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Established in 1988, Anasazi Angler is one of the longest operating guide service on the San Juan River. We Specialize in Fly Fishing for Browns and Rainbows on the Beautiful San Juan River in New Mexico.
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Fishing the San Juan with Aaron is not only an enjoyable experience, but educational. I look for guides to develop a long term fishing relationship, Aaron can and will accommodate various expertise levels and you will never feel hindered or a hindrance.  Aaron will tailor the fishing to your personal goals and the what the river has to offer for that day.In the last year we have probably fished 8 different times together, he has never forced each day to be the same or what is easier for him, but rather, what your desires are and what the river offer; that is a guide you want to spend time with.  
Michael Hubbert, PhDlife member Fly Fishing Federationex guide
Aaron Carithers is one of the best guides and fisherman I know. I would strongly recommend Anasazi Angler and Aaron Carithers if you’re looking for a guide on the San Juan River.    
Pat Dorsey
The most a client can gain from a guide trip is a teaching and catching experience. Aaron Carithers supplies both from the technically rewarding waters of the San Juan River in New Mexico. With a relaxed demeanor and positive approach, you are sure to leave his company a better angler. Landon Mayer Florissant, CO Author: Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing, Sight Fishing for Trout, and How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life. Contributor to many articles in fishing publications.
Landon Mayer
My experiences with Anasazi Angler have been nothing short of amazing. Aaron puts me on fish no matter what the conditions, and I’m talking about the big boys with shoulders. His knowledge, access to great stretches of river, and ease of demeanor make for exceptional experiences every time out – not to mention his great sense of humor. He is a must book anytime I’m west of the Rockies.
Jim Toia
I have had the good fortune to fly fish with many guides in several countries. Most were good at their trade and helped me learn the water and the techniques to catch more fish. However, none have been better than Aaron Carithers of Anasazi Anglers. In addition to being an expert of the San Juan he is a great person to spend time with on the river.
Tom ArmstrongPresident & COO Engineered ProductsKansas City, MO

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