Chip Hodlmair

Chip enjoys all the diverse fisheries the Southwest has to offer. Be it mountain creeks to the tricky San Juan below Navajo Dam Chip has put in his time. He has gained a fantastic reputation for being easy going and incredibly patient. He is wonderful with kids and veteran anglers alike. Chip splits his time between teaching at Bayfield Elementary and guiding fly fishing trips for AVA.

Guide Waters:
  • Mountain Creeks
  • Headwaters
  • San Juan Quality Waters float or wade trips
  • Animas wade Trips
When Chip is not teaching or guiding he loves being outdoors exploring, camping and chasing trout.
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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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