|FALL FISHING SPECIALS!!! – Full Day Floats or Wades for a 3/4 Day Price!|
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Fish for Big Fall Brown Trout at a Discounted Rate!
For our faithful email list folk, we are currently offering a Full Day Float or Wade trip for the price of a 3/4 Day trip. That’s almost $100 off most trips! Now is the time where the browns start feeling frisky and the big boys move out of their holes to start staging for the spawn. Come fish with Minturn Anglers and target those pre-spawn browns with some big nymphs and streamers from the boat or bank with one of our experienced guides. This great deal will only run until Thanksgiving (11/26) so get your name in the books today while the weather is agreeable! We guide 7 days a week so check the schedule and make it happen!
Book your Fall Fishing Special with Minturn Anglers TODAY >>>
*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch
Vail Valley Fishing Reports
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Now could not be a better time to be fishing the Eagle River. Without snow or hatches, this water is almost untouched and fishing lights out. You can focus your efforts in the deeper pools between Minturn and Edwards for nice rainbows and pre-spawn browns or try your luck between Edwards and Dotsero for some lesser known water with big fish. Streamers are the ticket with nymphing coming in as a close second. These fish are trying to fatten up so bring the meat – articulated streamers, Pats Rubber Legs, 20 Inchers and Slump Busters to name a few. Needless to say, please don’t walk on/fish over spawning beds!!! Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek is pretty thin but the fish continue to eat all throughout the day. Dry dropper rigs are interesting the more frisky fish in the middle of the day. A Parachute Adams from 14-20 with small emergers are still catching fish on both. Otherwise, nymphing is the way to go and let’s not make this difficult – worms, eggs and midges.
The streamer bite is on like Donkey Kong. Keep an eye on the weather if you’re going to make that trek. Best fishing is from a boat as the “bikin hatch” has past us. If you aren’t familiar with the Colorado River… Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results
! Double streamer rigs with slumpbusters, wooly buggers, autumn splendors and bouface’s will turn a lot of heads. When the streamer bite slows, deep nymphing with small bugs will put a smile on your face, not on the fish’s. See above for great Fall Fishing Specials!
|Dream Stream – Available NOW!|
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Great Weather and Great Fishing
The Dream Stream. There ain’t nothing like it in Colorado! This Fall is sure to be one for the record books with all the weather we had this Summer. Generous flows and stream rehab has really made an incredible place that much more awesome.. The books are starting to fill up for October so be the early bird and get on the water today. You won’t be disappointed (wink wink). Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Help us help Shaw Regional Cancer Center
Help Us Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
For the third year in a row, Minturn Anglers is donating 20% of every purchase of PINK items in the store to The Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Whether it’s a hat, flies, a BUFF, the Sage Grace or Patagonia clothing, we will donate 20% of the purchase price. Help us support this great cause and raise funds to help fight breast cancer by buying pink things from Minturn Anglers. This applies to any location – Minturn, Vail or Parker!
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Help Support Chad’s Road to Recovery!
Unfortunately one of our guides had a heart attack a few weeks back and we want to help him and his familywith the crazy bills that come with it! Come by the Parker shop next Saturday, 10/24 for FREE Upslope beer and food and some incredible raffle items hosted by the one and only Erin Hale. The local guiding community has gotten together and are going to be auctioning incredible guided trips on the Front Range and Vail Valley. We also have some great stuff donated by Simms, Umpqua, Peak, Fishpond and many others! 4pm til whenever. Support a good cause and help Chad, his wife and two kids get back on their feet!!!
|Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!|
“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
One Person – $849 ($1,200 value)
Two People – $599 per ($915 value)
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
One Person – $480
Two People – $240 per
One Person – $325
Two People – $200 per
*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch
|Front Range Fishing Reports|
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Ideal flows of 200cfs are making for some really spectaculr dry fly fishing. While the rest of the crew is in the woods with firearms or hitting other notable streams in the area, Deckers fish have been left almost alone and are yours for the catching. Blue Winged Olives are the meal item of the week with fish being taken on nymphs, emergers, adults and spinners. Feel free to trail those with some 24-26 midges because fish are lovin’ on those these days too. If your tired of 7x tippet and tiny fragile flies, follow the path less traveled and swing soft hackled wet flies or chuck big, delicious, wonderful streamers. If you see spawners, let em be!!!
The smaller water is still spot on in and around the Front Range. Lower flows have clean cold water and the rainbows are eating very well. Hit your favorite small rainbow streams because the browns have their intentions on meeting their significant other. That being said, please leave the spawners alone! Hit the high altitude streams while you still can for cutties!
An Indian Summer in Denver has the stillwater still fishing as good as it was in August. Focus on the hottest times in the day for dry fly activity, otherwise hit the inlets of reservoirs for staging prespawn browns or rainbows eating eggs. Don’t be afraid to chuck some big streamers!
Fishing is picking up slowly down at the Dream Stream with the larger browns moving in slowly but surely. Flows have been cut in half so bring your finer tippet.
|Minturn Anglers Second Season Rifle Elk Hunts|
$2,500!!! – ONE SPOT LEFT FOR ELK 2nd SEASON RIFLE- 10/17-21
Who’s got a wild hair? We currently have ONE spots recently opened up for Elk Second Season Rifle in GMU 521. This is a private ranch fondly known to Minturn Anglers staff as “Elk Country” between Redstone and Paonia. This is phenomenal land boasting a 100% success rate for the season so jump on this exceptional hunt ASAP. Best part? The price has been knocked down to $2,500! This is 50% off people!!! Call Erin or Matt at the shop for more details – 970.827.9500 or email below…
|SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!|
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New Core Series and More at Minturn Anglers
We’ve got the Sitka goods here in Minturn and Parker so stop on by for the latest waterfowl and big game collections from Sitka. If you aren’t familiar with Sitka Gear, do yourself a favor and check out the most bad ass hunting clothing on the planet. It’s not to early to start preparing for your elk hunt or waterfowl hunts this season. Treat yourself this season with a layering system from Sitka – made with Gore Technology. It’s worth it’s weight in gold.