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.

March Fishing Forcast

River Conditions in March March is the month Southwest Colorado starts to come alive from the winter slump.  The fishing on the Animas will start to pick up immensely with the onset of the spring temps.  Fish will begin to move off of the bottom of the deepest pools into the more swift riffles and runs.  Consistent hatches…

February Fishing Report

  River Conditions in February Most of our local rivers are under ice and snow, however the Animas has started to clear up considerably.  Fishing can be slow, but a string of warmer days in the high 30’s will cause the fishing to pick up.  Don’t rule out a midge hatch to bring some fish…

The State of Our State

Mountain living: peaceful, serine, secluded, safe. I hear the phrase “the end is nigh” more and more these days.  Ok so maybe I don’t hear that exact statement, but something similar is often slipped into daily conversation regarding the state of our world.  Those that make this claim go on to explain that when the…

An Introduction

What’s up blogosphere?  I thought I would put a word in here and introduce myself.  My name is Andy and I will be a frequent contributor to the Duranglers blog.  Some of you may have met me while in the shop, if not, well then hopefully someday.  I am a frequent lounge about at Duranglers,…

Durangler’s News!

Area Waters:  With the moderating temperatures and our current snowpack condition, we are seeing wonderful conditions on the Animas for streamer fishing.  Numerous big fish are being caught by both wade and float anglers.  One of our shop staff was out last evening wade fishing across from the Dog Park with a new pattern he’d…

Hermosa Park Road Open!

  Since the Forest Service opened the Hermosa Park Road on May 1, we now have access to the East Fork of Hermosa Creek.  With the early snow melt the East Fork in the Catch and Release, Native Cutthroat section is beautifully clear and running nice and full.  As a result the dry fly fishing…