October 2020 Club Meeting: Fly Fishing the San Juan (Zoom)

By Andy Mekelburg

Please join us on Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom for an exciting presentation by club member Noel Gollehon.

Image credit: New Mexico Tourism Board.

The San Juan River has been described as one of the most famous tailwater trout fisheries in the world. At this month’s meeting, we will learn about the San Juan River by someone who has been fishing it for 20 years. The San Juan River starts in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. It enters the northwest corner of New Mexico before heading towards Utah and the Colorado River. The 4.25 mile stretch below the Navajo Dam holds an estimated 80,000 trout averaging 17” in length and fish over 20” are abundant.

Noel’s presentation will discuss fly fishing the river, proper rigging, flies to use, and what areas of the river to fish. Plus, he will talk about his experience with some of the best guides on the river.
In addition to Noel’s presentation, we will have another fishing roundtable, which is becoming increasingly popular.

The roundtable offers great conversation (telling fishing stories) among our members — sharing where we went, what we caught, and what we caught it on. Look for your Zoom invitation!

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