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Cabin Fever Spring Special!
March 1 - April 30

AVA Trips Include
Guide trips in Colorado and on the San Juan River (New Mexico) include:

  • AVA Endorsed Professional Guide
  • Free Flies (including some secret guide patterns)
  • Terminal Tackle
  • Hearty stream-side lunch with drinks
  • Transportation (if needed)
  • Rod/Reel and Waders/Boots (if needed or requested)

If you or any one in your group needs to use a rod and reel and/or waders and boots for the day, no problem! We supply high-end gear at no extra cost. Most guide services tack that on to the bill. Plus many charge for every fly used and/or lost. Right there you and your group could be saving over $50 or more per angler.


Adding a third Angler
Three person wade trips are only available on select trips and are subject to availability. Cost is based on our two person rate plus $125 for the third angler. Additional taxes and fees are not included ($10). Trips taking place on private waters will be billed the single angler private land fee.


Guided Fly Fishing on Private Waters
Animas Valley Anglers offers private water fly fishing trips with an opportunity to fish crowd-free waters for stunning and at times large "trophy" trout. Over the years AVA has built a number of friendships and partnerships with private land owners who allow us to help better serve our fly fishing clients. These are some of the best waters in the region, if not the West. Book your trip today!

We are still working on our on-line booking feature, but in the meantime just drop us a line of click our e-mail form. Clicking the "Booking" buttons will land you on our email form. Fill it out or just call us! Looking forward to having you out on the water.


Pine Song on the Pine River
This tailwater fishery, located directly below Vallecito Reservoir, offers anglers a stunning setting and the clear currents of the Pine River. The river is rich with insect life and is home to a solid population of stunning wild trout. Most of the Pine River below the dam (95% of it) flows through private property. As private waters goes, this is the best.

This section of the Pine is managed as a wild trout fishery and is 100% catch and release. This section is also not stocked. Every rainbow, brown and cutbow is wild (from time to time a stocked rainbow from the lake will get sucked through the dam). Fish size ranges from 10 to 20 inches with "un-landables" hooked every season. These waters give an angler a legitimate shot at a 25+ inch trout.

Space and availability is very limited, so drop us a line to see if these special waters are available while you are here visiting us. Prime season can be any time, but spring and fall offer the best times to land a monster.

Private water trips do not include: Colorado fishing license, private water
rod fees (see above), fees ($20) and customary gratuity for the guide.

Isgar Ranch on the Animas
This is a fantastic stretch of river with lots of great runs and riffles, deep tanks and high quality trophy trout. Some of the largest trout on the Animas have been caught in the waters that flow through this spectacular ranch. Will Blanchard, head AVA fly fishing guide has been fishing and guiding the 2 miles since 1992. This is a premier section on the Animas River, just minutes from Durango.

A few short miles south of Durango the Animas flows through a checker board of private and Southern Ute lands. A quarter mile from the start of the Southern Ute land lies the large Isgar Ranch. The late, Art Isgar ranched and farmed the property for many, many years with his wife Anne. Art and Anne have been so generous over the years with river access to Blue Lake Ranch B & B guests, AVA guides as well as AVA fly fishing clients.

Rod fees from guided float and wade trips on the Isgar Ranch will be donated in Art Isgar's name to the La Plata County Historical Society and The Animas Museum.

Private water trips do not include: Colorado fishing license, private water
rod fees (see above), fees ($20) and customary gratuity for the guide.

Animas River Lower River
This trip takes you on an adventure of the lower Animas south of Durango. You cover miles and miles of fishy water, home to some of the Animas's largest trout. Spanning both Colorado and New Mexico this is a special trip rich in history and geology. Get off the beaten path for a unique trip full of adventure.

Animas Lower River trips do not include: Colorado & New Mexico (NM)
fishing license, NM tax/fees ($20), private land fees (see above)
and customary gratuity for the guide.

Craig's Ranch on the Animas
This section of river offers great runs and riffles plus a couple deep tanks that chunky rainbows and browns call home. This is a great section on the Animas River and is a short drive from Durango. The Craig's Ranch borders private and Southern Ute land. AVA has been fishing this section of river for a long time and can say they know it very well. As a matter of fact Will Blanchard and Nate Bronson have spent countless hours on the ranch going back as far as 1992!

Private water trips do not include: Colorado fishing license, private water
rod fees (see above), fees ($20) and customary gratuity for the guide.

San Juan River float and wade trips at Majestic Enchantment
There is a place down stream of the San Juan Quality Waters that offers great fishing without the crowds. Depending on flows and conditions AVA offers float, wade or float & wade combos. From the big trout and hospitality of the land owner this makes this a fantastic day on the water.

Majestic Enchantment trips on the San Juan do not include: New Mexico (NM)
fishing license, NM tax/fees ($20), private land fees (see above)
and customary gratuity for the guide.