(970) 827-9500

 (720) 851-4665


Minturn: (970) 827-9500

Denver: (720) 851-4665



Every year more and more men, women, teens and children are captivated by fly fishing. They often rely on fly fishing schools and classes to teach them the basics. Even experienced anglers take advantage of specific schools and classes to learn new techniques or to improve their existing skills. Then, there are the fanatics who decide they would like to spend all their time on the water, and enroll in fly fishing guide school.


Both novice and experienced fly fishermen trust the professionals at our Minturn Anglers shops in Denver, Minturn and Vail to provide the instruction and guidance they need. From introducing children to the joys of the sport and providing hands-on instruction for beginning fishermen and women, to fine-tuning the skills of experienced enthusiasts, Minturn Anglers offers schools and classes perfectly designed to meet individual needs.

Learn From Minturn Anglers Professionals

Since 2007, Minturn Anglers has taught thousands to fly fish, and we are constantly improving and refining how we teach our classes. Each course is led by professional fly fishing guides and competition anglers who are passionate about teaching fly fishing. Our instructors are dedicated to ensuring that every graduate leaves with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful fishermen and women. Best of all, these guides are friendly and take the time to ensure the best possible learning experience for every student.

Check out our current instructional options, and choose the course best suited for you. Then talk to staff at one of our Minturn Anglers fly shop locations. Keep in mind that we always work to meet your specific needs.

Fly Fishing Classes

Our fly fishing school provides a safe, fun, and memorable fly fishing experience for men, women, and children (ages 10 and up) even if you have never fly fished

Wade Guide Classes

Minturn Anglers 5-day school is held twice every May. Fly Fishing Guide Schools are the best way to break into the industry and become a professional fishing guide.

Float Guide Classes

Minturn Anglers Float Schools are geared towards the experienced wade guide looking to expand his or hers repertoire. Our school is five very full days of instruction and oar time and will provide the participant with the Colorado state requirements for becoming a float guide.

Two Day Rowing School

We offer our Rowing School by request so let us know the best dates for you and we will be happy to accommodate. Each day will be 8 hours of non-stop learning and experience so come prepared!

Spey Casting Classes

We know that investing in a Spey rod, reel and the different rods can be a intimidating and daunting task so before you dive in head first, join in on our Spey Casting Class to figure our the right gear for your application.

Fly Tying Classes

Our collection of fly tying videos (produced in-house) have become a valuable resource for fly tiers everywhere. We are well versed in teaching fly tying to those sitting behind the vise for the first time or life long fly tiers wanting to learn new and advanced tying skills and patterns.

Kid’s Camp

We know that fly fishing is a timeless sport and applicable for people of all ages. The sport will only continue if we support our young fly fishermen so we are happy to provide an exclusive Kid’s Camp for the budding fly fishermen.

Want to Fish With us on Colorado’s Rivers and Streams?

Check out our professional guide trips.
Paul H.
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This fly shop is superbly stocked and everything a fly shop should be. Super helpful staff, and excellent fly selections. They had me dialled in when I left the store, and I had a great day on the water.
Alberto G.
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We had a great guide in Tom during our half day beginner's class. He spent time with each of us making sure we knew what we were doing tying knots and determining which fly and and fishing method was best. The only reason it wasn't 5 stars is because we only had 30 minutes left after the class to actually fish. I wish we had more time for that.
Chelsey C.
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I love this shop! Everyone there is so nice and knowledgeable. They have some awesome women's options for all your fishing needs. I got my Patagonia waders here and I love them!!! Their hat selection is huge...same goes for fishing bags, shirts and sweaters. If you stop by Dave will let you know what flies are working and he will even pull up a map and show you where to go! Stop by here, you will not be disappointed.
Trusted Colorado Photographer
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Great Fly Shop in a beautiful location. They have the gear, the guides and the local knowledge to hook you up with great fishing. I caught 10 fish , on the Eagle River thanks to their tips on techniques and fly selections. Can't complain about that !
Timothy F.
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Good information on fishing around the whole state. The guides that run the shop in Lone Tree as well as up in Minturn, all fish the water and will give you good advice on what flies to through. The are also some of the best guides in the business. Great team.
Josie W.
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We always use Minturn Anglers and Duane Redford every year for my nephew and I. We could not enjoy this relationship and experience with fly fishing anymore. In 6 years we have only had one bad day and that with that the weather wasn't cooperating-'thunder & lightning'. Sam Hawkes and Josie Williams
Lance K.
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I have been fishing with Minturn Anglers for the past 6 years. The guides have helped me create a love of fly fishing for my son (14) over the past 6 years. No trip has been the same, each guide has been a genuinely great person with a passion for the outdoors. We have always had a great experience with Minturn - from catching many small brookies on a high mountain stream to large browns and rainbows on an icy Eagle River during the winter.
Ben F.
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Had an absolutely great time on the Eagle River with our guide, Tom! He was very knowledgeable and encouraging. He even went a little over our four hour session just to see us pull in one last fish! Would highly recommend this shop for guided fly fishing; scheduling was easy and the session itself was fantastic!
Brian S.
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Best in the Vail area for a reason! Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides with a friendly shop staff and access to some of the best water in Colorado. The Front Range folks know their stuff among more pressured waters. Great company!
Ray R.
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I had several house guests with me and took them all fishing with Minturn Anglers. Everyone caught fish and the guides were extremely helpful. We had a great trip and my house guests have asked if they could schedule another trip upon their return. The guides were well prepared and knew the river. A wonderful experience!
David S.
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Great outing with Dave. They had all the equipment available and Dave provided meaningful and insightful tips and instructions. We all had a super time and would recommend Minturn Anglers without reservation.
Dave O.
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If you want a fly shop that is there to help you, regardless of your level of expertise, this is the shop. These guys will talk fishing with you, equipment or flies with you. They are always happy to help. I enjoy the experience every time I visit.