Electrofishing on Colorado Rivers

Not too long ago I was working the Blue River tailwater downstream from the Dillon Dam and noticed a team of ten or so anglers coming down the stream in a line. Each was holding a long poled net and carried some sort of backpack. I didn’t want to bother them as they were obviously […]

Working with the CPW Fly Fishing Regulation Maze

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CWP) Commission manages all 42 parks in the State of Colorado and more than 300 state wildlife areas. It is also the agency handling all fishing licences and regulations for the state. Its mission is to protect wildlife and improve wildlife habitats in the state. The Commission is the steward […]

First Time Duck Hunting Preparation

  My neighbor’s daughter has been expressing interest in taking up duck hunting, and asked for some suggestions on how to approach the sport. I’m not sure of the exact reasoning behind the request, but I’m always pleased to have more young people involved, so I was happy to pass on some tips. Of course, […]

Preparing for Your Colorado Fly Fishing Day Trip

Residents of Colorado, especially Denver anglers, have easy access to some of the best fly fishing trout waters in the world, much of it only minutes away from Denver and the Vail Valley. Plan a day testing your skills against some of the wiliest fish around, and at the same time relaxing in and enjoying […]

Encouraging Young Fly Fishing Anglers

With all the competition from the myriad of electronic devices, games and apps available, it is hard to get the attention of our kids and grand-kids long enough to interest them in the joys of fly fishing. But there are some simple tips to move them away from the internet and videos to sampling the […]

Tips for Choosing the Right Fly Fishing Line

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I remember when I was choosing my first fly fishing equipment, and the advice I was given by the knowledgeable staff at Minturn Anglers in Denver. Particularly I remember the recommendations about how to choose the right fly fishing line. Rod manufacturers design their rods to be used by the average person under average conditions, […]

Practicing the Roll Cast for the Best Colorado Fly Fishing Experience

The waters around Denver and the Vail Valley offer the best fly fishing in Colorado. However, every mountain stream presents its own fly fishing challenges. Working in tight quarters or hampered by overhanging bushes and trees requires carefully thought out approaches. Often the roll cast will be the most appropriate. Being skilled in performing the […]

When the Fishing Itch is Too Strong and the Winter Weather is Too Cold

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Sometimes it feels like the winter months are interminably long and cold. I’ve gone through all the latest fly fishing magazines, and watching fishing videos on the internet is simply whetting my appetite to be casting on open water again. I think it’s time for me to have a serious talk with the staff at […]

Elk Hunt Testimonial

Minturn Anglers & Matt, Let me start by saying I have hunted all over North America, Your bow hunting trip to Colorado was the best hunt I have ever been on! Nice accommodations state of the art equipment (can am ,4 wheelers, life size archery target). The host Jonathan Beal is the real deal his hunting […]

Wade Guide School Testimonial

Testimonial from Zack “Minturn anglers wade guide school is a must have, go to course in each and every way. Whether you’ve spent 10 years on the water or 10 days; the knowledge passed on through this course will be invaluable to you. This course not only provides an education and insight to what the world of […]