Winter Special
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Animas Winter Wade Trips

December 1 - February 28
Single angler .............. $275
Two anglers ............... $375

San Juan Quality Waters
Winter Float or Wade
December 1 - February 28
Single angler .............. $275
Two anglers ............... $375

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.

Guide Trips Include
All our rates for Colorado and the San Juan River in New Mexico include:

  • AVA Endorsed Professional Guide
  • Free Flies (including some secret guide patterns)
  • Terminal Tackle
  • Hearty stream-side lunch with drinks (way beyond SPAM!)
  • 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 will supply high-end gear at no extra cost. Most guide services tack that on to the bill. Plus charge for every fly used and lost. Right there you and your group are saving over $40 per angler.

AVA acepts cash, check and credit cards. Visa and Master Card are only cards accepted.

Guide trips on the San Juan in New Mexico does not include a 5.125% tax.

A Colorado or New Mexico fishing license plus customary gratuity for the guide are also not included.

Trips billed to a credit card will be charged a $25 convience fee.


Wicked Winter Fly Fishing without the Wicked Weather
Did you know the Southwest is know for over 300 days of sunshine each year? With all that sun we typically have clear days with mild winter temperatures. Cold mornings will give way to balmy afternoons with temps ranging from the upper 30's to high 40's or low 50's. An extra layer is a small price to pay for crowd-free fishing for eager trout on the San Juan below Navajo Dam or the Animas River near Durango Colorado. We also offer great rates, so take a break from the ski slopes and hit the river.

The San Juan Quality Waters offers anglers the most reliable fishing during the winter months. Navajo Dam pumps consistent water temps into the river allowing the trophy trout to feed aggressively 365 days a year. San Juan wade and float trips are the perfect trip for the beginner, intermediate and experienced angler looking for a little winter break from the ski slopes.

San Juan winter trips do not include: New Mexico fishing license, New Mexico
sales tax (5%) and customary gratuity for the guide.

Fishing the Animas in the winter is a blast. Eagles, snow and big trout on the fly. AVA's winter walk and wade trips take place on either public or private waters. Our Animas winter special is from December 1st through February 28th. The day is very relaxing, with a start time around 9:30 am and fishing till 4 or 5 (weather permitting). Perfect way for both local and visiting anglers to learn a couple of the Animas Rivers secrets.

Animas winter trips do not include: Colorado fishing license, Private Water
Fees (when booking private waters) and customary gratuity for the guide