Picking the Best Ffly Fishing Spots on the Dream Stream

The Dream Stream is the stretch of water on the South Platte River running between the Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Elevenmile Reservoir.  It is home to so many Gold Medal trout. Framed by rugged mountains in the background, this meandering 30 foot wide river is filled with monster trout. As a year-round tailwater fishery, it is […]

Tribute to Charlie Meyer’s Dream Stream

Most residents of the Denver Colorado area as well as visiting fly fishing enthusiasts know about the Dream Stream section of the South Platte River. This stretch of the river has become the state’s most popular destination for anglers looking for the ultimate fly fishing experience.  Few fishermen, however, know the Dream Stream exists today […]

TU Fall Classic | Fishing Reports | Adventure Travel Trips

Colorado’s Premier Fly Shop Denver / Parker 10am – 6pm Mon- Sun   720-851-4665    Minturn and Vail 9am – 6pm Mon – Sun EXTENDED Summer Hours! 970-827-9500 Vail Valley Fishing Reports  Click for more fishing reports   Eagle River Fishing continues to be great on the Eagle River with Fall in the air and […]

Fly Fishing Lightning Storm Precautions

My wife wastes no time hustling grandchildren into safe shelter at the first signs of any electrical storm activity in our area. Here in Denver, this is a well justified response. Last May a dangerous lightning storm accompanied with roaring thunder and heavy rain rolled through the city, forcing hundreds of concert goers at Red […]

Fishing Reports | TU Fall Classic | Adventure Travel Trips

Colorado’s Premier Fly Shop Denver / Parker 10am – 6pm Mon- Sun   720-851-4665    Minturn and Vail 9am – 6pm Mon – Sun EXTENDED Summer Hours! 970-827-9500 Vail Valley Fishing Reports  Click for more fishing reports   Eagle River A little rain has gone a long way on the Eagle River. The Eagle is […]

Fall Elk Dates | ALASKA 2015 | Fishing Reports | Colorado Fall Classic

Colorado’s Premier Fly Shop Denver / Parker 10am – 6pm Mon- Sun   720-851-4665    Minturn and Vail 9am – 6pm Mon – Sun EXTENDED Summer Hours! 970-827-9500 Vail Valley Fishing Reports Click for more fishing reports   Eagle River Lower water or not, the Eagle River continues to fish well. As the flows have […]

FIPS-Mouche 2016 Showcases Vail Fly Fishing to the World

FIPS-Mouche stands for Fédération Internationale de Peche Sportive Mouche, which is, in English, the International Sport Flyfishing Federation. Vail, Colorado will be hosting the 36th FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship in 2016, and the excitement is growing already! One of the sponsors and partners working hard to make this all happen is Minturn Anglers. […]

Best Fly Fishing for Kids

There is never a bad day fishing, especially when you are on the water with your kids. It’s hard to beat spending time together as a family in spectacular Colorado scenery practicing a sport they will enjoy for a lifetime. It is easy to get them outfitted with gear and equipment suited to their skill […]

Fly Fishing Private Colorado River Waters

Every few months I treat myself to a special fly fishing expedition. This time I am focusing on the refreshing solitude from spending time on private waters, away from the typical summer crowds of anglers on the Colorado. I am considering a trip to the Colorado River Ranch, one of the private water tour guide […]

Getting Skinny on The Eagle River with Duane Redford

Get skinny…. In the Fly Fisher’s Playbooks (both editions), I discuss depth and speed in depth when it comes to nymphing.  Typically, you want the depth (distance from indicator to weight) to be around one and a half times the depth of water you’re fishing, and the speed to be half of the speed of […]