Durango Fly Fishing Guides
Durango fly fishing guides from Duranglers specialize in custom-guided trips to waters in the Four Corners area. We are an Orvis Endorsed Outfitter Fly Shop, offering an outstanding experience on our guided fly fishing trips. Duranglers will put you where the fish are and show you how to catch them. We’ll teach fly fishing skills to beginners of all ages and provide fine points and useful tips to the expert angler. Duranglers is the finest fly fishing guide service in the region. (Outfitter Registration #671)
Duranglers year-round guide service specializes in custom guided trips to the fabulous waters in the Durango area including the famous San Juan River tailwater section below Navajo Dam. Our guided trips not only take you where the fish are, but they also provide instruction for everyone from the rank beginner to the advanced angler. We have exclusive access to miles of private water that otherwise would be inaccessible. Let us plan an unforgettable fishing trip on one of the world-class waters that flow near Durango. Some of the many waters we guide on are the San Juan, Animas, Los Pinos, Dolores, Gunnison, Rio Grande, Piedra and more creeks than you will have time to fish. Duranglers is the premier guide service and outfitter in the Four Corners region!
“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
People have asked us what a guided trip is all about. All guide services are not equal. Duranglers custom guide service is the premier guide service in the West. Before your trip even begins, Duranglers works hard to ensure your stay in Durango and your fishing in the area will be the best it can be. We can help you pick the best fishing for when you are coming and choose the place that best matches your fishing desires. There is great fishing two blocks from our Durango shop on the Animas and it’s only a 50 short minute drive to the San Juan below Navajo Dam. We can drive a few minutes and get to the remote high country creeks, or we can make a more extended journey to the Rio Grande or Dolores River. All our guide trips are custom designed. The guide will help you have the best day of fishing possible. Duranglers can help, whether it is your first time and you want to build a foundation and avoid much of the frustration of learning on your own, or if you are a seasoned angler who is looking to refine some skills. Our guides are excellent, patient instructors who love what they do, and their enthusiasm is contagious.
Make sure you check out our San Juan River Guide page for more information on fishing the famed Quality Waters!
Black Canyon Float Trips
In cooperation with Black Canyon Anglers, Duranglers offers three day float fishing trips down the wild Black Canyon of the Gunnison. A true wilderness trip, the Gunnison is limited to two commercial launches a day making wildlife encounters very common. This trophy water holds large rainbows and many feisty browns. Join us for one of the most memorable float trips in the world.
Contact us about this very unique float trip opportunity.
|River/Creek||Float||Wade||Favorite Dry Flies||Fav. Wet Flies||Other Info|
|Animas||Yes||Yes||Elk Caddis,Muddler||Prince, Sculpins||Float:June-Aug|
|Cascade||No||Yes||Humpy, Irresistible||Caddis, W.Coachman||Public|
|Dolores-Above||No||Yes||Wulffs, Trudes||Montana S.,Caddis||Public & Private|
|Dolores-Below||Yes||Yes||Caddis, Comparaduns||P.T., RS2, Midge||Float:June????|
|Florida||No||Yes||Trudes, Adams||20 incher, Prince||Public & Private|
|Gunnison||Yes||No||Madam X, Trude||Halfback, BH Prince||3 Day Float|
|Hermosa||No||Yes||Beetle, Cricket||Diving Caddis||Public & Private|
|La Plata||No||Yes||Hoppers, Wulffs||Bugger, W.Coachman||Public & Private|
|Lime||No||Yes||Wulffs, Green Drake||Hares Ear, Caddis||Public|
|Los Pinos||No||Yes||Stimulator, Elk Caddis||Caddis & Stone N.||Public & Private|
|Piedra||No||Yes||Sofa Pillow, Humpy||Stone & AP Nymphs||Public & Private|
|Ponds||Yes||Yes||Damsels, Renegades||Damsels, Leeches||Best:May/June|
|Rio Grande||Yes||Yes||Sofa P., H&L Variant||Bitch Creek, Buggers||Float:June/July|
|San Juan Quality||Yes||Yes||Parachute, Midge Dry||Midge Pupa, WD40||Year Round|
|San Juan Lower||Yes||No||Hoppers, Caddis||BH Caddis,Streamers||Float:Apr-Nov|
|San Juan-Colo||Yes||Yes||Turcks T., Muddler||BH Stone & Caddis N.||Float-.Late June|
|Vallecito||No||Yes||Humpy, Stimulator||AP Nymph, Caddis||Public|