Fishing Reports | TU Fall Classic | Adventure Travel Trips

Fishing Reports | TU Fall Classic | Adventure Travel Trips

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Eagle River
A little rain has gone a long way on the Eagle River. The Eagle is low but afternoon showers have cooled off the water and added a little bump in the flows. The overcast days have kept the fish comfortable in their surroundings and encouraged the bugs to come off en mass. Flies are still tiny, leaders are still at 9+ feet but the feed has been on. Baetis in 20-22 have taken a number of fish, trico nymphs, emergers, adults and sunken spinners have fooled em as well. Midges and emergers with any showing of emergence (put a white wing on it) has been great on a dead drift subsurface or right under the film on a swing. Dry droppers will still garnish some attention but make sure you are using 5x or 6x fluorocarbon on anything you plan on fishing below the surface. Best spots are Minturn to Eagle-Vail and Wolcott to Gypsum. Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


These little buggers are on the feed of late. Double digit days are certainly not out of the question whether you are fishing the surface or not. Just like the Eagle, small bugs are the ticket. If you were confined to one fly, it would be a #22 Parachute Adams. Since you’re not, trail that with a Trico emerger, a #22 Quasimodo PT, Barr’s Emerger or Forky Baetis. Don’t be surprised when your 3wt doubles over. Bigger fish are being caught daily!


Colorado River 
Fishing has been productive all day on the Colorado this past week with many bugs and plenty meat eaters. For best results, fish the trifecta. Nymph the morning, streamers in the riffles in the afternoon and dry flies in the evening. When you’re fishing deep use big stoneflies and leeches to get your smaller flies deep quick. Trail the big boys with foam back emergers, chocolate thunders, forky baetis and micro mays. For mid-day awesomeness, pick up the stiff 6wt or two handed 7wt and chuck some single or double streamers. Believe it or not, the big boys – Sex Dungeons, Peanut Envy’s, Slump Busters and Meat Whistles have been the flies to use. The real fun is in the evening though with the PMD and Trico spinner falls. Trail your spinner behind a Hi-Vis Caddis and watch closely for the slurping fish eating your spinner in the film. Best stretch right now has been Rancho to State Bridge. You don’t row? Hire a guide from Minturn Anglers for optimal fishing results!

Fall Floats – Get ready to chuck streamers!

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It’s not too early to think MEAT
Fall is a spectacular time to be floating on the Colorado River with Minturn Anglers. As the days shorten and the water cools, the brown trout start thinkin’ about passing on their genes. They are quick to mark their spawning territory and thwart off their lesser counterparts by, well, eating them. Expect endless follows and many vicious takes all day this Fall on a float trip with Minturn Anglers. Try something new and get on a boat with your favorite fly shop for some serious streamer fishing. Whether you want to chuck huge Double Gongas or strip double Slumpbusters you gotta be in an MA boat. Give us a call today!
Book your Fall fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers today >>> 

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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Late Winter and Fall Trips Available

The stream rehabilitation work has really paid off on the Dream Stream. Fish numbers and sizes are up and the seasonal fish have been hanging around noticeably longer. Fall is around the corner and there’s no better time to start thinking about booking your Fall brown trout trip on the Dream Stream. Minturn Anglers Senior Guide, Erin Hale is booking up fast so don’t be late to the party, 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! 
Front Range Fishing Reports
Alaska Fall 2015
SITKA Fall 2015 now available at Minturn Anglers!

Minturn Anglers Adventure Travel

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Fishing and Hunting – We’ve got it all!  

We aren’t out of Summer yet but it’s not too early to start planning that big trip for Fall, Winter and 2016. Check out the latest trips on the docket for Minturn Anglers… don’t be late to the party and book your Adventure Travel Trip today!
Aug 28th – Sept. 3rd – Archery Elk Hunts
Sept. 28th – Oct. 11th – Alaska Steelhead
Oct. 17th – 25th – Second Season Rifle Elk Hunts
Oct. 24th – Nov. 7th – Mexico Bonefish and Permit
Feb 1st – March 6th – Idaho Steelhead
March 7th – 13th – Christmas Island Giant Trevally


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!


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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