Green Drake Alert! | Roaring Fork Summer Dry Fly Fishing

Low and clear water in the Middle of June means one thing…DRY FLY MANIA! Happy to report that the fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley is on fire and not the surrounding areas! This is definitely going to be the year of the dry statewide! With the warmer summer we are having and the water […]

Fly Fishing Gear Checklist

Fly Fishing Gear Checklist   Tomorrow You Will have the Option between 2 fishing locations. Option 1: South Platte River Near Deckers Details: Weekend crowds are heavy through the summer with use beyond fly fishing.  Lot’s of tubers to say the least.  Nonetheless, this is good water to learn based on it’s proximity.   If […]

Basic Fly Fishing Entomology | The Bugs You Need to Know & Must Have Flies

Fly Fishing Entomology is one of the many things in fly fishing that has been WAY over complicated.  Fly fishing entomology really boils down to a 3rd grade science quiz.  Don’t make it more complicated then it needs to be! Though this is over simplified and we will not cover the various species in each […]

Wading through the Dead Water | What Really Catches Trout

Common Question: What are the fish hitting lately? Answer: A consistently good drift at the right depth over water where fish are holding with a fly the fish will notice but not run away from. When I’m asked the above question and  give the above mentioned answer, people often think I’m holding back or saving […]

Reading the Water | Trout Habitat & River Types

Reading the water is a term thrown around frequently in fly fishing. Understanding the species of fish you are targeting and the environment in which they live will help you be a more successful angler Trout Identification There are many species of trout and crosses “hybrids” with in them.  For the purpose of this lesson […]

Understanding & Selecting Fly Fishing Gear

How to select the right fly fishing gear You do not need to spend a fortune to get into Fly Fishing. What we recommend is that you take it in stride. You want to buy the best quality gear within your budget, while not skimping on items you need. Things to Look for In Fly […]

Fly Fishing Expectations for Beginners

Fly fishing is a lifelong learning process.  The more you do it, the better you get and the more addicting it becomes! Proceed with Caution….    Don’t Expect to be Great the First Time You Fly Fish Did you shoot par the first time you played golf…or ever? In the Beginning You Can Expect…. Line […]


    Lots of cool stuff coming up this year! Fly Tying Night: Don’t forget to stop by every Thursday night from 5:30 to 7:30 for our free fly tying seminars. From absolute beginner to expert tyer all are welcome. Bring whatever tools and materials you would like or try some of the latest and […]

Patagonia – South America Trout

[rev_slider alias=”south_america_trip”] The land of opportunity…. huge fish opportunity. Join Minturn Anglers for a fly fishing trip in Patagonia and an experience of a lifetime. Rise n shine with farm fresh eggs, and the warm breeze off the Piraña river.  Head out to meet your guide and take off to your fishing destination for the […]