San Juan River in Northwestern New Mexico
James Garrettson is the owner and head guide of About Trout, an outfitter operating on the San Juan River in Northwestern New Mexico. James has been a part of the fly fishing industry since 2004, and works towards making fly fishing accessible and fun for all those who want to be a part of the sport. A teacher of flyfishing first, James calls the San Juan River home and loves showcasing the diversity of techniques anglers can apply to the river on a daily basis. James has fished far and wide both domestically and out of country for salmon, steelhead, roosterfish, tarpon, soft mouth trout, tuna, and a mixed bag of other species. Aside from guiding full time, James gives his presentation "a guide's approach to the water" all around the country. James hopes to share with you key strategies that the About Trout guides use day in and day out to combat the constant change of outside conditions and trout behavior. James is a member of both the FullingMill and Douglas pro teams.