downtown durango
The San Juan Angler
Full Service Fly Shop and Outfitter
Special Info:

OPEN 9am to 5pm Daily. Customers limited to 2 at a time. Please wear a face covering. Please use hand sanitizer provided.

Business Info:
(970) 382-9978
600 Main Avenue
Suite 202
600 block of Main

Fly Shop

The San Juan Angler is a speciality fly shop and guide service located in downtown Durango, serving Southwest Colorado and Northern New Mexico.  Operating out of the bustling downtown district, the shop has been creating memories for anglers that last a lifetime.  Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will quickly address all of your questions and needs.  We cater to all ages and skill levels with our numerous trip options on our year-round fisheries. 

Stop in and see us upstairs for the most current fishing reports and stock up on supplies for your next day on the water.  We are Durango's fly shop for fisherman BY fisherman.  The shop offer's the best fly selection is the 4 corners featuring over 2000 unique patterns.  We specialize in the highest quality gear, equipment and tackle from Orvis, Winston, TFO, Redington, Ross Reels, Waterworks-Lamson, Rio Products, Scientific Angler & more.

Guide Service

The San Juan Angler offers year-round guiding on a number of diverse rivers and creeks in the 4 corners region.  We host both half and full day walk/wade trips and float trips.  Our excursions are all-inclusive and rates cover gear, equipment, flies and terminal tackle.  On full days the guides also provide lunch.  The only additional costs is a fishing license for the day(s) and gratuity.  

The San Juan River in New Mexico is a fantastic year-round tailwater for both float and wade trips.  It is a bucket list river for anglers seeking to catch trophy Rainbow and Brown trout.  The Juan has one of the highest fish densities per mile in the country.  

The Animas River in Durango is a natural freestone river originating in Silverton Colorado. Being a freestone, the Animas is consistently changing throughout the year from clear/cloudy, high/low, warm/cold water conditions making it a challenging and also very rewarding fishery. A former Colorado State Record Brown trout was recorded from the Animas weighting in at 23 lbs. 

The Los Pinos River below Vallecito Reservoir is a private tailwater offering opportunites for a fish of a lifetime.  If your seeking quiet and peaceful water away from crowds consider one of our private sections on the Pine.  This is one of the most spectacular and beautiful rivers loaded with wild trout.  Slow your pace and enjoy watching trophy trout feed and plan your attack.

The Florida River below Lemon Reservior is another private tailwater fishery offering nearly 2 miles of prime untouched trout habitat.  Having stocked almost 100 5lb. Rainbow Trout into the river during the fall of 2019, we are expecting stellar fishing coming up.  Enjoy the quiet and relaxed sounds of the river while stalking trophy fish.  

The Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir is a unique tailwater located in a remote desert canyon miles off the beaten path.  Enjoy great hopper fishing for spooky Rainbows and Browns.  The Dolores is a tricky fishery that will challenge the most skilled anglers.  

During the summer months our trips take us into the ​San Juan National Forest where you'll find miles of high mountain creeks.​ The streams offer amazing sight fishing with dry flies for hungry Cutthroat and Brook trout.  An added bonus is the breath taking views of the magestic mountain ranges. 

New offering starting in 2020 will be our lake trips.  Search for Pike, Smallmouth, Walley, Trout and Carp from a 4-person 18ft motorized fishing boat.  


Summer Hours:       8:00 am - 6:00 pm April - October

Winter Hours:          9:00 am - 5:00 pm November - March

Additional Information

Colorado Fishing and Hunting Licenses available - Cash preferred, Credit Cards accepted.

Affiliated with Frying Pan Anglers in Basalt Colorado and South Platte Fly Shop in Woodland Park Colorado. 

Authorized Dealer with The Orvis Company.


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