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Jamie Aponte. Jamie is the founder and owner/operator of Piedra River Anglers. His love for fly fishing is something he wants to share with every person who is willing to put in the work. Fly Fishing is after all, the most technical and difficult method of fishing and this is why Jamie can't get enough of it! Fly fishing taught him that fishing isn't just about poking fish. With the sport, there comes an understanding behind the conservation and preservation of our local waters. This is something Jamie teaches on every guide trip and he is excited to share these things with you! His love of fishing came on at an early age in Puerto Rico as a young boy out fishing with his family, mainly his father. After coming stateside, he continued to fish and learned what it means to be an outdoorsman. His parents spent many summers taking the family rafting, camping, hiking, and fishing in the Smokey Mountains and this inevitably created an addiction that brought Jamie out west. Finding Pagosa Springs on accident, he is here to stay and lives to spread his love of fly fishing and conservation to anyone who is willing to listen.

The man. The Myth. The legend. Bryan Smith is too epic to show a standard trophy fish picture. We think it is better for you to gather your own opinions when you get on the water with this seasoned guide.  His southern hospitality and charm along with this extensive knowledge of the Pagosa Springs area and it's fisheries will leave you itching for more! Currently going to school in Bozeman, MT Bryan spends his summers guiding here in Pagosa and loves teaching others how amazing a location SW Colorado can be.  He also shares his passion for taking care of and respecting our local fisheries without sacrificing our personal recreation in the woods, rivers, lakes and creeks. This Georgia boy constantly has water and fish on his mind and this is only one of the many great guide qualities that make a day on the river with Bryan such an adventure.


This is Edward Eckert. Eddie is a true jack of all trades. I mean, the amount of different things this guy is into and has true knowledge of is crazy. I bet the first thing you don't think is, "Hey! I bet that guy is a master cook!" Well, he is. He is obsessed with bird hunting, fishing, big game hunting and he puts his magic touch on all of these in the kitchen like no other man can. And ladies... he's single. Originally from Texas, Eddie brings a smile and extremely positive attitude that is infectious to everyone nearby and he's come to Pagosa Springs, Colorado to show you around the river! Eddie spends his summers on the water fly fishing and most of Spring and Fall chasing the bird migration. He is very close to his family in Texas and heads back frequently to visit and catch up. Eddie is eager to get you on fish and get you fishing a fly rod like pro! Let's get you on the water with him.

Brad Rivas. Or B-Rad as we all like to call out to him since this nickname seems to fit him so much better. B-Rad was born and raised in the paradise that is known to all of us as Pagosa Springs, CO. He made the mistake of moving away for a very short time and came back with a longing to be submersed in his home roots. B-Rad is a husband and father. These are two roles that he takes very seriously and that fills his heart with joy. But B-Rad will also tell you that the woods, rivers, streams, and mountains of the surrounding area are almost just as much a part of his heart as his family. A true outdoorsman, B-Rad hunts deer and elk, bass fishes, has been fly fishing for trout since he was little tyke, but his favorite fish to poke on the fly right now would probably be the Northern Pike. With a massive amount of true Pagosa Springs native knowledge, B-Rad will show you a good time while leaving you with many more incredible activities to check out while you're in town!

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