For a truly unique and memorable vacation experience for the whole family, I think you should consider a guided fly fishing trip. There are tours, locations and package deals that will appeal to all age groups and all budgets. Newbies can benefit from expert guidance in practicing the basics of fly fishing, and the kids can receive an age-appropriate introduction to the pleasures of the sport. You can’t get much closer to the splendor of Colorado waters than spending the day casting a sparkling mountain stream.
If you have younger children between ages 6 to 12, enroll them in a half-day fly fishing camp. Kid friendly, experienced and professional guides like those from Minturn Anglers will introduce your children to the basics of this time honored sport. Best of all, they provide a rod and reel package for each child as part of the very reasonable camp fee.
While at the Minturn/Vail Valley fly shop, be sure to discuss booking a half day walk and wade trip for you and your partner, or perhaps a longer excursion once the kids have learned the basics. Minturn fly fishing guides love being able to help beginner fishermen and women land the trout of a lifetime. These professionals know the local waters in the Vail Valley and know which are currently most active, whether it is a location on the Colorado River, Eagle River, Gore Creek, the Blue River or one of the many private waters they can access. The price covers use of all gear, including a rod and reel, tippets and flies as well as boots and waders.
Remember, too, that you can combine a fly fishing experience with other activities the whole family will enjoy. For example, for a taste of the authentic West, Minturn Anglers can take you to a private ranch only 30 miles away from Vail Village where you can combine horseback riding as well as fly fishing the large trout in the ponds and lakes on this thousand acre retreat. For a truly amazing and memorable luxury experience, book a fly-in fishing trip for breathtaking views of 14,000 foot mountain peaks on your way to fly fishing pristine mountain streams.
The professionals at Minturn Anglers can meet your every vacation fly fishing desire, and go out of their way to ensure the best experience possible. After all, they want to see you again next year!