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8353 Willow St., Unit D
Lone Tree, CO 80124

720-851-HOOK (4665)

10-7 M-F, 10-6 Weekends

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South Platte River Grasshopper
Thousands of Hoppers have arrived at your local river and fly shop!

IN THIS ISSUE
ABOUT OUR FISHING SCHOOL/LESSONS
GUIDE TRIP SPECIALS!
MINTURN ANGLERS VIDEOS
*NEW* MA’S “GUIDE CAM” (7/14)
SIGHT FISHING DECKERS
MA’S POLLY & PEARL CADDIS
DRY FLY TAKE

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1000’s of  NEW HOPPER PATTERNS HAVE ARRIVED FOR AUGUST!!!
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FOAMULATOR: Available in Olive, Black, Gold
What could be better??? Combines the stimulator with the floating and skating properties of foam
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Thing-a-ma-Hopper:
The ultimate dry dropper solution.  It’s a thing-a-ma-bobber that the fish WILL EAT!
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FOAM PMX:  Floats higher and longer, more fish attracting leg movement. A must have fly!
BC Hopper
BC HOPPER:  A collaborative effort to form the perfect hopper between two of the world’s best tiers John Barr and Charlie Craven.
Persuader
PERSUADER: A picture cannot do this fly justice.  An absolute must have for the South Platte.
SOME OF MANY OTHER  NEW “FUN FLIES”
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GO TO HELL VARIANT
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BUTT MUNCH BEETLE
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OUTRIGGER YELLOW SALLY STONE
Minturn Anglers Myth Busting Guided Trips
A fun and productive way to fish the South Platte with flies you can actually see! 
The month of July was an eye opening experience for our clients who gave us the privilege of teaching a new and exiting book on the South Platte.  The days of  year-round “small nymph, light tippet indicator fishing” on the South Platte have come and gone. This month we fished #10 Green Drake cripples,  we watched fish come off the bottom of six feet of water to annihilate  #4 adult salmon flies skated on the surface, and sight fished #6 stonefly nymphs.  More, recently we have seen fish chase hoppers with bad intention from the bank to the middle of the river like a striper chasing a topwater plug. Expect this action to remain steady through the remainder of August and September!What You Will Learn…
–Methods for skating large dry flies and terrestrials that produce eruptions not sips on the surface.
–The right type of water, conditions, and flies to effectively fish attractors on the South Platte.
— Nymphing big fish out of fast water with big nymhps and    streamers with the “Bunker Buster Rig”
–Using heavier tippet to land fish quickly in warm water thus reducing stress on the fish.
–A new fun, and productive way to fish the South Platte developed by Colorado natives who grew up fishing the South Platte.-Myths Busted in July: Erasing the “Small Fly Light Tippet Stigma”
Throughout July, the following myths of the South Platte were clearly busted.  If you would like personal testimonials and references, we would be happy to provide you with info for the many now loyal clients who helped us bust these myths. 720-851-4665.-The following excerpts were taken from Pat Dorsey’s “A Fly Fisher’s Guide to the South Platte River.”  “Like Caddisflies, stoneflies don’t provide anglers with exceptional dry-fly action on the South Platte.”
-page 132″As you progress downstream toward scraggy view, Pteronarcys stoneflies (salmon flies) become available to trout in vast numbers, but unfortunately the same holds true-sporadic interest from the trout.”
-Page 132″Don’t get me wrong-there are plenty of hoppers in the Cheesman and Deckers areas, especially in the lower canyon and and around bridge crossing.  I’m not sure why the trout don’t key in on them more.”
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“Attractors are not a major concern when it comes to selecting a fly for the South Platte River.”
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“The South Platte River is missing one key element consistent dry fly action with attractors.”
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Myth Busting Photos From July

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Big Rainbow skating a #6 Black Foamulator.

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24″ on 7/14: Sight fished in clear water with 3x tippet and a #6 stonefly nymph
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First fish on a dry fly with #8 Puterbaugh’s Golden Stone

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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.

Date 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!


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 water

Intermediate/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/person

Half Days
1 Person: $195
2-3: Person: $125/person

Full 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

 

GUIDED FLY FISHING SPECIALS

-Buy select Scott Fly Rods (S4, G2, S4S) and receive a free guided trip!
-$50 OFF any trip beginning after 3PM.
-$30 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
Premier Fly Fishing Guide Services & Fly Shops – Vail & Denver Colorado

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