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Buy One Get One FREE Private Ranch 3/4 Day Wade Trip
  

40590-Buy One Get One FREE Private Ranch 3/4 Day Wade Trip
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Back by popular demand!

You asked, you got it. Back again for another year is the Minturn Anglers Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Private Ranch 3/4 Day fly fishing trip. This is two people on any of our private waters – Sweetwater and Frost Creek for the price of one! This is a $335 DISCOUNT so jump on this while Vail Pass is still snow free! Traveling in a group of 3? Not a problem, $185 gets another person to jump in on the fun. This is an awesome way to get your feet wet with guided fishing trips if you’ve never experienced it or if you have… ya get a rockin’ deal! Our private water is second to none and boasts huge fish that don’t see a lot of flies so jump on this killer deal this Winter before we make it public to the planet – currently exclusive to our email list!   

FLY TYING NIGHT – Today Thursday Nov. 5th! 4pm-8pm 
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Photo and fly courtesy of Bob Streb

 

Fly Night Night BEGINS TONIGHT!

Okay, you can stop asking already! Minturn Anglers will be hosting their ‘Fly Tying Night’ again through the Winter at our Parker, CO location. Starting Thursday November 5th, 2015 and extending through February of 2016. This year, we have expanded the hours from 4pm-8pm with the first two hours being dedicated to free form. Fly Tying Happy Hour if you will. 6pm to 8pm consists of tying instruction from a staff member or special guest… and we have a few lined up! Why else should you come on by and join us? Oh I don’t know, maybe just a cooler with libations. Also, how about a special Fly Tying Night Discount for all participants? Minturn Anglers will give a 10% discount for everyone who attends and ties at Fly Tying Night! We will see you at fly tying night every other Thursday starting this week, Nov. 5th 2015!

Vail Valley Fishing Reports 
40593-Vail Valley Fishing Reports
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Eagle River
We had an incredible weekend of weather and fishing. Take advantages of the holes in the weather moving forward as more winter weather is coming. That being said, those that have braved the weather and stuck it out with our guides have compared the fishing on the Eagle River to their best fishing all over the world! Fishing is great above Gore Creek but most are putting their focuses on the lower river and for good reason. Big fish are being caught! Golden Stones are the ticket if you’re making your way down towards Gypsum or Dotsero and baetis are the trick from Gypsum to Minturn. Streamers are catching a pile of fish throughout as well!   Needless to say, please don’t walk on/fish over spawning beds!!! Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek

 

She’s still fishin! Smaller sticks and longer leaders tapered to finer tippets are a must for this time of year but if you can get a good drift, you’ll get good eats. Try small pheasant tails and RS-2’s for best results. Streamers will get them in Gore Creek too but make em small. Stripped leeches or small Slumpbusters in natural colors especially “rust” are your best choice!

 

Colorado River 
The Colorado River continues to fish well though you want to pick and choose your times. Shoot for being on the water towards the later end of the morning through 4pm (daylight savings sucks!) You will do well with small nymphs imitating midges and small baetis – choose your favorites, they will all work! If you are looking for a thrilling day with a chance of a big payoff, good Lord throw streamers! Articulated flies, Sculpzillas and Belly Dancers are our flies of choice – stop by and pick some up!  Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results

Dream Stream – Ending Soon!
  

40590-Dream Stream – Ending Soon
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Great Weather and Great Fishing

The Dream Stream is above done for the year so we can let the fish take care of their business. Book your trip today to get your shot at a brown trout of a lifetime! The fish are only pre-spawn for so long and no one encourages you to fish to spawning fish so get your name in the books as soon as possible for your best shot of holding a big ol fish like the one above. You won’t be disappointed! Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 
 
Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!
  

40590-Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!
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“Just Say NO” to Bobbers this Fall
Dump your 6x tippet and bobbers in the trash, this is a fly fishing intervention! We at Minturn Anglers are recovering Bobber Junkies every Fall and we want to help those in need with their bobber addiction. It’s a long road to recovery but we are here to help during the best streamer fishing of the year and this year is especially off the hook!!!
The Bobber Fishing Rehab exclusive for this Fall includes a Full Day Guided Float or Wade Trip, a Minturn Anglers STG 9’6″ 6wt rod,*NEW* Minturn Anglers SS2 sealed drag reel and Scientific Angler fly line.

 

 

 

 

Streamer Junkie Special
Float

 

One Person – $849 ($1,200 value)
Two People – $599 per ($915 value)

 

Wade

 

One Person – $610 ($955 value)
Two People – $515 per ($830 value)

 

Don’t try and quit the bobber on your own. Bring another friend in need and let us help you both. You can’t go on like this, get help now!
For those who already have the proper equipment needed for recovery……
 

 

Streamer Exclusive Trips 
(w/o rod/reel/line)
 Float

 

One Person – $480 

Two People – $240 per

Wade
One Person – $325

Two People – $200 per

 

 
*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch
Front Range Fishing Reports
  

40590-Front Range Fishing Reports
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Deckers
The weather remains awesome on the Front Range which means great fishing and full days can be spent on the river. Pack a lunch, cover some territory and catch some toads! Eggs and small bugs are the ticket. Beads and mcflyfoam eggs in the 6mm size in cotton candy and cheese are catching fish (please be mindful of spawning redds and don’t fish to active spawners!). As far as tiny bugs – use the Top Secret midge and black zebra midges. If you wanna think outside the box Amy’s Ants and big streamers are still catching fish too!  
 
Creeks
Fall colors on the Front Range are in full form and it’s a beautiful, scenic time to fish small creeks. Let the other folk chase spawners, get some solidarity and some stellar fishing on Bear Creek, Boulder Creek or Clear Creek. Fish are still rising to small hoppers and caddis and they are also chasing wooly buggers. Bring the camera and take it all in!

Urban S. Platte

Oh the lovely urban sections of our favorite river! Carp are beginning to move into their winter lies and can be caught in the head of riffles and runs. Worms, dead drifted Thin Mints, big Hare’s Ears and any style of jig fly should get eaten quite nicely. There are trout there too, browns especially so don’t be afraid to strip a big articulated streamer.
 
Dream Stream 
We’re getting to the point where ya wanna leave those nice browns alone so we can play with their youngin’ in a few years. If you are going to fish there, focus on the deep slow pools for the prespawn fish and leave the riffles alone. Scuds, eggs, beads, leeches and lake chironomids are on the menu these days! The worse the weather it is, the better the fishing so don’t be afraid to brave it.    
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

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