Fly Fishing Durango & Beyond

Guided fly fishing trips on Southern Colorado’s Animas River, San Juan River, & endless small creeks.

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Our team of Durango fly fishing guides are ready to provide you with exciting & memorable experiences on the San Juan River, Animas River, Pine River, private water ranches, high mountain creeks, and single or multi-day horseback pack trips in the remote Weminuche Wilderness.

As an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter, we accommodate float or wade fisherman, from novice to seasoned anglers, 365 days of the year. We pride ourselves on our ability to teach basics to beginners as well as advanced techniques to veteran anglers.

Our focus is on the total experience a day of fly fishing has to offer. From beautiful locations, feisty fish, sharing time with friends and family, and enjoying a delicious streamside meal, a trip with Heads Up Fly Fishing is a truly memorable experience. We cap this off with a guide staff that is not only professional, hardworking, and knowledgeable, but a group of friends that are thankful for what they do and look forward to sharing their enthusiasm and love of the sport.

Let’s Make Our Date “O-fish-ial”

Booking your trip is a breeze – simply use the form to ask questions or reserve your date, or call us directly at the number below.

CALL/TEXT: (970) 422-5422

“Hey! Thanks for stopping by Heads Up Fly Fishing. We appreciate your interest in fishing with us! Our guides have an intimate knowledge of the trout waters around Durango, Colorado, and they’re some of the most loyal people around that love to spend time on the water, have a good time, and work hard for you all day long. We love sharing the beauty of this area with our guests, and I hope we can share it with you, too.”

Jeremy Nolan, Owner @ Heads Up Fly Fishing

Trip Options

Choose from 4 hour, 6 hour, 8 hour, and “magic hour” guided fly fishing trips on some of Colorado’s most iconic rivers, or venture into the backcountry for untouched creek and lake fishing away from the crowds.

This tailwater fishery is great for larger groups, kids, and mobility impaired anglers. The San Juan River offers world-class angling 365 days a year.

Enjoy a more intimate and solitary fishing experience. An incredible streamer and nymphing fishery with amazing brown and rainbow trout.

Get away from other anglers and fish to unpressured trout with a customized private water trip in pristine settings on exclusive-access ranches.

Our most popular summer trip for families. Lots of action and great dry fly fishing in a beautiful mountain setting.

A true wilderness experience for groups of 2-6 targeting alpine lakes and creeks from the comfort of a remote backcountry camp.

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Journey on horseback into incredible backcountry landscapes 10,000 ft above sea level for cutthroat and brook trout that rarely see an artificial fly – if ever. Learn more about our full-day and multi-day horse pack fly fishing trips in the San Juan Mountains.

Something For Everyone

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Durango or coordinating a Colorado fly fishing trip, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Heads Up Fly Fishing

Ready to book your trip?

Call or email for availability! We can cater to single anglers, families, first-timers, corporate outings, parties, & more.