Duranglers has been downtown from its beginning, and at its current 923 Main Avenue location for about 20 years. The shop carries the most prominent brands and a great selection of anything a fly angler might want or need. “We are open almost every day of the year,” Tom says. “although we do close for Christmas and New Year’s Day. We do fly tying lessons during the winter months and in spring we offer seminars and clinics. There’s always some place that’s good to fish - it is unique for an area to have great year round fly fishing for trout, so our guide service operates year round. This year we’ve had a lot of very comfortable days even in the middle of winter. A day with a guide is designed to be very educational. We take people that have never seen a fly rod before - and also those who are very skilled. Fishing with a guide is a great way to learn more about our local waters. We guide on the Animas, the San Juan below Navajo Dam, on the La Plata, the Dolores, the Piedra and Pine, as well as a lot of tributaries. Durango is considered one of the top fly fishing destination in the country and people come here from all over the U.S. and all over the world. Fly fishing is very popular in Japan, for instance. We have clients from there and just about everywhere.
“One of the first things we did way back in 1983 when we first opened the shop was to join the Durango Chamber. The Chamber does a great job marketing Durango and it’s been important and valuable for us to be involved.”
You can reach Tom or John at 970.385.4081. Learn more about Duranglers at www.duranglers.com