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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San Juan River Assortment Tungsten Zebra Midge foam wing midge emerger
San Juan River AssortmentTungsten Zebra MidgeFoam Wing Emerger

$89.95

$1.89

$1.69

Krystal flash midge emerger Scintilla (Bubble Back) Midge Mini Mac Midge
Krystal Flash Midge EmergerScintilla (Bubble Back) MidgeMini Mac Midge

$1.69

$1.79

$1.69

Mini Midge Flasher Bling Midge Yong special thread midge
Mini Midge FlasherBling MidgeYong Special (Thread Midge)

$1.69

$1.59

$1.59

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

$1.69

$1.59

$1.79

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

$1.89

$1.79

$1.89

Zebra midge pupa Orange Glo Larva McLarva
Zebra Midge Orange Glo LarvaMcLarva

$1.59

$1.69

$1.59

Midge Larva Blood midge red larva Mop Fly
Midge LarvaBlood Midge LarvaMop Fly

$1.29

$1.59

$1.79

Earthworm Rd annelid Wide Gap Red Annelid
EarthwormRed AnnelidWide Gap Red Annelid

$1.95

$1.79

$1.79

Curv-e-lid annelid Wiggle-Lid San Juan worm
Curv-e-lid annelidWiggle-LidSan Juan Worm

$1.79

$1.39

$1.09

chamois worm WD-40 nymph WD-40 Flashback
Chamois WormWD-40 NymphWD-40 Flashback

$1.39

$1.69

$1.79

Top Secret Midge Micro Top Secret Midge Black Beauty
Top Secret MidgeMicro Top Secret MidgeBlack Beauty

$1.69

$1.69

$1.59

Ice Cream cone midge Zebra midge beadhead Big Mac Tung
Ice Cream Cone MidgeZebra Midge BeadheadBig Mac Tung

$1.59

$1.69

$1.99

Dub Bug soft hackle baetis UV Resin Soft Hackles
Dub BugSoft Hackle BaetisUV Resin Soft Hackles

$2.09

$2.09

$2.49

Chocolate Baetis Baetis Emerger Flashback Baetis Emerger
Chocolate BaetisBaetis Emerger Flashback Baetis Emerger

$1.89

$1.89

$1.99

Tungsten BH Perdigon Baetis Nymph flashback baetis nymph
Tungsten BH PerdigonBaetis NymphFlashback Baetis Nymph

$2.79

$1.89

$1.99

Purple Back Baetis RS2 baetis emerger Mercury RS2
Purple Back BaetisRS2Mercury RS2

$1.89

$1.89

$1.99

Micro Krystal Flash Emerger Micro Bling Midge Micro Mac Midge
Micro Krystal Flash EmergerMicro Bling MidgeMicro Mac Midge

$1.69

$1.69

$1.69

micro midge larva Micro Yong Special Micro WD40
Micro Midge LarvaMicro Yong SpecialMicro WD40

$1.49

$1.59

$1.69

Micro Zebra Midge sizes 28 and 30 Yong Wing Baetis Yong Wing Flasher
Micro Zebra MidgeYong Wing BaetisYong Wing Flasher

$1.59

$1.99

$1.99

Rainbow Warrior Mercury Brassie Midge OJ Midge
Rainbow WarriorMercury Brassie MidgeOJ Midge

$1.89

$1.69

$1.69

Orange Crush Desert Storm Midge Hi-Vis Midge
Orange CrushDesert Storm MidgeHi-Vis Midge

$1.89

$1.69

$1.59

Red Hot Midge Jighead Bunny Leech Landon Mayer's Mini Leech
Red Hot MidgeJighead Bunny LeechLandon Mayer's Mini Leech

$1.69

$2.49

$2.19

Beadhead Leech Bunny Leech Smith Creek Rod Clip
Beadhead LeechBunny LeechSmith Creek Rod Clip

$2.49

$2.19

$24.95

Dr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor Clamp Guide's Choice Fish Release Tool euro nymph sighter, czech nymph sighter
Dr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor ClampGuide's Choice Fish Release ToolEuro Indicator

$15.95

$8.95

$6.95