For anglers with beginner to advanced fly fishing abilities; float trips are an amazing way to see lots of fantastic scenery and learn new fishing tactics. Float fishing takes place on the larger rivers of the area in a high desert or sub alpine setting. Float trips also offer the ability to fish stretches of water otherwise inaccessible to wade fishing. All Minturn Anglers boats are comfortable and well outfitted with fishing braces, seats and even tables and chairs for shore breaks and meals.
How We Fish…
Side Drifting: Side drifting nymphs under an indicator is the most productive way to catch fish on any given day. We generally don’t get out of the boat, but instead fish ledges, drops and deep water where both good number and size of fish hold. You will learn how to read featureless water and find fish in spots many would never fish.
Streamers: When conditions allow for it, or when you decide you have caught enough fish on nymphs, we are always happy to show you how to chuck some meat. In spots with good bank structure we will cast towards the edges. More often than not though, we fish sink tips and swing flies deep through the middle of runs. You will learn how to effectively fish streamers on sunny days.
Pickup & Return:
Departures varies with fishing conditions and final destination. Generally, It will be from either the Mintun or Vail fly shops.
We will return to the shop and then drop off clients at pickup location.
Departure Times: Launch times usually start at 8AM
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Minturn Anglers Prides itself in upfront Honesty & No Hidden Fees. We do not advertise a low price and then nickel and dime our clients for flies, leaders, tippet and equipment rentals at the end of the day. We include all the flies, leaders, tippet, waders, boots, rods, reels and lunches on full day guided fishing trips.
Does not include:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately