When most people think of New Mexico, they think of painted deserts and brilliant cornflower skies (and maybe green chile!). Few would consider Taos a fly fishing destination, dreaming instead of standing in the storied rivers of Montana, Colorado, or Idaho. However, the collective dreams of thousands of anglers have made for big crowds on the rivers to our north. These days, if you’re planning on a fishing trip to Colorado, it’s a good idea to bring your own rock to stand on!
Here in the mountains of Taos, trout abound in our streams and rivers. And since the droves of anglers have gone north for their vacations, it’s still possible to find yourself surrounded by wildlife and big trout—but not other fisherman. Just a few miles west of Taos, the 70-mile long Rio Grande Gorge runs through the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, offering stunning scenery to accompany your solitude. Its tributaries, the Red River, Rio Costilla, Chama, and the Conejos also have world class fishing, beauty, and an opportunity for quiet contemplation.
With all these different options, Taos provides great fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. (And if you’re brand new to the sport, fishing guides are ready to help you start your new adventure.)
Kids love New Wave, New Mexico's pre-eminent river outfitter since 1980. Serving all of northern New Mexico and headquartered on the Rio Grande river between Santa Fe and Taos, we offer family-friendly trips from the mildest to the wildest.
Flyfishing guides, booked through our fly shop and guide service in Taos offer superior fly fishing for the most avid fishermen. We also offer annual fly fishing club memberships for fishing private water in New Mexico, Colorado & Wyoming.
The Streit family works together to create a team of experienced and knowledgeable fishermen whether you are hiring a guide or asking for the "it" fly at the shop. The experts when it comes to fly fishing northern New Mexico.