(970) 827-9500

 (720) 851-4665


Minturn: (970) 827-9500

Denver: (720) 851-4665


Our wade fishing trips provide novice and experienced anglers alike an excellent opportunity to experience Colorado’s breathtaking scenery and wildlife, as well as the opportunity to catch the trout of a lifetime.

Wade fishing, as opposed to float fishing, allows more hands-on instruction from your guide, since he or she doesn’t have to row a boat simultaneously.

We proudly book the most Walk & Wade fly fishing trips in the Vail Valley and fish (primarily but not exclusively) the Eagle and Colorado Rivers along with Gore Creek.

Additionally, we have exclusive access to two of the finest private water destinations in Colorado, The EERD Lease and Sweetwater Ranches.

Call the number below to speak with a representative to book your Vail guided trip, or book online using FlyBook by selecting your trip below.

Call to book a trip: (970) 827-9500

Half Day Trip

Book a half day trip with a guide to walk you through your angling adventure.
$ 350
Starting Price*
  • *1 Angler / $350 Per Guide
  • *2 Anglers / $450 Per Guide
  • *3 Anglers / $650 Per Guide

3/4 Day Trip

Half day too short, and a full day too long? We'll meet you right in the middle with our 3/4th day trip!
$ 450 Starting Price*
  • *1 Angler | $450Per Guide
  • *2 Anglers | $550 Per Guide
  • *3 Anglers | $700 Per Guide

Full Day Trip

If you want the full angling experience, book our full day trip! This will give us the best opportunity to catch fish.
$ 550 *Starting Price
  • *1 Angler | $550 Per Guide
  • *2 Anglers | $650 Per Guide
  • *3 Anglers | $775 Per Guide


General Info

Location:  Vail Valley
Season: Year-Round
Capacity: No Limit
Closest Major Air Hub: Eagle, CO
Target Species: Rainbows, Browns, Cutthroat, Brook Trout
Documents Required: State ID or Drivers License to purchase a Colorado Fishing License

Our Fishing Locations

  • Eagle River
  • Colorado River
  • Roaring Fork
  • Blue River
  • Gore Creek
  • Homestake Creek
  • Brush Creek
  • Piney Lake

Private Water Locations

  • Sweetwater Ranch
  • The EERD Lease
  • Rocky Mountain Angling Club Properties

get more information

Have questions about our guide trips? Fill out the information below and we'll get in touch with you.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Call Us to Book Your Trip

Call us at our number or select your trip above to book your reservation online.
Have questions? We're here to help!
Paul H.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.