Building A Case | Journal the River to Build a “Playbook” by Duane Redford

Editor’s Note: Though I posted this entry, it was Duane’s writing.  He is a fishy guide who pays careful attention to detail. 7-11-2014–This is the first year for me on the Eagle River with Minturn Anglers.  I had never even stepped a wading boot in that river prior to re-compassing my guide career this year. […]

Stripping vs. Spooling | A Guide’s Controversy

I’m not a purist, or elitist, nor traditionalist.  I just like to see a bunch of fish hit the bottom of the bag.  That brings me to my point regarding stripping versus spooling.  I’m talking about using the fly reel for you crooked folks out there! Lately, I’ve guided a few folks that prefer to […]

Fly Fishing Tips | Fishing the “Worm Hatch” All the Time

Why I Use the Worm Throughout the years, I’ve always wondered how many fish are eating my flies and spitting them out before I ever get any indication of a strike from my Thingamabobber. I have always found it useful to throw a worm when the water is up and off-color, but I have always […]

Fishpond Nomad Guide Net / Review and Rugged Test

Nomad guide net

Why Review a Net? The net is one piece of equipment that is often overlooked by anglers.  Nets can be cumbersome, difficult to manage and even forgotten on the side of the river or on a rented boat.  They can be easily damaged when dropped, stepped on or even sat on.  Often, anglers will have two […]

Vail Fly Fishing School, Day 1

Vail Fly Fishing School In the past few weeks, we have seen several posts and comments from guides taking out students for our Vail Fly Fishing School’s second day: the on-the-water test.  It’s a little like taking that driver’s test and, generally, like heading out in that sports car with the top down after you […]

Honestly Booking a Fly Fishing Trip

Honestly, fishing and lying about fishing have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time, so it never surprises a guide when the fibbing starts. WHAT a fisherman lies about is much less important than when. WHEN you lie  can be a huge factor in whether you enjoy the day.  Most lies are just good […]

August Fly Fishing Trips & Argentina Destination Trip

                  Colorado Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service – Denver & Vail CO – Fly Shops 10am – 6pm Mon-Sat. Vail: 970-827-9500 | Denver: 720-851-4665 Summer Guided Trips Contact Us! The Eagle has great dry fly activity and the Colorado River is on fire. Come fish the Vail […]

What to Wear for Fly Fishing Trips in Colorado

Dress for Success | What to wear for Fly Fishing Folks who come into the shop or call to book their first fly fishing trip often ask questions they describe as “stupid”.  Let me tell you that there IS a such thing as a stupid question (such as, “Do you think the moose will mind if […]

Fly Fishing School, Minturn Anglers Style | Day Two on the Eagle River

Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing School Give an individual(s) a day on the water on the second half of Minturn Anglers’ Fly Fishing School on the Eagle, Colorado or Gore waters and dreams come true! Let us help you with knots, good and bad, water knowledge, how to wade and how to read the waters of […]