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Our guides are full time professional who have the passion and knowledgeable about the fly fishing sport! Our Colorado fly fishing guides have spent years mastering the waters that you will catch fish on helping you to be confident you’ll catch fish too. Learn more about our fly fishing guides qualification standards.

Duane Redford | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Duane Redford

Duane began fly fishing in the mountain lakes and streams in Arizona over forty years ago.  He has been fly fishing Colorado since 1982, and spent the majority of his days guiding on the Front Range, specifically the South Platte tailwaters. As a former teacher and coach, Duane relies on his ability to breakdown the finer points of  angling to help his clients quickly master the art of fly fishing.  Duane has written The Fly Read More

Alex Garnier | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Alex Garnier Minturn Anglers Guide

Alex was born and raised in St. Louis Mo, and has over 10 years of experience fly fishing in the Vail Valley.  Favorite trip is a full day float on the Eagle River and taking kids fly fishing for their first time.  Known as “The G” around the shop, Alex has been guiding in the valley since 2005.   In all his time on the local watersheds he has learned almost every little “bucket” in Read More

Alex Forsberg | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

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  Alex Forsberg | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile Alex is a Midwest transplant, originally from Michigan. Alex cut his teeth fishing trout, salmon, and steelhead on West Michigan tributaries. During college, if not in class, he could be found on any body of water that held fish. Alex’s passions in the industry are conservation, teaching new techniques, and seeing the look on someone’s face when they catch a fish. Whether it be their first Read More

Billy McMillan | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile


  Growing up in Arizona, I was pretty far removed from seasons, let alone fly fishing. I moved to Colorado in 1990 and was blown away. On an unforgettable trip to New Zealand I was lucky enough to go fly fishing with a guide for a week…. and that was that. Now, after many years of living and fishing in the Vail Valley,  I love sharing the knowledge I’ve gathered with anyone interested in catching Read More

Brian Culp | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile


Born Middlesex, NJ Favorite Hatch:Caddis Favorite River:   Eagle I have been guiding the beautiful rivers of the Vail Valley for the last 10 years, with fly fishing being a passion of mine for many years. I enjoy helping others into the wonderful world of fly fishing. Come and spend a day on the river and see what lies behind the next bend on the river!     All or part of this operation is conducted Read More

Levi Lambert | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Levi grew up in western Montana, fishing the river systems and creeks of the Bitterroot Valley and surrounding area’s.  After graduating from the University of Montana Levi and his wife moved out to Colorado and have been here ever since. He enjoys all forms of fly fishing whether it’s salt water or fresh water, dry fly, streamer, or nymph, but fishing mountain rivers and creeks is what he enjoys the most. When Levi is not Read More

Maverick Conklin | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Maverick has been fishing since the early days of his youth finding ponds, streams, rivers, and fresh waters springs with no chance of a bite. The small town of Millbrook New York provided a lot of early opportunities to fly fish and explore the outdoors. Taking his skills to Colorado in 2010 it was not long before he found Minturn Anglers and a passion for teaching and showing people the great sport of fly fishing Read More

Amanda ‘Mandy’ Hertzfeld | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

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After earning a Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, I was ready for the next chapter in my career. Making the move across country from the small town of Waterville, Ohio, adventure and fly fishing has been a central part of my life. Inspired by fly fishing, my artwork is a direct reflection of my passions. Creating paintings and finding fish is the drive that challenges myself as a whole. Just like painting, each Read More

Doug Bartholomew | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Doug was raised in Bozeman, Montana. He attended Montana State University (or Trout U) where he graduated with a biological sciences degree. He has been fly fishing for 18 years. Doug grew up fishing and guiding the wild, free stone rivers of Montana, like the Yellowstone, the Madison, and the Big Hole. In 2014, he moved himself to Vail, Colorado and fell in love with the Eagle and Colorado Rivers. Doug has been a life Read More

Steele Lewis | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

         The rest of Steele’s teenage years were spent exploring every body of water and every species of fish he could find around his home state of Vermont as well as New Hampshire, and upstate New York. After college and a short stint down south, Steele knew it was time to get back to the mountains and trout he loved, and decided to move to Blue River, Colorado. Steele was instantly addicted to the scenery and hungry trout. It was Read More

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