4th of July | Fishing Reports | Private Water Float Trips

4th of July | Fishing Reports | Private Water Float Trips

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Vail Valley Fishing Reports

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Eagle River

Pick and choose your spots but don’t hesitate to fish the Eagle River. Most fish are coming from the upper stretches above town and the little browns are lovin’ on some soft hackles, copper johns and San Juan worms. The Eagle is tougher through Avon-Edwards but once you get to Wolcott, it’s on! Fish are close to the banks so no need to wade, just make sure you get there early enough before the feeded creeks start dumpin’ mud. Best clarity is in the morning!
This is your best bet and probably will be over the next few weeks as run off continues to raise the flows, plateau and start to head back down. The Eagle River Headwaters, Brush Creek, Upper Gore and Homestake are the ticket right now. Believe it or not, smaller patterns have been the ticket under a large amount of weight. Soft Hackle Pheasant Tails are killer right now as are RS2’s and Prince Nymphs. Check road/trail conditions in advance!
Colorado River 
We hate to say it, but don’t waste your time. 8,000cfs is a LOT of water and it’s just not worth floating or bank fishing. Give the fish a break for a few weeks. Pretty soon it will be fishing lights out!

Fly Fishing School 2015 – 1 Day $73 | 2 Day $111

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Another year, another great way to introduce the sport you love!

Back for 2015, Minturn Anglers is offering their Fly Fishing School at both locations (Minturn and Parker) once more. Classes will be every weekend starting April 11th and 12th and run through November. 
NEW THIS YEAR is a 1 Day Fly Fishing School; a condensed class with 3 hours of education in the morning followed by 3 hours of fishing and on-stream education in the afternoon. We’ve created this class for the fast learner in your life who’s looking for professional assistance. Same awesome instruction, same awesome fishing, one less day! At $78, you cannot possibly go wrong!
Minturn Anglers 2 Day Fly Fishing School is two days of education (Sat & Sun) for only $111 (originally $325). One day of class, and one day of on-stream education/guided fishing will have you or the one you’ve gifted this treat to able to go out and fish on your/their own immediately after the class. Waders, boots, rod and reel are provided. Please share with those who’ve been buggin’ ya to take them fishing! Call the shop for more details 720-851-4665 or click the picture for the link to our webpage.

4th of July in Vail!

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If there’s anything cooler to do for the 4th of July in Colorado, we don’t know what it is!



If you’re still scratchin’ your head looking for something to do on the 4th of July, look no further! Head on up to Vail for the parade, fireworks and all the other excellent festivities. The 4th of July highlights the beginning of the Summer trout fishing season in the mountains and is always impeccable timing.
It is also one of our busiest weekends here at Minturn Anglers so please book your trips TODAY so you aren’t shut out and have to go with someone crappy 😉 Bring the family, come up with your buddies. Stay for fireworks, concerts, great food and great fishing!  



Front Range Fishing Reports

IFFF Fly Tying Skills Award Program – Thursday June 25th

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Come participate in Parker on June 25th – 7pm!


This is an incredible program put on by The International Federation of Fly Fishers that encourages members to develop and improve their fly tying skills at their own pace through a structured learning plan with progressive goals.


The Awards Program is managed for and on behalf of the Fly Tying Group of the IFFF. Three awards (i.e. Bronze, Silver and Gold) are offered for demonstrated skill in fly tying that require submittal of fly collection for evaluation and review. Each collection is of increasing diversity and complexity of tying methods.

Come by the Parker shop on June 25th at 7pm to learn more about the program, courtesy of FFF Certified Casting Instructor/Bamboo Fly Rod Maker/Fly Tying Instructor – Ed Berg. He will talk about the program itself, how to submit your flies and how to win an award!
The Awards Program is for IFFF members though this presentation is open to the public!More information on the program can be found here >>>
Eagle River Private Water/Float Combo!

Boxwood and Long Meadow Summer Dates!

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Book today for your family fishing trip or corporate event!  

There’s plenty of water at Boxwood Gulch and Long Meadow this year so get on the water with Minturn Anglers to catch a/many fish of a lifetime. These dates book up quick so
book your trip TODAY!




12th and 28th


9th, 11th, 23rd, 29th and 30th



6th and 20th

4th, 6th, 13th, 15th and 28th


It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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