I have been fly fishing with Duranglers and my guide of 22 years Spencer Schreiber. Duranglers is the finest fly fishing outfitter in Southwestern Colorado. They have superior guiding services on the San Juan River, the Rio Grande River, and the Animas River just to name a few. They also have access to fine trout streams in the mountains above both Durango and Silverton, as well as additional private waters. No matter where you decide to go fly fishing, Duranglers will make you experience one to remember!
The shop itself offers a wide variety of all the best fly fishing equipment, including Orvis, and selection of flies to help make your fly fishing experience the best in Southwestern Colorado and Northwestern New Mexico.
I have been fly fishing all over the American West, as well as Arkansas and Georgia for over five decades, and I always come back to Duranglers for the best experience possible.
-James R. Moulton, Ph.D. June, 2023
Great Guides as always. Les and Mike took great care of us on a tough weather day.
-John Wells, June, 2023
This shop and the staff are TOP NOTCH! Tom and his team were so accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. The shop has everything a fly fisherman(woman) could want. I was traveling for work and found out at the last second that I had Saturday free. I called Duranglers on Friday afternoon and they were able to set me up with a guide for the next day on the Animas. My guide (Jimmy) was awesome! He knew his home waters, where to fish and how to fish it. We had an extremely productive day with perfect weather. I can’t say enough about this shop and the people. Thank you Tom, Zach & Jimmy!
-Nicholas Park, March, 2023
Spectacular days out on the Rio Grande with Mark and Les. I was a late addition to my brother’s trip due to a friend dropping out, and I was nervous to be such a novice. From the first five minutes, Mark had me catching fish and having a great time- he taught me so much. It’s delightful to be around someone so talented at what they do- and he had me and my brother smiling ear-to-ear the whole time. I am sure the other reviews will speak to his technical mastery- it’s clear Mark has a lifelong devotion and deep love of fishing. But as someone who is new to the sport, I also found him to be an extremely patient and helpful teacher. I know the other boat had an equally awesome time with Les. Can’t recommend Mark, Les and Duranglers enough- thanks for a very special trip.
-Molly, June 2020
Great, helpful staff. They had the equipment I needed and gave sound advice to a traveler looking to get in a few casts. Helped me avoid waters muddied by spring runoff, and a recent rain storm. Don’t feel like they just sent me to some tourist dumping ground. Great guys!
-Sam, June 2020
Floated San Juan with Thom . Absolutely amazing day of fishing and company. My husband and I have used many guide outfitters through the years and duranglers is among the top. Professional and knowledgeable. Thanks for another great memory!
-Sherry, June 2019
Best fishing trip I have EVER been on. Worth every penny. I would definitely do it over and over again! Excellent guide we had was Rob. Very patient and professional! I wouldn’t have it any other way! If you visit Durango all I have to say is 2 words……..“Rob @ Duranglers”!!!!!
-Ben, September 2019
We had a drift boat trip with Tom last week on Lake Nighthorse. First time for both my son and myself. all I can say is I can’t wait to go again. Tom was an excellent guide and teacher. We both caught a nice trout and Tom worked hard at getting that done. “Answer the phone and God save the Queen” are now my favorite words. (LOL). Thanks for a Great Day!
-Christine, July 2019
Stopped by on July 5th because i was struggling to get hits from some of the higher elevations brookies and cutthroats. They were all super helpful. Ended up with a 11inch brook trout and two wild cutthroats (my first ever cutthroats). Also caught several rainbows and followed their advice and went to Electra Lake and caught a just over 28inch rainbow!
-Peter, July 2019
Excellent fishing trip with Duranglers guide service. We had Rob Coddington as guide. We caught rainbow trout all day on the middle San Juan River. My son also caught a large brown trout. We have fished but never fly fished. Rob was very helpful and patient with our learning curve. We were drift fly fishing in an oar boat. Rob knew all the best spots for catching and didn’t mind at all rowing us back upriver to re-pass through good spots. Really, a great experience! Love to do it again!
-David, July 2018
Mark Engler knows how to catch fish. He is prompt, informative, and instinctively and passionately know s how to catch fish. As a guide his lunch time food is average but the knowledge of the river and fish are exceptional. You want him giving you guidance everyday you’re on the river.
-Tundraman, September 2019
I had a great day out on the San Juan with their guide Jimmy. He knew his stuff but was patient with my beginner skills, and I learned a ton and caught several fish. Highly recommend.
-Michael, October 2019