Meet The San Juan River Guides

of Heads Up Fly Fishing

These dedicated professionals have chosen to pursue their passion of fly fishing and to share their good times and knowledge with anglers just like you. All Heads Up guides have a minimum 5 years guiding under their belt. Our guide team is made up of a close knit group of friends who each have their own personal touches that make your time on the water with them one to remember. We value the experience, adventure, and fun of fly fishing and look forward to sharing that enthusiasm with you as well.

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Jeremy Nolan

Jeremy Moved to Durango in 1998 to attend Fort Lewis College. Guiding was the next step for Jeremy after graduating in 2003, and he's been at it ever since!

Jeremy loves to fish, from chucking huge streamers for angry trout to sneaking around high country creeks chasing brookies and cuttroat. Jeremy also travels to Honduras every year in search of his ultimate quarry, permit.

Wherever it is, from the mountains of Colorado to the flats of the Carribbean, Jeremy will do what it takes to leave you feeling as passionate about the sport as he does!

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Ryan McRorie

28-years of flyfishing experience tops Ryan’s list of credentials as a guide. Plus he has fished across the globe: Iceland, Canada, Ireland, Carribean, and Argentina’s Patagonia territory.

A patient, hardworking guide, Ryan will get you into fish, and leave you looking forward to your next trip with him.

He guides like he lives: pursuing all that life has to offer without being tied to one specific pattern.


Rob Peper

Rob is a super-talented artist and fishing guide that makes everyone feel right at home when they step into his boat; something about that "southern charm” he brought with him from North Carolina.

When he paints the surface of the water with a fly, fish are almost certain to bite! Whether it’s chasing large fish from a boat or stalking native trout in the high country Rob is ready to put you on hungry fish.

Brad Miller

Brad Miller grew up in Arvada Colorado and learned to fly fish under the instruction of his father Dennis, a professional guide and flyfishing outfitter.

He moved to Durango in 1999, and his easy going personality and expertise on the water made him perfect guide material.

A day on the water with Brad will leave you feeling like you just spent the day fishing with a lifelong friend.

If you're interested in learning a little more about tying, Brad is a Umpqua Pro Tyer and his innovative techniques and patterns bring the big ones to the net on a regular basis!

These guides love to be out on the water, so if they don’t get back to you immediately – give them until the end of the day to call you…they have a strict policy of not answering their phones while out with clients.

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