European and Tactical Nymphing Techniques – Josh Graffam of Umpqua Feather Merchants

European and Tactical Nymphing Techniques May 30th 2-5 pm Minturn Anglers – Parker Josh Graffam Umpqua Southern Rockies Business Manager Fly Fishing Team USA member This presentation will focus on rigging, techniques, and flies for rivers in the rocky mountains, or any trout river in the world. Josh will explain and break down the techniques […]

Maverick Conklin | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Maverick has been fishing since the early days of his youth finding ponds, streams, rivers, and fresh waters springs with no chance of a bite. The small town of Millbrook New York provided a lot of early opportunities to fly fish and explore the outdoors. Taking his skills to Colorado in 2010 it was not […]

Levi Lambert | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Levi grew up in western Montana, fishing the river systems and creeks of the Bitterroot Valley and surrounding area’s.  After graduating from the University of Montana Levi and his wife moved out to Colorado and have been here ever since. He enjoys all forms of fly fishing whether it’s salt water or fresh water, dry […]

Amanda ‘Mandy’ Hertzfeld | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

After earning a Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University, I was ready for the next chapter in my career. Making the move across country from the small town of Waterville, Ohio, adventure and fly fishing has been a central part of my life. Inspired by fly fishing, my artwork is a direct reflection of […]

Doug Bartholomew | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

Doug was raised in Bozeman, Montana. He attended Montana State University (or Trout U) where he graduated with a biological sciences degree. He has been fly fishing for 18 years. Doug grew up fishing and guiding the wild, free stone rivers of Montana, like the Yellowstone, the Madison, and the Big Hole. In 2014, he […]

Kevin Mackey | Minturn Anglers Guide Profile

Kevin wasn’t born with a silver fly rod in his hand. He grew up in Michigan throwing meat and hardware at anything fishy and dipping for smelt under the Blue Water Bridge. A fellow angler introduced him to popping for Bluegills with a fly rod and his curiosity took over from there. Kevin learned to […]

Steele Lewis | Minturn Anglers Fly Fishing Guide Profile

         The rest of Steele’s teenage years were spent exploring every body of water and every species of fish he could find around his home state of Vermont as well as New Hampshire, and upstate New York. After college and a short stint down south, Steele knew it was time to get back to the mountains and trout […]

Window Shopping the Denver Fly Shop

When seasons change and actually every few weeks when I have some free time, I love to visit the Minturn Anglers Denver fly shop. Even driving into the parking lot gives me a boost, and just walking through the door is comfortable and comforting and maybe even a bit exciting. Need for new gear or […]

Vail Fly Tying Birthday Surprise

  A close friend called a few days ago looking for advice. Her husband, Greg, is soon reaching one of those “milestone” birthdays, and she is looking for ideas to help ease his transition to this advancing maturity. Knowing Greg and I are fly fishing buddies, she was wondering if there was something along that […]

Fueling the Urge for Denver Fly Fishing

As days warm and spring hatches of midges, caddis and baetis begin to appear, I am reminded again of how much I love fly fishing near Denver. (Of course, my friends say it doesn’t take much of an excuse for me to start telling fish stories!) While I have given up trying to decide which […]