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Buy One Get One FREE Private Ranch 3/4 Day Wade Trip

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Back by popular demand!

You asked, you got it. Back again for another year is the Minturn Anglers Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Private Ranch 3/4 Day fly fishing trip. This is two people on any of our private waters – Sweetwater and Frost Creek for the price of one! This is a $335 DISCOUNT so jump on this while Vail Pass is still snow free! Traveling in a group of 3? Not a problem, $185 gets another person to jump in on the fun. This is an awesome way to get your feet wet with guided fishing trips if you’ve never experienced it or if you have… ya get a rockin’ deal! Our private water is second to none and boasts huge fish that don’t see a lot of flies so jump on this killer deal this Winter before we make it public to the planet – currently exclusive to our email list!   

Vail Valley Fishing Reports 
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Eagle River
Recent rain and snow has the Eagle River fishing extremely well from Minturn to Dotsero. Check the conditions in advance for the lower stretches as they can get a little dirty. The rain and snow has also kept people away so these fish are happy, healthy and fat. Great combo for a fly fisherman! Rain is what streamer fishermen LOVE and now is the time to do it so grab your tandem streamer rigs or your big nasty articulated streamers and put some focus on your sections from Wolcott to Dotsero for your best chance at a pig. If you’re not hog hunting, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Minturn and Eagle-Vail. Bring a 3 weight and some tiny bugs and put a bend in that bad boy. Needless to say, please don’t walk on/fish over spawning beds!!! Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


Something about Fall on Gore Creek can be quite special. Thin water or not, these guys are fattening up for the Winter and want to eat your bugs. They are spread throughout so plan on covering some water and walking a little bit but please be respectful of private water. Eggs, midges and small baetis patterns are the go to flies but caddis nymphs will catch em too. There’s nothing that says ya can’t try dries either! Look for BWOs in the afternoon and midges throughout the day.


Colorado River 
Streamers. Streamers. Did I mention streamers? Every day the streamer fishing gets better (see our awesome streamer trips above) but that only lasts so long. If streamer fishing isn’t your digs, the nymph bite is still productive also as the fish are eating all throughout the day and all throughout the water column. Stick to the small stuff – Barrs Emergers, Rojo Midges, Desert Storms, Medallion Midges and Holla Back Girls.  If you aren’t familiar with the Colorado River…  Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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Great Weather and Great Fishing

The Dream Stream is starting to fish quite well and our guides are hard at work making magic happen (see picture above). Generous flows and stream rehab has really made an incredible place that much more awesome. The fish are only pre-spawn for so long and no one encourages you to fish to spawning fish so get your name in the books as soon as possible for your best shot of holding a big ol fish like the one above. You won’t be disappointed! Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Help us help Shaw Regional Cancer Center
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Help Us Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

For the third year in a row, Minturn Anglers is donating 20% of every purchase of PINK items in the store to The Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Whether it’s a hat, flies, a BUFF, the Sage Grace or Patagonia clothing, we will donate 20% of the purchase price. Help us support this great cause and raise funds to help fight breast cancer by buying pink things from Minturn Anglers. This applies to any location – Minturn, Vail or Parker!
Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!

Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!
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“Just Say NO” to Bobbers this Fall
Dump your 6x tippet and bobbers in the trash, this is a fly fishing intervention! We at Minturn Anglers are recovering Bobber Junkies every Fall and we want to help those in need with their bobber addiction. It’s a long road to recovery but we are here to help during the best streamer fishing of the year and this year is especially off the hook!!!
The Bobber Fishing Rehab exclusive for this Fall includes a Full Day Guided Float or Wade Trip, a Minturn Anglers STG 9’6″ 6wt rod,*NEW* Minturn Anglers SS2 sealed drag reel and Scientific Angler fly line.





Streamer Junkie Special


One Person – $849 ($1,200 value)
Two People – $599 per ($915 value)




One Person – $610 ($955 value)
Two People – $515 per ($830 value)


Don’t try and quit the bobber on your own. Bring another friend in need and let us help you both. You can’t go on like this, get help now!
For those who already have the proper equipment needed for recovery……


Streamer Exclusive Trips 
(w/o rod/reel/line)


One Person – $480 

Two People – $240 per

One Person – $325

Two People – $200 per


*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch
Front Range Fishing Reports

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The Broncos bye week is behind usa and the river is recovering nicely. BWO emergers are the jam but keep it sub-surface! Not too many risers these days.  Spring Creek Geeks and Black RS2’s are the hot flies or you can throw articulated streamers. Those are crushing as well.  If you see spawners, let em be!!!
Fall colors on the Front Range are in full form and it’s a beautiful, scenic time to fish small creeks. Let the other folk chase spawners, get some solidarity and some stellar fishing on Bear Creek, Boulder Creek or Clear Creek. Fish are still rising to small hoppers and caddis and they are also chasing wooly buggers. Bring the camera and take it all in!

Urban S. Platte

Oh the lovely urban sections of our favorite river! Carp are beginning to move into their winter lies and can be caught in the head of riffles and runs. Worms, dead drifted Thin Mints, big Hare’s Ears and any style of jig fly should get eaten quite nicely. There are trout there too, browns especially so don’t be afraid to strip a big articulated streamer.
Dream Stream 
The Dream Stream is in fine form and the crowds are there in force. Plan to fish a weekday either earlier or later for your best chance at a big pre-spawn brown. The Dream Stream should fish well until mid-late November but please be very mindful of the fish you are targeting. Focus on the deep holes and depressions and please please please don’t pester the spawning fish. As the crowds grow the flies shrink so small flossy worms, eggs, leeches and emergers are the flies to fish. If you feel confident in a spot, stick to it. Sometimes they just need the fly to hit em on the nose.
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

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

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