The 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship is coming to the United States with anglers from over 30 countries fishing the free flowing rivers and majestic lakes of Colorado this September 11-18, 2016. Vail is the host town for the championship flag parade, opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the medal presentation. International attendees will enjoy a week of celebrations, the town’s Oktoberfest event, and world class fly fishing in an alpine atmosphere.
Competitors will fish the Eagle River, Colorado River, Blue River, Sylvan Lake, and Dillon Reservoir in Eagle and Summit Counties. Fishing venues are divided into 5 sectors where each angler fishes for 3 hours over 5 sessions. Bring a camera and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Colorado and watch true masters of the fly rod in action.
A Conservation Symposium will provide a special day time viewing of Patagonia’s Dam Nation film followed by a speaker’s panel provided by Colorado Trout Unlimited. This free viewing will be hosted at the Ford Amphitheater, and is open to the public.
Derek DeYoung will hold an Art Show on the final day of the championship. The Vail Marriott will be adorned with art in a celebration of fly fishing. All are welcome to come visit with Derek and see his unique style of paintings.
The medal ceremony will be held in Vail Village. Watch team and individual medals awarded while national anthems are played and nation’s flags are raised. Cheer alongside all the competitors as the medals and trophies are held high. Closing speeches will be made and the ‘Sacred Scroll’ will be passed to the next host nation.
This championship is being produced by The America Cup, Inc. The America Cup is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes competitive and amateur fly fishing at the national and international levels and provides program support to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.