Friday and Saturday of this weekend is the Duranglers’ Fly Fishing Festival, and it’s full of several fun events. Friday evening will feature comedian Hank Patterson, which should be a both fun and funny evening. This will be at the Henry Strater Theatre, and tickets are $8.
Starting Saturday at 8 a.m., there’s a full day of activities. There will be a fly-tying demo, reps from Hatch Reels, Simms, and Fishpond. At noon, head over to Folsom Park for casting demos. According to Andy at Duranglers, this is a great event for anyone who hasn’t tried to cast a fly fishing pole before. There will be practice and kids are even allowed. The afternoon will also offer a couple of seminars and even best tips for fishing on the San Juan.
It’s an all-day event, and free! The first 30 people through the door receive a free bag of swag; one of them contains a $100 gift card. There will also be door buster sales and drawings throughout the day for giveaways. At 4 p.m. there will be a grand prize drawing for a guided trip with Duranglers.
Fly fishing is a favorite hobby for many in and around Durango, and our proximity to water makes it a worthwhile activity to pursue. At this time of the year Duranglers suggests the San Juan Quality Waters in New Mexico for the best fishing opportunity.
Take a look at the Duranglers website for more details on the festival (https://duranglers.com/2019-duranglers-fly-fishing-festival-schedule-featuring-hank-patterson/). Whatever fly fishing skill level you may be, this is the perfect event to learn more!