Our fly fishing guides at Fisheads San Juan River Lodge will put you on trout. Guaranteed!

The staff of Fisheads—the only ORVIS endorsed outfitter on the San Juan River and winner of the Orvis Guide Service of the Year—has well over 20 years of experience guiding fly fishermen under their belts. The guides at Fisheads strive to give each client, whether expert angler or total novice, memories that will last a life time.

Chris Taylor Fly Fishing Guide

Chris Taylor

Founding San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Chris Taylor is the founder and leader of Fisheads. Fly fishing since he was a young pup, Chris has fished all over the world, and guided throughout the West, from Alaska to Colorado. People who fish with Chris are always amazed at his abundance of energy  and his ability to put you into fish is awe-inspiring. [email protected]

Marcus Rubbo

Head San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Marcus is our head guide and has spent the last 15 years honing his skills under the tutelage of Chris Taylor and Bubba Smith. He fishes with unrivaled methodical precision and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the sport with a relaxed and patient demeanor. A day on the river with him is sure to be a positive experience for anglers of all skill levels!

Bubba Smith

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Bubba is a founding member of Fisheads and was fishing before graphite fly rods and fiberglass boats. He still relishes the feel of casting a bamboo fly rod and oaring wooden drift boats. Having grown up in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, he has thrown a line in many a river. His good nature and vast knowledge of fly fishing are just what you need for the perfect day.
Kevin Coughlin Fishing Guide

Kevin Coughlin

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Kevin, originally hailing from the rolling hills of Tennessee, has made the San Juan River his home and proving ground. He's known for his ability to outsmart even the most elusive fish. He's also our resident pro at targeting trophy brown trout beyond the famed quality waters. His expertise isn't just in casting a line; it's in creating unforgettable experiences.
Marty Staton Fishing Guide

Marty Staton

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
A southern hybrid with roots in Texas and Tennessee, Marty has always found a way to be on the water since he was a kid. After cutting his teeth guiding in Tennessee, he moved to the San Juan, where his father introduced him to the fly rod at an early age. Marty prides himself on his patience, knowledge-sharing, and southern hospitality. Get ready for a great time!

Stephen Souva

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Stephen was born and raised in Michigan, fishing the Great Lakes and their tributaries. After college, he moved out west and worked for Colorado’s game and fish department where he discovered his passion for fishing the San Juan. He now uses his positive and energetic personality to help clients catch fish and create memories that last a lifetime.

Gavyn Entzminger

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Gavyn grew up with Canadian roots and has always had a love for the outdoors and fly fishing. His passion for fly fishing began when he moved to Colorado and learned the art and science of this sport every chance he got. A few years later, Gavyn moved south and now calls the San Juan home. He says "The rest is history. Let’s get to fishing and make some  memories!"

Aaron Silva

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Aaron has been fly fishing the San Juan River since he was 11 years old, learning everything he knows from his mentor, Chris Taylor. Aaron is known for his jovial disposition and passion for helping his clients grow their skills whether they are brand new to fly fishing or are seasoned veterans. No amount of questions are too many for him.

John Ellis

San Juan River Fly Fishing Guide
Originally from New Mexico, John considers the San Juan his home river. That said, he has also fished across the West, making John a highly knowledgeable guide with a tenacity for putting his clients onto fish. His calm and patient style offers clients a way to learn San Juan River fly fishing techniques with confidence and enjoyment, making him a great choice.


Come fly fish on the San Juan River year-round.