Looking for a great way to break up the monotony of long winter months? Try your hand at some Denver winter fly fishing in one of the few states where you can fish every season of the year. In fact, Field & Stream magazine rates Colorado waters as the second best for cold weather fly fishing. I live in Denver and am daily energized by the spectacular scenery that surrounds us. And I’m just as thankful for the opportunity to challenge my fly fishing skills every month of the year.
The many tail-water fisheries surrounding Denver provide miles of ice-free water below the dam. These stretches are ideal feeding grounds for rainbow, brook, cutthroat trout, browns, as well as crappies and perch. Constant water flows, ideal temperatures, and plentiful nutrients almost guarantee large healthy fish.
Choosing which tail-water fishery is best at any given time can be tricky. It often depends on the rate of release from the reservoir. I rely on guides from Minturn Angles in Denver to make my winter fly fishing expeditions a success. These professionals work more than 40 waterways in Eagle County and Denver County just about every day of the year, so they know exactly where to go for the best fishing opportunities. I usually choose a full day outing, although I have also booked for half and ¾ day trips when my time was tight.
I am especially appreciative of the top notch guide service provided by Minturn Anglers when I have family or friends visiting during the holiday season. I can arrange to take any interested guys and gals out for a spectacular day of fly fishing by simply connecting with Minturn Anglers. They can provide everything we need, including flies, tippet, leaders, waders, rods and reels, boots, and even through in a nutritious lunch. Our guests talk about these excursions for years to come.
Minturn Anglers also offers another option I’ll use the next time we have a large family gathering with all the grand-kids. All we’ll have to do is dress warmly, and bring a smile to enjoy a day of winter fly fishing. Minturn supplies the equipment and expertise, and our job is enjoying hot beverages and each other’s company while waiting for trophy fish to bite. I know the kids will treasure these memories.