Few locations in the world are more suited to hosting the perfect high country wedding, and Minturn Anglers has made amazing memories for hundreds of wedding guests.
Make your big day that much better with a pre-wedding or post-wedding fly fishing trip or thank your friends/family/guests with a walk and wade or float trip. We have taken out anywhere from just the groom and best man on up to hundreds of wedding guests.
Wedding planning and preparation can be a stressful ordeal. The closer you get to the big day, the more things can pile up on your plate (we know!). By planning a fishing trip with Minturn Anglers you are guaranteed a stress free activity that everyone can enjoy and for a fraction of the price of other wedding related expenses. We will work with you to make sure that your guests have the ideal experience needed to prepare for or decompress from the wedding.
We also offer a number of specialty fly fishing trips to compliment your wedding that include horseback riding, clay shooting and a number of food and beverage options, from sack lunches to five course, four star dining served stream side. Nothing says rehearsal dinner like a 4 hour float trip followed by wedding obligations then a streamside dinner with dry flies and rising fish. With seven private ranches and counting we can also arrange a number of gorgeous venues for anywhere from a small fireside party on up to the entire wedding. Who knows, after we take you out you might invite us to be part of your big day!
Location: Vail Valley
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
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Wedding/Bachelor/Bachelorette Trip Details
Let Minturn Anglers help you host the most spectacular Colorado high country wedding possible. There are few places in the world that offer more dramatic and majestic settings to celebrate events leading up to the special day and/or the wedding ceremony and reception.
Count on Minturn Anglers to provide a hassle-free and unforgettable experience for the wedding party and all the guests. Take some of the anxiety out of a busy wedding schedule by relaxing on the river. Everybody will enjoy a good time on the water, so include a fly fishing excursion as part of the festivities.
With access to more than seven private ranches in the Vail Valley, Minturn Anglers offers a full range of wedding facilities and services, along with a refreshing, stress relieving fly fishing excursion to some of the best private trout waters in the state. Combine angling activities, if you desire, with a few hours spent horseback riding or even skeet shooting. Pick accommodations and meeting rooms to suit your needs. Choose beverages, snacks or even full five course four star gourmet meals prepared by our own renowned chef. The options are endless.
Call to plan the perfect pre-wedding get away for the groom and best man, or perhaps the bridal party. Arrange for a memorable riverside rehearsal dinner. Plan a post-wedding fishing trip to decompress from the wedding and to thank your family, your friends or your guests with a walk and wade or float trip. Whether you are planning for two or twenty or more, remember that Minturn Anglers can easily outfit everybody with necessary gear and equipment, and takes pleasure in providing expert guidance and assistance to both experienced and novice anglers. Minturn Anglers’ reputation is outstanding. We have provided lasting memories for countless wedding parties and hundreds of wedding guests.
Minturn Anglers can arrange for the ideal wedding experience, with celebration meals and indoor and outdoor venues for everything from a small fireside party to the entire wedding itself. We guarantee stress free activities that will be enjoyed by everybody, at costs substantially lower than other wedding venues.
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%.
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.
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.”