Salmonflies on the Colorado | Father’s Day Gifts | Fishing Reports

Salmonflies on the Colorado | Father’s Day Gifts | Fishing Reports

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SALMONFLIES on the Colorado River NOW!!!!


It’s on like Donkey Kong… Salmonfly time on the Colorado River!



Hurry hurry! Read all about it! Salmonflies on the Colorado! Fish are keying subsurface on the buffet of large stonefly nymphs washing down the river. Adults are present flying and mating on shore. Peak activity for these bugs has been late morning to early afternoon. Productive nymphs have been large #4-6 Pats rubber legs in dark colors, coffe, brown, blk yellow legs, pickle; bitch creeks #6 orange/black; large princes #8-12; and also large golden stone imitations. Just a few days ago we noticed certain pods of fish flushing adults on the surface. It is a truly cool thing to see and HEAR. The trout eat Salmonflies with such commitment. We call it flushing because it sounds like a toilet flushing.

That being said, today’s the day to book your float trip on the Upper Colorado. The bugs are thick but so are the wade fishermen so get your butt in a boat with Minturn Anglers! We love sharing this magical time of year so much that we are offering $50 off of Full Day Float Trips. That’s a 10% Discount. Call the shop or Book Online!


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Eagle River

There’s nothing wrong with some dirty water. Bigger flies, heavier rigs, drinkin’ beers and fishin’ from the bank. It’s a great challenge for all of us and the fish haven’t gone anywhere. Hit em in the face… they’ll eat it! Big flies (get “jiggy”)
Start thinking about putting your time in on these little gems. These will keep you pretty occupied as the Eagle rises and falls from stained to high and clear to low. Brush Creek in Eagle has been fire lately and the Upper Eagle and Homestake and great water during these higher flows (check ahead of time to see if the roads are open!).
Colorado River 
Please see above! The stonefly hatch is in full effect and the fishies need to be caught by you! Think subsurface – Pat’s Rubber Legs, 20 Inchers, Stone Bombs and fish em right along the edges. The best way to fish the Colorado right now is from the boat so book your float with us for your best chances of gettin’ tight on some brown gold.

Fly Fishing School 2015 – 1 Day $73 | 2 Day $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 Parker) once more. Classes will be every weekend starting April 11th and 12th and run through November. 
NEW THIS YEAR is a 1 Day Fly Fishing School; a condensed class with 3 hours of education in the morning followed by 3 hours of fishing and on-stream education in the afternoon. We’ve created this class for the fast learner in your life who’s looking for professional assistance. Same awesome instruction, same awesome fishing, one less day! At $78, you cannot possibly go wrong!
Minturn Anglers 2 Day 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.

Father’s Day is Sunday June 21st!

Father’s Day

It’s not too early to start planning your Father’s Day gift!

You’ve got three weeks to spoil the man who raised you for hundreds of weeks. Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with a gift from Minturn Anglers. You can never go wrong with a guided fishing trip, or pick him up that new fly rod he’s been begging Mom for permission to purchase. We’ll be running specials up until Father’s Day so give us a call. We appreciate your dad too!

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