The San Juan Angler

Overview
Based in Durango Colorado, we are a full service fly shop and outfitter providing guided san juan river fly fishing services as well as guided fly fishing services to local rivers including the Animas and other local waters. We also provide san juan river fly fishing reports.

The San Juan Angler is located in historic downtown Durango. We offer guided trips in the Durango area, including the San Juan River (below Navajo), the Animas River, private water on the Pine River (Los Pinos) below Vallecetio Reservoir, and numerous small streams in the area. We have over 2000 fly patterns in stock and offer gear from Orvis, Hardy, Grays, Winston, St. Croix, Redington, Ross, Rio, Scientific Angler & more.
 
Fishing Trips
$
250
-
$
475
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Book a wade trip on the Colorado River and get ready for some great fly fishing!
$
300
-
$
425
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Book a float trip on the Colorado RiverĀ and experience some of the best fishing the river has to offer.
$
250
-
$
475
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
$
300
-
$
425
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Guides
Cole was born and raised in Woodland Park Colorado before relocating to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College. He got his first trout fishing education, growing up on a farm with trout ... moreponds and surrounded by rivers.

Cole graduated from Fort Lewis with a Tourism Resort Management degree and spent some years working in the hospitality and resort industry before taking a position with the San Juan Angler assisting in the management of the shop as well as guiding.

He loves to spend his days off exploring the back country high mountain streams in the area as well as dredging the deep sections of the animas for the big ones.
Born in Arvada CO Brad Has lived in Durango for the last 14 years. His fly fishing career of 28 years started out fishing with his Dad. He has tied flies for most of that time as well ... moreand recently was appointed by Umpqua Feather Merchants as one of their signature tiers.

His favorite places to fish are high country streams with difficult access primarily for the peace and solitude.

If not the high country creeks, he loves saltwater flats anywhere, including the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Belize & Florida.

Brad loves to fish small dries to difficult fish. He also pursues pike and carp with a passion.

But some of his greatest moments are teaching kids to fish and catching their priceless smiles from their first success.
Hometown: Durango, Colorado Brian grew up fishing the lakes and streams of northern Illinois and Wisconsin and started fly fishing at age twelve. He moved to Colorado after graduating ... morehigh school and has a BS in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College. He is currently the head guide for the San Juan Angler. When not fishing he loves to spend time with his two kids Ada and John and wife Amy.

Brian is a veteran to Team USA and has proudly represented the United States in 2007 and 2013 World Championships of Fly Fishing.
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People often ask me which camera is best for fly fishermen, and because I'm a smartass, I usually tell them it's the one you actually carry with you on the river.
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