Of course I expect a fly fishing guide not to waste time when he leads me to a spot on the Dream Stream where I have the best chance of catching one of those famed Gold Medal trout. I rely on my guide to ensure that all permits, permissions and regulation requirements are in place. If I am missing some critical gear, I know that my guide can either loan or rent what I need. I expect my guide to suggest fly patterns to use to increase my chances of a strike. The friendly and professional guides from Minturn Anglers at any of their three locations (Denver, Minturn and Vail) do all this, but there is so much more they provide.
The guides from Minturn Anglers are not only fly fishing addicts, but they are also enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and skills with their clients. They truly enjoy teaching both novice and expert anglers new skills and techniques to deal with new stretches of water. I know that I can expect more than simply being led to a Dream Stream stretch of water, and then being left alone until we meet up again at the end of the allotted time.
I continue to learn every time I am out with one of these experts. They always have the time to guide me, when I want the assistance, in choosing the right fly, and make suggestions for improving my casting, catching and reeling in techniques. Tips for catch and release techniques have been appreciated. And, although this will take some time, they are improving my skills in reading hatch information and working with water.
What I particularly value is my increasing skill in being able to spot fish in the stream. With patient guidance from my Minturn Anglers guide, I am becoming more and more adept in seeing the fish and developing strategies for catching them. My guide’s smile is often bigger than mine when my efforts being in another trophy trout!
Using a Minturn Anglers guide means much more than simply easy access to Dream Stream fishing waters. Every time, I know I can expect and enjoy a successful, smooth and enjoyable fly fishing experience.