Florida River Fly Fishing

The 14th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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East of Durango, the Florida River is well known for its rainbow trout and brown trout. The best section for fly fishing the Florida River is the tailwater fishery below Lemon Reservoir. Sadly, this beautiful and productive stretch fly fishing stretch on the Florida River is mainly on private land with minimal public access.

Overall, Florida River is the 14th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Florida River including Animas River - Upper, Animas River - Lower and Piedra River.


Local Contact(s):  San Juan National Forest (970) 882-7296; Durango Visitors (800) GO DURANGO; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Duranglers Flies and Supplies, Durango (970) 385-4081.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfisher's Guide To Colorado" from Marty Bartholomew

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Base Camp:  Durango Hostel (970) 247-9905; Riverhouse B&B (800) 254-4775

Luxury Loding:  Dunton Hot Springs, Delores (970) 882-4800; Tamarron Resort; Strater Hotel (800) 247-4431

Breakfast Restaurant:  Durango Diner, Carvers Diner, Olde Tymers Cafe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/

Article Source:   Best Florida River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=21730

GPS:  37.379229, -107.661681

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  21730

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