Minturn Anglers Hires Mandy Hertzfeld as new General Manager

Minturn Anglers Hires Mandy Hertzfeld as new General Manager

Minturn Anglers is excited to announce we have appointed senior guide Mandy Hertzfeld as General Manager.  Mandy will oversee all retail operations out of our Minturn Location and will also oversee all guided trip operations. Mandy’s on water experience and expertise will serve her well as a leader for both our shop staff and our team of guides. Mandy has over 10 years of experience fly fishing in the Vail Valley as both a guide and routine winner of the GoPro Games Fly Fishing tournament. In addition, she has traveled the world in pursuit of everything from trout in South America to Bonefish in the flats of Belize.  Prior to her tenure at Minturn Anglers Mandy, served as a manager for her home town Bass Pro Shops Fly Fishing Department. Her passion and knowledge for all things fly fishing is second to none and will be a great addition to the Minturn Anglers staff.

A NOTE FROM MANDY: 

Hello fishing friends! I’m excited to introduce myself. My name is Mandy Hertzfeld and I am thrilled to step into the position of General Manager with Minturn Anglers. In this position, I will have the opportunity to further follow my passions as an artist, angler, guide and leader. For those interested, here is a little bit about myself.

I have been a guide with Minturn Anglers for the past ten years.  I have enjoyed wading or floating the river every day during the season and throughout my career have been proud to guide over 1000 trips in the Vail Valley. Outside of guiding and artwork, I enjoy all things active- snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, hockey and traveling. I am so grateful for this new chapter with Minturn Anglers and look forward to working with you all and sharing my fishing knowledge of the Vail Valley!

As a kid, I grew up on a  large family farm in Ohio. I was routinely found outside covered in dirt with a sketchbook in tow and binoculars hanging from my neck. I spent most summer days casting a fly rod in the neighbors pond or riding my bike to the local river to try to catch anything that would bite.  I remember the first couple of flies I tied as a kid. They were ugly, but it was so rewarding tying flies from feathers and fur I hunted and collected myself; catching fish on them was a bonus.

My competitiveness as an angler grew at a young age. Always trying to crack the code of the day- to figure the fish out. I’ve learned that these western, freestone rivers will keep you on your toes. I love that about them; they are constantly changing. My favorite part about being a professional guide is the amount of days spent on the water. I have grown to know the river so well that I can now hone in on its nuances and challenges it brings anglers on a daily basis.

I began my career as an artist and guide when I moved to Colorado in 2014. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a focus in oil painting and drawing. Inspired by flyfishing, my artwork is a direct reflection of my passions. Creating paintings capture the relationships between fish, flies and the natural environment in both equally challenging and fulfilling.

 

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

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Justin Nolan

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