to snowboard and backpack when he isn’t fishing. Hans will help customers select the best gear and flies for a day on the water in our full service fly shop. Stop in and see Hans for the best locations and what to throw!

Jeff loves rivers! He began guiding in 1991. From the Grand Canyon to South America, He is always on the water. Moving to Colorado in 1997, Jeff’s passion for fly fishing blossomed in the Wild West. His patience and enthusiasm will shine on every trip!

Jin has been fishing for a long time and has the skill set and personality to guarantee a memorable day. Any day on the water with Jin is sure to be a fun and informative experience.

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 any ability.

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 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. Lance has been a Captain and fishing guide for 47 years.

Lyle grew up farming and herding sheep in Farmington NM. During his free time, this is where he began his journey of learning how to catch fish on the fly, on the San Juan River. After moving to Colorado Springs, and being discharged from the military, he volunteered helping veterans in PHWFF… In helping veterans, he found out he enjoyed the time to take out, teach, and mentor anyone on the river. During the winter months, you can find Lyle on the slopes, teaching others how to snowboard. If not snowboarding, you can catch him fly fishing on the snow pack banked rivers.

Growing up in Durango, Colorado, Mac developed a passion for fly fishing at a young age. He is a patient and easy going guide and loves to play a part in getting newcomers “hooked” on fly fishing. He has spent a number of years learning the ins & outs of his home waters around Colorado and the Four Corners.

Early in life Mark got the fishing “bug” and has developed a strong passion for the sport. Mark grew up fishing the fabled waters of Northern Michigan’s AuSable river and Piere Marquete (PM). Fly fishing for over 30 years has brought Mark great joy and serenity and he is excited to share with you the peace and enjoyment that fly fishing can bring. It’s a great day when hooking up with a trout which makes for a truly a wonderful experience. Mark will gladly work with you and make sure that your day is full and rewarding.

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 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.

Nick grew up in New Hampshire fishing and made the move to Colorado a number of years ago. Originally to chase snow but now all he does is chase fish of all species. He also loves to tie flies. He enjoys working with anglers of all abilities and has a great knowledge of local waters.

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.

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 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.

A passionate fly fisher, Sarah has been guiding and teaching fly fishing for fifteen years. For most of those years she has run a Women’s Learn How to Fly Fish School, introducing hundreds of women to fly fishing. She also started a program in Summit County introducing kids to fish, served for many years as the president of the local Trout Unlimited Chapter, and was an original stakeholder in the restoration of the Swan River in Breckenridge. An avid boater, she also explores the rivers of Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming either in her drift boat or raft. A world traveler, Sarah has fished internationally in Kamchatka, Russia, Belize, and Patagonia.

Shari started fishing with her Dad at a young age and turned to fly fishing as an adult. Then to her suprize became a wade guide in the waters around Summit County. She is also a volunteer guide for warriors with PTSD and is honored to thank them for their service. Shari loves to travel and holds ten world records. A day of fly fishing with Shari is a day worth repeating.

Tim is the owner of Breckenridge Outfitters and guides when he can break away from the shop. Tim enjoys introducing folks to fly fishing and sharing any information he can with clients and fellow anglers alike. A day on the water with Tim is never anything short of a good time.

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.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California, he spent all of his free time fly fishing in the Southern and Eastern Sierra. He moved to Colorado in 2006. He can be found 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.

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.