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River: San Juan River

San Juan River Guide Recommendations??

Post By: HeavyC      Posted: 6/20/2018 4:12:36 AM     Points: 5565    
Looking for recommendations/feedback on guides for the San Juan River. Mainly looking for below Navajo Dam in New Mexico, but Pagosa Springs to Navajo might work too.

What you all have?

HC Out!

 Reply by: Little D      Posted: 6/20/2018 7:39:47 PM     Points: 553    
I go to school down in Durango and I would highly recommend checking out either Duranglers or the San Juan Angler. I haven't guided with them, but they have gave me lots of useful information and have helped me get on fish when I was just starting out.

If you didn't want to get a guide, a little research on the river and some simple patterns such as annelids, san juan worms, egg patterns, zebra midges, and leech patterns is all you will need to catch some fish.

Keep the patterns small and the tippet light. My buddies and I only use 4x-6x when we fish there. I'd recommend checking out the New Zealand style strike indicators when fishing there as they are much more sensitive and won't spook the fish when landing on the water.

Good luck and I hope this helps!
 Reply by: HeavyC      Posted: 6/20/2018 7:42:52 PM     Points: 5565    

HC Out!
 Reply by: Boog      Posted: 6/20/2018 8:07:23 PM     Points: 66    
I agree with San Juan Anglers one of my friends praises them.
Just be warned there is a very large fire (416 Fire) down there so I don't know how the fishing down there will be till it gets contained.
Hope This Helps,
 Reply by: Airreed      Posted: 6/20/2018 9:52:21 PM     Points: 590    
416 fire is not affecting the San Juan near the dam and all of Durango is open for business.
 Reply by: HeavyC      Posted: 6/22/2018 2:24:40 PM     Points: 5565    
Yeah, looking to fish the tailwaters below Navajo Dam in New Mexico.

Thanks again!!

HC Out!
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 6/22/2018 7:16:59 PM     Points: 5818    
I really like either Peggy or Chris, the owner of Fishheads there in Navajo Dam. They are across the street from Abes. Nice hotel and restaurant. They focus on fly fishing for trout in the river.
 Reply by: HeavyC      Posted: 6/25/2018 2:58:45 AM     Points: 5565    
Ive been looking at Fishheads.

HC Out!