Aaron Carithers

Anasazi Angler, San Juan River Guides

Aaron Carithers


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Anasazi Angler, San Juan River Guides Durango, Colorado

Established in 1988, Anasazi Angler is one of the longest operating guide services in the area, teaching fly fishing and sharing good times with thousands of anglers over more than 2 decades. We share a philosophy of professionalism, knowledge, love and respect for the sport the fish and the habitat in which they live. We strive to make each day a memorable and fun experience and we do know how to have FUN while sharing our passion. I personally guarantee a fantastic experience with Anasazi Angler.


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Outfitter License OUT.0002698

Proud to be a Simms Pro Staff Member and a Sage Pro Staff Member.


  • All flies, tippet, leader, tackle provided
  • Cold drinks provided
  • Picnic lunch provided (full day)
  • Rods and reels provided


  • Fishing Guides - Freshwater

Locations we serve

  • Colorado, Durango
  • New Mexico, Farmington

Additonal information

First off, a little about myself, my name is Aaron Carithers, my wife, Jill and I live near Durango Colorado and have called the Southwest corner of Colorado home for nearly 25 years. We both attended Fort Lewis College, Jill completing her degree while I thought it would be a good idea to drop out of school to pursue a life as a full time fishing guide, thank god for Jill!!! We have two beautiful children who we have raised on the rivers, slopes and uplands of the west.

Like many, I was introduced to fly fishing by my grandfather Art Ohanian at 6 years old, from the very first trip to North Park Colorado I have been obsessed with trout and the sport of fly fishing. My obsession has led me around the globe to the Flats of Belize, Honduras, Mexico and Florida as well as the rivers of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico and the Chilean Patagonia. I have been extremely fortunate to live my dreams but I have also worked hard as a guide and professional fly tier and am very proud of the client base which I have built over the last 20 years, some of my closest friends and best clients have been with me for the whole wild ride.


All guided trips include tax, flies, tippet, leaders and other tackle we may need. Half days include cold drinks and all full day trips include cold drinks plus a picnic lunch. We can usually provide transportation to the San Juan from Durango CO. and Farmington N.M.. If rods and reels are needed our guides will provide high quality gear at NO extra cost. We can also assist you with renting waders at local fly shops in Navajo Dam if needed.

Trip rates do not include state fishing license or gratuities.

Anasazi Angler Guide Service is able to accommodate groups of ANY size by utilizing our network of the best, full time guides in the region.

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