Re: December Trip
I would classify the San Juan as moderately technical if there is such a thing. My experience has been using very small nymphs and requiring a perfect dead drift. Once you get it dialed in you'll catch tons of fish but you really have to get a handle on the dead drift. The local shops will key you in on what bugs are working but I've gone in winter and spring and basically only thrown tandem nymph rigs with red hots and zebra midges. We did well on both trips. If you don't like nymphing I would take the San Juan off the list. I can't speak to the winter streamer fishing there as we really didn't bother trying. We were doing so well nymphing we didn't bother to switch. Others might chime in with differing opinions.