Animas Lunch Report – 8/25/15 – This is Why We Fly

25 August 2016
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25 August 2016, Comments: 0

Animas Lunch Report – 8/25/15 – This is Why We Fly

Growing up in Iowa, there were few opportunities to catch trout on a fly rod.  Even at the age of 11, fly fishing and fly tying was an intense pastime of mine and remains to this day (my mother might call it a “passion” while my wife would probably dub it an “addiction”).  This love of the fly caught trout is one of the many reasons we chose to live in Durango.  Lately, I have been forgetting this fact.  It has been quite busy around the shop as of late, and even busier around the home.  Booking trips, helping customers, shipping orders, and even the occasional guide day has taken precedence over a few things lately, namely the Animas Lunch Report.

It’s always a good thing to remember why we like to fly fish: experiencing the greatness of nature, spending quality time with good friends and family, and the pump of adrenaline that accompanies any kind of fish eat.  Looking back at the shots from the past few weeks is a good reminder of why we fly.

Les with a monster San Juan Brown Trout

Charlie San Juan 1

Andy McKinley Beautiful Day on the Pine River

Buck Alaska



Andy McKinley Dos Mosca Fly Fishing Pine River


Andy McKinley Pine River Brown Trout

The quick scoop is this: with rain, the Animas has been coming up.  Good for floating this fall and for streamer fishing.  Aside from the rains…the Animas has really been giving it up.  Heck, the San Juan has been giving it up too.  We are seeing solid late summer fishing all over the place.  Trout bums, it’s the last summer push before fall.  Get after it.

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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