REMEMBER: Having the right clothing and equipment for your trip will allow you to fish in comfort and will ultimately provide for a more enjoyable experience.
The following is a list of gear we recommend you have for a guided fishing trip with Duranglers. If you don’t have these items, we have a full-service retail fly shop and online store for you to gear up before your trip or when you get here!
Fly Rods: 3 & 4 weight rods are great if you plan on creek fishing; otherwise a good 9′ 5 weight is the best tool for most of our fisheries such as the San Juan, Animas, Rio Grande, Dolores, Los Pinos, and Piedra.
Waders: Breathable, stockingfoot waders and wading boots with rubber or felt are preferred. Boot studs are ok and help with traction on rocks BUT ARE NOT PERMITTED IN GUIDE BOATS. If you are taking a float trip, do not wear boots with studs.
- Rain Jacket
- Hat or Cap
- Long Sleeve, lightweight shirt made with quick drying material for warmer weather (not cotton).
- Waderwick or Capiline pant bottoms for wearing under waders. (any conditions)
- Waderwick or Capiline top (late Fall through early Spring, November through March)
- Fleece bottoms (late Fall through early Spring)
- Liner Socks or Light Wool Socks (any conditions)
- Heavy Wool Socks (Fall through Spring conditions)
- Fleece or Wool fingerless gloves (winter months)
- Neoprene guard socks for summer wading
- Lightweight pants and/or shorts (summer)
- Polarized Sunglasses (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
- Lip Balm
- Bug Repellant (Spring and Summer)
- Waterproof Camera or Cell phone camera
Your guide will provide:
- Fly Rods
- Terminal Tackle (tippet, weight, indicator, etc.)
- Lunch (on full-day trips)
- Transportation if needed
- A great day of guided fishing
We also have rental boots and waders available if you need or are not traveling with your own.