Fly Fishing the Vail Valley & Colorado River Drainage
Minturn Anglers is located directly between the towns of Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. Over the years, they have worked together to form a pool of full-time guides from Denver and Vail that cannot be rivaled. With our combined staffs, you can rest assured that you will spend a day on the water with a seasoned Colorado fishing guide. Fly fishing in the Vail Valley is year round and can include either float or wade trips on the Blue River, Colorado River, Eagle River, Gore Creek, or Roaring Fork River.
Floating the Colorado, Eagle and Roaring Fork
Colorado River Float Trips combine great fishing, scenery and mild whitewater to form the best overall fly fly fishing experience that Colorado has to offer. The Eagle River is a high octane fly fishing experience for anglers that like the challenge of casting in whitewater to small pockets where large browns and rainbows are willing to eat dries and streamers. The Roaring Fork offers good freestone fishing from a boat from Basalt all the way to Glenwood Springs where it join’s the Colorado.
Tips for Choosing a Guide in Vail Valley and Colorado Destination Areas…
Before booking a trip in any resort area, ask to speak directly to the guide who would be taking you out. Ask questions such as, “Do you live in Colorado? How long have you been guiding for? Is guiding what you consider a full time occupation?” If the answer is along the lines of,”I go to college in TX and wanted to guide in CO for the summer and took a guide school….” look elsewhere!
Vail Valley Fly Fishing Trips
Walk and Wade: Our Most requested trip, providing our guests with an endless array of fly fishing opportunities. Wade trips offer something for all ages and skill levels, and allows more opportunity for hands on instruction. Rates
Float Trips: one of our most popular trips as it provides spectacular fishing and sightseeing from either a self bailing raft of dory style drift boat. Float Trips offer three unique activities in one day: rafting, fishing from a boat and wade fishing. You will cover miles of remote water, most of which is only accessible by boat on the Eagle, Colorado, or Roaring Fork Rivers. Rates
Private Water: Located north of Vail near Piney Lake with majestic views of the Gore Range. The numerous lakes and several miles of creeks is home to lots of large cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and cutbows. It’s also home to a large herd of moose that stop by to say Hi on a daily basis. Cabin on site with a full kitchen, so this trip works great as a “Cast and Taste” trip with a gourmet meal from our private chef/fly fishing guide Anthony Mazza. Rod Fees: $50 half Day, $100 full Day
Cast and Taste: A unique Colorado fly fishing and dining experience; this trip is best suited for couples or groups. Enjoy a day or evening of fly fishing followed by a wine tasting and catered assortment of cheese and fruit prepared streamside. The trip takes place on private ponds with daily moose sightings, or remote stretches of rivers to ensure privacy. Enjoy lunch or dinner for an additional fee. This trip is offered 7 days a week with a minimum of 2 people. 2 people $470, 3 people $545
Vail Horseback Fishing Trips: An amazing way to experience fly fishing the Rocky Mountains is by horseback. You can go on day trip where we ride for a few hours and fish, or extend this trip into multiple days to fish and camp in Colorado’s most remote areas. We’ll have wranglers with you the whole time on any trip to take care of the horses, and they also do all the cooking to ensure a trip you won’t soon forget.
$350 per person per day
Overnight Float Trips: Experience the best of Rocky Mountains fly fishing Colorado style with an overnight fly fishing float trip. Float the famous Colorado River through remote water not accessible by foot, enjoying amazing scenery and endless fishing opportunities along the way. After the float kick back and relax (or fish with your guide) while our private chef prepares gourmet streamside meals and sets up camp at one of the many breathtaking locations we have to offer. This is truly a Colorado fly fishing trip of a lifetime! $365 per person per day.