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  • Mothers Day Caddis in Colorado aammon2Why the Mother’s Day caddis hatch isn’t just about one bug Recently I had been hearing reports like I do every year that the caddis hatch was on at the Arkansas River, so I decided to go check it out for myself. I grabbed some fly rods, a friend, leftover pizza, and some beer and set ... Read more
  • Pure Enjoyment – Fly Fishing with Children Fly Fishing fishing with children Minturn AnglersVacationing and Family Fly Fishing in Colorado I remember when I got started fishing.  Of course, I didn’t start fly fishing from the get-go.  Yes, I did use a Snoopy spin cast my father bought me.  I actually liked it and especially since I even caught some fish.  I almost wish I had a picture of ... Read more
  • A Perfect Denver Fly Fishing Treat South Platte River Fly Fishing DenverMy son, Nicholas, is always on the road crisscrossing the country, meeting with clients. I regularly urge him to visit me when I can take him fly fishing but it never works out. Once again, he is scheduled to be in Denver in a few weeks on exactly the days I am out of town. ... Read more
  • Deckers Fishing Report 4/20/15 19731-South Platte-Denver-Deckers FishingBlue Winged Olives at Deckers The South Platte River in Deckers has been fishing well lately with BWO mayflies and midges coming off and active fish feeding throughout the day. These bugs may be small but trout at Deckers have been eating them like popcorn. Small flies in the #18-22 range are the ones needed to turn a ... Read more
  • Scott Tidal Fly Rod Review | Scott Fly Rods | Salt Water Fly Rods Scott “Tidal” series fly rods live up to the bill of “making the hard way a little easier.” Chasing fish in salt water on a fly rod can be a great way to get humbled. Wether its the elusiveness of the species we are chasing our the conditions we choose to pursue them in, we ... Read more
  • Shimizake Dry Shake Liquid | Fly Fishing Product Review Dry Shake Liquid product testShimizake Dry Shake–Product Review Many fly fishers live by their silicone gel and Dry Shake.  Liquid?  It doesn’t occur to them that it can also be an effective way to deliver floatant.  As long as the solvent dries quickly (and a little powder can hurry that process along), it’s a great way to penetrate those natural ... Read more
  • Fishpond Nomad Guide Net / Review and Rugged Test Nomad guide net Why Review a Net? The net is one piece of equipment that is often overlooked by anglers.  Nets can be cumbersome, difficult to manage and even forgotten on the side of the river or on a rented boat.  They can be easily damaged when dropped, stepped on or even sat on.  Often, anglers will have two nets, ... Read more
  • Fly Fishing Wading Boot Review | Korkers Whitehorse Korkers WhitehorseKorkers has evolved dramatically in the past few years.  Their concept of replaceable soles was tempting, but they needed a tool to remove and re-set their soles, and it took significant work to make them seat properly into the boots.  Those days are gone, and the Whitehorse is a feature-laden boot worth reconsidering. At $169, ... Read more
  • Join Minturn Anglers @ Fly Fishing Film Tour Party! Fly Fishing Film Tour 2015 - Denver & Vail ColoradoEnjoy Fly Fishing Film Tour on IMAX at this annual party! Don’t miss the Party! The only all inclusive IMAX ticket to the Fly Fishing Film Tour. For just $20 you get the films, beers courtesy of Coors Brewing Company, silent auctions, great raffles, and tons of free gear. The event benefits Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ... Read more
  • Minturn Anglers Annual Holiday Party | Thursday December 18th 5pm til… The Tradition Continues at Minturn Anglers Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Come share the holiday spirit with us at our Denver (Parker) and Vail locations as we host our annual Holiday Party. This is the time of year where you reflect back on all you’ve accomplished and what it took to get you ... Read more
  • Buy One Get One Free Wade Trips on Minturn Anglers Private Water | Now through June 1st! 13016-Presidents weekend fun-Eagle River vailTwo People for the Price of One on The Eagle River! It’s that time of year again and Minturn Anglers is going to make a Winter fly fisherman out of ya! Back by popular demand, we are again offering our “B.O.G.O.” special on our private lease on the Vail Rod and Gun Club. These fly fishing ... Read more
  • Small Business Saturday Party! – 11/29/2014 Join us next Saturday at our Parker location for a Minturn Anglers style throw down! “Small Business Saturday” is a cherished day for your local fly shop and a great day to support a local business that helps put trout in your creel any month of the year. In typical fashion, Minturn Anglers will have the ... Read more
  • Winter weather is around the corner…. SITKA_GEAR_Waterfowl_6resized There is no shortage of birds in the state. Geese are absolutely everywhere, ducks are here but are spread out and take some scouting to find. Tomorrow ducks will be open everywhere on the Front Range, don’t forget to set the spinners and duck full bodies. There is nothing more exciting than mallards in the ... Read more
  • 11/25/14 Duck and Goose Update 15783-Duck and Goose Update-group hunting goose-Klay Reiter After our cold snap a few weeks back a lot of ducks got pushed out of the smaller ponds as they froze over. Ducks have been roosting on large open water and feeding heavily in corn. Afternoon duck flights have been very large and more consistent than the morning flights. Geese have been flying early, ... Read more
  • 11/5/14 Waterfowl Scouting Report SITKA_GEAR_Waterfowl_5 Birds are on the move and actively feeding. The weather is going to continue to get colder forcing the waterfowl to consume more food for fuel and warmth. Over the past few days we have had a small cold snap followed by warm clear days. Lots of Mallards will be spending the night in the field ... Read more
  • Nov. 3rd Waterfowl Update | Front Range 15533-Nov.3rd Waterfowl Update-Man hunting ducks with his dogDig out those base layers, no more shorts under the waders, the cold weather is poking its head around the corner. What does cold weather mean besides another layer of clothes? More ducks! Last week we saw an increased numbers of American Wigeon, Gadwall, Wood duck, and Redheads. Over the past week field hunting was most ... Read more