About Us

Drifthook Fly Fishing was born in Colorado in 2014, the brainchild of a group of professional guides and avid anglers with decades of fly-fishing experience.

From the headwaters of the upper Colorado River to the tailwaters of the Uncompahgre River, Drifthook’s comprehensive fly-fishing program and fly kits have been thoroughly tested for five years, and we’re thrilled to be able to finally share them with the world.

Our specially curated Fly Fishing Starter Kits and Instructional Videos give all fly-fishers—from beginner to advanced—the skills and essential gear to enjoy their time on the water and to Catch The MONSTER Trout of a Lifetime.

Our Mission

At Drifthook, we want anyone who picks up a fly rod to have the confidence and knowledge to Catch the MONSTER Trout of a Lifetime.

Drifthook’s Exclusive Guarantee

All of Drifthook’s hand-tied flies are backed with an exclusive 100% guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, just send your fly box back to us, and we will promptly refund 100% of the cost. As a thank you for trying Drifthook Fly Fishing, you’ll get to keep your access to our Members Portal.

Meet Drifthook’s Founder

Matthew Bernhardt, a third-generation Coloradan, grew up at the forefront of the state’s fly-fishing revolution, enjoying time on the water side by side with experienced guides and lifelong anglers.

By combining his passion for fly-fishing with input from other experienced fly-fishers and guides and his fine arts degree from Colorado State University, Matthew spent five years carefully developing the Drifthook Fly Fishing System, built to help every angler catch more trout.

When he’s not spending time with his wonderful family, you’ll find him out on the water catching MONSTER trout, and he anxiously looks forward to the day when his kids are old enough to join him there.

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What the Drifthook Community Is Saying

I've been guiding in Colorado for over 30 years and this is the best group of flies and instruction that I have tested. I recommend this program to my guide friends and new clients daily.

-Mark, Professional Guide

I have been fly fishing for close to three decades and the information found in this system is spot-on and improved my fly fishing skills immensely.

-Reini, Fly Fishing World Traveler

This set of flies was just what I needed to get me to the next level in fly fishing. I have paid three times as much at my local fly shop for this type of quality and selection.

-Adam, Fly Fishing Enthusiast