Colorado premier fly fishing guide service - Denver & Vail CO - Fly ShopsMinturn Anglers
8353 Willow St., Unit D
Lone Tree, CO 80124

720-851-HOOK (4665)

10-7 M-F, 10-6 Weekends

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IN THIS ISSUE
FISHING SCHOOL
MINTURN ANGLERS STREAM REPORT
GUIDE TRIP SPECIALS!
Minturn Anglers VIDEOS
DECKERS BROWN
SIGHT FISHING DECKERS
MA’S POLLY & PEARL CADDIS
DRY FLY TAKE

RECENT CATCHES

7/7: SOUTH PLATTE
1ST ON A DRY! (STIMI)
DRY
7/8: SOUTH PLATTE
# 16 SOFT HACKLE PT
SUGAR CREEK
7/9: COLORADO @ PUMP
#10 RUBBER LEGS
7/9
7/10: N. FORK S. PLATTE
1ST FISH ON A FLY!
1ST FISH

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About Our Guide Service
Guide Service Philosophy
Our guide service is here to help you become  more knowledgeable, skilled, and self sufficient anglers. Catching fish on a fly is a process and we take time to explain it in a way you can understand. After a lifetime on the water and thousands of guided trips, we have collaborated to create a
streamlined system of teaching and fishing that consistently proves successful.  After a day with one of our guides, we encourage you to utilize our shop as a free resource for fly recommendations, fishing reports, and any fishing related questions you might have.Public Water, Wild Fish, Close to Home
You would be hard pressed to find an accomplished angler who learned to fish by paying rod fees  on top of guide fees to fish private water (trout petting zoos). Others might choose to fish with a guide on the Bighorn where trout are so thick you can walk across their backs. The waters we guide  (South Platte, Colorado) are challenging fisheries that demand a certain proficiency in fly fishing fundamentals. When you become successful on our local waters,  you will naturally gain the ability and “fishiness” to catch trout anywhere in the world.

Beginners Learn How to..
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-Tie the necessary knots and set up essential rigs
-The basics of fly casting and presentation
-Choose the right fly
-Find fish and read waterIntermediate/Advanced Anglers improve on….
-Site fishing tailwaters for trophy trout
-Advanced stack mending, reach mends
-Single hand spey casts, snake rolls, double haul, etc.
-Efficiently covering water with perfect drifts and presentation
-Fishing from a boat
-Hinged leader systems that put the fly where fish are!2010 Guide Rates
(includes all gear, transportation, flies and everything else you might need)Fish-A-Long
1 person: $115
2-3 Person: $75/personHalf Days
1 Person: $195
2-3: Person: $125/personFull Days
1 Person: $315
2-3 Person: $175/person

Float Trips
1 Person: $495
2 Person: 275/person

*See week day and evening specials below

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Minturn Anglers 2 Day Fishing Schools

Our two day fishing school takes place in both the classroom and on the river.  After these two days you will have gain the skills and information to be self sufficient anglers.

Dates: 7/31-8/1, 8/20-8/21
9AM-5PM Both Days
$295 (includes rental gear)

You will learn entemology, rigging, casting, reading water, flies, presentations, landing fish, dries vs. nymphs, and much more to hit the water!

 

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Minturn Anglers Fishing Report

 

Colorado Stream Flows

South Platte Deckers/Cheesman Area
I have spent several days on the S. Platte this week focusing   most of my efforts well below Deckers.  The river is currently flowing at 250CFS and the water is gin clear from Deckers all the way to the confluence with the N. Fork.  The fishing has been very good as of late, and we are seeing several quality browns and rainbows throughout the entire river.  It feels like a lot of fish who used to call the area above Deckers Bridge home have migrated a long ways down stream.  More and more glimpsed of  the pre Haymen Fire days everyday.  A ton of bug life as well this week.  The caddis are still lingering and fish are rising to them in the late evening.  During the day I have seen PMD’s, Adult Golden Stones, and DRAKES…yes I said Drakes!  I was on a trip 7/8 and fish were coming to the surface with vigor to slap the cripples.  Very cool to see Drakes so close to home!  I have been fishing some new caddis emergers in the fast water that fish can’t leave alone. Other flies include Rubber legs (slightly doctored with a sharpie), mercers golden stone, and various soft hackle style flies. I have recently developed a new nymph system that is just deadly–come do a trip with me and I’ll show you how it works 😉 Late evening dries have included Crystal Stimulators, Pearl and Elk Caddis, and my Polly and Pearl Caddis. Saturday we floated the section from Nighthawk to the confluence and did very well on short nymph rigs in the late afternoon, with fish turning to dries and STREAMERS in the evening.  I was actually quite surprised to see so many fish eat the sculpzilla trailed with a tequilly.

Colorado River: Pump to Radium
Float trip 7/8 on the “C” was very good.  Slight stain in the water after some rain, but the fish were on the feed in the right types of water.  With the lower flows (1500ish) fish have slid off the far inside seems to the riffles, and shelves. Buggy and somewhat flashy was the fly genre of choice.  There are a lot of flies in that category so don’t worry so much about that.  Instead, pay close attention to the type of water you hook up in and look for similar water as you progress downstream.

GUIDED FLY FISHING SPECIALS

-Buy select Scott Fly Rods (S4, G2, S4S) and receive a free guided trip!
-$75 OFF any trip beginning after 3PM.
-$50 OFF any wade trip M-W.
(Offers do not apply to fish-a-long and float trips.  Cannot be used simultaneously with other offers).

 

 

In the weeks to come look for Brunch Bunch Seminars that have moved from every Saturday to once a month.  The rivers have finally cleared and I’m excited for what the remainder of the summer holds.
Tight Lines,
Minturn Anglers
Colorado’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Services & Fly Shops – Vail & Denver

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