Dubbing Loop Leech Tutorial Yea, you heard me, a leech and I know what your thinking, with all the wonderful variations of stone flies, worms, eggs, and attractor patterns, why in the world would you waste space in your nymph rig with a dull looking leech? It’s simple, I’m lazy, and this particular leech pattern is quick and easy to tie, plus the addition of the “hot spot” gives it the look of an egg Read More
“Just Say NO” to Bobbers this Fall Dump your 6x tippet and bobbers in the trash, this is a fly fishing intervention! We at Minturn Anglers are recovering Bobber Junkies every Fall and we want to help those in need with their bobber addiction. It’s a long road to recovery but we are here to help during the best streamer fishing of the year and this year is especially off the hook!!! The Bobber Fishing Read More
“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
I have been using the Mini Rig off and on, on guided trips for the last month. As we begin to see August around the corner, it will be my go to rig while chasing trout with clients. The Mini Rig is a way to attack fish from the top down. It’s simply a short nymph rig without the classic indicator, so to speak. Your indicator is a large dry fly, something like a Chubby Read More
Here in the Land of Trout, Dreaming of Saltwater Fly Fishing 8-1-2014 Trout season in full flow, lots of fish caught, many tales of the one that got away, however my mind regularly thinks of home and of all the fish relaxing tails up in the knowledge that I am 3,000 miles away. As with many fly fishing guides, my life follows the seasons. 12 years ago I made the decision to make my base where Read More
Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing School Give an individual(s) a day on the water on the second half of Minturn Anglers’ Fly Fishing School on the Eagle, Colorado or Gore waters and dreams come true! Let us help you with knots, good and bad, water knowledge, how to wade and how to read the waters of the Vail Valley. Let us help you understand which flies to throw, how to throw them and why. We love Read More
Short Story bout The Cast, and touch of The Taste. The Cast. The car door slams shut, “Everybody in?” , last check before we head out. “Yup!” And we’re off and runnin’. As always I can feel the slight tension of the unknown that awaits in the clients. “Where ya from? How long are you in town?” A quick background check on me and some smartass humor and a sense of ease sets in. Somehow, Read More
Fly fishing in the Vail Valley has been phenomenal of late. Check out our guide, Joel B. Sharp laying the hammer to a nice Eagle River rainbow trout! Give us at Minturn Anglers a call TODAY and book your trip while the fishing stays good!
Day Trips from Vail to WY? Believe it! Meet us at the fly shop in the morning, fly out with us to your destination, catch large fish that never see flies and be back in time for dinner! Fly-In Fishing Trip Details… Grey Reef, Miracle Mile, perhaps the Bighorn? Perhaps you’d prefer a 20,000 acre private water fly fishing paradise? These famed rivers and unbelievable fly fishing options are now within striking distance of Vail! Read More
Parker, CO country music singer Kenzi Whittington is country music’s next big thing. Through the winter, Kenzi and lead guitar player Tim DeArmitt will be playing an acoustic show 8-10PM to follow hump day tying night at the Underground (bar beneath the shop). Call 720-851-4665 for details & directions No cover charge!