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 Yong special thread midge
Mini Mac MidgeMini Midge FlasherYong Special (Thread Midge)

$1.49

$1.59

$1.39

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

$1.49

$1.39

$1.69

Tav's Big Mac McLarva Zebra midge pupa
Tav's Big MacMcLarvaZebra Midge

$1.59

$1.49

$1.39

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

$1.19

$1.39

$1.59

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

$1.69

$1.09

$0.99

San Juan mini worm chamois worm WD-40 nymph
San Juan Mini Chamois WormWD-40 Nymph

$1.09

$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 soft hackle baetis S-Bug soft hackle
Big Mac TungSoft Hackle BaetisS-Bug soft hackle

$1.89

$1.89

$1.89

Baetis Emerger Baetis Nymph flashback baetis nymph
Baetis Emerger Baetis NymphFlashback Baetis Nymph

$1.79

$1.89

$1.89

Bunch O' Nuthin midge cluster Griffith's Gnat Hi-Vis Griffith's Gnat midge
Bunch O' Nuthin midge clusterGriffith's GnatHi-Vis Griffith's Gnat

$1.59

$1.69

$1.79

Midge Adult Purple Back Baetis RS2 baetis emerger
Midge AdultPurple Back BaetisRS2

$1.69

$1.89

$1.69

Micro Krystal Flash Emerger Micro Mac Midge micro midge larva
Micro Krystal Flash EmergerMicro 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

Partridge & Angora Adams Parachute Hi-Vis Parachute Baetis
Partridge & AngoraAdams ParachuteHi-Vis Parachute Baetis

$1.89

$1.89

$1.89

Parachute baetis dry fly Klinkhammer Yong Wing Baetis
Parachute BaetisKlinkhamerYong Wing Baetis

$1.89

$1.89

$1.79

Yong Wing Flasher Rainbow Warrior Mercury Brassie Midge
Yong Wing FlasherRainbow WarriorMercury Brassie Midge

$1.79

$1.59

$1.59

OJ Midge Orange Crush Desert Storm Midge
OJ MidgeOrange CrushDesert Storm Midge

$1.49

$1.69

$1.49

Hi-Vis Midge Red Hot Midge Super Bunny
Hi-Vis MidgeRed Hot MidgeSuper Bunny

$1.49

$1.49

$2.79

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

$2.19

$2.39

$2.09

Dave's Hopper Foam Beetle Smith Creek Rod Clip
Dave's HopperFoam BeetleSmith Creek Rod Clip

$2.19

$1.75

$22.95

Dr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor Clamp euro nymph sighter, czech nymph sighter
Dr. Slick Barb Crusher/Scissor ClampEuro Indicator

$15.95

$5.95