Eric Pettine Fly Tying | Trip Specials | Fishing Reports

Eric Pettine Fly Tying | Trip Specials | Fishing Reports

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Minturn Anglers February Events Calendar

Yunguns Love Fly Fishing and catching trout!

Mark your Calendars!


Wed Feb 18th – Fly Tying Night “North Platte Flies”
Sat Feb 21stEric Pettine Fly Tying DemoWed Feb 25th – Fly Tying Night “Tying the Standards”

Sat Feb 28th – The Fly Fishing Film Tour at “The Wildlife Experience” 10035 Peoria
Denver, CO 80134 7:00pm


February 19th – 28th



Vail Valley Fishing Reports

Even girls Love Fly Fishing and catching brown trout!
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Eagle River

Open water, eating fish, great air temps. What else can you ask for? The Eagle River has continued to fish well all Winter and our Facebook page and our guide’s instagram pages will prove it! Our favorite freestone is fishing well all throughout but particularly in the stained lower stretches of Wolcott and below. Attractor flies followed by small nymphs have been doing the most damage but a streamer at the right time of day has been turning fish as well. The roads are great, the ice on the stream is missing, if you live in the Front Range, come on up!!!Gore Creek
Tons of open water on this Rocky Mountain gem this winter and the fish are letting us know it. Plan on covering water and using lighter tippet (except on your small streamers). Your typical winter patterns are doing the trick but don’t hesitate to throw something different, maybe your own pattern! Fish are curious beasts and don’t have hands so they try things out with their mouth. Introduce the curious fish to some steel!
Minturn Anglers was first on the Colorado River this year with a few fun floats this week. With no shelf ice and active fish, get your butt up to Pumphouse for wade or float fishing. Most fish were taken on deep nymph rigs but a few risers were spotted and opportunistic fish took slow stripped streamers.  When the sun is shining, make hay! If you’re itchin’ to get back on the sticks, the Colorado River is the place to be.

Idaho Steelhead – Feb. 19th- 28th
Is that Minturn's Eric Wilcox and David Budniakiewicz? Minturn Fly Fishing trip Idaho
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It’s that time of year again…

… and we still have steelhead on the brain. Come on up for another year of awesome steelhead fishing with “ya boys” at Minturn Anglers. We will have trips going the whole month so book now, get your spot and get ready for the biggest freshwater fish of your life. With a day of fishing/eating/lodging starting at $495 a day, you are looking at a cheaper trip than fishing in the Vail Valley! Check the link below or stop by the shop for more information. Minturn Anglers Idaho Steelhead >>> 

Saturday Feb. 21st – Eric Pettine Fly Tying Demo!
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Local Fly Tier and Author at Minturn Anglers – Denver


 Come on down to Minturn Anglers – Denver for another FREE fly tying demonstration on Feb. 21st. Eric has been fly fishing for 55 years and fly tying for more than 42 years. He’s guided and hosted fly fishing trips from the North Platte in Wyoming to New Zealand, including British Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Chile.
He’s also written a bi-weekly column on fly fishing for the Coloradoan for over four years, contributed articles to all the major fly fishing magazines and authored two books The North Platte River Journal and River Wrecks.


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

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