Streamer Trips | Fall Fishing Specials | Fishing Reports

Streamer Trips | Fall Fishing Specials | Fishing Reports

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

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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  >>>

*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch

Vail Valley Fishing Reports 
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Eagle River
75CFS and going strong, the Eagle River is fishing very well as the weather has been nothing short of spectacular. Rising fish are everywhere through the afternoon up here in the mountains so bring your tiny dries and float them behind a red quill or caddis emerger. Nymphing is taking a fair share of fish too. Small midges and BWO’s are your main patterns as well as eggs and worms . Don’t leave home without Medallion Midges, Rojo Midges in red, WD-40’s and biot Midges. If you’re a streamer person, be here NOW. The lower Eagle River through Wolcott, Eagle and Gypsum is pretty stupid. Double slumpbusters or big articulated nasties are the flavor of choice. Needless to say, please don’t walk on/fish over spawning beds!!! Need a guide? We got em >>>
Gore Creek


Low water or not, the Gore Creek faithfuls keep coming in with ear-to-ear grins. Longer leaders and smaller bugs are helping to hook up during these low flow stages but a streamer through the deeper holes should turn a head or two as the browns are getting all fired up to spawn. That being said, please don’t fish to actively spawning brown trout please!


Colorado River 
The streamer bite is on like Donkey Kong. Keep an eye on the weather if you’re going to make that trek. Best fishing is from a boat as the “bikin hatch” has past us. If you aren’t familiar with the Colorado River…  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 above for great Fall Fishing Specials!

Dream Stream – Available NOW!

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Great Weather and Great Fishing

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. Generous flows and stream rehab has really made an incredible place that much more awesome.. The books are starting to fill up for October so be the early bird and get on the water today. You won’t be disappointed (wink wink). Book your Dream Stream trip TODAY! 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Help us help Shaw Regional Cancer Center
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Help Us Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

For the third year in a row, Minturn Anglers is donating 20% of every purchase of PINK items in the store to The Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Whether it’s a hat, flies, a BUFF, the Sage Grace or Patagonia clothing, we will donate 20% of the purchase price. Help us support this great cause and raise funds to help fight breast cancer by buying pink things from Minturn Anglers. This applies to any location – Minturn, Vail or Parker!

Support Chad Dunbar!!! – THIS SATURDAY @ 4PM!
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Help Support Chad’s Road to Recovery!

Unfortunately one of our guides had a heart attack a few weeks back and we want to help him and his familywith the crazy bills that come with it! Come by the Parker shop next Saturday, 10/24 for FREE Upslope beer and food and some incredible raffle items hosted by the one and only Erin Hale. The local guiding community has gotten together and are going to be auctioning incredible guided trips on the Front Range and Vail Valley. We also have some great stuff donated by Simms, Umpqua, Peak, Fishpond and many others! 4pm til whenever. Support a good cause and help Chad, his wife and two kids get back on their feet!!!
Bobber Fishing Rehab – Full Day Streamer Exclusive Trip Special!

Book your trip today – 970-827-9500



“Just Say NO” to Bobbers this Fall
Dump your 6x tippet and bobbers in the trash, this is a fly fishing intervention! We at Minturn Anglers are recovering Bobber Junkies every Fall and we want to help those in need with their bobber addiction. It’s a long road to recovery but we are here to help during the best streamer fishing of the year and this year is especially off the hook!!!
The Bobber Fishing Rehab exclusive for this Fall includes a Full Day Guided Float or Wade Trip, a Minturn Anglers STG 9’6″ 6wt rod,*NEW* Minturn Anglers SS2 sealed drag reel and Scientific Angler fly line.





Streamer Junkie Special


One Person – $849 ($1,200 value)
Two People – $599 per ($915 value)




One Person – $610 ($955 value)
Two People – $515 per ($830 value)


Don’t try and quit the bobber on your own. Bring another friend in need and let us help you both. You can’t go on like this, get help now!
For those who already have the proper equipment needed for recovery……


Streamer Exclusive Trips 
(w/o rod/reel/line)


One Person – $480

Two People – $240 per

One Person – $325

Two People – $200 per


*Does not include Fishing License, Guide Gratuity or Lunch
Front Range Fishing Reports

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Deckers is GOOD. Flows at 163cfs are making it safe to cross and hit far edges we haven’t touched most of the Summer. Fish will still eat Tricos even if you aren’t seeing them as well as BWO’s. Worms in the riffles as well as eggs are catching fish. If you like to chuck meat too, now is the time to do it. Put your focus on the upper stretches for the bigger rainbows and browns for your best shot at a grip n grin. Overlooked flies – scuds and craneflies. Keep your box full of em! If you see spawners, let em be!!!
Most people have their eyes on bigger water for bigger fish and prespawn browns leaving the smaller water the smaller creeks open for YOU. Fish are acting funky and fattening up for the winter so don’t be afraid to try some bigger bead head patterns for the feisty fish in the group. Hell, fish are still eating hoppers on Clear Creek too! Enjoy yourself but be careful crossing because the spawn is starting earlier on the little water. Hit the high altitude streams while you still can for cutties!


There’s still a smallmouth bite on your bigger lakes and reservoirs but you need to get down to them. Fish steep ledges with sinking lines, crayfish patterns and medium sized streamers. Carp fishing is best on the hotter days. Focus on the flats with 10′ leaders tapered to 3 or 4x and smaller carp bugs. The trout bite is good by inlets and outlets as fish are moving there to stage for the spawn and the other non-spawning species are following them to destroy their eggs!
Dream Stream
Dream Stream is starting to pick up with big browns being seen up and above the Charlie Meyers area. The lower river is fishing well too if you know the right holes. Speaking of holes, the deeper areas are holding some nice fish, salmon too. Lake Chironomids, sowbugs, scuds and worms should always be included in your rig in one fashion or another. Other than that, keep swapping out flies until you find your true killer. It changes everyday. If ya don’t know the Dream Stream well, give us a jingle at the Parker location and hire yourself an experienced Dream Stream guide like Erin Hale, Chad Merten or Scott Thompson. 

Alaska 2015 Recap

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Book Alaska 2016 NOW


A huge THANK YOU from Minturn Anglers for all who supported and attended!
Alaska 2015 was one for the record books for Minturn Anglers. Great client support, awesome guides and staff and the fishing was nothing short of spectacular. Check out the pics from our trip this year and from last year to see what you’re missing! 2016 will be a 5 week adventure and it’s NEVER too early to book in advance. Call the shop today to talk steelhead! 
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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