Dream Stream | North Platte | Fishing Reports

Dream Stream | North Platte | Fishing Reports

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Minturn Anglers Events Calendar

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Sat April 4th – Duane Redford “Flyfisher’s Playbook 2nd Edition” Presentation and Book SigningSat April 11th – Fly Fishing Film Tour at The Wildlife Experience @ 7pm
Sat April 18th – Mike Kephart “Guide to Colorado Lost Lakes” Presentation and Book Signing

Friday May 29th – Wine Walk in Denver 5pm to 8pm

Vail Valley Fishing Reports

Eagle River

ABSOLUTELY STELLAR. There’s just no better way to put it. The BWO’s are in full force as well as our favorite, “Midgezilla”, a size 16-18 midge common to late winter months. P.R.O. (Pre Run Off) has just begun so the rainbows, cuts and cutbows are feeling the natural urge. Flows are creeping up so fish know they need to feast in preparation for run-off. Guided trips with Minturn Anglers have been absolutely stellar. Get your butt to Minturn and fish!Gore Creek
Get on the Gore before the flows jump too much. The fishing before run-off is typically remarkable but with the Eagle River, big brother, fishing so well, this little gem is seeing a lot less pressure. If creekin’ is your jam, there’s no better time then now to fish Gore Creek.
Colorado River and Roaring Fork 
The Colorado River is up and down right now with mixed reports. Inconsistent flows, low visibility and wild weather has the fish confused. Unless you’re gung-ho to get behind the sticks, wade the Roaring Fork, Eagle or Colorado. If it’s the Colorado or nuthin’, bring your Pat’s Rubber Legs and small beatis patterns for best results.
Speaking of Roaring Fork, the Fork is fishing great with BWO’s coming off daily. Streamers will get you a treat every now and again but following an indicator is your best bet on this techy stream.  

Fly Fishing School 2015 – 2 Days of Education for $111

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 Denver) once more. Classes will be every weekend starting April 11th and 12th and run through November.

Minturn Anglers 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.


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North Platte – Miracle Mile
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It’s that time of year again…
…for some rod bending, sore arm fly fishing on the North Platte in Wyoming. The flush is going on as we speak and the fish are responding accordingly. We have float and wade trip availability on The North Platte and the Miracle Mile all season long so jump on board with Minturn Anglers for some of the best fishing in the lower 48!

Saturday April 11th – Fly Fishing Film Tour at the Wildlife Experience




The Fly Fishing Film Tour is brought to Denver by Project Healing Waters at South Denver’s Wildlife Experience

There is no better place to see the F3T than on their state-of-the-art 40×60 foot RealD 3D Screen. This 300 seat, stadium-style theater boasts some of the best digital projection equipment in the country and surround sound to catch the stunning cinemaphotography and every zip of a tight line that the F3T is known for.


All proceeds from this event will benefit Project Healing Waters.


Tickets ($20) are available locally in advance at Minturn Anglers.  They are also available through F3T online for $20 and at the door on the night of the event for $20.

Doors open at 5.30 pm, so if you have time join us for a social gathering before the filmsstart to catch up with your angler buddies and meet and thank a few of the folks that have sacrificed so much for you and I.  The film starts promptly at 7.00 pm.


Front Range Fishing Reports
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Deckers is….. Deckers. One day you’re a hero, the next you’re left scratchin’ your head! Don’t be put off though, even on the weekends. Consistent flies include RS-2’s, Barr’s BWO Emerger, Chocolate Thunders and Flossy Worms. Fish those underneath a Pats Rubber Legs and hold on! Think outside the box and head a little further downstream then your used to. Get outside the comfort zone and fish new sections. The results are typically worth it!

It has begun… kinda. Fish are moving in but the stubborn management hasn’t budged the flows. The rain/snow this past week helped push a few fish with more trickling in daily. At this rate, it’s worth going down for your 20+ inch fish but the behemoths are far and few between. For best results, fish it at night with streamers!
Arkansas River
The Arkansas River continues to impress from Colorado Springs to Salida. BWO’s are on the menu further south with fish keying on the Golden Stoneflies upstream. A Pats Rubber Legs will work anywhere on the stream but vary your trailing flies. Midges and Olives in the Springs, Caddis and Small Mayflies into Salida.

Urban South Platte

The carp are beginning to spread out so before you go running to your honey holes, check the thin water below it. Groups and Singles are cruising and the sight fishing has been getting better week by week. Large nymphs, Headstands, Aggrovators and worms have been the ticket of late.
Dream Stream Spring 2015
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Spring Dream Stream trips start… NOW!

Our Dream Stream guides are hard at work already this season putting clients on big cutthroat, rainbows and hold-over browns! The weather’s phenomenal, the fish are moving in… why aren’t ya on the Dream Stream with us?!?! Call the Denver store today to book your Dream Steam trip with any of our experienced Dream Stream guides. Trust us… it’s worth every penny.

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Book your Summer Guided Trips TODAY!
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Book your Summer guided trips in advance!

With some late season snows and afternoon showers expected all Summer, we will have great water this year and incredible fishing. The fishing in Vail continues to get better annually, and we are busier than ever. Plan ahead this year and book one of our many awesome guided trips. Whether it’s an overnight float trip or a cast & blast, we’ve got you covered. Plan a Summer outing for your business, or a weekend get away for family.

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

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