San Juan River near Duranglers Corner

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Important 2018/2019 NM Fishing License  - New Fishing license required April 1, 2018

The new season will begin April 1, 2018 and new Online licenses will be required.  For your convenience, Float 'N Fish can connect to the NM State web site and set up your license. 

 50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish Book

Ray and Wanda at Float 'N Fish were selected to represent the San Juan River Chapter of the new '50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish' book by Terry and Wendy Gunn now available over the counter or through Amazon. 

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San Juan Fly Shop
Float 'N Fish Fly Shop is the largest and most complete fly fishing specialty shop in the state of New Mexico. With 3600 square feet of the finest gear and gadgets dedicated to the sport of fly fishing on display, we can surely take care of your every fly fishing need. Float 'N Fish Fly Shop has over 2,200 fly patterns and over 25,000 flies on display, our selection is bigger than all the other shops in the area combined. We have flies for every destination you might travel to. From patterns for the small streams in southwest Raymond Johnston at Fly Tying BenchColorado, to bass, pike, carp and all the other species in our area lakes. If you are traveling to the tropics, we have an excellent selection of saltwater flies for tarpon, permit and bonefish.

We also carry all the signature flies of the local pioneer guides and tiers for the San Juan, like Johnny Gomez, Mark Engler, Bear Goode, John Tavenner, Greg Faught and more. We believe that once you experience the impressive selection we have, you won’t want to buy your flies anywhere else. If you arrive without your rod or waders, or you want to introduce fly fishing to someone new, we also have the finest rental equipment available. If you’re a fly tier, we have the largest selection of fly tying materials, not only in the state of New Mexico, but the whole southwest. We consider ourselves the Tail Water Specialists, specializing in tying materials for the micro patterns used on the tail waters of the San Juan and other spring creeks, so we have the hard to find items like 14/0 threads and hooks down to size 32. But most important is the personal attention you receive when you walk in the door. Our professional and friendly staff will do their best to provide you with up to the minute fishing conditions, hot flies and the best spot to hook up with a trophy San Juan trout.
Float 'N Fish Fly Shop

Float 'N Fish Fly Shop and Guide Service was established on the San Juan River below Navajo Dam by Ray and Wanda Johnston in 1997. Ray is a fourth generation and lifelong resident of San Juan County, NM. With fly fishing as a family heritage, Ray began fly fishing and fly tying at a very early age. Ray began commercial tying exclusively for the San Juan River as a teenager for a little bait shop in Aztec, named Handy Bait and Tackle.  Ray and Wanda met in the mid 1980's and have been fly fishing and tying partners ever since.  While spending 22 years in the construction, ranching and horse businesses,  Ray and Wanda continued fly fishing and developing fly patterns for the ever changing tail water below Navajo Dam. With the love of the sport of fly fishing and the San Juan River, Ray and Wanda's dream was to build a world class Fly Shop and San Juan Guide Service on the world renowned San Juan River.  It's taken a few years to achieve our dream and to truly say we are a world class Fly Shop and Guide Service on the world renowned San Juan River.

San Juan Guide Service
We offer both half day and full day guided fly fishing trips. You have the choice to wade, float, or a combination of both. The goal at Float ‘n Fish is to provide a quality fishing experience. We feel that a guided fly fishing trip on the San Juan River is the best way to maximize your time spent. All trips are geared to the fisherman or fisherwomen’s ability. The trips are designed to teach the beginner and the experienced angler the best methods and techniques to fly fish the San Juan. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable and seasoned professionals that we guarantee will guide you to an enjoyable experience.  Float 'N Fish Guide Service

San Juan River Fishing Maps

 San Juan River Fishing Map - Small

Float 'N Fish Fly Shop and Guide Service makes detailed fishing maps available through the following links:

  1. San Juan River Fishing Map
  2. San Juan Cable Hole Fishing Map
  3. San Juan Texas Hole Fishing Map
  4. San Juan Lower Flats Fishing Map
  5. San Juan Simon Canyon Fishing Map
  6. San Juan Cottonwood Campground Fishing Map
  7. San Juan Lower River Fishing Map

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 Fishpond Gore Range Tech Pack
17 exterior and interior pockets
Vertical chest pockets hold large and medium boxes
Gear attachment tabs, cord loops, D-ring net lash, and Hemostat keeper
Two signature, zip-down fly benches with replaceable foam

65 cu. in. (Back pocket)

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