The Blue Quill Angler

Serving Fly Anglers Everywhere
Since 1988

Since 1988, The Blue Quill Angler is recognized as the premier fly fishing guide service and fly shop in the Denver Colorado front range area. Our fly shop and on-line store are fully stocked with the best gear from the best brands in the industry.  Our guide staff is lead by industry veteran, author and co-owner Pat Dorsey, whose knowledge and passion for fly fishing sets the tone for our entire guide staff.  Our focus on providing a quality experience for our customers is shared by all of our staff members, whether they are working in the shop, filling an online order, teaching a person to fly fish for the first time or providing you with the best day on the river they possibly can.

Fully Stocked Fly Shop


Since 1988 The Blue Quill Angler has served the Denver/Evergreen, Colorado fly fishing community through our historical fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado.  Our fly shop is located in an octagonal log barn that is actually a recognized historic landmark.  While we are admittedly biased, it is frankly the coolest fly shop around —  filled to the brim with a wide selection of quality merchandise.

Our huge backyard, when not filled with our local elk herd, lets you test drive that new fly rod before you decide to make your purchase.As special as our location and facility are, it is our friendly, experienced shop staff that truly separates us from our competition.  They are 100% passionate about fly fishing and love nothing more than to share their passion and experience with our customers.  Our staff are not only here to serve our walk-in customers, they are also a phone call away from anyone shopping in our online store that has any questions or needs assistance.

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Let us help you make the most of your day, whether you are just beginning to explore the wonderful world of fly fishing, or you are a seasoned veteran who wants to try a new technique or location. We offer a full range of fishing locations for Full or Half Day trips plus we offer Float trips and Stillwater trips to the best locations in the state.

We take pride in our experienced, legendary and passionate guide staff. Lead by head guide, author and co-owner Pat Dorsey, our guides are professionals and their passion and love for our sport is second to none. While that may be easy for any guide service to claim — our customers tell our story best. Click here to see what they are saying!  At The Blue Quill Angler, our focus is on quality and understand that every guide trip we take is unique and each client may have different goals for the day. The combination of our guide staff and our access to a wide variety of public and private waters ensures your day on the water will be the best it can be!

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We love to teach. We believe that Fly Fishing offers something for everyone. We also know that there is a lot to learn, so we offer many Fly Fishing classes and Fly Tying clinics throughout the year. Kerry Caraghar, who has nearly 30 years of experience as an Orvis endorsed guide, is the director of our classes here at the shop.

Check out our class and seminar schedules and learn how to take your Fly Fishing game to the next level. We also have Fly Fishing classes tailored to women and kids, so all can explore the wonders of Fly Fishing in a friendly and welcoming environment. To that end, check out the Classes and Education section above and have a look at our online Fly Fishing Learning Center. We plan to keep it filled with useful and relevant information for anglers of all skill levels. We hope you bookmark our website and come back often.

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You simply can’t beat our prices or selection when it comes to Fly Fishing gear, equipment, and apparel. The Blue Quill Angler offers the best prices available online and in-store from the industry’s best brands including Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, and more. Not only are you assured of the best prices, we will ship all orders over $30 to you free of charge!

When you purchase from our online store, you are supporting a small business and getting merchandise packaged and shipped directly from our fly shop.  Everything in our historic fly shop is available for you to purchase online. Our online store  is also backed by our expert staff who are a phone call away and are eager to assist you in the best way possible

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