The Caddis Company, Durango, Colorado   Orvis Endorsed Fly Shop
The fish can be pickky, so we're providing some tips on some hot patterns that are working in various area rivers. See our recommendations below.

Animas River

  • Streamers-Large either bright or dark colors.
  • Tequeely, Conehead Zuddlers, Conehead Buggers
  • Nymphs-Weighted flies, Caddis flies
  • Czech nymph, Polish nymph
  • Pheasant Tails sizes 12-16

San Juan River

  • Red Annelids
  • Chocolate foam wing emerger
  • Leeches
  • Baetis sz 18-20

High Mountain area streams

  • Dries-Foam ants, stimulators
  • Nymphs-Pheasant tail, Hares ear, prince
You can also see our fishing report to check how the rivers are fishing, or call 970-382-9978 or email for even more up-to-date information on what's working where. We have a nice photo index at the San Juan Angler so go there for our photo index.
The Caddis Company 600 Main Ave #208, Durango, Colorado 81301 970-382-9978