Looking for one of the best winter fly fishing trips in the US? Well you’ve found it, the famous San Juan River tailwaters in New Mexico has the some of the best fly fishing in the Unites States year round. The San Juan River is a great winter fly fishing destination if you are looking to escape the freezing temps and frozen rivers on the north and hook into some huge rainbow and brown trout. Mild winter temps make the San Juan River a great affordable winter fly fishing trip right in the USA.
Here are some great winter fly fishing tips from Orvis’s Tom Rosenbauer’s. We particularly like #1 “Pick the right place” because it doesn’t get more right then the Quality Waters on the San Juan River Tailwaters in New Mexico for winter fly fishing in the United States. So if you are looking for a great winter fly fishing trip to escape the fridge weather of the north and catch trophy trout we have the vacation for you! So if you don’t want to travel out of the country and want mild fishing temps, less people and BIG HUNGRY TROUT the San Juan River is the place to go. Navajo Dam average winter months (Nov – Feb) temps hover between 40 – 60 degrees, mornings will be cooler, but as that southwest sun rises, so do temperatures and the trout. So dress in layers and plan for a phenomenal winter fly fishing vacation.
1. Pick the right place. Best winter rivers are Colorado tailwaters like the South Platte, Yampa, Frying Pan, or Gunnison; Montana tailwaters like the Bighorn and Madison; Wyoming rivers like the Snake River in Jackson; Idaho tailwaters like the South Fork and Henry’s Fork of the Snake; the Provo and Green in Utah, Great Lakes tributaries, and the upper Sacramento in California. As you can see, a fishing trip can often be combined with a ski trip.
Full Article Here: Tom Rosenbauer’s 7 Top Winter Fly-Fishing Tips