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Horseback Fly Fishing Trips

Horseback and Fly Fishing Trip

Combine the time honored western experiences of horseback riding and fly fishing. Choose from a day trip enjoying a morning ride, a day of phenomenal fishing, followed by an evening ride out OR spend multiple days at our camps in areas few people get to experience. Our wranglers and fishing guides are with you every step of the way making sure you have an experience you will never forget.

HORSEBACK FLY FISHING TRIPS QUICK FACTS

Location: Vail Valley
Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
Capacity: No Limit
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

BOOK HORSEBACK FLY FISHING TRIPS

$450/person

per day

Trip Details

Horseback and Fly Fishing Combo

Combine a unique Western horseback riding experience with the pleasures of casting your line for trophy trout in pristine private waters only minutes away from Vail Village. Minturn Anglers is pleased to announce that they have been given exclusive rights on a private ranch, making them the only ones able to offer 100% private horseback fly fishing trips in the Vail Valley! This is one of the best ways of fitting as much vacation experience as possible into a limited time.

A professional horse wrangler matches your ride to your riding skill level, and provides you with the guidance and assistance you might need during the entire expedition. Imagine spending a full day or even an overnight trip exploring the beauty of the Colorado Front Range. Enjoy the high altitude waters, inquisitive wildlife, and bask in the serenity of rolling sage hills and views of mountainous terrain.

An experienced fly fishing guide from Minturn Anglers will bring you to some of the best private fly fishing water in Colorado. Consider being able to target feisty trophy sized rainbow and brown trout that have never seen a fly before. Minturn Anglers guides know exactly where to take you for the finest freestone wild trout fishing possible.

A horseback fly fishing trip is perfect for those wanting to stay off the busy rivers and fish in solitude, while at the same time adding a western flavor to the experience. This can be an ideal outing for families, couples, or even work teams or other groups.

Best of all, all equipment – rod, reel, waders, boots and flies – and food are included in the price of the trip, along with both a fly fishing guide and horse wrangler. Call us at the Minturn location to discuss any additional requirements you might have.

This is a popular excursion, so please call early so we can schedule the perfect Colorado fishing trip for you at our exclusive ranch!

INCLUDES…

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! On a typical full day float trip with two anglers, it would be common to use 24 flies.

TRIPS DO NOT INCLUDE: A FISHING LICENSE & A GRATUITY FOR YOUR GUIDE. STANDARD GRATUITY IS 20%.

Lodging Details

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.

FAQS

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.

Terms

Guided Trip Reservation & Cancellation Policy

Denver: 720-851-4665
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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Why Minturn?

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.”

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