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Vail Valley Fishing Reports
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Eagle River
Flow 412 Clarity: good to excellent: Mornings have been slow on the Eagle of late. Nymph rigs tied long and light before 11 AM seems to be the best . Caddis pupa and small baetis nymphs are most effective. Caddis start hatching before 10 am then come the Yellow Sallies, and PMD’s around 3pm. Egg layers can illicit some ferocious strikes in the afternoons. Dry dropper rigs and double dry rigs have been very effective during these hatches. Good numbers of fish are concentrated in the tail outs of runs and also on the edges.
Baetis are starting to dominate the hatch and along with tricos they will be the most consistent hatches for the next several weeks. Best nymphs: Thompson’s Forky Baetis #20, JuJu PMD #16, Killer Mayfly Olive #20, 22, Buckskin #16 Best Drys: Fluttering Foam Caddis #16 (Olive, Black, Tan), X2 Caddis Tan #16, Parachute Adams #16, Renegade #16, Crystal Stimulator #14, Para Hopper #12
Gore Creek

 

Gore Creek in Vail is fishing well these days with consistent baetis hatches going off from 10 to 2pm each day. Look for fish in the deep runs and riffles during the heat of the day and soft edges in the evening or cloudy or rainy days. Long and light down to 5 or 6X is the best approach when nymphing. On a cloudy day use a 6X leader and para Adams #20. Best Nymphs: Thompson’s Forky Baetis Sunny #20, JuJU Baetis#20, Buckskin#16, Mercury RS220, soft hackle biot midge grey#20, San Juan Worm Pink

Best Dries: Para Adams #16, Renegade#16, Black Ant #18, PMX#14, Crystal Stimulator #14, 16

 

Colorado River 
The Colorado River is down to 1490cfs and the nymph fishing has been incredible from Pumphouse to Dotsero. Dry fly action has been spotty so no need to rig a dry rod unless you see some serious topwater bite. Streamers have been producing well, especially Slumpbusters and Sex Dungeons. The Colorado is definitely worth a float and wade action has been good too. Contact Us to get on the water with Minturn Anglers! 

Eagle River Bug Alert!
   

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Caddis, PMDs, Trico and Stones OH MY!
The Eagle River is boiling with bug activity as you read this. Evening caddis are still making dusk dark as night with how heavy they are and the fish are responding. BWOs in the lower river are turning big fishy heads, Tricos are starting to show their tiny faces around the Edwards to Wolcott stretch and Golden Stones are starting to mill around below the surface up river towards Minturn. Terrestrials are everywhere and fish are eating them like crazy underneath trees and brushy banks. PMDs are being seen in the afternoon as well as the Yellow Sallies and continue to make their presence felt until dark though the numbers decrease. That being said, whether you are nymphing, throwing dry flies, swinging wet flies or even chucking streamers… the Eagle River is the place to be!
Book your Summer fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers today >>> 

New Private Water on Brush Creek – 50% OFF ROD FEE!
   

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50% OFF ROD FEES!!!

A great option for the creek fisherman who loves serenity

New for 2015 is the Frost Creek property on Brush Creek – private water option. Brush Creek is a little slice of small stream heaven located in Eagle, CO and chock full of fish who see little to no pressure at all. This fun little gem can be yours for the day when you book with Minturn Anglers. Just ask the country band Big & Rich who helped us christen the water this past weekend.
Just so you don’t read this email every week for nuthin…. we are currently offering 50% off the Frost Creek private water rod fee until the end of July. Normally $125 per person, Frost Creek fish can be eating your dry flies for only an additional $62.50 rod fee per person on top of trip price. Call the shop at 970-827-9500 and book your Frost Creek Private Water Trip today!!!

Fly Fishing School 2015 – 1 Day $73 | 2 Day $111
   

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Another year, another great way to introduce the sport you love!

Back for 2015, Minturn Anglers is offering their Fly Fishing School at both locations (Minturn and Parker) once more. Classes will be every weekend starting April 11th and 12th and run through November. 
NEW THIS YEAR is a 1 Day Fly Fishing School; a condensed class with 3 hours of education in the morning followed by 3 hours of fishing and on-stream education in the afternoon. We’ve created this class for the fast learner in your life who’s looking for professional assistance. Same awesome instruction, same awesome fishing, one less day! At $78, you cannot possibly go wrong!
Minturn Anglers 2 Day Fly Fishing School is two days of education (Sat & Sun) for only $111 (originally $325). One day of class, and one day of on-stream education/guided fishing will have you or the one you’ve gifted this treat to able to go out and fish on your/their own immediately after the class. Waders, boots, rod and reel are provided. Please share with those who’ve been buggin’ ya to take them fishing! Call the shop for more details 720-851-4665 or click the picture for the link to our webpage.
Front Range Fishing Reports
Eagle River Private Water/Float Combo!
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!
Alaska Fall 2015

Boxwood and Long Meadow Summer Dates!
   

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Book today for your family fishing trip or corporate event!  

There’s plenty of water at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow this year so get on the water with Minturn Anglers to catch a/many fish of a lifetime. These dates book up quick so book your trip TODAY!

 

July
28th

 

August
9th, 11th, 23rd, 29th and 30th

 

September

6th and 20th

October
4th, 6th, 13th, 15th and 28th

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