Fly-In Fishing Trips
Vail Fly-in Fly Fishing Adventure
Treat yourself and your friends to the ultimate in fly fishing when you next vacation in the Vail Valley. Meet up in our fly shop in Vail in the morning, ready to spend the most amazing day with us. Our professional fishing guides whisk you away to a fishing experience you’ll cherish for years to come!
Flying out of Eagle Airport, just a half hour from Vail, our experienced Minturn Anglers pilot will lift up to ten of you into the skies above Vail Valley en route to the most fabulous waters in the area. Enjoy the Colorado Front Range scenery like you’ve never seen it before. Keep watch in the greenery below for elk and other wildlife as we fly you to the day’s destination, be it Grey Reef, Miracle Mile, the Bighorn, or perhaps a 20,000 acre private water fishing paradise only 45 minutes away in Wyoming.
Spend the day fishing pristine mountain waters where the fish never see flies and are waiting to strike your expertly presented casts. Whether you’re a novice or expert angler, our Minturn Angler professional fishing guide will show you exactly how to land that trophy trout. Best of all, we can outfit you with all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, waders, flies and licenses as well as snacks and drinks for the day.
We’ll get you back home to Vail for supper so you can begin telling your fish stories to family and friends!
Talk with our office to plan the day. This is a popular excursion so spots fill quickly! Call us at (970) 827-9500 (Minturn), (720)851-4665 (Lone Tree/Denver) or contact us by email.
FLY-IN FISHING TRIPS
Location: Vail Valley
Capacity: Up to 10 Persons
Closest Major Air Hub: Eagle, CO
Target Species: Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroat, Brook Trout
Documents Required: State ID or Drivers License to purchase a Colorado Fishing License
FLY-IN FISHING TRIPS PACKAGES
- “Premier Package” starts at $950 a person daily
- Personal private jet/plane or personal transportation rate is $650 per person daily
- Overnight stay in our lodge including dinner and breakfast is $150 per day
Fly-In Trip Details
Fly fishing in Vail takes on a whole new meaning when you talk about fly-in fishing! Vail is the perfect starting point for fishing trips accessible mostly by air in northern central Colorado and over into Wyoming. Our charter plane whisks you off for an exciting day…..leave after an early breakfast and be back in time for dinner.
Or, bump up your booking to a premier package that includes an overnight stay in a fabulous lodge, with dinner and breakfast included.
Our personal and private charter plane will accommodate up to ten persons, and fly you in comfort and safety to the destination of your choice. Our experienced pilot has been flying these routes for years, and has the skills to provide you with a most pleasant excursion.
Discuss destination options with our staff, and choose from a number of exciting locations. Each one leads you to waters filled with fish that have never before been challenged by an artificial fly. Try your hand working trophy sized rainbow and browns. You might even catch a cutthroat, or a large walleye. All these fish are hard fighters, and ones in the ten pound range are not unusual. Our guide will help you land the big ones.
Popular destinations include the Grey Reef tailwater section of the Alcove Reservoir on the North Platte in Wyoming, where the thriving trout population is classified as “Blue Ribbon”. Others anglers prefer working the Miracle Mile, waters producing trophy brown trout from the Pathfinder Reservoir on the North Platte. The Bighorn offers its own unique opportunities. Opt for our premier package that flies you to a private 20,000 acre fly fishing paradise where, for a nominal extra fee, you can choose to stay overnight in our lodge, and enjoy a delicious dinner and hearty breakfast.
Minturn Anglers takes care of every detail for you, from providing the necessary license, to outfitting you with a first class rod and reel, fly patterns that produce results, and all necessary clothing and gear. Tasty snacks and drinks are always available throughout the day, and our staff can arrange to meet any special request.
Our professional guides love working with both novice and more experienced anglers, providing the guidance needed to catch those trophy trout. They know exactly what to do to ensure your every need is met, and that you experience the best possible adventure, with memories that will glow with the retelling!
Call our Vail fly shop soon to discuss your options and book a date, as this popular adventure fills up quickly! Call us at (970) 827-9500 (Minturn), (720)851-4665 (Lone Tree/Denver) or contact us by email.
The Vail Valley offers a wide range of lodging opportunities. Please give us a call directly at 970-827-9500 so that we can best determine what the best lodging accommodations are that will meet your needs.
Minturn Anglers Prides itself in upfront Honesty & No Hidden Fees. There is no fine print on our website. We do not advertise a low price and then nickel and dime our clients for flies, leaders, tippet and equipment rentals at the end of the day. We include all the flies, leaders, tippet, waders, boots, rods, reels and lunches on full day guided fishing trips. If you see a lower advertised price, and additional charges in the fine print for flies, rentals etc. proceed with caution!
TRIPS DO NOT INCLUDE: A FISHING LICENSE & A GRATUITY FOR YOUR GUIDE. STANDARD GRATUITY IS 20%. 1/2 DAY AND 3/4 DAY TRIPS DO NOT INCLUDE LUNCH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE LUNCH PROVIDED ON THESE TRIPS THE PRICE IS $25/PERSON.
How Far in Advance do I Need to Book a Trip with Minturn Anglers?
We are the largest fly fishing outfitter in the State of Colorado and have over fifty guides on staff covering both our Vail & Front Range Fishing locations. As a result, we can often handle same day reservations. That being said, we certainly encourage advanced reservations .
What do I need to Bring With me?
We are an all inclusive fly fishing outfitter. That mean’s that we provide all the fly fishing gear you will need. If you want to use your own gear you are certainly welcome to do so. Aside from the fishing gear, you’re welcome to bring a camera but our guides also have them if you forget.
What do I Need to Wear?
The best way to explain this is to imagine what you would wear if you were going on a hike or long walk on a similar weather day.
Do I need a Fishing License, and if so…where can I buy one?
All individuals 16 and over will need a Colorado Fishing License which can be purchased for at our store. Single day out of state CO fishing licenses are $9 for the first day and $5 for each additional day. If you want to get out the door quicker, feel free to purchase them online and view other fishing license options ahead of time HERE.
What is a Standard Gratuity for a Fishing Guide?
A standard gratuities for a fly fishing guide is 20%
Where do I meet my guide?
We can arrange to for you to meet us at our shop, at fishing locations or we are happy to pick you up at your place of residence. Whichever you prefer.
Will I catch a Fish?
Catching fish is never guaranteed, but we would say with strong certainty you will have opportunities to catch fish. We consider an “opportunity” as you set the hook, and felt the fish wiggle on the end of the line. How many fish come to hand is in large part determined by how much experience an angler has hooking & landing fish with a fly rod.
Other Questions You Might Have…
Please don’t hesitate to call us at any of our shops with any further questions you might have.
Guided Trip Reservation & Cancellation Policy
Vail Valley: 970-827-9500
Email: [email protected]
Reservations/Booking & Payment Info
To book a trip, use the BOOK NOW button or call us and let us know when you would like to go & any other special trip information you might have. To hold a reservation, we require a credit card number to complete your reservation. The trip is charged 100% at the time of reservation.
Payment in full is due upon trip confirmation. Trips are fully refundable up to 72 hours before your trip. If you cancel within 24-48 hours in advance of your trip you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of your trip, no refund will be given.
All trips are guided by Minturn Anglers, and rates reflect most current Minturn Anglers pricing). Minturn Anglers operates under special use permits from the White River National Forest, DOW, and the BLM. Colorado Outfitter #2597. Equal opportunity service provider.
We hire full time professional fly fishing guides committed to fly fishing. We are not a seasonal mass tourism fly fishing operation like you will find in most resort towns. We know our rivers intimately and are not learning them as we go. We are constantly making adjustments to your flies and rig throughout the day because we know that an extra split shot is the difference between catching a fish or not catching a fish.
Knowledgeable: Our guide staff is made up of authors, commercial fly tiers, and guides who fish and win fly fishing competitions. We are stewards of the sport and enjoy sharing our passion and knowledge for the sport with you. It’s easy to say, “we have the most knowledgeable and experienced staff” on a website. If you have any doubts we encourage you to ask around.
Innovation: We are innovators of our industry offering trips that no else does and service that is unrivaled. We are often followed or copied, but never outdone by other outfitters.
We Work Harder: The biggest difference is that we are the hardest working guides on the river. If we pass through a run that we know holds fish, we don’t just keep going. We back row it and adjust our weight and depths until we start hitting fish. Once we start hitting fish, we don’t coast. We fish the river hard from start to finish.
Honesty: We are more interested in having you back year after year as opposed to making a quick buck off you. If fishing conditions change drastically following a big rain storm, we will be honest about what you can expect and let you decide whether or not you still wish to fish or reschedule. We will always be happy to issue a refund if conditions wont allow for a great day on the river. That being said, we can’t think of a single day EVER where all stretches of water in Vail have been unfishable.
Friendliness. If our success could be summed up in one word, “friendly” would be that word. In an industry made up of arrogant fly fishing elitists, we have grown from nothing by consistently following the simple principle of, “Just be nice to people.”