EyeFlyFish Alum Christian Howard with a nice cutthroat caught in 

Rocky Mountain N.P. on EyeFlyFish 2014

What is EyeFlyFish and who are the Optometric Fly Fishers?

The Optometric Fly Fishers Present:   EyeFlyFish 2021

July 25-28, 2021

Return to Rocky Mountain N.P.!


EyeFlyFish is the result of an idea to create a program that combines the need for high quality optometric continuing education and the love of fly fishing. Founded in 1991 by optometrists and fly fishing friends Mark Boas and Charlie Griffen,  the idea came to fruition with the first EyeFlyFish program held at Allenberry Resort on the famous Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs, PA. After a successful initial program, featuring noted fly fishing authors Joe Humphrey, Ed Koch and Ed Shenk, as well as a follow-up program in 1993, the program  was put on hold in order to raise our families and grow our practices.


Fast forward 25 years later

In 2014 we reactivated the program in order to provide our fellow optometrists with the opportunity to receive quality continuing education and outstanding fly fishing instruction. Recent programs have been held at the Rocky Mountain Conference Center in Estes Park, CO, the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA, the Flying Saddle Resort in Alpine, WY.

and Buffalo Bill Village and Resort in Cody WY.

In 2018, Mark decided to retire from EyeFlyFish so Charlie decided to run the program on his own.

Big News!

In 2021 Charlie became a licensed Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide

*For details on streams he guides on and fees see the Guiding Header*


EyeFlyFish 2021 - Return to Rocky Mountain N.P.!

Past EyeFlyFish participants were polled about where to hold this year's program and unanimously voted to return to Rocky Mountain N. P. 


Join me and the other Optometric Fly Fishers in Estes Park, CO, eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain N. P., home of 2 species of cutthroat, as well as brook, brown and rainbow trout. There are numerous streams and lakes in the Park and Estes Anglers guides will help you catch the Colorado Grand Slam!


The University of Houston's CE in the Rockies Program provides the 

​opportunity to earn 20 top quality CE credits.

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Don't be Left Out !

In order to provide a high quality fly fishing experience we must limit

the  number of participants. Registrations will be honored on a first come, first served basis and an early registration discount is available.


To find out more information please see our details and registration pages.


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