David Dragoo

Mayfly Outdoors: Founder

David Dragoo is a Colorado born entrepreneur and founder of several businesses specializing in manufacturing and real estate. Most notably, David is the founder of Mayfly Outdoors , an outdoor products company and Certified B® Corporation proudly based in Montrose, Colorado. The company’s brands include fly fishing tackle businesses Abel® , Ross Reels® and Airflo® . The company employs over 100 people with operations in California, Colorado, and the United Kingdom.

Additionally, David leads the Colorado Outdoors project on the Western Slope, an award-winning 164-acre
public-private partnership aimed to revitalize the community and restore the local riverway. In this capacity, he works closely with private equity partners, local public entities, and conservation organizations.

David earned a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. He was recognized by
former Gov. John Hicklenlooper on the Senate floor in 2018 and named one of the Top-5 most influential young professionals in Colorado by ColoradoBiz magazine. David was also appointed to the Colorado’s Economic Development Commission in 2019 by Colorado Sen. Leroy M. Garcia, Jr., Senate President. David is also a member in Telluride’s chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

David is passionate about the outdoor industry, public lands, and river conservation. He lives on the Western
Slope with his wife Heidi and their dog Remy.