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We’ve got all your fishing reports covered in one fly shop, Minturn Anglers. With most fishing taking place along the I-70 corridor, we’ve separated our reports into two sections: I-70 Corridor and South. Check below to see all the awesome Colorado fly fishing of I-70 and up to read up to date reports on the Eagle River, Colorado River, Blue River, Roaring Fork, Yampa River, Gore Creek, Frying Pan and many more

Camp Hale/ Homestake Creek Fishing Report | 6/9/2016

Camp Hale/ Homestake Creek Fishing Report 6/9/2016 With it being peak runoff in the valley, we fled to the high country in search for safer wading conditions and a slower drift. The creek is running higher then normal and is also tinted a bit, to our advantage. Later in the summer, the flows of Homestake Creek are trickling with 100% water visibility, making it tougher to stalk your fish but, right now the conditions are Read More

Getting “Mooned” on the Eagle River – Duane Redford

“I’ve been mooned!” So, there I was, minding my own business, going about my daily guided trips on the Eagle River, and having a blast. The fishing was great, predictable, and steady. Then I was mooned… Not sure how to explain it, but the day after our last full moon, the bottom fell out of the river. There was a futile hatch at best, and not one brown trout was brought to the net. Areas Read More

Gore Creek Fishing Report 8/3/15

Try terrestrials even when it’s technical Clarity is excellent on Gore Creek right now with low flows of 61 CFS above red sandstone creek. Things are finally getting technical on Gore Creek as the water has dropped. On bright sunny days you need to put your ninja tactics on to get them. Make your rigs very long and light. Fish are sulking deep on the bottom during the heat of the day and feeding voraciously on Read More

Gore Creek Fly Fishing Report – 7/25/2015

Blue Winged Olives are the way to go on Gore Creek Gore Creek in Vail is fishing well these days with consistent baetis hatches going off from 10 to 2pm each day. Look for fish in the deep runs and riffles during the heat of the day and soft edges in the evening or cloudy or rainy days. Long and light down to 5 or 6X is the best approach when nymphing. On a cloudy day use a Read More

High Water Tactics for Colorado Fly Fishing

This time of the year can present some of the best fly fishing of the season High, stained water can be your friend if you approach it properly.  Of course, safety is your first concern, but if you take the correct approach, you can remain safe and catch fish. When the water begins to rise, the fish are pushed to the softer seams along the banks.  The drag caused by the bottom or base of Read More

Pure Enjoyment – Fly Fishing with Children

Fly Fishing fishing with children Minturn Anglers

Vacationing 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 me with my first catch.  AS the years rolled on, I moved from lakes to streams and eventually graduated Read More

Fly Fish Colorado in winter – The Early Bird Gets more than the worm

Minturn Anglers fly fish in colorado winter waters

Every year in March a guy walks into the shop to buy hooks or fly tying materials and I ask him the standard shop question. “Have you been out lately?” He looks up from his bundle of materials clenched in his hand. “Oh no,” he replies. “I don’t do my fishing until summertime. My wife has a long list of duties for me to catch up on and fishing isn’t one of em. I’ll be Read More

Gore Creek Fishing Report 11/15/14

Winter is here and our favorite creek in the valley fishes great all season as the crowds concentrate on world class skiing Flows are winter low and the water temps are falling everyday which has increased the feeding activity in the middle of the day. Look for fish in the riffles still but be aware that they will be looking to settle in to their typical winter lies so concentrate most of your time on Read More

Fall Fly Fishing Report | Gore Creek

Fall Brookies near upper Gore Creek

10-6-2014 Fall Fly Fishing Report Overview Gore Creek is still significantly above its usual flows, but it has returned to low-and-clear conditions after a period of rain.  The focus is on BWOs and midges, with an egg or smaller stonefly as a good lead fly. Conditions Gore Creek is usually flowing at about 30 cfs in October.  It usually runs at temperatures in and around the high 40s, but with significant swings as the wider Read More

Brush Creek | Late Summer Fly Fishing Report

9-8-2014 Brush Creek Report The Town of Eagle’s gem, Brush Creek, is beginning to accept its yearly influx of fall browns from the Eagle River and the rainbows that follow them for the egg feast they expect.  For a small tributary, it can produce surprisingly large trout in the fall. Temps are up as the flow has finally become the usual late-season low-and-clear standard.  Recent rain has popped up streamflows significantly (see those on the Eagle in Read More

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