San Juan River in New Mexico

Real-time Data

River Flow
River Report

Fishing Info



Food Sources
Midges Small Mayfly

Best Patterns Sub-surface
Midge Pupa
 Analids RS2

Best Patterns Surface
 Midge Adult
 Sparkle Dun

Best Months
 All Year

Public Access
 From Navajo Dam to HWY 173 bridge

Other Info
 Special trout waters flies & lures catch & release from Dam downstream 3 3/4 miles

San Juan Guides
San Juan Map
Fishing Licence
Beginners Guide

World Class Fly-Fishing 365 Days a Year!

We have one of the most exciting trout waters in America, the San Juan River in New Mexico below Navajo Dam, just a scenic and easy sixty minute drive from Durango, Colorado. Duranglers has been guiding fly fishing trips on the San Juan River longer than any other guide service. Come share our expertise on this spectacular river and land a fish of a lifetime, San Juan River Fly Fishing!

Guiding on the San Juan since 1983

Quality Water

San Juan River Double - Duranglers Fly Fishing guideEven with all the great fly fishing diversity in our area, the San Juan River below Navajo Dam has always been our specialty.  The San Juan is a very unique fishery and tends to frustrate many fishermen with it’s very small flies and unusual fish behavior.  Our guide staff is very experienced with many years of guiding the San Juan River in New Mexico.  A wade or float trip on the San Juan with one of our guides is always an educational experience whether it’s your first or fiftieth trip to the San Juan.

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The Most Effective Flies

San Juan River Rainbow Trout - Duranglers Fly FIshing GuideIf you have fished the San Juan River in New Mexico before, then you know that many of the fly patterns used are specific to this fishery. Subtle differences can mean the difference between that once in a lifetime day on the water and getting skunked.  For that reason, Duanglers carries dozens of locally tied patterns that are not available at any of the other area fly shops.

Lower River

Lower-Juan-3-copyFor those who have already experienced the Quality Waters of the San Juan; Duranglers also offers a float trip option for the lower river that is not accessible to the public wade fishing. The big dry fly and streamer fishing this section offers is quite a contrast to the technical small bug fishing and numbers of anglers of the upper river. Its a great way to fish two rivers in one.

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