Amanda Stenjem

How does a Midwest girl end up in the Southwest? Well, because of trout of course. Amanda fell in love with the mountains and deserts of the Southwest and now calls Durango home. She is a biologist working for a Durango based company called Ecosphere.

She has her undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management, Master of Science in Sustainable Community Development and Wildlife Recreation, Nature Tourism. She currently serves as a biologist studying federally listed threatened and endangered species in New Mexico and Colorado. She has 10-plus years of experience teaching, evaluating and developing management plans for wildlife habitat. She also spends a lot of time in the field; hooting at owls or calling in mountain lions (unintentionally).

Amanda will be leading wildlife/bird watching hikes for AVA guests as well as teaching and helping with our ladies workshops.

Amanda's down time consists of fishing, hiking and running with her dogs Kispa and Chloe, her fun lovin' labs. She is also on the go chasing her toddler, Ben. Ben was born in December 2000 and loves spending time in the outdoors with mom and dad. Amanda, Will and Ben also enjoy spending time in British Columbia chasing trout, salmon and steelhead. She also enjoys cooking, running dog sleds, travel and steelheading.
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We are the best, that's right, the best guide service that is based out of Durango Colorado and fishes the entire southwest. We are strickly a guide service, no retail operations to ... moredistract us from what is truly important, the trout. We offer custom and peronalized fly fishing trips on all the great waters of the southwest. That includes the San Juan Quality Waters (plus the mid and lower river), Rio Grande, Animas, upper San Juan, Dolores (upper and lower), Pine, Florida, mountain creeks, Root Pond trophy trout lake, headwaters and more!

We are open, and more than willing to fish 365 days a year. We offer killer spring wade and float trips, solid summer hatches, fall adventures and very consistent winter angling. Great guides, all with the knowledge and personalities to make sure your time on the water with Animas Valley Anglers is special and rewarding. No pressure guiding, great teachers, stunning scenery and a few nice trout will help make memories that will last a life time time (year after year)!
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