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Theo Anest

Theo Anest: Owner, head guide, Scott Fly Rod Company Pro-Staff, fly fishing ambassador for Oakley Eyewear, and your Colorado Fly Fishing School instructor! Theo was born in Casper, WY and began fly fishing at a very young age pursuing anything that swam. Theo began his guiding career in the Vail Valley as a summer job in High School and College. A day after graduating from Colorado State, he opened Colorado Skies Outfitters. Through his career, Theo has guided over 1,000 commercial trips, and has logged enough miles rowing to span the United States. Theo is a true student and teacher of fly fishing, and he enjoys sharing his undying passion for the sport with anglers off all skill levels. Highlights and Accomplishments 2011 Teva Mountain Games Gold Medal Winner at fly fishing biggest venue; the Maui Jim 2 Fly Xstream Casting and Fishing competition Denver Post calls Theo Anest “Fly Fishing’s Future” in the June 8th, 2011 Outdoor Section Feature Story February 2011: Co-hosted TV episode of “Hooking Up With Mariko Izumi” on the World Fishing Network WFN. 2011: 2nd Place Golden Games, 2nd Place Frostbite Fish Off Competition, Finalist Best of the West Casting Competition 2010: 2nd Place wright and McGill Casting Competition, Teva Mountain Games Semi-Finalist 2009: Best of the West Distance Casting Competition Finalist, 2007: Teva Mountain Games Finalist, Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year Colorado Master Angler Awards: Rainbow Trout, Cuttbow, Hybrid Striper (Wiper) Testimonials When I heard that Theo had taken first place at the Teva games, I was really happy for him, but not surprised that he had won. My wife and I have gone on several float and wade trips with him, he has so much talent, I really enjoy just watching him fly fish sometimes. I have had the pleasure of fly fishing recently with some of the best guides in the industry, and Theo is truly special. His knowledge, skills, and abilities are unmatched. If you are looking for the best guide, my wife Carol and I highly recommend Theo at Colorado Skies Outfitters , you will not regret it! -Kyle A. Parker, CO " Theo has guided myself and friends a number of times, and even though I have fly fished for over 30-years, I always learn something new about flies, rigging, casting or other techniques. He is one of the most knowledgeable fly fisherman I know, is a great teacher and a real joy to fish with. Often Theo will take our fly rod and show us a casting or mending techique first hand and it is amazing. He is an incredible fly caster and makes everthing look so effortless. Winning the Teva fly fishing contest, against some of the best fly fisherman on the planet, is a great accomplishment for Theo and something to be very proud of." -Mark L. Castle Rock, CO


Browse Updates by: Theo → Resent Post Date: April 28, 2014