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Minturn Anglers Events Calendar

Idaho Steelhead - Fly Fishing with Minturn Anglers (Vail & Denver Colorado)

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February 19th – March 5th *Extended due to stellar fishing!* 


Fri Mar 20th – Minturn Anglers Kenai Peninsula Steelhead Trip Presentation hosted by owner Matt Sprecher
Sat April 4th – Duane Redford “Flyfisher’s Playbook 2nd Edition” Presentation and Book Signing
Sat April 18th – Mike Kephart “Guide to Colorado Lost Lakes” Presentation and Book Signing



Vail Valley Fishing Reports

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Eagle River

The Eagle River continues to fish well as the warm winter has open water a plenty. Private or public, get your butt up to the Eagle for some guided or fun fishing. Midges and eggs are taking most fish but there’s been activity on caddis and stoneflies as well. Put down the skis and pick up a rod.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!
Colorado River and Roaring Fork 
The lower Colorado river and the Roaring Fork have been great float fishing this winter and will continue until run-off. Stripping streamers, drifting bugs under  indicators and the occasional dry fly activity has made for some spectacular trips. Baetis are always the ticket so don’t leave those at home.    

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

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



Fly Fishing Film Tour - Denver CO
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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.


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Deckers has been up and down from a flows standpoint as well as a fishing standpoint. The two are definitely correlated as well. Look for consecutive days of steady flows for your best chances for success. Fish are creatures of habit just like you and I. The same patterns are doing damage on all tailwaters it seems this Winter. Small blue winged olive emergers, midges, worms, cranefly patterns and eggs should always be in the box!

It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Spring and the cutthroat and rainbows have similar feelings. Though there is plenty of open water to fish, the big fatties aren’t quite there yet. You can find a few fish beginning to make their way up in the lower stretches but the low flows have em quite spooky. For flies and recommendations, swing by the shop.
Arkansas River
The Arkansas is running steady and the fish are happy and hungry. Always keep a baetis pattern on your line but switch up your midges and egg colors for best results. The deeper holes are the place to fish so bring your tungsten putty and heavy lead flies. Tungsten CDC pheasant tails are always a great fly to get your itty bitties down.

Urban South Platte

The colder the better for best results. The most popular spots are being pummeled so wait for crumby weather to get to tangle with the war pigs on your own. Don’t hesitate to branch out and try new waters as well. We all have our honey holes!
Dream Stream Spring 2015
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Spring Dream Stream trips start… NOW!

The Dream Stream is picking up with Spring here (almost?) and fishing starting to feel that natural urge. Join one of our many experienced guides on a full day wade trip to the Dream Stream and beat the crowds! This Spring is your chance to hook the Rainbow or Cutthroat of a lifetime. Do it with the help of a professional guide. Call the Denver shop for more details – 720.851.4665 

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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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