The San Juan Angler is a speciality fly shop and guide service located in downtown Durango, serving Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Operating out of the bustling downtown district, the shop has been creating memories for anglers that last a lifetime. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will quickly address all of your questions and needs. We cater to all ages and skill levels with our numerous trip options on our year-round fisheries. Stop in and see us upstairs for the most current fishing reports and stock up on supplies for your next day on the water.
The San Juan Angler offers year-round guiding on a number of diverse rivers and creeks in the 4 corners region. We host both half and full day walk/wade trips and float trips. Our excursions are all-inclusive and rates cover gear, equipment, flies and terminal tackle. On full days the guides also provide lunch. The only additional costs is a fishing license for the day(s) and gratuity.
The San Juan River in New Mexico is a fantastic year-round tailwater for both float and wade trips. It is a bucket list river for anglers seeking to catch trophy Rainbow and Brown trout. The Juan has one of the highest fish densities per mile in the country.
The Animas River in Durango is a natural freestone river originating in Silverton Colorado. Being a freestone, the Animas is consistently changing throughout the year from clear/cloudy, high/low, warm/cold water conditions making it a challenging and also very rewarding fishery. A former Colorado State Record Brown trout was recorded weighting in at 23 lbs.
The Los Pinos River below Vallecito Reservoir is a private tailwater offering opportunites for a fish of a lifetime. If your seeking quiet and peaceful water away from crowds consider one of our private sections on the Pine. This is one of the most spectacular and beautiful rivers loaded with wild trout. Slow your pace and enjoy watching trophy trout feed and plan your attack.
The Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir is a unique tailwater located in a remote desert canyon miles off the beaten path. Enjoy great hopper fishing for spooky Rainbows and Browns. The Dolores is a tricky fishery that will challenge the most skilled anglers.
During the summer months our trips take us into the San Juan National Forest where you'll find miles of high mountain creeks. The streams offer amazing sight fishing with dry flies for hungry Cutthroat and Brook trout. An added bonus is the breath taking views of the magestic mountain ranges.
Winter Hours (Nov - Feb)
Open 9am - 5pm 7 days a week
Summer Hours (March - October)
Open 8am - 6pm 7 days a week
1/2 Day, One Person $275
1/2 Day, Two Person $350
1/2 Day, Three Person $425
Full Day, One Person $375
Full Day, Two Person $450
Full Day, Three Person $525
1/2 Day, One Person $325
1/2 Day, Two Person $375
Full Day, One Person $400
Full Day, Two Person $450
We can accommodate 3 anglers per guide on walk/wade trips and 2 anglers per guide on float trips.
*Private water trips on the Los Pinos River incur an additional fee of $75 per rod/day.