Colorado’s Premier Fly Shop
Parker
10am – 6pm Mon- Sun

 

 

OPEN Sundays through the Summer!

720-851-4665

 

Minturn and Vail

9am – 6pm Mon – Sun

EXTENDED Summer Hours!

970-827-9500

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Vail Valley Fishing Reports

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Eagle River

You’ll read more about this later but right now is about as good as it gets! Name your bug – caddis, mayfly, yellow sallies, yellow stones, midges terrestrials… all comin’ off simultaneously. If you like to fish dry flies, get in the darn car and come on up. The Eagle River continues to be FLOATABLE but we don’t know how long this will last. Fish the Eagle River now!
Creeks
This is the perfect time of year to fish the creeks in the Vail Valley. Dry-dropper all day long while wearing your lanyard and wading boots? Uh yeah. Cover lot’s of water, catch lot’s of fish. Splat small hoppers, ants and beetles. Foam is ideal for floating Copper Johns and Prince Nymphs as well as Swing Caddis below your dry. Fish the Eagle by day and the creeks by dusk. It’s stupid good.
Colorado River 
Droppin’ like a stone daily! We’ve been guiding up there daily and the big brown trout are on the feed. You can pull the trifecta – dry, nymph and streamer and be confident in all approaches. Best stretches for those floating on your own are Pumphouse to Radium, Radium to Rancho and Rancho to State Bridge.

Eagle River Dry Fly Bonanza!
   

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Book your Eagle River Guided Trip TODAY!

When a river is fishing this good, it deserves it’s own spot in the weekly email
The Eagle River might be the best river in the state right now. We are currently experiencing the best dry fly action of the year and it continues to improve with current flows and steady temps. Fish are being found from back eddies to fast currents and every one of them wants to poke their nose out of the water. The bug activity is non-stop all day starting with midges in the early morning, caddis, yellow sallies and terrestrials until the afternoon BWO’s  and PMDs; then a caddis night cap if the fish didn’t get enough to eat all day. We have clients who have never had so much action on the dry fly thanking our guides profusely. Load up on your floatant and leave the fluorocarbon at home. It’s dry fly time boys and girls and the fish are active! Get on up to the mountains if you aren’t here already and book a trip on private water with one of our knowledgeable fly fishing guides. 20″ fish are being hooked and landed regularly on the dry! Stop following bobbers all day, pick up your presentation rod and get your butt on the Eagle River!

New Private Water on Brush Creek – 50% OFF ROD FEE!
   

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50% OFF ROD FEES!!!

A great option for the creek fisherman who loves serenity

New for 2015 is the Frost Creek property on Brush Creek – private water option. Brush Creek is a little slice of small stream heaven located in Eagle, CO and chock full of fish who see little to no pressure at all. This fun little gem can be yours for the day when you book with Minturn Anglers. Just ask the country band Big & Rich who helped us christen the water this past weekend.
Just so you don’t read this email every week for nuthin…. we are currently offering 50% off the Frost Creek private water rod fee until the end of July. Normally $125 per person, Frost Creek fish can be eating your dry flies for only an additional $62.50 rod fee per person on top of trip price. Call the shop at 970-827-9500 and book your Frost Creek Private Water Trip today!!!

Fly Fishing School 2015 – 1 Day $73 | 2 Day $111
   

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Another year, another great way to introduce the sport you love!

Back for 2015, Minturn Anglers is offering their Fly Fishing School at both locations (Minturn and Parker) once more. Classes will be every weekend starting April 11th and 12th and run through November. 
NEW THIS YEAR is a 1 Day Fly Fishing School; a condensed class with 3 hours of education in the morning followed by 3 hours of fishing and on-stream education in the afternoon. We’ve created this class for the fast learner in your life who’s looking for professional assistance. Same awesome instruction, same awesome fishing, one less day! At $78, you cannot possibly go wrong!
Minturn Anglers 2 Day Fly Fishing School is two days of education (Sat & Sun) for only $111 (originally $325). One day of class, and one day of on-stream education/guided fishing will have you or the one you’ve gifted this treat to able to go out and fish on your/their own immediately after the class. Waders, boots, rod and reel are provided. Please share with those who’ve been buggin’ ya to take them fishing! Call the shop for more details 720-851-4665 or click the picture for the link to our webpage.
Front Range Fishing Reports
Eagle River Private Water/Float Combo!
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!
Alaska Fall 2015

Boxwood and Long Meadow Summer Dates!
   

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Book today for your family fishing trip or corporate event!  

There’s plenty of water at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow this year so get on the water with Minturn Anglers to catch a/many fish of a lifetime. These dates book up quick so book your trip TODAY!

 

July
28th

 

August
9th, 11th, 23rd, 29th and 30th

 

September

6th and 20th

October
4th, 6th, 13th, 15th and 28th

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