Animas Valley Anglers (AVA)...the
AVA offers the best fly waters in the West, period. Great waters
top-rated guides assures you the best fly fishing experience
available. AVA guides pride themselves on no-pressure guiding
that is professional, educational and enjoyable. Regardless
of your ability we welcome you, along with your friends and
family to visit us here in the Southwest for a taste of the
to fly fishing?
in a group
Float or wade fly fishing for trophy
trout on the San
Waters in northern New Mexico and on the Animas River
near Durango Colorado in southwest Colorado.
Animas Valley Anglers
float and wade
fly fishing trips
on all the great
of the Southwest.
This includes the famous
below Navajo Dam,
Animas, Rio Grande,
upper San Juan, Pine, Florida, mountain
creeks, private waters
and regional lakes.
Beginner to expert anglers
||The Animas River is up a bit due to rains. Fishing has been good when is is clear with tricos, BWOs, micro caddis, streamers and hoppers. The Animas
is a year-round fishery
that flows from Silverton
down-stream through Durango
Colorado. AVA offers wade
and float-fishing trips
on over 70 miles of the Animas River. Click the links for more info!
||San Juan is fishing well with midges, BWOs and some PMDs. Current flow is 500 CFS with very good fly fishing. OK hatches of blue wing olives and midges. Great
time to float fish
AVA offers year-round float
trips on all three sections
of the San Juan located
below Navajo Dam. Click for more info!
Rio Grande has fished very well and we will be back on the Rio once South Fork opens in the wake of the West Fork Complex fire. AVA offers miles
and miles of float fishing near
Creede and down-stream
through South Fork Colorado. AVA also offers wade trips on the head-waters. The Rio is a must fish for the dry-fly fanatic. Shhhh the streamer, popper and nymph fishing is good too. Click for more info.
The Pine River is up and fishing pretty well. Midges, BWOs, PMDs and some caddis. The Pine offers a solid chance at a trout over 10-pounds! Yep, 10 plus pounds! The Pine fishes well above Vallecito Reservoir and below on private waters. AVA offers guide trips on both public and private waters. Click for more info!
This sweet little lake offers fantastic sight-fishing
into crystal clear waters
from the comfort of a drift
Root Pond is one of our prime spring fisheries when the rest of our fisheries are muddied from snow-melt. Beginners & veterans
alike have discovered how
much fun Root Pond is. Big trout on big bugs! Click for more info!
upper San Juan near
Pagosa Springs is down to low summer flows. Solid wade fishing is available in Pagosa Springs. The
Upper Juan has a strong
population and stunning
scenery. AVA guided float
trips through Mesa Canyon when
flows and conditions allow. Season is late March into July.
To book this special fishery
drop us a line.
mountain streams are perfect! Alpine creeks offer
opportunities to cast fluffy
dries and beaded nymphs to
pretty trout in our most
scenic areas of the Southwest.
AVA offers numerous high
country fishing adventures
for all ability level. Easy
walks, moderate hikes or
big adventures are
a low 10 CFS
Fishing is poor due t0 the llow flows. This
Dolores River is flowing low and clear with good fishing.