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

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

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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!  



Vail Valley Fishing Reports

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Eagle River

Game on boys and girls! The Eagle River is back from it’s few week reprieve and better than ever. Though still high, the water has cleaned up substantially and clarity has been revived. Fish are hungry and eating darn near everything you throw at them though caddis pupa and larvae seem to grab more attention than others. If you like to throw the dry, wait until the evening. Caddis are coming off in epic proportions at dusk with all fish throwing caution to the wind. Do not miss the evening “happy hour”!
All the tiny tribs are in great shape and fish are loving the big dries and flashy nymphs. Copper Johns and PMX’s make for a deadly combo on the upper Eagle, Homestake, Cross and Brush Creek respectively. Don’t be afraid to throw a streamer either!
Colorado River 
Boy what a difference a week can make. The Colorado is plummeting like a stone and has come down from 8,000cfs to 4,000cfs in 6 days and the fish have noticed. The double digit days are back in effect with stoneflies still on their minds. For the streamer fishermen reading this too… your time has arrived.

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.

Eagle River Private Water/Float Combo!
Front Range Fishing Reports


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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