Antique Decoys

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An Antique Canvasback Decoy by Bob Cook Another new addition to the Aspen Outfitting Company shop this week is the hand-carved decoy’s of Bob Cook. Mr, Cook is a native Georgian who began carving and painting wildfowl decoys over 30 years ago. His father, Clarence, was an accomplished wood worker and cabinet maker while his brother Nick is world renowned … Read More

Aspen Outfitting Company’s Hunting Knives

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I am just recently back from a trip to the Great White North (Toronto to be exact), so excuse my slow posting recently… When I was gone, we acquired a couple of nice hunting knives. The first is a set of two knives in a custom sheath by famous knife maker Sean McWilliams. They are hand-forged stainless steel (he is … Read More

Natalie, The Gittelmans, and Big Trout

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Natalie – One of AOC’s Best Just finished talking with Mr. Gittelman about his fishing trip with us yesterday. He came by just to let me know how much fun he had catching 20 inch trout with our guide Natalie on the Roaring Fork last night (he said that it was the highlight of his trip). The scenerio is pretty … Read More

New Website with copy by Gary Hubbell

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One of Gary’s Images from our new site Wow, I’ve been really busy the last couple of days and I haven’t had a chance to update the blog. One of the things that has been keeping me occupied since I last posted, is the new website. Gary Hubbell, an ex-guide and friend of ours, produced the copy and layout with … Read More

Floating The Roaring Fork River

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This AIRE Super Puma with Downriver Gunnison frame is ideal for ‘the fork’… Starting near the top of Independance Pass on the western slope of the Continental Divide, the fabled Roaring Fork River runs for nearly 70 miles in a northwest direction. After passing through the town of Aspen, ‘the fork’ picks up volume from various tributaries such as Hunter, … Read More

Logging some shop time…

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The Lobby Entrance of The St. Regis Aspen (AOC is through the doors and to your left…) Today is a Saturday, which is traditionally kind of slow. I’ve been in the shop since 7:30AM, we had a shooting trip go out at 8:00AM, and we have several fishing trips thisafternoon/evening. But at the east end of the St. Regis lobby … Read More

Another Awesome Shooting Trip

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We had another awesome shooting trip today. This time of year we are putting out lots of trips each day, and although all of them showcase our passion for service excellence, some are exceptionally successful and just too enjoyable not to talk about. Today’s trip was an especially good example of how successful our teaching technique is. Over thirty years, … Read More