As the US international organizer, for 14th FIPS Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship 2015, it is my mission to showcase the beauty of Colorado, Vail, and our watershed rivers and lakes, while providing an exceptional fly fishing event to our international attendees.

The 14th FIPS-Mouche World Youth Fly Fishing Championship will be hosted in one of the greatest fly fishing watersheds in the United States. Headquartering in the uber mountain town of Vail, Colorado, in Eagle County, USA, The America Cup, Inc. and the Town of Vail have joined together to host a championship of a lifetime.

Participants will be led down the cobble stone streets of Vail, and ride the gondola to the top of Vail Mountain for the opening ceremonies and welcome speeches.  Medal presentations will be in Vail Village with winning nation’s anthems played and flags raised in true Olympic spirit.

Lodging will at the Evergreen Lodge and daily meals will be prepared by a variety of chefs.  The practice and competition venues will be the rivers and lakes of the Rocky Mountain high country.  With elevations ranging from 7,000′ to 10,000′, the competitors will fish along the Colorado River, Eagle River, Sylvan Lake, and Dillon Reservoir.  All these venues will showcase the diversity of Colorado waters and the beauty of the United States.

The Rivers of Colorado are truly majestic. Rivers will vary from classic wide open streams, to long pools and deep holes, to excellent freestone rivers with prolific hatches. Spectacular Canyon Country offering not only outstanding fishing, but also an unforgettable setting. The only thing that rivals the beauty of these vistas are the trout you will encounter.

Come enjoy the wild trout and spectacular scenery of Colorado and the American west.

John Knight
International Organizer