Fall Fishing Specials | Elk 2nd Season Rifle | Alaska for Free

Fall Fishing Specials | Elk 2nd Season Rifle | Alaska for Free

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FALL FISHING SPECIALS!!! – Full Day Floats or Wades for a 3/4 Day Price!

Book Fall Float Special TODAY!

Fish for Big Fall Brown Trout at a Discounted Rate!
For our faithful email list folk, we are currently offering a Full Day Float or Wade trip for the price of a 3/4 Day trip. That’s almost $100 off most trips! Now is the time where the browns start feeling frisky and the big boys move out of their holes to start staging for the spawn. Come fish with Minturn Anglers and target those pre-spawn browns with some big nymphs and streamers from the boat or bank with one of our experienced guides. This great deal will only run until Thanksgiving (11/26) so get your name in the books today while the weather is agreeable! We guide 7 days a week so check the schedule and make it happen!

Book your Fall Fishing Special with Minturn Anglers TODAY  >>>

Vail Valley Fishing Reports 
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Eagle River
Though we had a nice spike in flows last week, the Eagle River is down to 100cfs and continues in the downward direction. The fishing is still great though especially in the smaller stretches by Avon, Eagle-Vail and Minturn. This is a great time of year to get tactical and fish for trout you can spot. There’s still bug activity though it’s quite limited. Sparse hatches of caddis and PMD’s can be found throughout the day. The good part is the trout know we are towards the tail end and are eating on top quite well. Drop a little RS-2 or Top Secret Midge behind it for the more finicky trout. Best part about fishing the Eagle right now? Hardly any pressure! Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


This fun little gem is still great with the best stretches being closer to West Vail. Keep your eyes peeled for a late evening dry fly bite as midges are thick as the day progresses. Renegades and Shuckin’ Midges have taken fish of late and the good ol’ fashioned zebra midge below should compliment your rig nicely. It’s quite clear so make a delicate approach. That’s fishing and walking to the river.


Colorado River 
Now is a great time to be in a raft or even fishing from the bank on the upper Colorado River. Fish are eating voraciously as the days dwindle and the spawn comes. Speaking of the spawn, throwing streamers from a MA boat is the way to fish the Upper C this Fall so…  Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results! Double streamer rigs with slumpbusters, wooly buggers, autumn splendors and bouface’s will turn a lot of heads. When the streamer bite slows, deep nymphing with small bugs will put a smile on your face, not on the fish’s. See below for a great Fall Float special!

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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…and the fish are movin’ in!

The Dream Stream. There ain’t nothing like it in Colorado! This Fall is sure to be one for the record books with all the weather we had this Summer. The fish have started to trickle in and our Front Range stud Erin Hale is already hard at work putting people on war pigs down at the Dream Stream. The books are starting to fill up for October so be the early bird and get on the water today. You won’t be dissappointed (wink wink). Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 

Colorado River Fall Classic – Eagle Valley TU September 19th-20th!

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Fall Fishing Tournament from Trout Unlimited – September 19-20!

Show your fishing prowess this Fall with the Trout Unlimited Colorado River Fall Classic. Due to popular demand, this tournament has become an annual event so show your support for TU by drinking beer, listening to bluegrass and crushing fish! 


Day One
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Team Registration / Team Pictures / Welcome mixer   All team members must be present – location tbd.
6:30pm – 6:30pm|
Draw – all team members must be present
Day Two
All Boats Dropped at Pre-Determined Launch Sites.   Shuttles complete
Safety Discussion
Begin Boat Launch
All boats must be at designated takeout.
Hopperfest – Bluegrass in the park begins at the Eagle City Park.  All participants pull boats to city park
Introduction of Teams/Sponsors
Award Ceremony, Trophy Presentations, and Giveaways


Fly Fishing School 2015 – Available through November!!!

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Still plenty of time to book!

Summer fly fishing is nearing the end however it’s not too late to introduce the great sport of fly fishing to friends and family members. We offer our Fly Fishing Schools through NOVEMBER at our Parker location as well as select dates through November for Minturn as well. Whether you’d like to share this offer with a friend, give it as a gift to a loved one or you’d like to take the class with a child, Fly Fishing Schools are a great opportunity to share an awesome outdoor adventure with someone. This is also a great way to learn some Fall/Winter techniques from those that fish year-round! 
Alaska Fall 2015 – Wanna go for FREE?
Front Range Fishing Reports

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Flows are up and down but the fishing remains consistently good. Plan on staying the whole day because you never know when it will turn on but when it does… it does! There’s still dry fly activity on trico and midge patterns as well as some late Yellow Sallies, PMDs and Caddis. Afternoon hatches are not uncommon and people are still pinnin’ em on terrestrials with Amy’s Ant in red and green being the favorite. When there’s nothing airborn, an RS-2 and a worm will get you your fish for the day as well as 20 Inchers and small BWO emergers.
Now that school is back in session, it’s not uncommon to take a weekday off and have the river to yourself. Late Summer/Early Fall is a great time to catch those beautiful colored up brown trout or those hidden brookies we all adore. Dry droppers are still on the menu as well as small streamers and light nymph rigs. Wherever you’re going, don’t forget your generic copper johns, pheasant tails and hare’s ears as well as your elk hair caddis and parachute adams. Stuck on a spot to go? Try Boulder Creek and thank us later.


Fish are fattening up for the Fall and the moss is dying off on our favorite carp and bass ponds. Now is a wonderful time to fish stillwater. Fall hiking is great with the aspen changing color so go for a hike and check out some high alpine stuff or some local reservoirs for your best shot at hungry fish!
Dream Stream
Construction continues on the Charlie Meyers section of the dream Stream Monday through Friday making for some very dirty water. The best fishing is done towards Spinney mountain reservoir with excellent sight fishing opportunities. The Trico hatch continues to be thick in the mornings and hopper dropper rig through the afternoons have continue to produce. Overnight temperatures continue drop and water has been ranging from 90 to 200 CFS meaning, soon there will be big browns on the move.

Minturn Anglers Second Season Rifle Elk Hunts

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Two cancellations is a loss for two suckers and a gain for you! We currently have two spots recently opened up for Elk Second Season Rifle in GMU 521. This is a private ranch fondly known to Minturn Anglers staff as “Elk Country” between Redstone and Paonia. This is phenomenal land boasting a 100% success rate for the season so jump on this exceptional hunt ASAP. Best part? The price has been knocked down $1,000! Call Erin or Matt at the shop for more details – 970.827.9500 or email below… 

Boxwood and Long Meadow Fall 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!



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