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San Juan River Fly Box

I really love fishing the San Juan River in New Mexico, it’s one of my favorite places to fish because one can get into 20+ inch trout in the quality waters just below Navajo Dam.  The consistent flows and consistent water temperature create a rich food source for all the trout that live there.  It’s this rich food source that causes the trout to feed on very small bugs, and when fish feed on very small bugs you need very small flies.  In this video I detail my San Juan River Fly Box, what it is, how I made it, and how I use it.  Enjoy!

– Dom

* For better video & audio quality watch the 720p HD version.

  1. Don
    August 25, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I really like your San Juan fly box. Simple, compact, functional, really a great job. I especially like how you keep them organized by size as I can’t eyeball a size 22 from a 24. I plan on making a similar one for myself. I only wish I had the selection of SJ flies that you do! Do you sell flies by any chance?

  2. Don
    August 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I love this fly box. Simple, practical and very organized. I especially like how you marked the sizes. I myself find it hard to eyeball the difference between a 22 and a 24. Great job! I plan on making one. I only wish I had the great selection of SJ flies that you have. You don’t sell them by any chance do you?

    • August 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Hi Don, thanks for the feedback.

      I found keeping sizes organized to be difficult, that’s why I sought to find a better system.

      I did sell my flies at one time, I tied for a fly shop in Tucson. I’ll email you to talk more if you are interested in particular patterns.

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