Upcoming Events | Fishing Reports | Eric Pettine

Upcoming Events | Fishing Reports | Eric Pettine

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Minturn Anglers February Events Calendar

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Mark your Calendars!


Wed Feb 11th – Fly Tying Night “Tying CDC Patterns”Wed Feb 18th – Fly Tying Night “North Platte Flies”
Sat Feb 21stEric Pettine Fly Tying DemoWed Feb 25th – Fly Tying Night “Tying the Standards”
Sat Feb 28th – The Fly Fishing Film Tour at “The Wildlife Experience” 10035 Peoria
Denver, CO 80134 7:00pm


February 19th – 28th



Vail Valley Fishing Reports

Winter fly fishing near Minturn Colorado on the Eagle River
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Eagle River

The mild winter continues in the Vail Valley which means better water temps, more bug activity but unfortunately some dirty water below Milk Creek. Don’t fret too quick though, regardless of stained water the fish are still eating… very well! Start every rig off with an eye catching fly – egg, stonefly, hot spot jig, or a small streamer. once you get their attention, the smaller bugs – caddis larva, midges, small beatis are what they want to eat. Put your focus on the dirty water below Wolcott for best results with this technique. Anything above Edwards is hit or miss these days.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!
Roaring Fork and Lower Colorado River  
The place to be in a boat during the middle of the winter. The easy 35 minute drive can offer up some warmer weather, less pressure than normal and some of the biggest fish of the year. Our winter floats on both of these world class fisheries is predominately nymphing deep in the most productive runs during the warmest part of the day. MIdges, BWO, Eggs and Stones will get the fish going for you. All our winter float trips are full days with lunch.

Idaho Steelhead – Feb. 19th- 28th
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It’s that time of year again…

… and we still have steelhead on the brain. Come on up for another year of awesome steelhead fishing with “ya boys” at Minturn Anglers. We will have trips going the whole month so book now, get your spot and get ready for the biggest freshwater fish of your life. With a day of fishing/eating/lodging starting at $495 a day, you are looking at a cheaper trip than fishing in the Vail Valley! Check the link below or stop by the shop for more information. Minturn Anglers Idaho Steelhead >>> 

Saturday Feb. 21st – Eric Pettine Fly Tying Demo!
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Local Fly Tier and Author at Minturn Anglers – Denver


 Come on down to Minturn Anglers – Denver for another FREE fly tying demonstration on Feb. 21st. Eric has been fly fishing for 55 years and fly tying for more than 42 years. He’s guided and hosted fly fishing trips from the North Platte in Wyoming to New Zealand, including British Columbia, the United Kingdom, and Chile.
He’s also written a bi-weekly column on fly fishing for the Coloradoan for over four years, contributed articles to all the major fly fishing magazines and authored two books The North Platte River Journal and River Wrecks.


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

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