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SAN JUAN RIVER FISHING
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DURANGO FLY FISHING
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LODGING
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ACCOMODATION
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FLY FISHING
GETTING STARTED
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IS FLY FISHING EXPENSIVE?
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EQUIPMENT
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TECHNIQUES
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BUGS

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BUG PICTURES

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FLY INDEX

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CLASSES AND KIDS CAMPS

Fishing on the san juan river after a good days floating fly fishing with bwo’s and midges as well as fly fishing dry flies and nymphing.  The San Juan Angler – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Durango Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the san juan river, the animas river, as well as the Hermosa, the Pine and other rivers in the Durango area.  San Juan river guided fishing trips, and san juan river fly fishng trips on the san juan river.  The San Juan Angler carries fly fishing equipment and is an Orvis store, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the san juan river, the animas river and other rivers in our area.  The san juan angler is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment and fly fishing suppliess.  Fly fishing supplies include an extensive range of fly tying equipment.    The san juan angler provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, Winston, echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the san juan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the san juan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of the san juan angler as well as san juan river guided fly fishing trips.

Clothing

It is important to be well clothed for a day of fly fishing. There are a range of items necessary. We will assume for our purposes that we are going wading. This is a basic checklist for those who have not spent much time on the water.

Vests.  The traditional fly fishing vest has generally stood the test of time. Vests can be purchased from a modest amount to more expensive models. The vest will be a personal choice of each fisherman.

Fishing on the san juan river after a good days floating fly fishing with bwo’s and midges as well as fly fishing dry flies and nymphing.  The San Juan Angler – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Durango Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the san juan river, the animas river, as well as the Hermosa, the Pine and other rivers in the Durango area.  San Juan river guided fishing trips, and san juan river fly fishng trips on the san juan river.  The San Juan Angler carries fly fishing equipment and is an Orvis store, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the san juan river, the animas river and other rivers in our area.  The san juan angler is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment and fly fishing suppliess.  Fly fishing supplies include an extensive range of fly tying equipment.    The san juan angler provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, Winston, echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the san juan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the san juan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of the san juan angler as well as san juan river guided fly fishing trips.

Packs.  A modern development in fishing has been the use of fanny packs of various designs. Some fishermen like them, others find them clumsy. It is a matter of choice and there is a large range of packs available on the market. Inevitably the biggest problems with packs are the zippers. William Joseph have an interesting magnetic design to overcome this problem, but make no mistake. there is no such thing as a foolproof zipper and it is more than frustrating to bend over in the river and have the contents of part of a pack spill into the fast moving water.

Waders.  There are a number of options available for waders. Essentially one prefers breathable waders which are quite robust enough to withstand the rigors of walking and fishing. There are pant waders which, as their name suggests, don't fit much past the waist. Then there are chest waders which permit a fisherman to wade into deeper water. It is a matter of choice but generally in faster flowing water over rocks, it is wise to be careful therefore it would be unsafe to wade much past one's thighs.

We carry basically two ranges of waders. A lower end Hendrix Outdoors wader up to the Orvis Guide waders. These 2 manufacturers give us a most adequate range of options.

Fishing on the san juan river after a good days floating fly fishing with bwo’s and midges as well as fly fishing dry flies and nymphing.  The San Juan Angler – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Durango Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the san juan river, the animas river, as well as the Hermosa, the Pine and other rivers in the Durango area.  San Juan river guided fishing trips, and san juan river fly fishng trips on the san juan river.  The San Juan Angler carries fly fishing equipment and is an Orvis store, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the san juan river, the animas river and other rivers in our area.  The san juan angler is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment and fly fishing suppliess.  Fly fishing supplies include an extensive range of fly tying equipment.    The san juan angler provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, Winston, echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the san juan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the san juan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of the san juan angler as well as san juan river guided fly fishing trips.

Boots.  Wading boots. Boots range in price from the $70's up to the mid $175. The key in choosing boots is obviously comfort, but there are other factors as well. The soles range from felt to composite soles. In addition boots can come with studs or without.

A debate at the moment concerns the possibility of wet boots, particularly felt soles, being capable of carrying organisims from one waterway to another. The solution is for the boots to be dried between trips or washed in a manner which will kill any potentially troublesome organism. Felt is an excellent material for gripping on slippery rocks, so there is a reason the industry continues to use it. On the other hand there are other styles of soles which don't absorb moisture in the manner of felt.

Studs are most useful to add grip when walking on slippery surfaces. However they can be problematic if in a raft. The studs may damage the craft.

Fishing on the san juan river after a good days floating fly fishing with bwo’s and midges as well as fly fishing dry flies and nymphing.  The San Juan Angler – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Durango Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the san juan river, the animas river, as well as the Hermosa, the Pine and other rivers in the Durango area.  San Juan river guided fishing trips, and san juan river fly fishng trips on the san juan river.  The San Juan Angler carries fly fishing equipment and is an Orvis store, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the san juan river, the animas river and other rivers in our area.  The san juan angler is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment and fly fishing suppliess.  Fly fishing supplies include an extensive range of fly tying equipment.    The san juan angler provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, Winston, echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the san juan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the san juan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of the san juan angler as well as san juan river guided fly fishing trips.

 

Polaroid Sunglasses. Sunglasses are important for 2 reasons. First they cut the glare and allow you to look into the water to spot fish. The second reason is that they act as eye protection from a carelessly flung fly.

Hats. Like sunglasses, hats serve 2 purposes. First they provide protection from the sun keeping glare out of your face. Secondly they are a form of protection from flies which might come back into your head from a wind gust or a bad cast.

Packable wet weather gear. Always carry a packable rain jacket when there is any risk of rain. There are many very reasonably priced shells which will provide adequate protection in the event of a rainshower.

Cold weather gear. If you are going to fish in colder weather, wading can become uncomfortable if you haven't dressed adequately under your waders. 2 pairs of woollen socks and long underwear will ensure that you can spend a lot more time in the water catching fish rather than having to recover from the cold on the riverbank.

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The San Juan Angler – a full service fly fishing shop and outfitter based in Durango Colorado which provides guided fly fishing trips on the san juan river, the animas river, as well as the Hermosa, the Pine and other rivers in the Durango area.  The San Juan Angler carries fly fishing equipment and is an Orvis store, with Hardy fly fishing equipment, and fly fishing supplies. It provides regular fishing reports and fly fishing reports for the san juan river, the animas river and other rivers in our area.  The san juan angler is the premier fly fishing and guided fly fishing outfitter for the best quality guides and fly fishing equipment.  The san juan angler provides a range of fly fishing equipment including orvis, hardy, greys, lamson, ross, galvan, and bauer fly fishing reels.  In addition it carries orvis helios fly rods, hardy, greys, Winston, echo and St Croix fly rods. It is your one stop fly fishing shop and fly fishing outfitter in the san juan river area for guided float and wade fishing trips and tours. It hosts excellent fly fishing guides and fly fishing tours on the san juan river and other local waters.  The guides will provide excellent teaching and coaching for clients of the san juan angler.