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Strippers and Spoolers Part 1 – Duane Redford

Strippers and Spoolers – Part One Of every fish that eats your offering, you probably recognize 60 percent of the takes. Of that 60 percent, you probably hook slightly less than 50 percent on the set.  Of that 50 percent the average fly angler lands, or brings to net, maybe 40 percent.  Face it folks, we’re leaving a lot of fish for the next angler! As a guide, I try to get my clients into Read More

Why I Love Denver? Fly Fishing of Course!

US News & World Report lists Denver as number one on their 2016 list of Best Places to Live in the USA. I think they got it right, and with good reason. We have the most breathtaking nature right in our backyard, with almost 200 peaks in the Rocky Mountain Range greeting us every day. This Mile High City really is 5,280 feet above sea level, giving us some of the most vivid clear, blue Read More

10 Hidden Springtime Fly Fishing Spots in and Around Denver

There are many little known fly fishing locations in and around Denver. Spring is the ideal time to pull out your gear and start exploring some of these incredible angling opportunities. Days are getting longer and warmer, many different insect larvae are becoming more active, and rainbow, cutthroat and brown fish are starting to spawn. The South Platte and other nearby waters provide legendary fly fishing opportunities. Here are 10 little known fly fishing spots Read More

World Class Fly Fishing Waters for Residents and Visitors to Denver Colorado

The many dams and reservoirs near Denver provide tailwaters which are abundant in fish nutrients and offer ideal and stable water temperatures year round. The result is the perfect habitat for over 35 varieties of fish, many of which are trophy size. Residents of Denver are taking advantage of their proximity these productive waters, and avid out of state anglers are becoming more and more aware of the thrills of fly fishing Denver waters. Start Read More

Fly Fishing Colorado Waters: Fish Where the Fish Are

Fish where the fish are. That is what my first Minturn Anglers fly fishing guide told me many years ago. He then proceeded to show me exactly what he meant. Fish Places Offering Cover This excellent guide helped me begin to develop a fish sense, learning the needs and habits of fish to know where to find them. Fish, like all creatures, like to feel safe. To survive, they will seek out and take advantage Read More

Fly Fishing the Frying Pan River

Colorado’s Frying Pan River is listed as one of the 18 Best Trout Streams in the Western States, and it is time I got it off my fly fishing bucket list of fishing spots. Legend has it that the river is named after a frying pan that was placed in a tree to mark the location of the death of a pioneering comrade. Staff at the Minturn Anglers fly shop in Vail tell me that I Read More

Choose Your Colorado Fly Fishing Challenge – Fish and River

Fly fishermen and women in Colorado (Denver Front Range and Vail Valley) are blessed with more than 6,000 miles of streams and over 2,000 reservoirs and lakes to choose from for fabulous angling adventures. The venues are endless, and there are some 35 different species of fish just waiting to be presented with the right fly. I am tempted to make a list of the different fish I have caught over the years: Rainbow trout Read More

Improve Your Fly Fishing Catch and Release Technique

The last time I had opportunity to spend some time with one of the professional fly fishing guides from Minturn Anglers in Denver Colorado, he talked to me about the best way to catch and release fish safely. His sincerity about respecting this natural resource was contagious, and what he told me is important enough to share. There is a growing trend among fly fishermen to follow catch and release practices. In fact, in many fishing Read More

Horseback & Fly Fishing Trips Offered by Minturn Anglers

Imagine a getaway experience that begins with riding horseback out to secluded waters in the beautiful Vail Valley and moves on to fly fishing for photo worthy trout. At Minturn Anglers, we can make this dream a reality! Come with us for an exclusive and completely private full day or overnight trip to a large ranch only half an hour from Vail Village and Beaver Creek. Located on the edge of Piney Lake, nestled in Read More

Fly Line Care and Maintenance

During winter months when it’s harder to get out on the water, I take the time to check over my gear to make sure I’m ready for the next fly fishing season. I must admit it’s also an excuse to dream about catching that next big one. During a recent visit to my favorite fly fishing shop in Denver Colorado, Minturn Anglers, I picked up some fly line dressing recommended by the friendly shop staff. Read More

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