I just got back to San Antonio from my trip to Colorado and wanted to drop you a note saying thanks for the assistance with setting up my fishing trip.

I just wanted to let you know I had a great time fishing with Rob. I will definitely book with Duranglers gain in the future when back in the Durango area. I had always wanted to fish the San Juan and it was just what U imagined it would be like. U really enjoyed the whole fishing trip.


Can’t thank you guys enough for an absolutely spectacular day on the Juan!  What a great way to start 2009, my brother and I could not have had more fun together and as my little brother said, “fishing with Joe was like fishing with a buddy…”  We caught plenty of fish, I certainly caught a great buzz, but more than anything, we shared a killer day together that both of us will remember for the rest of our lives.  I’ll look you guys up again in the next couple of months as I want to get my old man down there for a float trip as well.


I just wanted to say “Thanks” again for three great days of fishing last week. We all had a great time.

Attached are picks of two really nice fish caught on the Animas River. Rob and Josh did a great job putting us on fish working the rafts, and out running a storm.


Thanks for another absolutely magical and memorable day! Kim, Leia, Anastasia, Claire and I had more fun than you can imagine. They are now talking about making this an annual event. J They are also determined to get 3 more people, so we can get Spencer on the roster, too. You guys must be in hundreds of family photo albums by now with happy clients gripping the life out of hapless fish, but hope you will enjoy these pics. I really like the one of Tom helping Kim and Leia learn something, as well as the one of Anastasia who said she did not need to hold the fish, but just wanted to touch it In the net. I was surprised to hear that not all of your clients give you hugs – I just thought it is what you are supposed to do when someone puts you into as many fish as you did!

Congratulations to Tom and John for the Big Brothers/Big Sistersendowment and for raising so much money for a great organization.


The lease on the piedra was beautiful. Thomas and Tony were hands down, the best guides I have ever worked with.  They enjoyed teaching, worked hard trying to get us on fish, and were very patient with us. These two gentlemen should be commended, you should be proud to have such great guys representing your fly shop, and the sport of fly-fishing. Looking forward to seeing them again next year.


Just a quick note of thanks for the great float trip on the San Juan last Monday with Mark. This is one trip I will not soon forget. Mark’s knowledge of the river and the fish, together with a perfect day, was one of the best days I’ve ever spent on the water. I have attached just a few photos of some of the fish we caught. In the immortal words of Arnold: I’ll be back!

Steve Roberts

My stepfather and I commissioned Corky for a day of fishing back in July.  It was one of the best days of fishing I have ever had.  I live in south east GA and fish the salt for the most part but after this trip I definitely have the trout fever.  The weather had been rough the day before but Corky managed to put us on fish on the lower D.  I hooked around a dozen fish and landed about 8 of them having never fished for trout before and my stepdad hooked about 8 fish and landed two having never held a fly rod before.  I know this is a bit late but I wanted to share my appreciation for the day on the water and some photos.  Please make sure Corky gets this too.

Mark Carlson and Jack Harry

Just a quick note to tell you I had an awesome day on the river with Josh. Made the jaunt to the Dolores and Josh put me on a ton of fish, just sorry I couldn’t convert on every one. Exactly what I was looking for, very happy with the trip, the guide, and Duranglers. Will recommend Duranglers for anyone I know headed this direction. Can’t wait to come back.


Our Durango float trips with Joe Delling rate a 10!  He is one of the best I have fished with in 30 years of fly fishing.  His humor, patience, and gentle instruction with my wife have created another avid fly fisherman.  He had us catching fish (sizeable fish!) when many of the other boats and waders we saw were getting skunked.  I can’t say enough good things about him.  We are looking forward to a return and fishing with Joe next summer.

I also want to thank all the people in the Duranglers shop for your friendliness, willingness to take time to talk and answer questions, and for the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that is too often missing in fly shops.  You all are a rare treasure.

Thank you for a wonderful time!