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Check out the latest fly rod reviews from Minturn Anglers shop and guide staff. Trust us we are bigger fly fishing gear nuts than you are.

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 tend to be at a disadvantage.  Having a fly rod you trust to make the cast when the time comes Read More

Redington CT Fly Rod Review


You Don’t Have To Be A Veteran To Love A Classic Fly Rod. The Redington Classic Trout fits like a glove.  Its medium action is great for fly fishermen in high alpine waters throughout Colorado. I am a lifelong fisherman, but I am new to working as a fly fishing guide.  And, I know—firsthand—how intimidating this sport can be to a newcomer.  At least, it was to this newcomer.  Why? Well, it can be expensive, Read More

Temple Fork Outfitters BVK Fly Rod Review

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Temple Fork Outfitter fly rods are my go to choice for high performance at an affordable price BVK series of fly rods have set the bar high for Fast Action speed,  at an consumer friendly price, starting at $225. Advances in fly rod technology have brought some great advantages to today’s angler. Fast action fly rods have become a staple to the serious anglers collection and with good reason. The ability to  generate faster line speeds Read More

Tenkara Fly Fishing: What Is It All About?

By: Minturn Anglers Guide Graham Moran tenkaragrasshopper.com What is Tenkara Fly Fishing? First off, welcome to the wonderful world of Tenkara. You are about to enter into an experience like no other.But, be forewarned, you may be thinking that you want to start a new hobby. It will start as a hobby and will quickly grow into an obsession of huge magnitude.The following is the beginning of a series on Tenkara fly fishing. I will Read More

Redington Tempt Fly Rod Review | New Redington Fly Rods


New from Redington for 2013 is the Tempt medium action series of fly rods.  These are excellent presentation fishing tools for technical tailwaters or small creeks. You will also be pleasantly surprised to find this rod priced very generously at $169.95. In Colorado we fish technical tailwaters especially during the winter time. We find that the best rods for this application are medium action rods with soft tips that cushion light tippet extremely well. The Read More

NEW Sage Fly Rods Review | All New Sage Rods for this Year!


Introducing the Newest Sage Fly Rods – First, the Circa! Sage CIRCA – Fly Fishing with Advanced, Slow-Action Performance. from Sol Duc Buck on Vimeo. There is a great new Sage fly rod to be excited about for every fisherman this Year.  The New Sage Circa is a true medium action fishing tool great for dries & technical fishing situations that require light tippet.  The Sage ONE Spey Rods are also sure to find their Read More

Echo Carbon Fly Rod Review | Affordable Quality & Performance


The first time I picked up an Echo Carbon rod, I was thoroughly impressed and figured I was casting a fly rod in the $350-$495 price range.  Was I shocked when I found out the Carbon retails at $169.95! How Tough Are Echo Rods?  Check out this Video where Tim Rajeff puts an Echo rod to a test no fly rod will ever see again! The Echo Carbon is the rod that got me hooked Read More

Echo Spey & Switch Rod Reviews | Echo DH, TR, SR, Solo

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Echo Switch & Spey rods are among our favorite for those seeking the best performance at an affordable price. Tim Rajeff is one of the most accomplished & credible fly casters, instructors and rod designers fly fishing has ever known and he wouldn’t put his stamp of approval on a rod he didn’t believe in.  The same could be said for Echo Fly Rod’s rep Frank Smethurst who is also the area rep for Scott Read More

Scott M-Series Fly Rod Product Review

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The new M-series of rods from Scott Fly Rod Company are the highest of quality built graphite rods on the market today.  This particular series of rods were spawned out of Scott’s Custom Shop, with componets and craftmanship usually reserved for the most high end split bamboo rods. The freshwater rods come with beautiful blued nickel silver components, such as a custom reel seats. The wood used in the spacers are amboyna wood to really set Read More

Fly Rod Review Scott L2H Spey & Switch Rods

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Scott L2H Switch & Spey Rods were introduced as a smooth and powerful new line of Spey and Switch Rods that will fit all of today’s casting styles. It doesn’t matter if you are in the Pacific Northwest chucking giant intruders and heavy sink-tips on a Skagit line, fishing a Scandi lines with hoppers on a light Switch Rod, or covering giant water with a Traditonal Long Bellies on a 15 footer, the new L2H has Read More

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