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Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

 
In choosing a fly reel for trout fishing, generally the reels is used just to hold the line. In contrast to saltwater or fast big fish like steelhead or salmon the reel generally doesn't play a great role in landing the fish. To be sure, if you hook a nice fish and the drag system fails losing you the fish, you will disagree. And that is why when choosing a reel you need to be at least aware of the importance of a good drag system. But equally important is weight. If you are going out onto the river to fish all day, a heavier reel with a heavier line will tend to wear on you as the day progresses unless you are used to it.

A good example would be a float trip where you fish streamers for 8 hours. If one is unused to this degree of activity it will become tiring. And the heavier the equipment the shorter the period before the effects begin to become evident.

So which reel? There are a great number of good reels out there and we carry most of them so we will just list some of the manufacturers and comment.

Greys. Has an excellent range of low to mid priced reels which are very well made for the price. Their lower end reels start in the $40's and move up. You can see the range of Greys reels we carry on our Greys fly reel on line store.

Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

Hardy. The oldest most distinguished name in fly fishing. They also own Greys. Under the Hardy name they have a range of excellent reels which include the celebrated Hardy Perfect, a reel which has been virtually unchanged since the 1920's. You can see our range of Hardy Fly Reels in our online store.

Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

Lamson. Lamson have developed a unique conical drag system which has proved to be remarkably resilient. Coupled with their hard alox finish for the price, the Konic is one of our best selling reels. You can see our range of Lamson Fly Reels in our online store.

Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

Galvan. A small US family company which has been making excellent reels for some time now. Beautifully engineered they are highly regarded by fly fishermen because of their precision and balance. You can see our range of Galvan Fly reels in our online store.

Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

Ross Reels. Owned by Scientific Anglers who in turn are owned by 3M, Ross reels have been a favorite of Rocky Mountain fishermen for years.   You can see our range of Ross Reels in our online store.

Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.

Bauer Reels. Another excellent reel which is used by steelhead fishermen because of its engineering and consistency. You can see our range of Bauer Reels in our online store.

  Fly Fishing Reels by the San Juan Angler.  We carry a range of fly reels for all aspects of fly fishing from fly fishing for trout to saltwater fly fishing.  We carry a range of fly fishing reels from Hardy fly reels, Greys fly reels, Lamson fly reels, Galvan fly reels, Ross fly reels all excellent examples of fly fishing reels for trout fishing and other fresh and salwater fly fishing.  In addition we carry ob Galvan fly reels, Hardy fly reels in the classic style and all fishing supplies for fly fishing.            

We also carry a range of other reels including Redington, Okuma, Marryat, Tibor, Hatch and Orvis. Details can be seen in our online store.

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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.