Meet Our Guides

The fly fishing guides at Colorado River Outfitters set the standard in providing you with a safe and enjoyable fly fishing experience. Our guides offer a brilliant knowledge of our local rivers, entomology and wild trout. Our guides are professionally trained and state certified guide instructors and river oarsmen. We are safe, patient, professional and prepared.

Paul Killino
Born to fish, forced to work. Paul starting fishing as a young boy on family vacations to Central Pennsylvania and the Jersey Shore.  Paul has been fishing the Rocky Mountains for 20 plus years and guides year round for Colorado River Outfitters, only taking time off to experience fly fishing in other destinations of the world. Paul’s guiding history is marked by a high energy level and professional attention to deadline and detail. He demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of conveying credibility and enhancing customer satisfaction. “I am grateful to have a profession that I truly love and enjoy. Guiding gives me the opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world, it’s fun, I have a great office and I simply enjoy seeing anyone catch their first fish on a fly."


Tim McAdow
As a Colorado native, Tim grew up fly fishing many of the rivers throughout the Rocky Mountains with his father and brother. His passion for the sport is inspiring. He is an asset to our guiding team and simply a joy to spend time with on the river!  When not fishing in the high country, you will find him on the flats of Akumal, Tulum and Xcalak, Mexico. 
 

Matthew Weldon
Born in Hickory, North Carolina Matthew grew up fishing both saltwater and fresh water since the age of two. He moved to Colorado in 2010 and has been enjoying everything outdoors ever since. His passion for fly fishing and being outdoors is contagious. “When I’m not fly fishing I often find myself around the river enjoying another passion of mine which is photography and videography”.
   
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Anna Mattingly

Born and raised in Oregon, Anna spent a lot of time deep sea fishing off the Oregon coast in addition to fishing the beautiful rivers throughout the state. Anna relocated to Lake Tahoe in 2009 and pursued her passion for fly fishing and being outdoors - often finding herself catching beautiful trout on the Truckee River! Enjoying her fifth year in the Vail Valley, she has a talent for hospitality as well and works as a manger at a high end resort. What she enjoys most about being a guide is putting people on big fish and watching their excitement. Anna's passion for all things fish and our beautiful rivers is contagious!

   
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Keith Samuelson

Sammy grew up fishing the shores of Long Island Sound where he obtained his boating license years before his drivers license. He moved to the Vail Valley in 1993 and within a few years he traded in his kayak gear for a fly rod. Sammy has fly fished throughout the Rocky Mountain region and all across the Caribbean. "I truly love guiding for Paul and with the guides at CRO. It really is a team effort here, everyone puts forth a 100 effort to make each day special. We often joke that without the teamwork, you can't make the dream work". 

   
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Georg Yoder

Born in Bad Kissingen, Germany. Grew up in the west suburbs of the Chicago area. I moved to Vail, Colorado in 1989. I learned how to fly fish with my uncle in Oregon and have never found more enjoyment than a day on the water. I began guiding fly fishing trips in 2000, here in the Vail Valley, and use to feel guilty that I was having so much fun working out on the river all day. Fishing in the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest with my family and clients has been a gift which I try not to forget. Guiding allows me to share my enthusiasm with others every day. Getting out in nature and slowing things down to open the secrets of nature is truly a blessing. Catching fish all day is the icing on the cake.

   
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Brandon Hill

Brandon grew up fly fishing the rivers of Washington State with his father and brother. He has been in the fly fishing business since 2006 and has been guiding in the Rocky Mountains for 12 years. “It’s fun to teach clients techniques that will help increase their chances of catching fish. There is nothing better than spending a day on the river, either walk wading or floating down the river in the comfort of a drift boat!”

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Marshall Nixon

Growing up on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, in Virginia, my love for fishing has been lifelong. My father instilled the passion for fishing within me as a young boy, and I have been fishing for as long as I can remember. I started saltwater fly fishing in my teenage years. I moved to Vail after finishing college and fell in love with the area. I have now been fortunate enough to turn my passion into my job. I get just as much, if not more, excitement out of watching my clients catching fish, than catching fish myself. Let’s go fishing!


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