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"Durango High Mountain Streams"

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.

Local and High Mountain Streams

We have some excellent durango high mountain streams and creeks which can be accessed by either a shorter or a longer hike.  This is for those fishermen who have dreamed of a back country trip where a reasonable walk can get you miles away from anyone and enjoy fishing a high mountain stream, the clear gurgling mountain water interrupted only by the calling birds and the sound of the wind through the trees.

It is the dream of someone cooped up in an office in a dreary city all year waiting for that break which keeps one lingering on the river bank asking “do I really need to go back?”.  This is the stuff from which great memories are made.   That small fly rod you picked up somewhere on special or at a yard sale, just built for that high mountain stream.  That bamboo rod  with a leonard taper which doesn’t get a workout on bigger rivers and which needs to see the light of day.  Away from the desk, the blackberry, the cell phone, the drone of traffic and the unremitting demands of a busy life.  The fishing is actually of secondary importance.  It is just the excuse to beg off for a few hours and get away from it all.

The high mountain streams and creeks in the Durango area offer an excellent opportunity to realize that dream, that urge to just take an idyllic time out.

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.

Hermosa Creek.

Hermosa Creek is a beautiful little stream which carries native cutthroat, brookies, rainbow and brown trout. It is set in a wilderness area and affords excellent fishing, particularly dry fly fishing and an excellent trail system.

Equipment:  Because of the hike in, a pack rod would be ideal.  Any 5 piece #4 or #5 is fine.  A lighter rod would also work.

Flies:  Mostly terrestrial and caddis patterns.  Stimulators, ants, hoppers, crickets and dry attractors.

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.

Vallecito Creek.

Another great little high mountain stream which has excellent dry fly fishing during the summer.  Generally the fish are a little smaller as one would expect, but there is the occasional larger fish.  It is located near the Pine River.

Equipment:  Because of the hike in, a pack rod would be ideal.  A #3 or #4  is fine.  A lighter rod would also work if one wanted to try out that #1 or #2 which has been in the cupboard.  Bamboo rods could also get a nice workout.

Flies:  Mostly terrestrial and caddis patterns.  Stimulators, ants, hoppers, crickets and dry attractors.

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.


Cascade Creek.

A delightful high mountain stream which offers mostly dry fly fishing in Summer. It is relatively easy access via a short walk. But if one wants a little more adventure, one can hike in further away from the thundering herd.

Equipment: Because of the hike in, a pack rod would be ideal.  A #3 or #4  is fine.  A lighter rod would also work if one wanted to try out that #1 or #2 which has been in the cupboard.  Bamboo rods could also get a nice workout.

Flies:  Mostly terrestrial and caddis patterns.  Stimulators, ants, hoppers, crickets and dry attractors.

Lime Creek

Lime Creek is located north of Durango.  Another high mountain stream which offers good dry fly action during the summer.

Equipment:  Because of the hike in, a pack rod would be ideal.  A #3 or #4  is fine.  A lighter rod would also work if one wanted to try out that #1 or #2 which has been in the cupboard.  Bamboo rods could also get a nice workout.

Flies:  Mostly terrestrial and caddis patterns.  Stimulators, ants, hoppers, crickets and dry attractors.

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.

Junction Creek

Another great little high mountain stream located close to Durango.  It is a smaller creek with smaller but pretty fish.  It is part of the Colorado trail.  This is an ideal little creek for a half day fishing trip.

Equipment:  Because of the hike in, a pack rod would be ideal.  A #3 or #4  is fine.  A lighter rod would also work if one wanted to try out that #1 or #2 which has been in the cupboard.  Bamboo rods could also get a nice workout.

Flies:  Mostly terrestrial and caddis patterns.  Stimulators, ants, hoppers, crickets and dry attractors.

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.

So if you would like to enjoy a day out on one of these little creeks, drop by the shop and we can direct you. We have ideal equipment including several excellent small pack rods which suit hikers. We can also take you on a guided trip to some of the high mountain streams. So call us or book a trip.

 

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.