San Juan River Fly Patterns

I retired to Aztec, NM from southern California for the same reasons so many anglers return annually to fish here, the San Juan River.  The difference being I have daily access to one of the most amazing trout fisheries in North America. The average fish netted in these parts is between 16” and 18” with many exceeding the magical 20” catch. Water access to the San Juan is unrestricted, the terrain is manageable, and the scenery includes beaver, deer, eagles and cranes.  Sections of the river have names like Texas hole, Cable Hole, Upper and Lower Flats. This glorious place on earth is simply fantastic and a dream come true for a retiree with a passion for trout fishing.

My frequent access to the river affords me constant opportunity to research what bugs, insects and terrestrials the trout are keying into most often and during which parts of the year.  This section of my site is dedicated to proven fly patterns, colors and sizes specifically for the San Juan River.

One thing I hope you notice is that San Juan River Flies offers something very few fly sites offer: micro size patterns.  If you come to fish the San Juan River and you are not prepared for a midge hatch that is sporadically size 26, 28, or 30, then your 22s and 24s will seem huge and the trout may refuse them. There is no reason for you to give up and leave in anticipation of a bigger hatch tomorrow. Big fish, really big fish, can be hooked and netted on micro size flies.  I know it because my clients and I do it repeatedly.

So prepare to come fish this amazing fishery by having the flies that work. Call or email if you have special requests or to discuss a rush order. Thank you again for shopping at San Juan River Flies.

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foam wing midge emerger Krystal flash midge emerger Scintilla (Bubble Back) Midge
Foam Wing EmergerKrystal Flash Midge EmergerScintilla (Bubble Back) Midge

$1.59

$1.49

$1.69

Mini Mac Midge Mini Midge Flasher Bling Midge
Mini Mac MidgeMini Midge FlasherBling Midge

$1.59

$1.59

$1.49

Yong special thread midge Yong flasher thread midge Yong Special 1111xl
Yong Special (Thread Midge)Yong Flasher (Thread Midge)Yong Special XL (thread midge)

$1.39

$1.49

$1.39

Big Mac midge Bling Big Mac Midge Tav's Big Mac
Big MacBling Big Mac MidgeTav's Big Mac

$1.69

$1.79

$1.69

Bling Tav Mac McLarva Zebra midge pupa
Bling Tav MacMcLarvaZebra Midge

$1.79

$1.49

$1.39

Midge Larva Blood midge red larva Rd annelid
Midge LarvaBlood Midge LarvaRed Annelid

$1.19

$1.39

$1.69

Wide Gap Red Annelid Curv-e-lid annelid Wiggle-Lid
Wide Gap Red AnnelidCurv-e-lid annelidWiggle-Lid

$1.69

$1.69

$1.09

San Juan worm chamois worm WD-40 nymph
San Juan WormChamois WormWD-40 Nymph

$0.99

$1.29

$1.49

WD-40 Flashback Top Secret Midge Micro Top Secret Midge
WD-40 FlashbackTop Secret MidgeMicro Top Secret Midge

$1.59

$1.49

$1.59

Black Beauty Ice Cream cone midge Zebra midge beadhead
Black BeautyIce Cream Cone MidgeZebra Midge Beadhead

$1.49

$1.49

$1.49

Big Mac Tung Dub Bug soft hackle baetis
Big Mac TungDub BugSoft Hackle Baetis

$1.89

$1.89

$1.89

Chocolate Baetis Baetis Emerger Baetis Nymph
Chocolate BaetisBaetis Emerger Baetis Nymph

$1.79

$1.89

$1.89

flashback baetis nymph Griffith's Gnat Purple Back Baetis
Flashback Baetis NymphGriffith's GnatPurple Back Baetis

$1.89

$1.99

$1.89

RS2 baetis emerger Mercury RS2 Micro Krystal Flash Emerger
RS2Mercury RS2Micro Krystal Flash Emerger

$1.89

$1.89

$1.59

Micro Bling Midge Micro Mac Midge micro midge larva
Micro Bling MidgeMicro Mac MidgeMicro Midge Larva

$1.59

$1.59

$1.39

Micro Yong Special Micro WD40 Micro Zebra Midge sizes 28 and 30
Micro Yong SpecialMicro WD40Micro Zebra Midge

$1.49

$1.59

$1.49

Adams Parachute Parachute baetis dry fly Parachute BWO
Adams ParachuteParachute BaetisParachute BWO

$1.99

$1.99

$1.99

Yong Wing Baetis Yong Wing Flasher Rainbow Warrior
Yong Wing BaetisYong Wing FlasherRainbow Warrior

$1.79

$1.79

$1.79

Mercury Brassie Midge OJ Midge Orange Crush
Mercury Brassie MidgeOJ MidgeOrange Crush

$1.59

$1.49

$1.79

Desert Storm Midge Hi-Vis Midge Red Hot Midge
Desert Storm MidgeHi-Vis MidgeRed Hot Midge

$1.59

$1.49

$1.49

Landon Mayer's Mini Leech Beadhead Leech Bunny Leech
Landon Mayer's Mini LeechBeadhead LeechBunny Leech

$2.19

$2.39

$2.09

Hi-Vis Foam Hopper Dave's Hopper Foam Beetle
Hi-Vis Foam HopperDave's HopperFoam Beetle

$2.79

$2.19

$1.09

$1.75

Smith Creek Rod Clip Dr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor Clamp Guide's Choice Fish Release Tool
Smith Creek Rod ClipDr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor ClampGuide's Choice Fish Release Tool

$24.95

$15.95

$8.95

euro nymph sighter, czech nymph sighter
Euro Indicator

$5.95