Winter Fly-Fishing Trips in the US

US Winter Fly Fishing in New Mexico

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…

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Choosing a Fly Rod

Choosing a Fly Rod To choose a fly rod properly anglers need to know a few things about the differences in fly rods.   Pete Kutzer of the Orvis Fly Fishing School offers his tips on how to choose the right fly rod for your fishing. Learn lots more at the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning…

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Fly Fishing Tips On Reading The Water

Reading the water when fly fishing is a great skill to know and understand. On the San Juan River in New Mexico reading the water will help you put more big brown and rainbow trout in the net and helps when looking for new water to fish.  The trout on the San Juan river are always on…

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Top 5 Flies for the San Juan River

  Top 5 Flies for the San Juan River When regularly fishing in the San Juan River, anglers develop a core set of flies that they always have.  Here are a few of them.  All these patterns can be ordered from Fisheads.                 San Juan Worm Size16-Size20 Everyone knows this fly because it catches fish…

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San Juan River Tips

San Juan River Tips   Fish fluorocarbon tippets at the end of your mono-filament leader when nymph fishing. 5X to the first fly and 6X to the dropper. This will produce more strikes as the fish can’t see the fluorocarbon. Fishing 22 to 24 midges in the slower waters has been great, Fish light weight…

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Fly Patterns of the San Juan River

Must-have fly patterns for the San Juan River in descending order of importance: Fly Name: Fly Color: Fly Size(s): Travis Para Ant Brown, black 14 Rojo Midge Orange and red 18 Griffith’s Gnat black 18 Birchell’s Hatching Midge Gray, olive, brown 20 to 22 Rosenbauer Parachute Beetle Red 20 to 24 Cartoon Hopper gray, olive,…

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San Juan River Winter Fishing Report

San Juan River Winter Fishing Report – Winter Fishing at the San Juan River The hatches on the San Juan River have been heavy. The midges are small (size 24 and 26) and consistently hatching every morning and afternoon. The BWO hatch is still coming off below T-Hole. Start looking for them around noon. Foam wings…

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San Juan in Winter

Winter Fishing Report Come out and do some winter fishing on the San Juan River. The Lake has started to turned over; Navajo Lake is just starting to get a little milky green color to it. I for one am looking forward to the off color river water dumbing the fish up a little. They…

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San Juan River Fly Fishing in September

The hatches have been heavy. The midges are small (size 24 and 26) and consistently hatching every morning and afternoon. The BWO hatch is still coming off below Texas Hole on San Juan. Start looking for them around noon.  Foam wings and Johnny flash are working great below T-hole. Try midge larvae (olive, gray, black…

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