San Miguel River Fly Fishing

The 16th most popular fly fishing river in Colorado.

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West of Telluride, the San Miguel River is a popular freestone river known for outstanding dry fly fishing throughout the summer. The San Miguel River starts in the hills east of Telluride and flows west through town and continues 45 miles. It is mainly a freestone river that becomes a warm water fishery. There are plenty of riffles and pocket water holding rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. The San Miguel River is known for its prolific hatches.

The best section for fly fishing on the San Miguel River is considered to be from the Deep Creek confluence downstream to Norwood Bridge.

Overall, San Miguel River is the 16th most popular fly fishing river of all 47 fly fishing spots in Colorado.

San Miguel River (CO/US)

San Miguel River (CO/US)


Local Contact(s):  San Juan National Forest (970) 882-7296; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Rigs Fly Shop And Guide Service, Ridgway (970) 626-4460; San Miguel Anglers (970) 728-4477; Telluride Angler (970) 728-3895.

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

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.109084, -108.187845

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  21734


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