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,…

JUNE 2012 TIP OT THE MONTH

June is upon us and the snowmelt is pretty much done.  The Animas River is fishing well and the high mountain creeks and the Piedra are very soon to be in fishable condition.  The Animas is in prime streamer condition and there have been reports of caddis hatches in the evening.  Here is Duranglers Guide…

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…

Why can’t I catch fish on the Animas?

Almost 30 years ago when I first fished the Animas, there were a few caddis, a few sculpin and a few large brown trout. Since then, due to many factors, water quality and bug life has improved dramatically; so much so that in 1996 A stretch of the Animas was designated as Gold Medal. So,…

Animas River Fishing Report 2/6/12

Fishing Report Courtesy Of Duranglers Guide Spencer Schreiber        Conditions on the Animas River are more favorable for fishing than they normally are through the cold month of January.  It is definitely winter in the Durango area, but we are not seeing the really cold nights that can turn the river into something…

February Fly Fishing Tip Of The Month

Historically, February is a great winter month for fishing the Animas and the San Juan. Longer days and slightly warmer temperatures can bring on some good midge hatches and occasional BWOs. Don’t be afraid to get out on those snowy days, when temps aren’t too bad. These are the days to see fish feeding on…

December 2011 Tip Of The Month

With Christmas just around the corner, its time to start thinking about those special gifts for all the anglers in your family. We have most all of the Summer clothing on sale along with selected Sage Rods and Reels and Lamson Reels. We have some great beginner and youth rod & reel packages for those…

San Juan River Project Complete

The habitat project on the San Juan River below Navajo Dam has been completed and flows have been restored to 500 cfs on December 1, 2011. Descriptively, the work has included creating a detention pond in the outlet of the Rex Smith Wash so as to prevent siltation of the area in and below the…

November 2011 Tip Of The Month

November is a great time to get out on the river; no crowds and still good fishing. With the recent moisture, flows in the Animas are holding up and should make for some great nymphing or possibly dries on the right day (there is the chance for midges and olives to start coming off). If…

Andros South Bonefish Trip

Lets Go Fishing!! Duranglers Tom Knopick will be hosting our 3rd annual trip to Andros South Lodge on Andros Island in the Bahamas.  The staff at Andros South Lodge does an awesome job and this is truly a great trip.  Andros is without question one of the great Bonefish destination on the planet with endless diverse…

Sage One Fly Rods

Come on in to the shop and check out the new Sage One fly rod.   The Sage One is quickly developing a reputation as an easy casting rod with a huge sweet spot. Both new and experienced anglers will appreciate how easy it is to make accurate casts at any distance.  The One is a…

Fishing Report 10/11/11

Fall is here in the Southwest, the leaves are looking great, and we have received our first blast of snow in the high country.  Despite the recent snowfall many of our local waters are still fishing great!  The San Juan is flowing at a steady 500 cfs and is fishing well.  The fall is one…